Octopus imprint Summersdale is branching into card games and affirmation cards, starting in March 2020.
The games will cover a variety of content including sex, positivity and drinking, which are all bestselling topics for the non-fiction publisher. Summersdale, which was acquired by Octopus in 2017, wants to offer alternative formats to its bound publications for a "greater gift choice and a broader retail reach" and "will be keeping its strict attention to quality and design, married with some great content and plenty of humour and irreverence".
Summersdale m.d. Alastair Williams said: "Branching out into cards and games seemed like a natural progression for Summersdale since we have successfully licensed our content to gift providers in the past."
Next month, Summersdale will publish its Cupid Stunts series of "fun card games to pep up any party" and will follow up in April with three affirmations cards sets; The Little Box of Positivity, She Believed She Could So She Did and Sh*t Happens before introducing Filth, the "outrageous party game for disgraceful people".