Last weekend at BookExpo America, the next Star Wars Reads Day was announced. As reported at StarWars.com:
Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013. Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America. On October 5 of this year, Star Wars fans, authors, and artists will again come together in this multi-publisher initiative that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman.
Last week, io9 featured artwork from the new Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy, edited by Lucasfilm’s J.W. Rinzler and on sale now. It features Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn storyboards who look a bit more Legend of Korra than what we see in the movie. The differences from concept to completion make a fascinating read.
Today, The Clone Wars Episode Guide by Jason Fry is available. DK Publishing hosted a chat on Twitter. You can follow the discussion using the hashtag #DKChat or catch up with Roqoo Depot’s recap. Sadly Ahsoka, whose character arc carried the series thematically, didn’t warrant a spot on the all-male cover. What’s that lesson embedded in Star Wars? The one about self-fulfilling prophecies… Even if the demographic for the book is mostly male, it seems counter to good business sense to say with the cover, “Hey, ladies, nothing to see here. Move along.”
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.