Nigel Newton

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Nigel Newton
Born 16 June 1955
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Occupation Founder and chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent(s) Peter and Anne Newton

Nigel Newton (born 16 June 1955) is an American-born British publisher. He is the founder and chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Early life[edit]

Nigel Newton was born on 16 June 1955 in San Francisco, California.[1][2]

Newton graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he studied English.[1][2]


Newton began his career as assistant to the sales director at Macmillan.[2][3] He later worked for Sidgwick and Jackson.[2]

Newton conceived the idea of Bloomsbury in 1984 and the name of the company shortly thereafter; he first approached David Reynolds to join him in 1985 and later they brought on board Liz Calder and Alan Wherry. The four of them launched the company together in 1986.


  1. ^ a b "The board". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jacobs, Emma (April 23, 2010). "20 questions: Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury". Financial Times. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Nigel Newton: Is there life after Harry? You can bet your Hogwarts there is". The Independent. July 2, 2005. Retrieved March 28, 2017.