S&S Signs for Fight My Monster Books

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has announced a publishing program for the online game, “Fight My Monster.”

The publisher will create three, English-language titles, the first of which was released on Oct. 25–Fight My Monster Monstrous Official Guide. Two additional titles will follow in summer 2013.

“Fight My Monster” is the fastest-growing digital trading card game in the U.K. with 2 million players worldwide. Kids collect and trade monster cards through battles with other users and can create their own monsters to send into battle online.

The Fight My Monster Monstrous Official Guide features tips and tricks to help players improve their gaming strategy and get the most from their monsters.

"‘Fight My Monster’ is unique because it's not trying to be another virtual world. It taps in to what boys at this age really love–stats, strategy and battling,” says Meg Wang, editorial director, licensed characters, S&S. “The artwork is striking and the community is safe. Simon & Schuster U.K. is looking forward to expanding the Fight My Monster universe through these books."