Penguin Books, the publishing house behind titles like “Wizards of the Coast,” “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings,” is reportedly planning to acquire the rights to some of its most popular books.
The company recently announced it had purchased the rights for “Wizard of the Depths,” a science fiction adventure book that first appeared in 1993.
But it’s not the first time the publishing company has acquired a book series, and it’s the first to be set up to do so under the Penguin imprint.
The acquisition would likely give Penguin the right to publish the books as well as other popular series, including the popular “Hobbit” series.
But the news comes just weeks after the company announced plans to purchase the rights and other series of “Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek,” “Farscape” and more.
The move follows the acquisition of other popular books by Penguin.
The publisher also purchased “Sci-Fi: The Next Generation” for $2.8 billion last year.