Disney launches publishing program for Pirates


MUMBAI: Disney Book Group will continue its publishing program for live action films with the release of multiple new titles for the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

Close to two million books have already been confirmed to ship to retailers in the US on 25 May 2007.

The Pirates of the Caribbean publishing program has books published for readers at every age – from beginning readers to more advanced chapter books, from storybooks to young adult fiction – and for adult fans, there are gift and collectible titles as well.

Disney Book Group will release a broad publishing program based on Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End movie. Included in this campaign are books for readers of all ages, including Disney Press’s At World’s End Junior Novel, which is already a New York Times best seller; the Saving Jack Sparrow and Force of Will 8×8 storybooks for readers aged four to six; Singapore! and The Mystic’s Journey early readers for kids aged five to seven; At World’s End: The Movie Storybook for readers ages 10 and up; and gift books from Disney Editions including: Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies; The Art of Pirates of the Caribbean; Bring Me That Horizon: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean; and The Pirates Guidelines.

Books based on the entire Pirates of the Caribbean franchise will be also debut in conjunction with the film’s premiere – titles include From Ship to Shore: A Magnetic Book; The Secret Files of the East India Trading Company; Pirates of the Caribbean Poster Book; and The Black Pearl: A Pop-Up Pirate Ship. Additionally, the original Jack Sparrow chapter book series based on the teenage Jack Sparrow – which has launched New York Times and USA Today best selling titles – will continue to grow into a 12 book program.