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More Barry Loser

Announcement from EGMONT:

Following nine rights deals and sales of over twenty thousand since launch in June, three further titles in the hilarious Barry Loser series have been commissioned.

These titles, by author/illustrator Jim Smith, will be in addition to the initial three book deal: I am (not) a Loser which launched in June 2012; I am (still not) a Loser which will publish in February 2013 and I am (so over being) a Loser which will publish in August 2013.

The three newly commissioned titles will publish in 2014 and early 2015.

I am not a Loser was the first title in Egmont's new humour imprint, Jelly Pie. Egmont announced Jelly Pie at Bologna 2012 and launched in June 2012. Head of Marketing, Mike Richards, said: 'We are delighted with the hugely positive reactions we've had to Barry Loser from the public, retailers and media alike. Humour is bigger than ever in children's publishing and, like Mr Gum, Barry Loser is immediately appealing to children all over the world. Barry's NOT a loser, he's a champ with a big future.'

Jim Smith graduated with a first class degree in illustration from Buckinghamshire College. He then went on to design the distinctive branding for the coffee shop chain Puccino's and is the creator of the massively popular Waldo Pancake merchandising brand He illustrates the Barry Loser books himself.

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