The Law&Crime network, an on demand and live streaming network focused on trials and legal commentary backed by author Dan Abrams and A&E Networks, is launching a publishing unit and has signed with Simon & Schuster for worldwide sales representation and distribution.

The Law&Crime publishing imprint will focus on works of true crime, criminal investigations, trials and commentary. The imprint will publish two to four books a year.

The first book slated to be released will be written by Tulsa police sergeant and cable TV analyst Sean “Sticks” Larkin. The as yet untitled book will be released in 2020.

Andrew Eisbrouch, COO & general counsel of Law&Crime, said the network is “thrilled to be moving into the publishing world, bringing compelling legal stories to a new medium.”