Asmodee’s Aconyte Books strikes UK distribution deal with Simon & Schuster

Published on: 23rd June 2020

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the global games company, Asmodee Entertainment has entered into a distribution agreement with Simon & Schuster for the UK book trade.

Under the new deal, the publishing house will handle sales and distribution when the Aconyte portfolio launches in the UK this October. A partnership with Simon & Schuster is already in place for the US market.

Aconyte’s mission it to create deep tie-in fiction set in the fantasy world’s of much of Asmodee’s game portfolio, as well as those of other partners including Marvel.

Sarah Anderson, client publishing director at Simon & Schuster, said: “We are delighted to welcome Aconyte to the Simon & Schuster family, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership over the years to come.”

Aconyte’s publisher, Marc Gascoigne added: “This is lovely news. We’re doing something a little different with fantasy fiction, and the experienced team at Simon & Schuster are a perfect fit. With their impressive track record handling tie-in books based on world-famous properties, Simon & Schuster are the ideal partners to help launch our novels into the British book trade.”


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