In an asset deal that consists of over 300 titles, Springer is buying the book contracts portfolio from Praxis Publishing Ltd., a scientific publisher located in Chichester in the UK. Springer has had a co-publishing agreement with Praxis since 1998, and is already responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution of the Praxis book program. Springer will now produce Praxis titles and the copyright for the books will be with Springer.
Praxis books focus on subjects in which major scientific advances or discoveries are being made, including astronautical engineering, astronomy and planetary sciences, earth system science, environmental science, geophysical science, popular astronomy, space exploration and popular science. A variety of reading levels are served, ranging from the knowledgeable layperson on up to the post-doctoral researcher.
Dr. Harry Blom, Editorial Director of Physics and Astronomy at Springer, said, "This asset deal is another example of Springer's strength in book publishing. The Praxis titles enjoy a high reputation in the marketplace and the acquisition of the publication rights forms a natural next step in the long and successful collaboration with Praxis."
Clive Horwood, Publisher of Praxis Publishing Ltd., said, "I am proud of my long association with Springer and am delighted that they will be taking the established publishing programs through to their next stage of development."
Springer (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.