In an announcement sure to excite fans of the Forresters, Logans, and Spencers the world over, Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, will release a series of novellas based on the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.
Via Press Release:
EMMY®-WINNING DAYTIME DRAMA THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL AND PUBLISHER PAN MACMILLAN STRIKE BOOK DEAL
The world’s most watched daytime drama makes the leap from the small screen to the page
According to the most recent statistics and Guinness World Records®, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is the world’s most popular daytime TV soap opera. Since its first episode in 1987, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has won 52 Daytime Emmy® Awards and has established a daily viewership of 35 million globally.
The novellas, to be published simultaneously in print via Pan Macmillan and digitally via Momentum, will recount new love stories created through collaboration between established romance authors and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. The first two titles, Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews and Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, will be released in February 2014. The second two titles will follow in April.
“Love stories that have yet to be seen on television can now fully ignite between the covers of these novels,” said Bell. “This partnership with Pan Macmillan and Momentum expands the choices our fans have to be entertained by the signature characters of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.”
“Getting the opportunity to work with such a successful international brand as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and bring new stories to a global audience in print and digital is a hugely exciting experience for us all,” said Joel Naoum from Momentum and Claire Craig from Pan Macmillan.
The deal comes as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL approaches its 7000th episode and 27th year on air.
About THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL:
In 2011, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received its third consecutive Emmy® award for “Outstanding Daytime Drama Series”. In 2010, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was named the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV by Guinness World Records® and in 2013 received its eighth consecutive Golden Nymph Award at the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which will celebrate its 27th anniversary on March 23, 2014, is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc., and is broadcast worldwide in over 100 countries.