We are extremely pleased to announce that Head of Zeus has become part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Britain’s leading independent publisher.
At the heart of our deal is the belief that Bloomsbury and Head of Zeus are two complementary businesses that in combination are greater than the sum of their parts. Bloomsbury shares the same literary values that led us to found HoZ nine years ago and we join forces knowing that our deal makes a material difference to both companies and will open the door to future growth and opportunity for all.
We will remain in our Clerkenwell offices. We will retain our editorial independence and the identity of our imprints within Bloomsbury. In our first decade, we established ourselves as market leaders in eBook publishing, in category-defining anthologies, in histories be they medieval, natural or modern Irish, in international SF. Now, on the cusp of our second decade, we look forward to consolidating our excellence in these niches though our sub-imprints Ad Astra, Apollo, Aria, Aries and Zephyr -- with the support and benefit of Bloomsbury’s 35 years of trade expertise, its entrepreneurial drive and its global presence.
The Head of Zeus you know prospers and is set to thrive under Bloomsbury’s aegis!
Nigel Newton, Chief Executive of Bloomsbury, commented:
“Head of Zeus’s entrepreneurial and innovative approach to publishing, and its wide range of trade titles, will make a strong addition to Bloomsbury’s own. Bloomsbury will be able to provide the scale and digital platforms to boost Head of Zeus’ success while operating as an independent imprint within the Bloomsbury Consumer division. We look forward to welcoming Head of Zeus’ great authors and talented staff to Bloomsbury and working with them in the years to come.”
Anthony Cheetham, Chairman, Head of Zeus commented:
“After nine vigorous years as an independent publisher, I believe that Head of Zeus, our authors, our staff and our shareholders have found the right long term home for our company with Bloomsbury.
I have known Nigel Newton for more than thirty years. We share many of the same values: creative publishing, unique content and beautiful books. And an entrepreneurial spirit that values innovation above conformity. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is itself unique as the only British book publisher listed on the London Stock Exchange.
I would like to express my gratitude to all our stakeholders for their support since Head of Zeus was launched in 2012, and my thanks to Bloomsbury for opening the door to further growth and opportunity in the years ahead.”