Awesome Media & Entertainment, the IP and production company founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton, is launching a new publishing imprint Awesome Reads.
Former Managing Director of Simon and Schuster Children’s UK Ingrid Selberg is joining to oversee the company as Director of Publishing.
Awesome Reads will publish 3-4 books a year with a focus on high concept, commercial stories that capture the imagination.
Director of Publishing Ingrid Selberg said, “I’m delighted to be working with Jeff Norton to launch Awesome Reads and bring these stories which are exciting and emotionally engaging to a wide readership.”
The imprint will launch with Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake, a comedy adventure about the only human boy at the school for aliens at the infamous Area 51, which publishes on 1 November.
Alienated is written by Jeff Norton, but Awesome Reads is already working with a raft of other authors.
Awesome Media & Entertainment will be actively developing the IP of the books published by Awesome Reads across multiple platforms with a focus on television.
Founder of Awesome, Jeff Norton said, “As both an author and a producer, it’s been my mission to create a virtuous circle from books to screen and back again to inspire young people to become lifelong readers. Awesome Reads closes that circle.”
Awesome is a creative content company dedicated to the creation of compelling characters, engaging stories, and immersive worlds. Founded in 2010, Awesome began as the intellectual property vehicle for author Jeff Norton’s novels and creations, publishing over 25 novels with major publishers.