Egmont is launching a dedicated young adult imprint after an increase in the number of books it is publishing in this area.

Electric Monkey will launch in February 2012 and will be aimed at 12- to 15-year-olds.

The imprint will launch with three books for teenagers, including BZRK, a new series from Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, which will have a significant digital element including video games and an interactive website. Also on the launch list are Oliver Twisted by J D Sharpe and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.