007 seals 10-year deal for print and digital publication

Katie Morhen, 16 Mar 2012 11:02

England’s favourite secret service agent James Bond is set to be reinvigorated in 2012 when a new print run of the stories begins as part of a ten-year publishing deal.

Ian Fleming’s estate has penned the contract with Random House imprint Vintage Books to bring the 14-novel series to life once again both in print and online.

A total of 16 books are due to published as the collection will include two non-fiction titles related to 007.

The first book to charter the life of the British spy was Casino Royale, which was published in 1953 by fellow imprint Jonathan Cape.

Managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Corinne Turner said: “We are delighted to be reuniting James Bond with his original publisher.

“This new deal, incorporating both print and e-book formats, represents a significant step-change for Ian Fleming and his work.”

This year marks a good time for the launch as the movie Dr No celebrates it 50th year and Vintage has secured exclusive rights to the novel in English across all regions, excluding the US and Canada.

Vintage was established in the UK in 1990 to publish paperback editions of literary hardbacks from imprints under the Random House group.

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