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Brill Acquires Indology List from Egbert Forsten Publishing

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 7 January 2013

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has finalized an agreement with Egbert Forsten Publishing to acquire the Indology publications program, effective immediately.

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has finalized an agreement with Egbert Forsten Publishing to acquire the Indology publications program. The acquisition comprises of three book series: Gonda Indological Studies, Groningen Oriental Studies, and The Skandapurana – a supplement to the Groningen Oriental Series. Also included are 5 forthcoming titles and some 50 backlist titles.

The new Indology titles fit well in Brill’s growing Asian Studies program, building upon its extensive scope while bringing greater cross marketing and global distribution opportunities to the acquired list.

“I am happy that it is Brill that has taken over the responsibility,” says Egbert Forsten, Director of Egbert Forsten Publishing. “They are by far the best candidate to continue this program.”

Sam Bruinsma, Brill VP Business Development adds: “This agreement follows a similar deal in 2011 where Brill acquired the other lists from Egbert Forsten Publishing.”

Effective immediately, Brill assumes publishing responsibilities for titles within the Indology list. As of 1 February, stock will be available via Brill’s distribution channels.

For more information on this media alert please contact Sam Bruinsma ([email protected] or + 31 71 5353 517).

For customer queries please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

About Brill (
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies, Biblical and Religious Studies, Slavic Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, Human Rights and Public International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston, BRILL today publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. All publications are available in both print and electronic form. BRILL also markets a large number of research collections and databases with primary source material. 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

About Egbert Forsten Publishing (
Egbert Forsten Publishing is a Netherlands based publishing company engaged in the business of publishing quality books. We are proud to work with several of the world's most eminent authors and scholars. Our publication programme consists of five specific areas, namely classical antiquity, history, medieval studies and Roman & Byzantine law. Though most of our publications are in English, a very important part of our titles are in German, French and Dutch.

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