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HarperCollinsCanada Set to Publish e-Books Based On Hit TV Series

Ghost Whisperer and Charmed to release this spring and summer

TORONTO—HarperCollinsCanada announced today that the company will publish original content based on popular, long-running TV shows, starting with Ghost Whisperer and Charmed. Licensed by CBS Consumer Products, the content will be published initially as e-book novels, serials and collections, starting this spring, with the addition of printed books in the future. E-books will be made available world-wide.

"The reading experience gives these already hugely popular shows a completely new dimension," said Steve Osgoode, Vice President of Digital Product at HarperCollinsCanada. "Books are the perfect medium for these wonderful storylines to endure and flourish for years to come."

Content for all the properties will be developed by Toronto-based packager Joe Books, a company known for its expertise in television, movies, music, books and cross-platform media.

"We've crafted these stories to appeal to die-hard fans and newcomers alike," said Jody Colero, President at Joe Books. "It is exciting to see how they evolve and take on new possibilities. I'm really looking forward to seeing how fans react."

The first Charmed novel, The War on Witches, is written by Paul Ruditis, the author of numerous companion books and novels for TV shows like Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, The Walking Dead and The West Wing. He co-authored both of the official Charmed episode guides along with writing several earlier Charmed novels and the New York Times bestselling comic book series revealing the show's "unaired" ninth season. The War on Witches will be on sale May 26, and the first Ghost Whisperer novel will be on sale this summer.

About HarperCollins
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.

Joe Books is a Canadian publishing house and book packager. Partners include Disney, HarperCollins, Diamond Comic Distributors, Koch Media, CBS Consumer Products and NBC-Universal. Joe Books offices are located at 567 Queen St. West in Toronto, ON, M5V 2B6. Find out more at www.joebooks.com.

For further information contact Rob Firing, Senior Director, Publicity, Communications and Speakers' Bureau at HarperCollinsCanada, 416-975-9334 ext. 2357. Email rob.firing@harpercollins.com.

DATE POSTED

April 30, 2015

SUBJECT

HarperCollinsCanada Set to Publish e-Books Based On Hit TV Series

CONTACT

  • Rob Firing
  • Senior Director, Publicity, Communications & Speakers Bureau
  • HarperCollinsCanada
  • 416-975-9334 ext. 141
  • rob.firing@harpercollins.com