Part of international deal with Epic Game
Hachette companies in the UK, US, France and Spain have struck a deal with Epic Games to create a publishing programme based on the action building game Fortnite. In the UK, the titles will come from Headline. The deal was brokered by IMG.
A range of stationery out this autumn will be followed by handbooks, yearbooks and other titles in 2019.
Alex Clarke, publishing director of Wildfire Books UK, led negotiations on behalf of Hachette. He 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."