Asmodee Entertainment has announced that their new fiction imprint, Aconyte Books, has agreed to a multi-year arrangement with Asmodee Italia to translate their range of novels for the Italian market.
Aconyte’s list includes series based in the worlds of many of Asmodee’s games, including “Arkham Horror,” “Twilight Imperium,” “KeyForge,” “Legend of the Five Rings,” “Descent” and “Pandemic.”
“It’s really important to us to find exactly the right partners,” says Marc Gascoigne, publisher, Aconyte. “In the Italian market, Asmodee have two natural advantages – they grew from an established book publishing business and they are already translating and promoting the games set in the same worlds as the novels. We’re utterly delighted to be working with them to bring our books to Italian readers.”
Novels in the deal are brand new stories based on the game worlds, bringing tales of adventure and fantasy. The first titles are expected to hit bookshops and hobby stores in spring 2021.
“We started building our business from books, publishing novels and localizing roleplaying games,” says Massimo Bianchini, country manager, Asmodee Italia. “This new synergy with Aconyte allows us to reconnect in an even deeper way to a feature that has always been present in the DNA of our company. We are certain that this will be an exciting and stimulating adventure.”