Rovio spins off book publishing arm

Angry Birds owner Rovio has separated its book and comic publishing operations into a new affiliate company called Kaiken Publishing.

Kaiken will focus on both children’s and teen content. Angry Birds will of course be the focus, although it will also try to develop the likes of Storm Sisters and Freya, as well as other new IP.

In publishing we’ve explored new ways of creating quality content for our fans, both within the Angry Birds universe and with new IP,” Rovio media boss Mikael Hed said. Now there’s a great possibility to take that mission even further as a standalone company with a clear mandate and focus.”

Rovio publishing director and Kaiken co-founder Laura Nevanlinna added: Kaiken will be able to carry on Rovio’s successes in fleshing out the Angry Birds world, while also taking more opportunities to publish our own and others’ IP.

As both a creator and a publisher we have the opportunity to blaze new trails in the books business. We have many exciting projects in the pipeline, and we’re looking forward to unveiling new properties in the near future.”

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