Simon & Schuster will handle sales and distribution in the U.S. and Canada for all original titles published by Ubisoft's new book arm. Ufisoft is the creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, whose brands include Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry.
"Ubisoft is a preeminent and highly-celebrated video game developer," Michael Perlman, v-p, director, client sales and marketing, S&S. "The success of their numerous video game franchises, and of the bestselling books based on their games released by other publishers is a testament to their excellent craftsmanship and creativity. We are certain they will apply the same dedication to their upcoming line of books, and we are delighted for the opportunity to help grow their publishing program and assist in the expansion of the Ubisoft brand."
Ubisoft's first three titles are all Assassin's Creed related: Assassin's Creed: Heresy, an original novel by Christie Golden (appearing November 15); Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide (also November 15); and Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization by Christie Golden, which will appear after the movie Assassin's Creed opens on December 21.