|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Distribution||Marston Book Services (Europe)|
Books International (the Americas)
United Publishers Services (Japan)
Taylor & Francis (East and Southeast Asia)
|Publication types||Books, journals|
|Nonfiction topics||Social sciences, Management, Law|
|No. of employees||66|
|Official website|| www|
Edward Elgar Publishing is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the social sciences and law. The company also publishes a social science and law blog with regular contributions from leading scholars.
Edward Elgar Publishing, founded in 1986, is an independent family-owned international publisher, with offices in Cheltenham and Camberley in the UK and Northampton, Massachusetts, in the USA.It specializes in the academic and professional market and publishes in the field of economics, law, management studies, public policy and social policy and the environment. The company has over 4,500 book titles in print and publishes more than 300 new titles a year.
Cheltenham is a regency town and borough on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England. Cheltenham became known as a health and holiday spa town resort following the discovery of mineral springs in 1716.
Camberley is a town in Surrey, England, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Central London, between the M3 and M4 motorways. The town is in the far west of the county, close to the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire; the boundaries intersect on the western edge of the town where all three counties converge on the A30 national route. It is the main town in the borough of Surrey Heath. Camberley's suburbs include Crawley Hill, York Town, Diamond Ridge, Heatherside, and Old Dean.
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton was 28,549.
The first Edward Elgar Publishing book titles were published in 1987 and included The Economics of Education and the Education of an Economistby Mark Blaug, The Economic Revival of Modern Britain by David Coates and John Hillard, and Economic Choice Under Uncertainty by J.L. Ford.
Mark Blaug FBA was a Dutch-born British economist, who covered a broad range of topics during his long career.
Edward Elgar Publishing is a family run business. The company is named after the founder and current Chairman Edward Elgarwho moved to Gloucestershire to start the business in 1986, from the study of the family home in Middleton. There is no known connection to the famous English composer Edward Elgar.
Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.
In 2017, Edward Elgar Publishing was awarded the prestigious Fox Williams Independent Publisher of the Year Award at the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Awards.As a "resolutely forward-looking business", expanding into law publishing and building digital platform Elgaronline, the judges praised EEP for "punching way above its weight despite competition from far larger operators". "Edward Elgar produced an outstanding performance in a difficult market in 2016," the judges said. "It is a very well run and profitable company with excellent partnerships, great author care and consistently superb customer service." At the same awards ceremony, EEP was also awarded the ProQuest Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year Award 2017. This brings the tally of major awards received in the last four years to six.
The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG), founded in 1962, is an association set up to support the needs of independent firms in the publishing industry in the United Kingdom, with a current membership of more than 600 companies. The IPG is a not-for-profit limited company and has a non-executive board of directors. The chief executive is currently Bridget Shine. With a mission to "promote the highest standards of publishing professionalism", the IPG is a forum that supports enables the exchange of information and the strengthening of partnerships between its membership of independent publishers and other relevant professional bodies.
In 2015, the firm was nominated for three awards at the Independent Publishing Awards and won the Digital Publishing Award for their www.ElgarOnline.com online ebook and journal content platform.The judges cited the "excellent site design and back-end technology" and also applauded the way it provided free content to libraries in poorer countries: "That is sensible, creditable and important." In March 2015 Edward Elgar Publishing was also shortlisted by The Bookseller for the Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year Award to be presented at Awards dinner in May 2015. The Bookseller said Elgar was "trying for an unprecedented third win on the trot". The Bookseller has been the leading British business magazine for the book industry since 1858.
The Bookseller is a British magazine reporting news on the publishing industry. Philip Jones is editor-in-chief of the weekly print edition of the magazine and the website. The magazine is home to the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, a humorous award given annually to the book with the oddest title. The award is organised by The Bookseller's diarist, Horace Bent, and had been administered in recent years by the former deputy editor, Joel Rickett, and former charts editor, Philip Stone. We Love This Book is its quarterly sister consumer website and email newsletter.
In 2014, Edward Elgar Publishing won the award for Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the annual industry awards hosted by The Bookseller in London. In the same year the company won the Frankfurt Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year award at the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) awards. The Bookseller noted the publisher's "renowned author care and entrepreneurial approach", while the IPG reported that "Edward Elgar is incredibly professional, responsive and imaginative. It is a great example of how a relatively small publisher can be at least as innovative as those many times its size".
The Frankfurter Buchmesse (FBM) is the world's largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading. The five-day annual event in mid-October is held at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The first three days are restricted exclusively to professional visitors; the general public attend the fair on the weekend.
Edward Elgar Publishing had previous won the Bookseller award in 2013. At that time the award was given for "achieving record sales in a tough market, launching digital platform Elgaronline and for its "high-class editorial, design and production".The company was also shortlisted by the IPG in 2013 and 2012. In 2013 the IPG cited "growing sales and high quality publishing.... Epitomising the agility of an owner-run business, it consolidated its position as a leader in its field and pushed on with innovative products", The Bookseller cited the firm's "big investment in a new Elgaronline platform"
A 2012 working paper claimed that Elgar was the most cited publisher in Management, second most cited in Law, fourth in Economics/ Business and sixth in Political Science and International Relations in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index.
