New affiliate company to continue Rovio’s books business
Rovio Entertainment announced the creation of Kaiken Publishing, a new affiliate company to continue Rovio’s book business. Kaiken will also develop publishing programs for new stories, worlds and characters.
The new company will concentrate on youth and children’s books as well as comics for all ages.
Kaiken will work both as a creator and a publisher: It will develop new storyworlds while also creating publishing programmes for other licencors.
The move streamlines Rovio’s operations. As a standalone company, Kaiken will continue to publish books and comics based on Rovio’s IP, but as a separate entity it will also have more freedom to work with new IP.
“Kaiken will be able to carry on Rovio’s successes in fleshing out the Angry Birds world, while also taking more opportunities to publish our own and others’ IP,” says Laura Nevanlinna, Rovio’s longtime publishing director and now Kaiken’s co-founder and publisher.
Nevanlinna hints that Kaiken will unveil new projects in the near future.
Since the beginning of its books operations, Rovio has created and licensed hundreds of books in 35 languages and more than 50 countries.