Lyons Press is on board to launch a series of books inspired by the History Channel programming block.
Screenland Literary Associates, which represents A+E Networks’ publishing business, brokered the deal.
The “Breaking History”-branded publications will aim to offer readers the chance to read history as if it were “breaking news” and will provide a step-by-step experience that covers a range of American historical periods and topics. The books will feature detailed investigations of events, people and places that shaped our past and present as well as maps, photographs and subject spotlights.
“At Lyons Press, we strive to publish pulse-racing, thought-provoking and often unsung American history–exactly the kind of content offered through ‘Breaking History,’” says Jim Childs, publisher, Globe Pequot. “These books will be a great way to bring History’s fast-paced ‘Breaking News’ programming to the printed page.”
The first of
Breaking History: Vanished!: America’s Most Mysterious Kidnappings, Castaways and the Forever Lost
–will debut this October, followed by
Breaking History: Lost America!
in spring 2018.
Additional titles will be announced at a later date.
“At its core, History is about great storytelling and we are thrilled to extend the brand to fans with this complementary new book series,” says Jill Tully, vice president, A+E Networks Brand Licensing. “As one of the nation’s leading publishers of American history, Lyons Press is an ideal partner to co-create an immersive adventure for readers that will shed new light on some of history’s most intriguing stories.”
Tully will be offering exclusive insights into the world of location-based entertainment at the NYC Licensing Summit, March 2-3.
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