Blizzard Entertainment has announced the creation of a new book-publishing label: Blizzard Publishing.
Blizzard Publishing is a new book-publishing label dedicated to developing and releasing new publications, as well as reissuing out-of-print titles from the settings of StarCraft, WarCraft, and Diablo. Blizzard Publishing will help maintain the lore and legacy of the company’s earliest novels and manga, as well as provide a variety of new ways to dive into Blizzard’s worlds and characters. Several of the publisher’s upcoming releases will be available in a number of formats, including print, audiobook, and e-book.
The first books to be published under the new publisher will include previously released novels and manga from award-winning and New York Times best-selling authors. Future releases will include titles spanning multiple Blizzard franchises. Blizzard Publishing also developed an original title, the World of Warcraft Adult Coloring Book. This new title will feature more than 80 pieces of concept art, sketches, and more.
“Great stories and inspiring artwork have always been at the heart of everything we do,” states senior vice president of story and franchise development Lydia Bottegoni. “The creation of Blizzard Publishing gives us new opportunities to celebrate the art and stories of our games with Blizzard gamers as well as fantasy and sci-fi fans around the world.”
Blizzard Publishing has also announced that it is planning to release a series of full-color coffee table art books, starting with Art of Hearthstone and Cinematic Art of StarCraft. The publisher also has additional novel and manga reissues planned for 2017 and beyond.
Books published by Blizzard Publishing can be found wherever books are sold. They can also be found online at gear.blizzard.com.