This will be one of those behemoth marriages where everyone benefits—a little like Brangelina, and we're all the adopted kids. Ebooks, graphic novels and online/console/phone games are expected to come out of the partnership, which will see books spinning out of successful game titles.

This comes a year after book publishers Random House started plots for video games—according to the WSJ, they've since created 15 game stories, but haven't managed to sell any yet. [WSJ]