"Bloomsbury Acquires National Archives (UK) Backlist"
Bloomsbury has purchased the backlist of The National Archives Publishing programme, and entered into an agreement to co-publish a range of forthcoming titles.
The National Archives of the United Kingdom, in Kew, holds more than 1,000 years of government files from Foreign and Home Office records to colonial and military documents, with more than 80 million digitised records.
The co-branded publishing programme enables Bloomsbury to work with the National Archives’ in-house authors and record specialists, as well as its stable of authors.
Licensing manager at The National Archives, Laura Simpson, said: “This joint venture marks a new direction in The National Archives’ approach to publishing. By seeking innovative opportunities to tap into our vast collection of historic resource material we can interest and enthrall a wider audience than ever before.
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