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Bloomsbury acquires Hart Publishing 

4 September 2013

In the UK, Bloomsbury has acquired legal publisher Hart Publishing, reports the Bookseller. The acquisition of Hart Publishing, for which Bloomsbury paid £6.5 million (A$11.17 million) outright, is expected to...

Bloomsbury to launch digital-first YA imprint 

3 May 2013

Bloomsbury will launch a digital-first imprint for young adult, teen and new adult fiction in the second half of this year. Bloomsbury Spark is currently accepting unsolicited submissions for a...

Marsden to join Bloomsbury 

29 January 2013

Cassie Marsden will join Bloomsbury Australia as marketing manager for adult trade books on 4 February. Marsden, who has previously worked for HarperCollins, Warner Bros Entertainment and the Walt Disney...

Marsden to join Bloomsbury 

24 January 2013

Cassie Marsden will join Bloomsbury Australia as marketing manager for adult trade books next month. Bloomsbury Australia managing director Louise Sherwin-Stark told Bookseller+Publisher that Marsden will begin in the role...

Bloomsbury launches ebook promotion 

9 January 2013

Bloomsbury has created a website called JustGreatReads to promote its ebooks to readers who may have received ereading devices over Christmas. The website, which launched on Christmas Day and will run...

New office for Bloomsbury 

4 December 2012

Bloomsbury Australia is moving from its current location on Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD to a new office on George Street. From 10 December the publisher will be located at...

Patchett books pulped after Orange Prize error 

29 November 2012

Bloomsbury UK has pulped 6000 copies of Ann Patchett’s book State of Wonder after copies of the book appeared on bookshelves with the incorrect label ‘Winner of the Orange Prize...

Eymery to join Google Australia

13 September 2012

Google has announced that Agnes Eymery will join the Google Australia team to work on digital partnerships, including ebooks. Eymery currently works for Google in a similar role in London,...

Sherwin-Stark appointed Bloomsbury Australia MD

11 September 2012

Bloomsbury has announced that Louise Sherwin-Stark has been appointed as managing director of Bloomsbury Sydney. Sherwin-Stark, who is currently ebookstore merchandiser for Google Australia, will begin in the role on...

Sherwin-Stark to join Bloomsbury 

11 September 2012

Louise Sherwin-Stark will join Bloomsbury Australia as managing director in November. Sherwin-Stark, currently ebook merchandiser for Google Australia, replaces Kathleen Farrar, who is relocating to the UK to take up...

Bloomsbury Harry Potter bookshop competition 

5 September 2012

Bloomsbury ran a competition to drive Harry Potter fans to physical bookstores in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series. As previously...

Bloomsbury acquires visual arts publisher 

25 July 2012

In the UK, Bloomsbury has completed its purchase of creative publisher Applied Visual Arts Publishing (AVA) for close to £1.7 million (A$2.57 million), reports the Bookseller. AVA, which was established...

Farrar promoted at Bloomsbury

17 July 2012

Bloomsbury Australia managing director Kathleen Farrar has been appointed to the role of Bloomsbury Group sales and marketing director and will relocate to London next year. Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin said...

Farrar promoted at Bloomsbury 

17 July 2012

Bloomsbury Australia managing director Kathleen Farrar has been appointed to the role of Bloomsbury Group sales and marketing director and will relocate to London in 2013. (See news).

‘Even the Dogs’ wins IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

14 June 2012

Even the Dogs by British author Jon McGregor (Bloomsbury) has won this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. McGregor’s novel, which tells the story of an alcoholic who dies between...

‘The Song of Achilles’ wins 2012 Orange Prize

31 May 2012

American author Madeline Miller has won this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Song of Achilles (Bloomsbury). Miller was presented with the £30,000 (approximately A$48,000) prize at...

Emily Perkins’ ‘The Forrests’ 

9 May 2012

'Emily Perkins, acclaimed author of Novel about My Wife, chronicles a person’s life with depth, poignancy and passion. She manages to find the right, often surprising, words to describe the...

Changes at Bloomsbury 

18 April 2012

At Bloomsbury Australia, Bethia Thomas has started in the new role of digital marketing manager, Hannah Temby has been promoted to the new role of marketing executive, Jenni Hastings has joined...