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Brill Acquires Entomology List from Apollo Books

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has finalized an agreement with Apollo Books (Denmark) to acquire the English-language Entomology publications program, effective immediately.

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Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has finalized an agreement with Apollo Books in Denmark to acquire the English-language Entomology publications program as well as a small number of other Biology titles. The acquisition comprises of a number of book series, such as: Geometrid Moths of Europe, The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Palaearctic Macrolepidoptera and Microlepidoptera of Europe. Also included are 25 forthcoming titles and over 100 backlist titles.

The Entomology and other Biology titles fit well in Brill's Biology program, building upon its systematic biology scope while bringing greater cross marketing and global distribution opportunities to the acquired list.

"I am happy that Brill will carry on our program," says Peder Skou, Director of Apollo Books. "I regard them as a very well suited publisher to continue with this.

Sam Bruinsma, Brill VP Business Development adds: "This agreement follows a previous deal in 2008 when we acquired the journal Insect Systematics and Evolution from Apollo Books, a publisher most highly regarded among the entomological community. "

Effective immediately, Brill assumes publishing responsibilities for the acquired titles. As of 1 February stock will be available via Brill's distribution channels.

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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 Apollo Books (
Apollo Books was founded in 1984 and has developed into being the leading company in systematic entomological publishing. Apollo Books has been well known among entomologists worldwide for its high quality books, both regarding to content and to physical appearance. Its main customers are professional as well as amateur entomologists and institutional libraries.

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