Brill Deutschland GmbH takes over the program of the publishing house Die Blaue Eule
06 May 2020
Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing
The international academic publisher takes over the program of the German publishing house DIE BLAUE EULE, established in Essen.
By signing the transaction agreement, Eva-Maria Hohmann, owner of the publishing house DIE BLAUE EULE, and Jörg Persch, managing director of Brill Deutschland GmbH, conclude the takeover of the publishing program as of July 1, 2020. The publishing house DIE BLAUE EULE was founded in 1983 by Werner L. Hohmann in Essen with a focus on philosophy and art studies. Later, a further emphasis was placed on the areas of musical studies and music pedagogy. Eva-Maria Hohmann sees the future of the publishing house's well-established program secured by the sale: "After the unexpected death of my husband, who founded the publishing house DIE BLAUE EULE in 1983, I have pursued the goal of placing the publishing house in good hands. Now I am delighted that Brill Germany is giving the publishing house DIE BLAUE EULE and its authors a future in the rapidly changing media landscape". Jörg Persch: "We consider it a great honor that Mrs. Hohmann entrusts us with her lifework and that of her husband and founder of the publishing house, and we will look after it carefully and sustainably".
The publishing house's program will be integrated into the portfolio of Brill Deutschland GmbH, to which the imprints Ferdinand Schöningh, Wilhelm Fink and mentis belong. The acquisition includes a backlist of approximately 1,400 titles and 14 active book series. For Brill Deutschland GmbH, this represents a valuable expansion in the areas of philosophy, art and musical studies, and education. Through the connection to the parent company in the Netherlands with branches in Boston, Singapore and Beijing, the publications will in the future also be distributed internationally and increasingly digitally.
For more information please contact Dr. Stephan Kopsieker.
About Brill Deutschland GmbH
Since 2017 the publishing house Ferdinand Schöningh together with the Wilhelm Fink Verlag has been an imprint of Brill Deutschland GmbH. Founded in 1847, the Ferdinand Schöningh publishing house became one of the most renowned humanities publishing houses in Germany within a few years. Milestones in the company's development were the co-founding of the textbook series Uni-Taschenbücher (UTB) in 1970 and the takeover of the Munich-based Wilhelm Fink Verlag in 1974. In January 2018, mentis Verlag joined this strong association of academic publishers in the humanities.