London, UK – 3rd April 2018
knk acquires Bradbury Phillips International Ltd.
Leading Rights, Royalty & Agency Software provider joins the knk group of companies
knk Business Software AG, an industry leader in software for book and magazine publishers today announced the acquisition of Bradbury Phillips International Ltd., a leading provider of rights, royalty, and agency software. Over the course of its 32-year history Bradbury Phillips software has been widely adopted in both the book publishing and literary agency communities with their applications currently in use at over 120 companies around the world. Bradbury Phillips’ clients includes such major publishers as Bloomsbury, Elsevier, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Macmillan, and Taylor & Francis. Bradbury Phillips’ Literary Agency clients include an equally impressive list of companies such as United Agents, Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Sterling Lord Literistic, Intercontinental Literary Agency, Rogers, Coleridge & White, Aitken Alexander and David Higham.
“We are delighted to be joining the knk group of companies” said Bradbury Phillips’ founding partners Alison Bradbury and Anne Phillips. “knk’s leading edge publishing software using the latest Microsoft technology, and Bradbury Phillips’ unrivalled expertise in publisher’s Rights and Literary Agency management software are a formidable combination that promises to offer current and future clients the attention to their needs that has always been a hallmark of both companies. We are looking forward to developing the next generation of Rights and Agency software together.”
“Bradbury Phillips is a perfect fit for us” said knk chairman and chief executive officer, Knut Nicholas Krause. “Ms. Bradbury and Ms. Phillips have built a remarkable business with long standing relationships with many of the great names in publishing. Together, we plan to do great things and to become the worldwide leader in this sector”.
Bradbury Phillips will become a division of knk UK Software Ltd working with Managing Director, John Lawson. Alison Bradbury and Anne Phillips will continue to support their systems and existing and future clients.
About Bradbury Phillips International Ltd.
Founded in 1987 Bradbury Phillips International Ltd has been in business for 32 years.
Bradbury Phillips International Ltd designs and develops software specializing in systems for Publishers and Literary Agents. Their main products are Rights Manager, Agency Manager, and Royalties Manager. These systems have been successfully installed at over 120 sites around the world. Widely used by publishers and literary agencies of all sizes, Bradbury Phillips software is the benchmark product for the industry.
The clients range from sole literary agents to multinational publishing houses. The client base is worldwide, with users in the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia and China.
knk develops and markets knkPublishing – the only Microsoft certified publishing software in the world. knk is a member of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), FIPP (the global association of periodical media), many other international media specific groups and associations and Microsoft-certified Partner (with five gold certifications: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Application Development, Intelligent Systems, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Platform (SQL)).
knkPublishing is used by 350 publishers in North America, Europe and Asia and based on the latest web- and BI-technology.