Essential Reader’s Companion Release Date Shuffle

Today Del Rey announced that Pablo Hidalgo's upcoming Essential Reader's Companion has been bumped from an August to October 2 release date. Bummer for those fans wanting to get Pablo to sign the book at Celebration, but who knows - maybe they'll print up bookplates like they did for the Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition. According to Erich Schoenweiss, the bump back was "to provide our exceptional art team a little more time to complete over 100 painted scenes plus nearly 50 character portraits from the Expanded Universe". I'm certainly okay with this. Also, for readers who prefer to get their social media from Twitter and not Facebook, Star Wars Books now has an official Twitter account! Follow @delreystarwars for all your EU news.

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