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Ashgate Publishing
SuccessorInforma (Taylor & Francis)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationFarnham
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
ImprintsGower Publishing, Lund Humphries
Official websiteashgate.com

Ashgate Publishing was an academic book and journal publisher based in Farnham (Surrey, United Kingdom).[1] It was established in 1967 and specialised in the social sciences, arts, humanities and professional practice.[2] It had an American office in Burlington, Vermont,[3] and another British office in London. It is now a subsidiary of Informa (Taylor & Francis).

The company had two imprints: Gower Publishing published professional business and management titles,[4] and Lund Humphries, originally established in 1939, publishes illustrated art books, particularly in the field of modern British art.[5] In March 2015, Gower unveiled GpmFirst,[6] a web-based community of practice allowing subscribers access to more than 120 project management titles, as well as discussions and articles relevant to business and project management.

In July 2015, it was announced that Ashgate had been sold to Informa[7] for a reported £20M,[8] and Lund Humphries was relaunched, as an independent publisher in December 2015.[9] By February 2016, the independent imprints of Ashgate became part of the Routledge imprint.


  1. ^ "Ashgate Publishing Ltd". Booknews. Archived from the original on 29 November 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, Hampshire, United Kingdom – Publishing company profile". PublishersGlobal.com. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Ashgate Publishing Company - Burlington, VT - US". Kellysearch. Archived from the original on 6 September 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Gower". Gowerpublishing.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Lund Humphries". lundhumphries.com. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  6. ^ "GpmFirst". gpmfirst.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Ashgate Acquired by Informa (Taylor & Francis)". Ashgate. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  8. ^ Page, Benedicte (29 July 2015). "Informa pays £20m for Ashgate Publishing". The Bookseller. Archived from the original on 27 October 2021.
  9. ^ Onwuemezi, Natasha (3 December 2015). "Lund Humphries relaunches as indie publisher". The Bookseller. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021.

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