NEW YORK, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyhorse Publishing is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of the official CHICKEN GIRLS book series. Brat's YouTube channel has over 1.3 million subscribers, and its viral Chicken Girls videos are consistently viewed over two million times within the first 24 hours of posting.
Chicken Girls follows the dance team of Attaway High as they navigate friendships, relationships and peer competition. Immediately relatable, and featuring well-known teen personalities, the series has become an instant classic for millions of young viewers. Now in its second season, Chicken Girls airs weekly on Brat's YouTube channel. The first book will be a Chicken Girls novel to be published Summer 2018.
"Brat has become this generation's teen T.V., with millions of viewers tuning in each week. We are thrilled to partner with Skyhorse Publishing as we adapt our hit program Chicken Girls into a series of original books."
—Rob Fishman, Co-Founder, Brat
"Brat is one of the smartest—and fastest growing—digital studios who know what young audiences like to watch. Racehorse for Young Readers, in a very short time, has published bestselling books for that audience. We are thrilled to partner with them on CHICKEN GIRLS, which has already reached millions of young fans."
—Mark Gompertz, Group Editorial Director, Skyhorse Publishing
Brat is a new media network that features rising talent in coming-of-age stories. Created by the founders of Niche, a marketing company acquired by Twitter in 2015, Brat recently surpassed 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Brat's hit show Chicken Girls has garnered over 100 million views on YouTube, and will be made into a feature film this spring by Lionsgate. Chicken Girls is an original coming-of-age series that traces the adventures of the Attaway dance team, starring Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall. To date, Brat has raised $12.5 million.
Racehorse for Young Readers was founded in 2015 with the goal of bringing topical and trending content to readers at a speed that sets us apart from other publishers.
Skyhorse Publishing was launched in September 2006 by Tony Lyons, former president and publisher of the Lyons Press. The company has had forty-seven New York Times bestsellers and has more than 6,500 titles in print. Skyhorse is dedicated to publishing books that make people's lives better, whether that means teaching them a hobby, bringing them a unique and important story, or encouraging them to fight against injustices, conspiracies, or abuses of power. The company maintains a firm stance against censorship and aims to provide a full spectrum of political, theological, cultural, and philosophical viewpoints to counter the increasingly biased environment in mainstream media. Through its eighteen imprints, Skyhorse publishes an eclectic and maverick list of titles. Its imprints—Allworth Press, Arcade Publishing, Carrel Books, Clydesdale Press, Good Books, Helios Press, Hot Books, Night Shade Books, Not For Tourists, Racehorse Publishing, Racehorse For Young Readers, Seahorse Press, Sky Pony Press, Sports Publishing, Talos Press, Yucca Publishing, and Skyhorse Publishing—cover everything from nature, sports, country living, history, reference, travel, humor, health, art, business, philosophy, religion, politics, investigative and conspiracy, to fiction, literary nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, and young adult and children's literature. Its backlist includes more than six thousand titles. Skyhorse is distributed by Perseus Books Group in the United States and overseas, and by Thomas Allen & Son in Canada.
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