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Hachette and Epic Games Partner to Launch the Official Fortnite™ Global Book Publishing Program

New York, NY – October 11, 2018

Hachette UK in association with Hachette Book Group (USA), Hachette Illustré (a division of Hachette Livre in France) and Grupo Anaya (Hachette España) today announces a new agreement with Epic Games to create a Fortnite™ branded publishing program in a deal brokered by IMG.

The Fortnite publishing program will launch this fall 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, 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 program to tie in with this amazing gaming phenomenon. We have a thrilling program 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.

About Hachette Books and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
Hachette Books and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers are divisions of Hachette Book Group, a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Books, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Audio. For more information, visit hbgusa.com.

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.

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