Glenn Beck Launches New Book Publishing Imprint with Simon & Schuster

Newly-formed Mercury Ink will publish books and authors hand-picked by Beck

Glenn Beck and Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that they have expanded their publishing partnership, which began in 2003 with his No. 1 best-selling book "The Real America."

Beck's Mercury Radio Arts production company will spin-off Mercury Ink, a new division that will publish books hand-picked by the conservative Fox News Channel host. They will be co-published by S&S.

Mercury Ink's first title will be "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25" by Richard Paul Evans. The young adult novel will be published in August.

The news comes as Simon & Schuster is preparing to release Beck's latest non-fiction trade paperback, "The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century," on June 14. "The Snow Angel," a Beck novel, will be published in October.