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ACK Media to launch new titles every month

By , agencyfaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | February 05, 2008
As part of its attempt to give Amar Chitra Katha comics a fresh new look, ACK Media has announced two new titles, Surya's Gifts and Shershah

ACK Media & #BANNER1 & # has announced its plans to invigorate Amar Chitra Katha comic books by introducing new titles every month in a fresh new format. Readers now have easy access to comics of their choice through 500-plus retail book stores as well as the Amar Chitra Katha online store. As part of this effort, ACK Media has announced two new titles, Surya's Gifts and Shershah. These will be followed by regular new releases.

While ACK Media plans to extend the Amar Chitra Katha brand to online services, DVDs, TV and film, the investment in the print offerings will continue. There are more than 200 Amar Chitra Katha titles that have been out of print for more than a decade. The new print titles will contain stories from the out-of-print catalogue as well as completely new content.

ACK Media has multiple product offerings, including Amar Chitra Katha Illustrated Classics, the Tinkle family of magazines, the ACK Online Store, TinkleOnline.com and a set of proprietary characters. On popular demand, the group has also introduced new special collections in print based on some of its more popular characters such as Suppandi, Shikari Shambu and Kalia.

Amar Chitra Katha Classics has more than 400 titles in over 20 languages, with books on Indian mythology, history, culture, religion and folklore. It is the best-selling children's publication in most large format stores.

ACK Media is an entertainment and education company for young audiences. The company owns some of India's best loved brands, including Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle magazine and well-known proprietary characters such as Suppandi. The company also operates www.amarchitrakatha.com, a shop for Indian edutainment products, and www.tinkleonline.com, a destination site for pre-teens.

The company's focus is on new product development using rich India-centric themes, characters and stories for the Indian and international markets. The company has multiple products in the pipeline, including online services, characters, comics, games, merchandise and more.