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Egmont Publishing to Launch New Mr. Men and Little Miss for Grown-Ups Series

LittleMissShyGoesOnlineDatigEgmont Publishing will launch a new Mr. Men and Little Miss for Grown-Ups series, targeted at the adult gifting market. The series will be available this November and consist of four books including Little Miss Shy Goes Online Dating, Mr. Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean, Mr. Happy and the Office Party and Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood. The books were created in partnership with the Hargreaves estate and Mr. Men and Little Miss brand owner, Sanrio.  Read the rest of this entry »

Condé Nast, Pixels Partner for Print-on-Demand Products

CONdeNastCondé Nast partnered with Pixels.com to transform more than 40,000 images from Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, GQ, and more into wall art. Some images are also available as home décor, fashion accessories, and apparel.  Products are available to purchase through Pixels.comCondeNastStore.com, and NewYorkerStore.com.

Pixels designs, builds, and maintains a massive e-commerce storefront, which transforms magazine covers and editorial photos from Condé Nast’s brands into a variety of unique wall art and products. Pixels provides the technology to power the Condé Nast website, produces each product on-demand at one of its 14 production facilities, and then ships orders directly to Condé Nast buyers all over the world.

Scholastic Acquires Rights to Children’s Books by New England Patriot Malcolm Mitchell

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Scholastic acquired world English rights to three children’s books by Malcolm Mitchell, New England Patriot wide receiver. Scholastic is set to release a newly-illustrated version of Mitchell’s book The Magician’s Hat. The book will be illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.

Two original books will follow the publishing of The Magician’s Hat. The book is intended for kids ages 4-8 and tells the story of a magic man who appears at a town’s library on Family Fun Day. The magic man’s arsenal of tricks reveals books that make kids’ dreams come true. Read the rest of this entry »

The Brand Liaison to Represent Jimmy The Bull

JimmyTheBullThe Brand Liaison will represent Jimmy The Bull, the internet sensation bull terrier created by artist Raphael Mantesso. Jimmy the Bull licensing includes images that combine photography and free hand illustrations.

Since its first release in 2015, the drawings of Jimmy The Bull have been broadcasted across global media. The brand’s first book A Dog Named Jimmy featured a collection of the imagery.

Expanding upon the Jimmy The Bull’s book of art and imagery, Jimmy the Bull licensing will include giftables, calendars, stationery, hydration, apparel, and more.

Nelvana, Dark Horse Comics Enter Licensing Agreement for New Action Series Mysticons

Nelvana_DarkHorse_MysticonsCorus Entertainment’s Nelvana entered a licensing agreement with Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse will produce a series of graphic novels based on Nelvana’s original animated action series, Mysticons. Set to be released next summer, the graphic novels follow four unexpected heroes who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to save the world.

Dark Horse’s Shantel LaRocque will act as editor on the Mysticons graphic novel series. Having previously worked on titles such as Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Fight Club 2, Rexodus, and David Mack’s Kabuki, LaRocque brings a knowledge of comics and genre fiction to the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Publishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, BolognaFiere Launch First New York Rights Fair

PublishersWeekly copyPublishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, and BolognaFiere S.p.A. partnered to launch the New York Rights Fair, the first trade and licensing show in the U.S. centered around international rights, distribution, and licensing of both adult and children’s content.

The fair is scheduled to take place May 30- June 1, 2018 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan and will act as a networking opportunity for U.S. publishers and agents and their global counterparts. Items set to be covered include rights, sales, negotiation, and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels.

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Mattel Partner for New Monster High Novel

MonsterHighBookLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers partnered with Mattel for a novel mash-up, Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High, written by the  Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. The Legend of Shadow High will be published in October in a paper-over-board format, with a 150,000 first copy print run.

In the new novel for middle grade readers, Monster High characters Frankie Stein and Draculaura are transported to Ever After High, where they meet Raven Queen and Apple White. The four discover that the Evil Queen has escaped her mirror in search of the ultimate power hidden inside the ominous Shadow High. They have to work together to stop the Evil Queen and save the World of Stories. Filled with exciting, interactive details, including write-in pages that encourage readers to advance the story based on their choices, The Legend of Shadow High will release just in time for Halloween. Read the rest of this entry »

The Jim Henson Co. Renews Licensing Agreements with Boom! Studios for Classic Brands

DarkCrystal_CreationMythsThe Jim Henson Co. signed a new five-year agreement with graphic novel and comic book publisher BOOM! Studios to develop and publish at least seventeen new titles for its classic brands, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, and The Storyteller.

An earlier agreement between The Jim Henson Co.and BOOM! Studios resulted in the publication of twenty new titles under its Archaia imprint for the four brands. Read the rest of this entry »

Kaiken Entertainment Awarded London Book Fair Brand Licensing Award

AngryBirds_KaikenEntertainmentKaiken Entertainment was awarded the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Award for Brand Licensing for the global publishing program for the Angry Birds Movie.

“Kaiken Entertainment is thrilled to be acknowledged for our innovation, creativity and hard work. We are honored to be in this company of respected nominees and to receive this formidable recognition,” says Laura Nevanlinna, co-founder, Kaiken Entertainment and CEO, Kaiken Publishing

Gaumont Options Neal Shusterman’s The Star Shards Chronicles

Gaumont_StarShards_Gaumont optioned the global rights to Neal Shusterman’s epic trilogy, The Star Shards Chronicles, for development as an animated series. The author of more than 30 award-winning books, Shusterman’s novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.

The trilogy features six ordinary kids conceived at the same instant that a star exploded light-years away, transforming their souls into living star fragments and causing them to receive extraordinary powers. As they struggle to discover the source of their supernatural afflictions, they learn that only by finding one another will they be strong enough to defeat the mysterious sources that are attacking them. Julian Stone will serve as an executive producer on the new animated project.

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