Carlton, Wiley and Time Out official publishers for London Olympics

<p>Carlton, Wiley and Time Out have been appointed as the official publishers of the London 2012 Olympic Games to develop &quot;a full range&quot; of books, which will be hitting the shops later this year. </p><p>Carlton is to publish practical sports, children&#39;s, reference, history, companion and celebratory books. John Wiley &amp; Sons has been charged with responsibility for the illustrated reference, photographic, commemorative, architecture and design books. Time Out Guides is publishing the travel guides and tourist books. </p><p>Charlie Wijeratna, director of commercial negotiations for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, said: &quot;Books are always a key feature of any Olympic Games or Paralympic Games and we&rsquo;re thrilled to have three fantastic licensees on board to publish the official London 2012 books which we hope will educate, entertain and enchant the British public. </p><p>&quot;We now have a great team of licensees producing London 2012 merchandise, with more to follow in the coming weeks and months.&quot;</p><p>The range, which includes <em>The Book of Olympic Heroes </em>and a <em>Countdown to London 2012</em> children&#39;s book, is being developed alongside the LOCOG for launch &quot;from the end of 2010&quot;. </p><p>This will be followed in 2011 by London 2012 travel guides, further London 2012 illustrated reference publications and the first architecture and design reference books. E-books will also be available. </p>