files/pictures/picture-35.jpgTripleTake Media has teamed with leading New York publisher iBooks to identify and develop entertainment and media opportunities based on select titles from iBooks, as well as its affiliated or wholly owned brands, including Milk & Cookies Press and Komikwerks.
Initial iBooks titles to be exclusively represented by TripleTake include:
* WINNERS NEVER QUIT! by Mia Hamm
From the most recognizable name in women's soccer and member of the winning 2004 Womens Olympic team comes a childrens story about winning and losing, but most of all, teamwork.
* THE DRAGONKIN TRILOGY by Robin Wayne Bailey
The time of dragons has now passed, a New Age is coming -- an age dominated by a race called "Man." Wyvernwood, a mysterious forest in the land of Engmar, is the last known refuge for descendants of the great and majestic dragons that once ruled the skies as well as the remaining mythological creatures of the ancient world.
* ROBOT CITY by Isaac Asimov
A series of twelve linked novels based on the concepts of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov follow the saga of Derec and Ariel, young adventures trapped on a planet of robots and aliens.
* SCORPIO TRILOGY by Alex McDonough
Driven from his home planet, Scorpio takes a blind leap into time and space and lands on Earth in the year 1351. Joining forces with beautiful Leah de Bernay, Scorpio strives to free her father from an unjust prison term and protect his time travel device from the vicious hunters who destroyed his people.
We are proud to forge this significant strategic relationship with Byron Preiss and iBooks and look forward to helping position some of iBooks' most prominent titles as entertainment and media brands, said David Wollos, head of business development for TripleTake Media. Each of the iBooks titles included within our initial line offers strong consumer awareness and tremendous entertainment potential.
The principals of TripleTake Media possess an extensive track record of success in all areas of entertainment brand-building as well as in the areas of project development and production, said iBooks ceo Byron Preiss. iBooks and our affiliate imprints have amassed a significant portfolio of titles that are ideal for development as entertainment and media franchises. We are confident that TripleTakes expertise and experience will help us achieve this objective.
iBooks is the first simultaneous publisher of books in printed form and on the Internet. They are distributed by Simon and Schuster in North America and their authors include such sci-fi authors as Asimov, Clarke and Zelazny and such graphic novel properties as MR. X, AMELIA RULES and HARLAN ELLISONS VIC AND BLOOD.
TripleTake Media was formed in 2004 by distribution executive David Wollos, television producer Al Lowenheim and creative executive David Hamby as an entertainment branding company representing content owners and their original properties to the television, film and licensing industries. A key initial focus of TripleTake Media is the childrens and family category, where the company will target original content including published books, unpublished manuscripts and branded family and toy products and cultivate the properties for television, licensing and retail. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, TripleTake Media is co-owned by Beverly Hills, California-based Diversified Entertainment Properties, which is parent to a number of successful companies involved in television and film, music, publishing and live tours. For more information, visit www.tripletakemedia.com