A few vague words from Sue Rostoni yesterday regarding the book contract.
The new contract has been agreed upon, but the papers haven’t been signed yet and until they are I can’t reveal the publisher or number of books involved. The contract is with the legal folks and I have no clue how long it will take for it to go through the rounds, whether it would be weeks or months. I hope weeks, but we’ll see.
Keep in mind, doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a new publisher; also doesn’t mean they’re not staying with Del Rey.
However, I found this bit particularly interesting:
The animated and live action series are separate and will be contracted out separately — discussions haven’t begun for either of these yet.
What’s the ETA on Clone Wars now? 2009? If it was still 2008 I’d expect them to be in talks by now… Can’t have a major release without a Making of book! (Or maybe LucasBooks is just busy with Indy 4.)