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Scholastic has long been the destination for bestselling series publishing: Goosebumps, Animorphs, The Baby-Sitters Club, to name a few. For the past few years, we have been taking series publishing to the next level with multi-platform components, reaching readers online. We are looking for publishers to take this journey with us.
The formula that worked so well for The 39 Clues®—15 million books in print worldwide, 2 million registered users online—has informed our next innovative multi-platform middle grade series, Infinity Ring:
Multi-author dream team, check. Sophisticated online marketing materials, check. Immersive games for kids that extend the reading experience that foreign publishers can host on their own websites,check.
Infinity Ring is an epic 7-book multi-platform time-travel adventure series designed by New York Times bestselling author James Dashner! As the series architect, Dashner is jump-starting the next innovative new phase of multi-platform publishing with the first book in the Infinity Ring series, A MUTINY IN TIME.
Each of the seven books comes with four interactive mini-games that extend the storyline and enhance the reading experience. For A MUTINY IN TIME, players travel through the time tunnel, row their way through a rafting adventure game, and ride a stagecoach through historical Paris. Watch the exciting trailer.
In the second book, DIVIDE AND CONQUER, by New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan, Dak, Sera, and the teenaged Riq are in over their heads when they attempt to stop a Viking invasion! Thousands of warriors are laying siege to medieval Paris—and Dak is on the wrong side. Captured and forced work alongside the Vikings while Sera and Riq defend Paris from within, Dak must somehow prevent the invasion—while saving himself!
The books also include a complete style guide and template page that are adaptable for marketing websites. Already sold to four publishers around the world, Infinity Ring is ready to break out in Frankfurt.
39 CLUES Part 2
The 39 Clues®, the series that launched children’s multi-platform publishing, is back in a much-requested encore with Part 2: Vespers vs. Cahills. This groundbreaking series was the first to meld fast-paced books with an online game to immerse readers in exciting stories, and now it’s back by popular demand.
Known for topping the bestseller lists, The 39 Clues® steadily claims positions on The New York Times; USA Today; Wall Street Journal; Publishers Weekly; and Indie Bound.
Keep reading The 39 Clues® Part 2 to see what this author dream team comes up with next for the Cahill siblings.
Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world’s most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they’d won. But they were wrong. A powerful new enemy, the Vespers, has emerged from the shadows, sending Dan and Amy on a dangerous journey that will take them from Rome to the ancient city of Timbuktu. If Dan and Amy don’t stop the Vespers in time…the whole world will pay.
#2: A KING’S RANSOM by Jude Watson
Publication date: December 2012
The Vespers have landed their most serious blow yet—a blow that strikes at the very heart of the Cahill family. Because Amy and Dan discover that there’s a Vesper mole in their innermost circle. Amy and Dan need to smoke out the traitor before the next hostage dies. They have just days to discover who has their back . . . and who wants to sink a knife into it.
A 21st Century ghost story that combines books and videos to create a groundbreaking reading experience.
Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out … and then emails the clips for Ryan to see.
In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts—Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.
Patrick Carman is the award winning author of multiple books for both young adults and children.
The Skeleton Creek series has been sold into 10 territories to date.
#1: SKELETON CREEK
#3: THE CROSSBONES
#4: THE RAVEN