Dualstar Entertainment Group announced an initial licensing deal with Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, to publish a series of books with 14-year-old actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The first books in the series will launch Summer 2007; Simon Spotlight has acquired North America rights for all channels of distribution. Simon Spotlight is an industry leader in publishing media tie-in titles from preschool through middle grades. Its properties include Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Backyardigans, Blue's Clues, and Mirage Studio's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.