In an unusual retail partnership, Adaptive Studios, a publishing venture that repurposes unproduced screenplays into books and other media, has reached a deal to sell titles from its Adaptive Books imprint exclusively through Barnes & Nobles’ stores and online site.
Launched in 2013, Adaptive Studios will publish 16 titles (among them, adult and YA novels and graphic novels) in 2016 through its Adaptive Books imprint.
Under the agreement with B&N, the retailer will get a six-month period of exclusivity for all new Adaptive titles beginning this month with two teen novels. The titles are Air by Ryan Gattis and The Silence of Six by E.C. Myers. Forthcoming Adaptive Books released exclusively at B&N stores will include DC Trip by Sara Benincasa, The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore and others.
Founding Adaptive Studios partner T.J. Barrack, said “This partnership will allow our stories to reach a much larger group of readers and viewers, and we look forward to working with Barnes & Noble to continue to develop titles that speak to customers around the country.”
Mary Amicucci, chief merchandising officer for B&N, said the partnership is an extension of the store's From Page to Screen promotion, which features books that were adapted into movies. Amicucci said Page to Screen “has been one of our highest-selling promotions for readers of all ages.” She added, “we anticipate that customers will love experiencing Adaptive Studios’ reimagined stories from screenplays and scripts in adult and teen books, children’s picture books, graphic novels and more.”