November 20, 2015

Thomson Reuters and Bloomsbury Publishing Pen eBook Agreement

Bloomsbury legal titles to be distributed via Thomson Reuters award winning ProView™ eReader platform

LONDON – Thomson Reuters and Bloomsbury Publishing have today signed an agreement that will see a selection of Bloomsbury’s legal print titles distributed as eBooks through Thomson Reuters ProView, the leading professional eReader platform.

The convenience and portability offered by eBooks has led to dramatic growth in market acceptance in recent years and the adoption of eReader technology in the legal sector has helped to drive a more efficient way of working.  Through this agreement, the two companies increase the choice of eBooks available to the legal profession and enable anywhere, anytime access to legal texts through an established eReader technology built specifically for business professionals.

Under the agreement, Thomson Reuters will distribute ten titles from Bloomsbury Publishing’s professional business. Written for legal professionals, the authoritative titles cover a range of topics and practice areas from financial services, tax and Irish land law through to the Scottish legal system, sexual offences and sports law.

Thomson Reuters ProView is the first eReader platform specifically built for professional use, with advanced features such as full-text search, secured notes and highlights, and content updating.

“I’m delighted that Bloomsbury Professional titles will now be available on the ProView eReader platform,” said Jan-Coos Geesink, managing director, UK & Ireland legal business of Thomson Reuters. ”This agreement further enhances the appeal of ProView to the professional community and it paves the way for bringing customers more content and greater choice.”

“We are extremely pleased to reach an agreement with Thomson Reuters that will enable us to provide a number of our flagship titles in ProView format for the first time,” said Martin Casimir, managing director at Bloomsbury Professional. “The functionality and features of the ProView eReader impressed us enormously and it quickly became clear this was the right platform to choose for our professional customers.”

The full list of titles from Bloomsbury Professional includes: Law of Torts, Financial Services Investigations and Enforcement, EMI Share Options, Financial Services Law Guide, Accounting Principles for Tax Purposes, Fraud – A Practitioner’s Guide, Irish Land Law, The Scottish Legal System, Richardson and Clark: Sexual Offences a Practitioners Guide, and Sports Law and Practice.

Thomson Reuters ProView is a first-of-its-kind, professional-grade eBook platform for specialized Thomson Reuters content and productivity tools, including popular legal reference books in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, Sweet & Maxwell, Sweet & Maxwell Asia, Carswell®, Thomson Reuters Aranzadi, Thomson Reuters La Ley, Editora Revista dos Tribunais, Abeledo Perrot, Legal Publishing Chile and Thomson Reuters Legal, Tax & Accounting ANZ.  There are also leading reference books from the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. ProView received a top honor at the 2014 British Legal Awards.

Bloomsbury Professional is a traditional, but cutting-edge publisher of high quality books and information services for lawyers, accountants and business professionals. Established by some of the most senior figures in the law and tax publishing field, Bloomsbury Professional specialises in publishing clear, concise, professional information that’s easy to find your way around – saving you valuable time, and speeding you to the answers you need.

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