F+W Media Acquires Tyrus Books, Creates F+W Crime

Posted on April 29, 2011

FW MediaF+W Media, Inc. announced it will enter the fiction market with the acquisition of Tyrus Books. F+W will use the acquisition to launch F+W Crime in partnership with Benjamin LeRoy. LeRoy, founder of Bleak House and Tyrus Books, will join F+W as publisher of F+W Crime.

F+W Crime will launch in June and will release as many as 200 ebook-only titles in 2011, with additional select Fall 2011 print releases.

LeRoy said in a statement, "I am thrilled with the opportunity to head up F+W Crime, as it provides an opportunity to continue the growth of Tyrus Books and to invest my efforts into the development of Prologue Books. F+W is on the cutting edge of the digital book revolution as evidenced by ventures like Digital Book World. A company with a demonstrably forward-thinking track record, F+W is a perfect partner."
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