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Rovio Launches Publishing Arm

Rovio Entertainment has created a new affiliate company, Kaiken Publishing, which will continue to build on the gaming studio's current book business.

April 6, 2018

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New publisher will develop programs for all Rovio brands including 'Angry Birds.'

Rovio Entertainment has created a new affiliate company, Kaiken Publishing, which will continue to build on the gaming studio's current book business.

Kaiken will focus on children’s and teen content, as well as comics for all ages. Additionally, the new division will work as the global master publishing licensee for all of Rovio’s brands, with a strong focus on “Angry Birds.”

At the same time, the company will develop new stories for Rovio’s Storm Sisters and Freya young adult titles and develop publishing programs for other licensors.

Rovio’s book operations began in 2011 with The Bad Piggies Egg Recipes cookbook. Since then, the company has worked on creating and licensing hundreds of books in 35 languages and more than 50 countries. Imprint, a part of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, acquired worldwide English rights for the first two Freya novels in 2015. The rights to the Storm Sisters series have been sold in eight languages.

“Kaiken will be able to carry on Rovio’s successes in fleshing out the ‘Angry Birds’ world, while also taking more opportunities to publish our own and others’ IP,” says Laura Nevanlinna, co-founder and publisher, Kaiken. “As both a creator and a publisher we have the opportunity to blaze new trails in the books business. We have many exciting projects in the pipeline, and we’re looking forward to unveiling new properties in the near future.”

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