Effective September 1, Casemate Group will be exclusive print book distributor in North and South America for Boydell & Brewer, providing sales, warehousing and distribution services. Casemate will also work with Cranbury International to bolster its sales representation in South America. Under the new arrangement, Boydell & Brewer is relocating its stock from PSSC (Publishers Storage and Shipping) to BI (Books International).
Founded in 1978 by the merger of Boydell Press and D.S. Brewer, Boydell & Brewer publishes some 220 titles annually and its backlist consists of about 5,500 titles. In 1989, Boydell & Brewer entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Rochester to found the University of Rochester Press, which now publishes some 30 books a year in the fields of African studies, philosophy, and social and medical history. URP is also home to the Eastman Studies in Music series. In 1998, Boydell & Brewer acquired Camden House, a scholarly publisher of books on German and American literature and culture.
Michael Richards, managing director of Boydell & Brewer said, "Having worked closely with Casemate Limited in the U.K. for some years, we have every confidence that this new arrangement will bring us growth and even greater profile in the Americas."