Simon & Schuster brings forward Octonauts release date

Simon & Schuster has brought forward publication of its first tie-in titles to the Octonauts CBeebies television series from the summer to the end of March.

The publisher had originally signed a deal with Chorion to publish the books in August. However, two titles, The Octonauts and the Decorator Crab and The Octonauts and the Whale Shark will be released on 31st March with four titles to follow in August.

Ingrid Selberg, publisher for Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, said: “We’re delighted to see how successful the Octonauts TV series has been so far and are really excited about the anticipation across the trade for our tie-in programme. We’ve pulled out all the stops to get our books out early and hope to see them flying off the shelves!"

The Octonauts series debuted in October last year and is about a group of heroes who embark on undersea adventures.