a book, film, or the like published to take advantage of the appearance of the same work in another medium
Ezra knew people. When he had clerked in that liquor-store he must have been good at jollying his customers along and making tie-in sales.
Earth Abides (1989) ii. 171
The Sound of His Wings…has an SF tie-in through my ‘Future History’ chart without being tagged as ‘science fiction’.
Letter 17 Mar. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 233
I had bothered to study the nuances of direct tie-in.
2001 Science Fiction Chronicle July 44/3
It was inevitable that there be tie-in novels to the Terminator films.
2001 Locus June 80/2
Simon Spotlight will publish some of Minstrel’s media tie-ins.
2001 Sci Fi June 59/4
And how about those tie-ins: Happy Meals filled with various Eldritch horrors and their minions.
2001 Locus June 13/1
Dean Wesley Smith sold Roswell tie-in Little Green Men to Pocket Books.
2001 Science Fiction Chronicle July 10/2
British publishers of Harry Potter tie-ins are fearful that…sales will be very disappointing.
2002 Science Fiction Chronicle May 43/2
Your published books have all been tied to media-related properties, whether it’s Star Wars or Titan A.E. or…Star Craft. Do you feel like you’re somehow sacrificing your‘art’ by writing tie-in books?
in Publisher's Weekly
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