Orchard Books signs new ten year publishing deal for Beast Quest

Popular children’s book series Beast Quest is positioning itself as a kids’ classic thanks to a new ten year publishing deal with Orchard Books.

Written by Adam Blade and first published in 2007 by Orchard, the Beast Quest series has to date sold over 15 million copies globally, with over 100 titles available in over 30 languages.

In a new partnership between Working Partners, Coolabi Group and Orchard Books, the series is now set to continue roll out for the next decade.

The Beast Quest series – available in a number of formats including core fiction, sticker books and more – was voted the Number 9 Best Bok of 2015 by children in the WH Smiths children’s book survey.

The Beast Quest adventure is now positioned to continue with series 19 currently in development along with series 18 and 19 special edition books, complementing the fiction series.

Steps were taken last to reinforce the Beast quest brand’s move into new markets with the launch of the Beast Quest gaming app, produced by Coolabi and Miniclip.

The game was featured on iTunes home page Best New Game in over 120 countries during launch and has achieved over six million downloads to date.

“We are delighted that Orchard has renewed its license for Beast Quest and increased its commitment to forward publishing,” said Chris Snowdon, managing director of Working Partners.

“We are particularly proud of how Beast Quest has connected with readers and helped foster a love of reading among boys in particular.”

Orchard Books will now begin to work on new titles to help the Beast Quest series celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017, while for Valerie Fry, director of licensing at Coolabi, the commitment ‘demonstrates the strength of the brand in both the book and wider licensing space.’

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