Osprey Group

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"Osprey Group is an international publishing company focused on producing the best content for enthusiasts across a broad range of specialist areas including military history, heritage and nostalgia, transport history, crafts, antiques, science fiction and fantasy, and mind, body and spirit...

"Osprey Publishing is the world’s best known military history brand, publishing in trademark series, in both print and ebook formats, covering history from ancient times to the modern day.

"Shire and Old House bring you a range of eclectic British and American history and nostalgia, packaged in affordable, illustrated books which sell through heritage outlets across the world.

"Angry Robot produces the best in exciting science fiction and fantasy, while Strange Chemistry publishes Young Adult SF/F. Exhibit A is a destination for awesome crime fiction.

"Watkins and Duncan Baird focus on mind, body, spirit, and food and nutrition.

"British Wildlife Publishing is the most recent addition to Osprey Group, publishing high quality books and magazines for lovers of the natural world."[1]

In July 2012, "Osprey Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of the assets and publishing business of Duncan Baird Publishers incorporating Watkins Publishing. This is the first acquisition in Osprey’s enthusiast‐focused growth strategy following a major refinancing in June 2011. Duncan Baird Publishers (DBP) was founded in 1992 by Duncan Baird. It is the leading independent publisher of illustrated books in the fields of food, health and well‐being, mind, body and spirit, culture, religion and faith. DBP acquired the Watkins imprint in 2004. Watkins was established in 1893, becoming internationally famous as an esoteric retailer, and then subsequently a publisher, specialising in the spiritual traditions of the world, ancient wisdom, divination and philosophy. Watkins has published both Jung and Freud, and Geoffrey Watkins was known to be Churchill’s astrologer. In 2011, Duncan Baird Publishers had a turnover of £5.5m and Osprey Group’s sales were £7m." [2]


Web: http://ospreygrp.com/

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  1. Osprey Group Home, organizational web page, accessed June 13, 2014.
  2. Osprey Group Press release, organizational web page, accessed June 13, 2014.