Publisher agrees deal with law book specialist

Edinburgh University Press has bought the publishing assets of a legal book specialist as it seeks to grow its offering in law.

The academic publishing house, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has acquired Avizandum Publishing’s list of titles for an undisclosed sum.

EUP said the move underpins its ongoing commissioning in the legal field. The company said the deal complements the list of titles it acquired from Dundee University Press in 2013.

EUP chief executive Timothy Wright described the purchase as “an excellent and exciting development”.

Independent business

The deal does not include the Avizandum bookshop in Edinburgh, which will continue to operate as an independent business.

Avizandum director Margaret Cherry will spend one year in a consultancy role with the editorial team as part of the deal.

Miss Cherry said that EUP’s worldwide marketing and distribution means that the company can bring Scots law titles to a wider readership.


We are delighted that Avizandum has chosen us as the new home for its well-respected list of Scots law books.

Timothy WrightChief Executive, Edinburgh University Press

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