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Random House to Publish Michael Scott’s Ebook Original

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Sept 26 – Oct 2, 2011 Edition Random House to Publish Michael Scott’s Ebook Original

New York, NY/ September 26, 2011–Random House Children’s Books (RandomHouse.com/kids) will release the second ebook original from New York Times bestselling author Michael Scott, it was announced today. The e-original is entitled BILLY THE KID AND THE VAMPYRES OF VEGAS: A Lost Story from the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers / $1.99) and will be available November 22, 2011, wherever ebooks are sold.

This story about the famed 19th-century American outlaw is available exclusively in digital format and is the newest addition to Scott’s series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, which is based on individuals from history, folklore, and legend. The series has sold nearly 2 million copies to date in North America. Following the publication of The Warlock (Delacorte Press / May 2011), this ebook original is a short story that will fascinate fans and whet their appetites for the last and final book in the six-part series, The Enchantress, available May 2012.

In BILLY THE KID AND THE VAMPYRES OF VEGAS, Michael Scott offers the tale of Billy the Kid and Scathach’s first meeting, and their joint battle against the unseen yet deadly vampyres who control the city of Las Vegas.

Michael Scott’s first ebook original, The Death of Joan of Arc: A Lost Story from the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, was published in August 2010. For more information about Michael Scott and the series, visit the all-new website at SecretsofNicholasFlamel.com, or Facebook at Facebook.com/SecretsofNicholasFlamel.

Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, ebooks, and apps, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. The company’s website, Kids @ Random (Randomhouse.com/kids) offers an array of activities, games and resources for children, teens, parents, and educators. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, a leading international media company.