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Ubisoft Publishing is the company’s new book venture

Having previously hooked up with others for its print ambitions, Ubisoft has announced its own book publishing operations. Ubisoft Publishing will release its debut item, Assassin’s Creed: Heresy, on November 15th. Thematically it stays close to the games, interweaving a modern day Templar tale with a 14th century plot involving …

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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 …

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Pixels on page: How video game books are defying the digital revolution

Nobody reads books now.” It’s a common sentiment and, with paperbacks increasingly replaced by websites, e-readers and apps, it might be tempting to close the book on the traditional publishing sector. Books may appear even more of a terminal case when it comes to games, with countless wiki sites, online …

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Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

HMV has started selling a range of Minecraft fan fiction. The Battle for the Nether and Invasion of the Overworld from the Gameknight999 Adventureseries by Mark Cheverton were first stocked by the retailer in October after they were published in September. And they were amongst the Minecraft products that helped …

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Games vs Video vs Music vs Books

Data collected by research firm Kantar Worldpanel provided to MCV shows how UK consumers enjoyed various forms of entertainment – in terms of units – in the 12-week period ending May 11th 2014. Physical books still command the largest market share, with a huge 25.7 per cent of UK residents …

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Blockbuster targets bank holiday comeback through marketing blitz

Rejuvenated entertainment retailer Blockbuster is to embark on a promotional blitz this bank holiday weekend to properly mark its High Street comeback. Deals include the chance for shoppers to rent any new movie release for one night for 1.99. The chain has also confirmed that it will shortly begin stocking …

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Consumers spend on booze and holidays, not video games and books

Consumers are spending money – just not on video games. According to the Leisure Industries Research Centre in Sheffield, people spent 227.5bn on leisure activities in 2012. A rise of 3.7 per cent over 2011. The biggest risers were for holidays and tourism, which rose 4.1 per cent year-on-year. Meanwhile, …

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