The company launched a journals programme in 2010 and now publishes a number of scholarly journals, such as the Review of Keynesian Economics and more recently the Cambridge International Law Journal.In 2012 the company launched a new blog for its authors to discuss their work and research, Elgarblog, while early 2013 saw the launch of Edward Elgar Publishing's new digital content platform, Elgaronline.
Edward Elgar Publishing counts amongst its authors a number of recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Most recently, in 2011, the company published Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom.
Bloomsbury Publishing plc is a British independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. It is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index. Bloomsbury's head office is located in Bloomsbury, an area of the London Borough of Camden. It has a US publishing office located in New York City, an India publishing office in New Delhi, an Australia sales office in Sydney CBD and other publishing offices in the UK including at Oxford. The company's growth over the past two decades is primarily attributable to the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling and, from 2008, to the development of its academic and professional publishing division. The Bloomsbury Academic & Professional division won the Bookseller Industry Award for Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in both 2013 and 2014.
Salt Publishing is an independent publisher whose origins date back to 1990 when poet John Kinsella launched Salt Magazine in Western Australia. The journal rapidly developed an international reputation as a leading publisher of new poetry and poetics. Over the next decade, Kinsella, together with Tracy Ryan, went on to develop Folio(Salt), publishing and co-publishing books and chapbooks focused on a pluralist vision of contemporary poetry which extended across national boundaries and a wide range of poetic practices.
SAGE Publishing, formerly SAGE Publications, is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in Newbury Park, California. It publishes more than 1,000 journals, more than 800 books a year, reference works and electronic products covering business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. SAGE also owns and publishes under the imprints of Corwin Press, CQ Press, Learning Matters, and Adam Matthew Digital. It has more than 1,500 employees in its principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melbourne.
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Liverpool University Press (LUP), founded in 1899, is the third oldest university press in England after Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. It specialises in modern languages, literatures, history, and visual culture and currently publishes approximately 70 books a year, as well as 25 academic journals. LUP's books are distributed in North America by Oxford University Press.
Zoltan J. Acs is an American economist. He is Professor of Management at The London School of Economics (LSE), and a professor at George Mason University, where he teaches in the Schar School of Policy and Government and is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. He is also a visiting professor at Imperial College Business School in London and affiliated with the University of Pecs in Hungary. He is co-editor and founder of Small Business Economics, a leading academic journal.
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Kogan Page is an independent publishing company founded in 1967 and headquartered in London, with branches in New York and New Delhi. Kogan Page specialises in business books and digital content, with over 1,000 titles published in key subject areas. The company's Managing Director is Helen Kogan. and the publishing house is home to a number of award-winning authors. In 2007, Kogan Page's founder, Philip Kogan, was recognised with an IPG Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Oneworld Publications is a British independent publishing firm founded in 1986 by Novin Doostdar and Juliet Mabey originally to publish accessible non-fiction by experts and academics for the general market. Based in London, it later added a literary fiction list and both a children's list and an upmarket crime list, and now publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, politics, current affairs, popular science, religion, philosophy, and psychology, as well as literary fiction, crime fiction and suspense, and children's titles. A large proportion of Oneworld fiction across all its lists is translated.
Woodhead Publishing Limited was established in 1989 as an independent international publishing company of science and technical books. The company publishes books in association with The Textile Institute, Cambridge International Science Publishing. They have previously published books in association with The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the European Federation of Corrosion.
Zed Books is an independent non-fiction publishing company based in London, UK. It was founded in 1977 under the name Zed Press by Roger van Zwanenberg.
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Anna Nagurney is a Ukrainian-American mathematician, economist, educator and author in the field of Operations Management. Nagurney holds the John F. Smith Memorial Professorship in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at Amherst. She received a BS in Applied Mathematics, an AB in Russian Language and Literature, an ScM in Applied Mathematics, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics, all from Brown University, Providence, RI. Nagurney's Doctoral Advisor at Brown University was Stella Dafermos. Anna has contributed to many different areas of operations research with a focus on network systems from congested urban transportation networks to complex supply chains with applications to food, healthcare, disaster relief, among others. She is the author/co-author of over 195 refereed journal articles and 50 book chapters as well as 14 books. She has given keynote talks in many countries, including the USA, UK, Colombia, Sweden, France, Germany, Ukraine, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, among others. She has supervised the doctoral dissertations of 21 PhDs. She has held visiting faculty appointments at MIT, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden, at SOWI at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at Oxford University in the UK during the Trinity term in 2016. She also enjoys advancing the research surrounding the Braess paradox.
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Nosy Crow is a multi-award-winning independent children's publisher, based in London. The company was founded in 2010 by Kate Wilson, formerly MD of Macmillan Children’s Books and Group MD of Scholastic UK Ltd, Adrian Soar, formerly Book Publishing CEO of Macmillan Publishers, and Camilla Reid, formerly Editorial Director of Campbell Books. In 2019, the company was named Children’s Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards. As of 2019, Nosy Crow is the UK's 12th largest children's publisher, according to Nielsen BookScan data.