Brill Wins The Academic and Professional Publisher International Excellence Award at London Book Fair

April 13, 2018


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Brill Publishers is proud to announce that they have won The Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards 2018. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 10 April 2018. The award was accepted by Brill’s Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia, Linda Empringham.

The awards are organized annually since 2014, in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), and celebrate excellence in seventeen categories, including international publishing, bookselling, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category, the judging panel consists of experts in that sector.

The judges said, “A key component of the great Dutch tradition of scholarly publishing for well over three centuries, Brill have shown a tremendous capacity for innovation in recent years, launching interesting and perhaps unexpected programmes in Open Access publishing as well as developing significantly the digital possibilities of their traditional outputs. With annual rates of publication close to 1,400 new books and 284 journals and offices in three continents, Brill are a significant force in global publishing, and remind the wider scholarly publishing community of the continued importance of the commercial sector in the dissemination of the arts and social sciences - something all too often overlooked.”

Brill’s EVP Sales & Marketing Peter Coebergh comments: “We are proud and delighted that Brill and its authors around the world have been recognized in this way. To receive this award in our 335th year of publishing makes the award even more special."

Linda Empringham with chair of judges Richard Fisher (Independent Publishers Guild) (photo © London Book Fair)
Linda Empringham with chair of judges Richard Fisher (Independent Publishers Guild) (photo © London Book Fair)

For more information about this media alert, please contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia at Brill, via empringham@brill.com.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in  Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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