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Bloomsbury Acquires Red Globe Press


Posted: 27th April 2021 09:58

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, the leading independent publisher, today announces that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of certain assets of Red Globe Press, the academic imprint, from Macmillan Education Limited, a part of Springer Nature Group.

RGP specialises in high-quality publishing for Higher Education students globally in Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Management, and Study Skills. RGP has a backlist of more than 7,000 titles and publishes more than 100 new titles per year, with content including digital platforms, textbooks, research-driven materials and general academic publishing. The acquired RGP titles are a good strategic fit, strengthen Bloomsbury’s existing academic publishing, and establish new areas of academic publishing in Business and Management, Study Skills and Psychology. RGP’s three digital products will be migrated to Bloomsbury Digital Resources’ own platform and its content added to Bloomsbury Collections. The business will operate within Bloomsbury’s Academic and Professional division.

Nigel Newton, Chief Executive of Bloomsbury, commented:
“We are delighted to acquire the Red Globe Press list. Red Globe Press aligns well with our existing academic publishing and provides a gateway to new and attractive academic publishing areas. This move is another key step in the delivery of our strategic growth strategy, and continues our drive to grow our Non-Consumer business. Acquiring these complementary lists accelerates our digital growth and our significant presence in humanities and social sciences academic publishing.”

Emma Bourne, Managing Director Curriculum and Higher Education, Macmillan Education, commented: 
“Following a strategic review of the business, we have decided to focus on our core markets of K-12 English Language Teaching and Curriculum. We are sure that Red Globe Press, its team of dedicated staff, and all its authors will flourish within Bloomsbury, where the imprint can continue to grow its excellent academic publishing.” 

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school and higher education markets. Its Academic division has grown rapidly since its inception in 2008, publishing around 1,400 titles per year and specialising in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It leads the field in innovative publishing, with a fast growing portfolio of digital resources, including Bloomsbury Collections, which delivers instant access to quality research with nearly 10,000 titles across the humanities and social sciences delivered to universities, scholars and students around the world.

Macmillan Education

Macmillan Education, part of Springer Nature Group, has been advancing learning for over 175 years. As a leading publisher it has built strong partnerships with educators, innovated in pedagogy and digital content, and inspired learners to achieve more. In classrooms around the world, Macmillan Education knows how transformative learning English can be, and its teams are passionate about providing students and their teachers with everything they need to succeed in education, in the workplace, and in life.


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