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Friday, 17 May 2013 15:02

Edward Elgar Publishing Wins Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year 2013

We are delighted to announce that Edward Elgar Publishing has won the 2013 award for Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the annual industry awards hosted by the Bookseller in London on Monday 13th May. The Bookseller has been the leading British business magazine for the book industry since 1858.

The award recognises Edward Elgar Publishing's record print sales growth, global brand reach, high-class editorial and the quality of our design and production. The judges also highlighted our investments in digital publishing and the success of www.elgaronline.com, our new content platform for libraries. The Bookseller noted that:

The ability of independents to respond nimbly to digital opportunities is particularly apparent in academic and professional sectors. But even by the high standards of innovation on this shortlist, the ambition of Edward Elgar Publishing is exceptional.

A well-established books and journals publisher with nearly 5,000 titles in print across fields including economics, business and law, it took the plunge into digital late last year with Elgaronline, a comprehensive platform of content with bundled purchase and subscription options.

Extending its reach and pushing it into competition with publishing heavyweights, Elgaronline quickly generated substantial revenues. The publisher is already close to its authors and retailers, and the innovative move also brought it nearer to the academic libraries that make up the majority of its end-users. For publishers who want to cut out the digital middlemen, theirs is a fine example to follow.

Judges called Edward Elgar “a small publisher with a very big reach”, and admired the drive behind the new online platform. “This is a really good, neat way of intermediation that helps its customers find the content they want as quickly as they can,” they said. “It is a big strategic change that takes a small player into the big league.”

We are delighted to receive the award. For further details please visit: www.thebookseller.com/category/tags/bookseller-industry-awards

Kind regards,

Tim Williams

Managing Director
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

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Edward Elgar Publishing Limited is registered in the UK at the above address. Registered number: 2041703

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