Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new book-publishing label. Blizzard Publishing will be “dedicated to developing and releasing new Blizzard publications and reissuing out-of-print titles in the company’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo settings,” according to a release from the company this week.
Blizzard Publishing’s first projects will include a World of Warcraft Adult Coloring Book, and the re-release of several Warcraft novels and manga that have gone out of print, such as Jeff Grubb’s Warcraft: The Last Guardian, Christie Golden’s World of Warcraft: Rize of the Horde and to volumes of Warcraft Legends. They will also release a series of coffee table art books, beginning with Art of Hearthstone and Cinematic Art of StarCraft.
Lydia Bottegoni, Blizzard’s senior vice president of story and franchise development, celebrated the opportunity to reach new fans, saying, “Great stories and inspiring artwork have always been at the heart of everything we do. 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.”