From YAEditorATaol.com Sat Sep 12 13:55:33 1998
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 17:44:45 EDT
Subject: BUFFY: Buffy Books: The Official Word
Pocket Books is the official publisher of the BUFFY books and we have a lot of different titles coming out this fall. As the editor of these books, I wanted to help answer some questions and clear up any confusion about the BUFFY publishing program.
1) Beginning in September, we'll publish an adult BUFFY novel every other month, starting with CHILD OF THE HUNT. These are longer, more complex novels aimed at older readers. The schedule for that is:
CHILD...on sale in early September;
RETURN TO CHAOS in early November;
GATEKEEPER TRILOGY, vol. 1: OUT OF THE MADHOUSE in early January;
vol. 2: GHOST ROADS in early March
vol. 3: SONS OF ENTROPY in early May.
These will alternate with our regular young adult titles, so while there will be a Buffy novel every month, you may have to go to different parts of your store or library to find them.
2) Our other big launch this fall is the official companion to the show, THE WATCHER'S GUIDE, which will be on sale in early October. Now, there are going to be several other unofficial biographies and show companions out this fall but accept no substitutes: THE WATCHER'S GUIDE has exclusive interviews with the cast, Joss Whedon and the crew, includes tons of exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and info (what's in Xander's closet? where does the wardrobe person shop for Angel's clothes?), plus the usual but still fun quotes, trivia, and episode guide.
Our edition also includes: text from the original episode screenplays that was cut for length, excerpts from the official Sunnydale tourist guidebook, a guide to the legends behind the monsters we've seen on the shows, original sketches from the show's costume designer, interviews with special guest stars like Robia La Morte, Robyn Sachs and John Ritter, and the Slayer Handbook (according to Buffy Summers).
3) As you've already seen we're starting to vary our young adult publishing program by adding things like THE ANGEL CHRONICLES vol. 1 and vol. 2 (on sale in mid-December), which are collections of key Angel episodes, with a photo insert. In February we'll have the first volume in a Xander collection, THE XANDER YEARS, and we hope to do one of Willow later in the year. In between we'll publish original young adult stories.
So basically, starting in early September '98, you can get a Buffy book-- fiction, nonfiction, young adult or adult--every month. Here's our list so far:
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (movie tie-in)
THE HARVEST (novelization)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING RERUN
ANGEL CHRONICLES, vol. 1
CHILD OF THE HUNT (Sept.)
THE WATCHER'S GUIDE (Oct.)
RETURN TO CHAOS (Nov.)
ANGEL CHRONICLES, vol. 2 (Dec.)
GATEKEEPER TRILOGY vol. 1: OUT OF THE MADHOUSE (Jan. '99)
XANDER collection vol. 1 (Feb.)
GATEKEEPER 2: GHOST ROADS (Mar.)
a new young adult title (Apr.)
GATEKEEPER 3: SONS OF ENTROPY (May)
a new young adult title (June)
If you have any questions about our publishing program, please feel free to contact me at YAEditorATaol.com
Thanks for your support!