TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
To all of our authors and editors, suppliers and customers::
We are excited to share with you the next step for Sense Publishers with the intended
transfer of ownership to Brill.
We think this move will be highly beneficial for you as well as for Sense: Brill has a strong
international sales force and a wide distribution to university libraries. Moreover, Brill has
their own well-developed e-book platform, which is now quite essential in international
Most of the current staff of Sense Publishers (including publishers Peter de Liefde and
Michel Lokhorst) will continue to work under the new umbrella. It is highly important to
Brill that Sense’s current business continues in the usual way. All editorial, production,
marketing, sales and distribution activities are meant to continue without any disruption
or delay, and, of course, all author and editorial agreements will be honored.
Brill intends to continue Sense’s policy of keeping the books affordable to students.
The intended date of transfer is July1st.
About Brill. Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading
international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle
East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical
and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International
Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore
(SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and
reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. 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.
Peter de Liefde- Owner and General Manager
mobile:+31(0)642739378, fax:+31(0)78 7070632.
Michel Lokhorst – Publishing Director Asia-Pacific
phone: +1 (212)
203-0431 (US EST)