The first Zom-B book will be published on 27th September 2012 with the following books publishing every three months until 2015. Darren Shan revealed on his website that both the American and UK version of the books will be illustrated by Warren Pleece.
In the July 2012 issue of Shanville Monthly, Darren revealed that the second book in the series will be called Zom-B Underground.
When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B Smith's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish. B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. But when zombies attack B's school, B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors, making allegiances with anyone with enough guts to fight off their pursuers.
Children's publishing director, Ingrid Selberg said of the new acquisition: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the inimitable, bestselling Darren Shan to the S&S children’s list. The Zom-B series combines classic Shan action and a fiendishly twisting plot with hard-hitting and thought-provoking moral questions. This is challenging material, which will captivate existing Shan fans and bring in many new ones. We are very excited and proud to be publishing this extraordinary author."