58 Bloomsbury titles bought by Manchester University Press: Bloomsbury have sold 58 forward titles to Manchester University Press, after the publisher decided not to continue with their academic print in international relations, academic politics, and sociology.
The CEO of Manchester University Press, Frances Pinter, said: “MUP is thrilled to take these projects forward. The synergy of the books with our own publishing programme couldn’t be better. We greatly appreciate the editorial care taken by Bloomsbury in developing these projects and look forward to working with these excellent authors.
“The Press has a commitment to marketing its books aggressively and creatively, and its books are distributed around the world (in the Americas, by Oxford University Press).”
Jonathan Glasspool, the managing director of Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, commented: “We’re very pleased to have reached an agreement with Manchester University Press. The list will find a good home in MUP, which has a high-quality publishing programme in politics and other social sciences – from monographs and edited collections to textbooks for course use.
“The decision will help us to invest further in core areas of academic publishing, on the back of our best year ever.”
Manchester University Press was founded in 1904, and is the third largest – and third oldest – university press in England. They publish 16 journals a year, on top of 160 new titles.
His experience in editing includes work on behalf of the European Commission, the Financial Conduct Authority, and numerous county councils. He has worked extensively for Plain Language Commission.