EDIT: I’ll leave the rest of the post untouched, but check the comments: This is probably a false alarm (on my part,) and the book will likely turn out to be the Century edition of Red Harvest or Choices of One.
An odd item was found on Amazon.co.uk by one of our readers, Richard: A listing for ‘Star Wars 7 book series no 1′ from Century (which published the adult novels in the U.K.) listed a July 7, 2011 hardcover.
First off, I strongly discourage getting your hopes up (or down) over this. While catalog leaks are certainly not unknown, I do hesitate to trust Amazon completely when it comes to this sort of information.
In any case, this is odd on a number of levels: The schedule for 2011 has been public for quite a while, with all the mystery spots filled. And with Fate of the Jedi not wrapping up until November, it’s highly doubtful this would be a post-ROTJ storyline… (Though a longer series in some other era would certainly excite at least a few people.)
Also keep in mind that it was only January that Sue Rostoni said that another long series was highly unlikely. Of course, that was almost a year ago, and it’s possible that something could be in the works for 2012. (And got misdated at some point, perhaps?)
Another thought: As of May, there will be 7 books released in the Fate of the Jedi series. The eighth book (Golden’s Ascension) is scheduled for August. Perhaps Century is repackaging the first seven books in hopes of revitalizing interest? Of course, that doesn’t explain the ‘no 1′ or lack of an author or the price. (Now, if it was listed as an eBook…)
In any case, a delightful mystery. Or something.