The Fortnite publishing program will launch this year with a range of stationery followed by a collection of books including handbooks, yearbooks and much more in 2019. The books will be published by Headline in the UK and Australia, Hachette Books and Little Brown Books for Young Readers in the US, Hachette Heroes and Hachette Infantil in Spain and by Hachette Jeunesse and Hachette Heroes in France.
Alex Clarke, Publishing Director of Wildfire Books UK, who led negotiations on behalf of Hachette said: “Everyone is talking about Fortnite! We are delighted that Epic Games has chosen to partner with Hachette to produce a global book publishing programme to tie in with this amazing gaming phenomenon. We have a thrilling programme of titles planned and are incredibly excited to be part of the Fortnite adventure.”
Fortnite is the action building game from Epic Games that lets you drop into a massive 100-player PVP Battle Royale or team up with friends in a co-op campaign to Save The World against a horde of monsters. Craft and loot in giant worlds where no two games are ever the same. Fortnite Battle Royale is free and available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, IOS, and Android.
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About Epic Games -- Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. Unreal Engine is freely available at unrealengine.com. For more information on the studio, visit epicgames.com and check out @EpicGames.
About IMG -- IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network. Epic, Epic Games, and Fortnite and their related logos are registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the USA (Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.) and elsewhere.
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