PW Daily reports on Seven Seas branching into kids prose:

Continuing to expand its prose publishing list beyond comics, manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment will launch a children’s prose list. Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis said the new kids publishing line will release 12 kids’ books and prose novels for “tweens” beginning in the summer of 2007. Separate from those dozen titles, Seven Seas will also republish Rachel Roberts’s Avalon: Web of Magic, a 10-volume fantasy series that DeAngelis said sold more than 750,000 copies since it was first published in 2003.

Seven Seas will republish the entire 10-book Avalon series and release the previously unpublished 11th and 12th volumes. In addition, Seven Seas will release collectors’ editions of the Avalon books featuring new packaging, art and interior illustrations. And beginning in 2008, the publisher will begin a new line of manga adaptations of the Avalon series as well as releasing a Guide to Avalon, featuring art and an index of the series’ characters and settings.

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