We are very excited to announce that SAGA Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish the first seasons of our first three serials as print editions! Bookburners will release in Fall 2016, Tremontaine in Spring 2017, and The Witch Who Came In From The Cold in Summer 2017.
Check out the official press release below and we’ll see you in the bookstore this Fall!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIMON AND SCHUSTER’S SAGA PRESS TO PUBLISH SERIAL BOX TITLES
SAGA will release print editions of three serials beginning in Fall 2016
New York, NY, March 2, 2016—SAGA Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced today that it will publish titles by Serial Box, an innovative publishing platform designed to bring the TV model of media production and delivery to the book world. Like TV series, Serial Box releases weekly “episodes” of each serial on its website, through its app and major e-book and audio book platforms. SAGA Press will publish the full season of Serial Box’s first three serials as print editions after their initial Serial Box run.
The first title will be BOOKBURNERS, to be published in Fall 2016. BOOKBURNERS is an urban fantasy adventure following a black-ops anti-magic squad employed by the Vatican. Creator Max Gladstone leads the writers’ room which includes Brian Francis Slattery, Mur Lafferty, and Margaret Dunlap.
TREMONTAINE, a fantasy serial set in Ellen Kushner’s beloved Riverside universe and the prequel to the cult-classicSwordspoint, will follow in Spring 2017. Kushner is the creator and the writing team includes Joel Derfner, Malinda Lo, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Racheline Maltese, and Patty Bryant.
THE WITCH WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, a gripping Cold War espionage thriller set in 1970s Prague, will follow in Summer 2017, and is created by Lindsay Smith and Max Gladstone, alongside Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis, and Michael Swanwick.
All of the Serial Box print editions will be edited by Navah Wolfe, Editor at SAGA Press, who acquired North American print rights. “We’re very excited to be working with Serial Box. Their serialized novels are fantastic reads, and the writers’ rooms include some of the very best writers from across the spectrum of the science fiction and fantasy genres. We’re thrilled to be working with them, and to be publishing the print editions of these books on SAGA’s list.”
“Serial Box fans often ask us when they’ll be able to buy physical editions of our serials, so we’re happy to grant their wish. Simon & Schuster quite successfully published The Bane Chronicles after a digital-first release, and we are really excited to build on their experience and success starting this fall with BOOKBURNERS season one,” said Serial Box cofounder Molly Barton.
Serial Box launched in September 2015 and has been covered in Today.com, Mashable, and Gizmodo.
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ABOUT SIMON & SCHUSTER:
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.
ABOUT SERIAL BOX:
Serial Box is the publisher bringing everything that’s awesome about TV (easily digestible episodes, team written, new content every week) to what was already cool about books (well-crafted stories, talented authors, enjoyable anywhere). New episodes of exciting fiction are delivered every Wednesday in text and audio. For more information, visitwww.serialbox.com.