DelRey Committed to 45 More ‘Star Wars’ Titles
DelRey Books made a splash in 1977 when it published the novelization to s mall little film called Star Wars. Ever since, they have been mining the Lucasfilm Universe with great success, regularly landing on the best seller lists and making stars out of their authors.
It’s no surprise then that DelRey and LucasBooks announced a renewed agreement, continuing the publishing line through 2013 with the promise an additional 35 novels and 10 nonfiction titles.
"Our relationship with Lucasfilm is treasured," said Gina Centrello, President and Publisher of the Random House Publishing Group in a press release. "We are extremely proud of our Star Wars publishing program, which is the cornerstone of the Del Rey list."
Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing, said in the same release, "The legacy of Star Wars publishing began with Del Rey. "For more than 30 years they have been a superb partner with an unflinching commitment to keep Star Wars fans informed, entertained and enthralled.
Among the titles launching in 2009 are the first three in a new Star Wars multi-book, multi-author story arc following directly in the footsteps of the Legacy of the Force series. The nine-book, three-author series, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, will break new ground by being the first multi-book Star Wars series to be published all in hardcover. The series, which will be published over the space of three years, will launch in April 2009 with Outcast, by Aaron Allston; the other two authors planning and penning the nine novels will be Christie Golden, known for her Star Trek fiction and Troy Denning. Also to come is The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, to be released in 2010 in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of that film, along with a continuation of the hugely successful series of Star Wars Essential Guides.