Happy 1st Birthday Bloomsbury Reader!

One year ago today saw the birth of a new publishing company, Bloomsbury Reader, based on an old principle: to publish great books by great authors. Today we celebrate our first birthday and share what we’ve learned. Join in the celebrations with our price promotions available on Amazon.co.uk from the 28th September until the 14th October!

Books first published in the 1920s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s have emerged as Bloomsbury Reader bestsellers, from The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham (1928) to A Lighthearted Quest by Ann Bridge (1958), from The Life of Ian Fleming, by John Pearson (1966) to The Glimpses of the Moon by Edmund Crispin (1977). This proves that well written books are timeless in their appeal; that crime, romance and popular biographies reign, and that by making these books available digitally for the first time, we’re saving them for future generations of readers. The White Cottage Mystery was first released as a serial in the Daily Express in 1927 and first published in 1928. With its re-issue in 2011 through Bloomsbury Reader, this book has gained a new following and a second life of sales. We have been amazed at the undiscovered market for many of these titles, frequently outpacing typical sales of paperbacks. We have already issued more than 500 titles by over 100 authors. We are working closely with authors, estates and retailers to help these books find their original as well as new audiences.

Thank you to all of our readers for your interest and support. We’re even more excited about the year ahead! Watch this space…


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