Edinburgh University Press (EUP) has bought the publishing assets of Scottish law specialists Avizandum Publishing Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
The deal is in line with an ongoing strategy to grow its scholarly publishing, said EUP. The buyout does not include the Avizandum bookshop in Edinburgh, which will continue to operate independently.
EUP c.e.o. Timothy Wright said Avizandum director Margaret Cherry will stay on for one year in an advisory role.
He said: “We are delighted that Avizandum Publishing has chosen Edinburgh University Press as the new home for its well-respected list of Scots law books. As we celebrate 70 years of publishing, this is an excellent and exciting development for the press. The list will underpin our ongoing commissioning in the area of law and will complement the list of titles acquired from Dundee University Press in 2013 as well as our ongoing commissioning.”
Cherry added: “This is an exciting opportunity for Avizandum’s authors. Edinburgh University Press's reputation for excellence across all its subject areas is well known, and its worldwide marketing and distribution means that is can bring Scots law to a wider readership than a small publisher like Avizandum can ever aspire to. I am delighted that the list is to stay in Scotland and that it will be in such good hands.”