Brill’s Q3 sales were disappointing. Especially the print book sales in Europe and Asia showed a decline of approximately 10% compared to Q3 2017 as a result of lower market demand. Also journal sales in Q3 were significantly behind last year’s third quarter due to phasing of publication of journal issues. However, journal sales to date remain ahead of last year.
Due to a serious illness, Olivier de Vlam temporarily steps back as CFO and COO with immediate effect. Brill has appointed Wim Dikstaal as CFO ad interim and member of the Executive Committee of Brill effective 1 November 2018.
International scholarly publisher Brill and China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC) announced their agreement at the Frankfurt Book Fair to make Brill e-books available on CEPIEC’s newly launched Iresearch online platform.