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Disney announces Rick Riordan imprint

In the US, Disney has announced it will launch a new imprint called ‘Rick Riordan Presents’ that is ‘devoted to mythology-based books for middle grade readers’, reports Publishers Weekly. Riordan, who is best known for his ‘Percy Jackson’ series, will be involved as a curator rather than an author for the imprint, which will be led by his editor Stephanie Owens Lurie. ‘Rick just can’t write fast enough to satisfy his fans,’ said Lurie, who also noted that ‘in some instances, the books his readers are asking for him to write are really someone else’s story to tell’. Riordan will review proposals for the imprint, provide editorial notes and promote the titles and authors. Riordan said in a statement: ‘I can’t wait to get started on this new endeavor, finding and promoting other authors who write engaging middle grade fiction, supporting them in exploring the many fascinating mythologies of the world, and helping to broaden the spectrum of representation in publishing.’ The first titles in the imprint are likely to be launched in mid-2018.


Category: International news