“Bloomsbury Publishing has announced that it has purchased the backlist of The National Archives’ publications and has agreed to co-publish a range of forthcoming titles.

The backlist covers the full range of adult trade titles along with academic works. These include the best-selling titles Genealogists’ Internet by Peter Christian and The UFO Files by Dr David Clarke.

As part of The National Archives’ new co-branded publishing programme, the deal will also give Bloomsbury Publishing the opportunity to gain insight from The National Archives’ range of in-house authors and record specialists, as well as a host of well-known authors.

Laura Simpson, Licensing Manager at The National Archives, 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 enthral a wider audience than ever before.

‘Bloomsbury brings significant expertise in both trade and academic publishing and we look forward to working together to uncover mysteries and reveal untold tales from the archives.’

The National Archives holds over 1,000 years of government files, from Domesday Book to the present day, which offers a wealth of opportunities to collaborate with publishing partners.”

Here’s a link to take a look at the National Archives Books.


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