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PUBLISHING MONTH: HarperCollins secures Wallace and Gromit tie in

Company becomes official publisher for the upcoming World of Invention TV series.
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HarperCollins has struck a deal to become the official publisher for the forthcoming Wallace and Gromit six-part TV series, A World of Invention.

The deal was negotiated by Richard Haines, category manager at HarperCollins, and Helen Neno at Aardman Rights for UK and Australia/New Zealand rights.

The book will explore some ground breaking inventions, as well as those considered more outrageous and less successful, plus stills from the TV series mixed with text, captions, flow charts and diagrams.

It is due to be published in October to coincide with the TV series, which will be airing on BBC1.

"We are very excited to be working with Aardman on this project," said HarperCollins' Haines. "Wallace and Gromit are the perfect characters to introduce children of all ages to the wonderful world of inventions and science. We feel that, alongside the BBC TV series, we will have the perfect formula for family entertainment this Christmas."

Aardman's Neno added: "We believe, working closely with HarperCollins, that this will be a great tie in publishing format, and the must-have book for fans of the show."

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