Berg Publishers was an academic publishing company based in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England and Providence, Rhode Island, United States. It was founded in the United Kingdom in 1983 by Marion Berghahn.[1][2] Berg published monographs, textbooks, reference works, and academic journals. It focused on fashion, design, anthropology, history, and cultural studies.[3] Operations in providence began shortly after Berghahn's husband, historian Volker Berghahn, accepted a chair at Brown University in 1988.[2]

Berg Publishers
StatusDefunct (2013)
Founded1983 (1983)
FounderMarion Berghahn
SuccessorBloomsbury Publishing
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationOxford
DistributionMacmillan Publishers (Except United States), Palgrave Macmillan (United States)
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Fiction genresAcademic books, journals

History edit

In 2003, Berg Publishers was bought from its owners by its managers Kathryn Earle and Sara Everett.[4] The original owner, Marion Berghahn, was forced out in 1994 and immediately founded Berghahn Books, a leading academic publisher in the fields of anthropology and social sciences.[5]

The Book Industry Communication (BIC), a trade standards group for electronic commerce and supply chain efficiency, awarded Berg its BIC Product Data Excellence Gold Award in 2007–2008[6] and its e4books project accredited Berg in 2008.[7] Berg won the Independent Publishers Guild's 2008 Publishing Technology E-Publishing Award for its collection of profitable digital strategies in March 2008.[8]

By March 2008, Berg had published thirteen journals.[9] In September 2008, Bloomsbury Publishing bought Berg Publishers for £3,000,000 (US$3,569,535).[10] Since 2013, all Berg titles have been published under the Bloomsbury name (under the imprint Bloomsbury Academic).

References edit

  1. ^ "Berg Publishers: Local publisher set for great things". Archived from the original on 6 April 2006.
  2. ^ a b "History of Berghahn Books". Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  3. ^ "About Berg". Archived from the original on 21 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Publishers bought for £2m". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  5. ^ "List of Outstanding Titles - 2010". Choice Reviews Online. Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  6. ^ Earle, Kathryn (13 December 2006). "Social History Society places 'Cultural and Social History' with Berg" (open email). LIBLICENSE. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Berg Publishers". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  8. ^ Shine, Bridget (March 2008). "The Independent Publishing Awards 2008". Independent Publishers Guild. Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Society for Scholarly Publishing — Member News Releases". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  10. ^ Press release "Rebranding of Continuum, Berg and Bristol Classical Press". November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.

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