Monday, June 22, 2009

HBO Acquires TV Rights to Boardwalk Empire

HBO has exercised its option to purchase the TV rights to the book Boardwalk Empire. Written by Nelson Johnson and published by Plexus Publishing, Inc., Boardwalk Empire chronicles the politics and corruption of Atlantic City from its birth as a quiet seaside health resort through the notorious backroom politics and power struggles.

HBO has recently begun filming the pilot for Boardwalk Empire, which is being directed by Martin Scorsese. In addition, Scorsese is an executive producer on the series along with Terence Winter, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Tim Van Patten.

Plexus Publishing has also announced a new trade paperback edition of Boardwalk Empire to be released in fall 2009. The book will be distributed to the trade by Independent Publisher's Group (IPG). The purchase of the TV/Film rights by HBO for Boardwalk Empire marks the first time that Plexus has sold those rights for one of its titles.

About Plexus Publishing. Inc.
Incorporated in 1977, Plexus Publishing, Inc. is located in Medford, New Jersey. In addition to being a regional publisher, Plexus also publishes titles in the field of biology and ecology. Plexus' book list extends from technical-scientific works to histories, folklore, and novels. Additional information about Plexus is available at, and more information about Boardwalk Empire is available at

Medford Press is an imprint of Plexus Publishing, Inc. All books published under the Medford Press imprint are available to bookstores through Chicago-based trade distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG).