NJOE’s Max Jaybo noticed the other day that a good chunk of the Star Wars backlist has gained a new format: eBook. To see it for yourself, go to Random House’s Smart Archive and search for ‘Star Wars.’ (Sorry, can’t link directly, but you’ll have to scroll a bit – the eBook selections begin, at least at the moment, with Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight.) The titles vary from Zahn and other classic Bantam titles to the NJO and beyond, all with a August 17th release date. The full spread – 96 titles – take up the better part of 3 pages in the database, so it’s a nice chunk. (via)
Del Rey has been offering up new titles as eBooks for the varied formats – The Old Republic: Deceived, for instance, is available in iBooks and for Kindle and the Nook, among others – so it’s likely you’ll be able to purchase the new additions for your device of choice as well.
Lightsaber Rattling has more database patience than me, and he got it to spit out a list – with prices! Looks like most of the eBooks will be going for $7.99.
UPDATE: Erich Shoeneweiss tells Lightsaber Rattling all may not be as it seems. Wait and see, yet again.
Want to check out the database for yourself? Head under the cut for instructions and a screenshot. Continue reading
StarWars.com has the PDF of John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel. It includes an excerpt of Allston’s Fate of the Jedi: Conviction, which is due out in hardcover on May 24.
Check out John Jackson Miller’s ‘Skyborn’ (with a excerpt from Troy Denning’s Fate of the Jedi: Abyss) at StarWars.com.
StarWars.com will be uploading a second Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook, Skyborn by John Jackson Miller, on July 21. The book will contain an excerpt of August’s Fate of the Jedi: Abyss.
UPDATE: And it’s up on StarWars.com.
I really really hate linking directly to PDFs, but since Borders themselves are loath to give it an actual product page, instead just tossing it the sidebar on their Sci-Fi page , here it is: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1: Precipice, for free on Borders.com. (via) And yes, Sue Rostoni did confirm that it is for real yesterday, in case the PDF isn’t proof enough.
If nothing else, there’s a Sith-centric Fate of the Jedi: Omen preview in there, starting on page 31.
Sue Rostoni answers some of the questions prompted by the fiction schedule change… including some reasons for the Plagueis novel cancellation.
Also revealed – there may be one or two more e-books, tied to the LOTF series. Please note, oh disturbing literal Star Wars fans, that means it is not set in stone.
Jan Duursema on TheForce.net Boards:
Many apologies for the delay with issue 3. Sometimes even when you think it’s all covered, there’s that one last unforseen thing that does not fall neatly into place.
We’re exploring some new territory in Star Wars with this one. Personally, I think it will be worth the wait. After 3, we should be back on track with the rest. In the meantime, I keep wondering–when this issue finally hits the stands, will we hear individual screams or will be it more like the sound of a whole planet…
Also, it seems that A Practical Man, the NJO-era Boba Fett e-novella by Karen Traviss, is available now. Won’t be much help for those of us yearning for some post-NJO action, but I suppose Fettheads need love, too.
According to the International Digital Publishing Forum, the Revenge of the Sith script was the best-selling eBook of 2005, beating, among others, The Da Vinci Code, Michael Crichton, and the Bible.