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Berg Publishers is an academic publishing company based in Oxford, England that was founded in 1983 by Marion Berghahn, D Phil, PhD. [1] Berg publishes monographs, textbooks and reference works as well as journals. Concentrations are fashion, design, anthropology, history and cultural studies.[2] Berg is known as the publisher of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, edited by Valerie Steele, director of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. This journal pioneered the concept of fashion theory to bring the study of dress and fashion into the academic arena.

After an acrimonious split with Berg's investment partners, Dr. Berghahn founded a new company, Berghahn Books, in 1994 and started publishing again in 1995, specializing in the Social Sciences, especially in Social Anthropology and History. Berghahn Books currently publishes 25 journals and has more than 1000 titles in print.

In 2002, Berg managing director Kathryn Earle and director Sara Everett led a group of private investors in a management buyout of the company. Having managed the company since 1997, they had doubled sales since then to 750,000 pounds. In 2002 Berg published 50 new titles per year and had 400 in print. Its growth had been led by expansion into the US market, then using New York University Press as its distributor. [3 ]

Book Industry Communication (BIC), a trade standards group for electronic commerce and supply chain effiiciency, awarded Berg its BIC Product Data Excellence Gold Award in 2007-2008[4], and its e4books project accredited Berg in 2008.[5]

Berg won the Independent Publishers Guild's 2008 Publishing Technology E-Publishing Award for its collection of profitable digital strategies in March 2008. The judges "liked the way it had taken apart its books to adapt them to digital environments." [6]

As of March 2008, Berg published thirteen journals [7], with several more planned to start in 2009. Berg currently has in development The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress & Fashion, a reference work that will publish in print and online in 2010. Berg is distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan.

In September 2008, Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury agreed to buy Oxford International Publishers, trading as Berg Publishers, for a maximum £3m. It will pay an initial consideration of £2m for the academic publishing business, made up of £1.8m in cash and the rest in Bloomsbury shares. Another £1m could be paid if Berg meets certain performance criteria.

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Berg Publishers is an academic publishing company based in Oxford, England that was founded in 1983 by Marion Berghahn, D Phil, PhD. [1] Berg publishes monographs, textbooks and reference works as well as journals. Concentrations are fashion, design, anthropology, history and cultural studies.[2] Berg is known as the publisher of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, edited by Valerie Steele, director of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. This journal pioneered the concept of fashion theory to bring the study of dress and fashion into the academic arena.

After an acrimonious split with Berg's investment partners, Dr. Berghahn founded a new company, Berghahn Books, in 1994 and started publishing again in 1995, specializing in the Social Sciences, especially in Social Anthropology and History. Berghahn Books currently publishes 25 journals and has more than 1000 titles in print.

In 2002, Berg managing director Kathryn Earle and director Sara Everett led a group of private investors in a management buyout of the company. Having managed the company since 1997, they had doubled sales since then to 750,000 pounds. In 2002 Berg published 50 new titles per year and had 400 in print. Its growth had been led by expansion into the US market, then using New York University Press as its distributor. [3]

Book Industry Communication (BIC), a trade standards group for electronic commerce and supply chain effiiciency, awarded Berg its BIC Product Data Excellence Gold Award in 2007-2008[4], and its e4books project accredited Berg in 2008.[5]

Berg won the Independent Publishers Guild's 2008 Publishing Technology E-Publishing Award for its collection of profitable digital strategies in March 2008. The judges "liked the way it had taken apart its books to adapt them to digital environments."[6]

As of March 2008, Berg published thirteen journals[7], with several more planned to start in 2009. Berg currently has in development The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress & Fashion, a reference work that will publish in print and online in 2010. Berg is distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan.

In September 2008, Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury agreed to buy Oxford International Publishers, trading as Berg Publishers, for a maximum £3m. It will pay an initial consideration of £2m for the academic publishing business, made up of £1.8m in cash and the rest in Bloomsbury shares. Another £1m could be paid if Berg meets certain performance criteria.

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