Ian Fleming Publications unveils 2024 plans

IFP unveils an ambitious plan for book releases in the upcoming year.

Ian Fleming Publications has disclosed its upcoming initiatives for 2024, offering a measured yet engaging array of literary events for James Bond fans. Here’s an overview of the anticipated releases and events:

James Bond: The Raymond Benson Years eBook Omnibus

Ian Fleming Publications is set to release an eBook Omnibus, consolidating Raymond Benson’s six original Bond novels. Included in this collection are well-known titles like Zero Minus Ten, The Facts of Death, High Time to Kill, DoubleShot, Never Dream of Dying, and The Man with the Red Tattoo. Scheduled for release on 26th February, enthusiasts can secure their copies through pre-orders.

On His Majesty’s Secret Service Paperback Edition by Charlie Higson

Scheduled for a 6th June release, the paperback edition of On His Majesty’s Secret Service by Charlie Higson promises exclusive new content. Notably, all royalties from this release contribute to the National Literacy Trust.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 60th Anniversary Celebration

In June, a special 60th-anniversary celebration of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang unfolds with a new paperback edition featuring fresh illustrations.

Fourteen New Hardback Editions of Ian Fleming’s Original Bond Stories

October marks the release of fourteen new hardback editions covering Ian Fleming’s original Bond stories, from Casino Royale to Octopussy. Fans can anticipate surprises, including the unveiling of a new cover artist.

Bond Comics Run by Garth Ennis

A new Bond comics run by Garth Ennis commences with James Bond: 007 (2024) #1, published earlier this month. The narrative continues with the second issue in February.

Double O Series: A Spy Like Me by Kim Sherwood

Scheduled for April release, the second instalment of the Double O series, A Spy Like Me by Kim Sherwood, explores the story of Johanna Harwood, Agent 003, seeking revenge alongside James Bond.

Folio Society’s Special Release

Ian Fleming Publications hints at a special release with undisclosed details by the Folio Society.

Web Shop Improvements

Enhancements to the online web shop include the option to directly purchase eBooks, distributed via BookFunnel for convenient download. Plans also include expanding shipping options beyond the UK & USA, reflecting a commitment to a broader Bond fanbase.

The announcement ends enigmatically with the following postscript:

P.S. We recommend you start work on your golf game…

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2 Responses to “Ian Fleming Publications unveils 2024 plans”

  • Andrea Hunt

    You advise that “October marks the release of fourteen new hardback editions covering Ian Fleming’s original Bond stories”.
    Is it yet known whether these will be in their ‘as originally published’ form, or in 21st-century bowdlerised editions that won’t offend the just-waiting-to-be offended ‘woke’ community?

  • David Leigh

    There’s no mention of that but I think it’s likely.