Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CBS Consumer Products Expands Star Trek Universe with New Publishing Partners

CBS Consumer Products is collaborating with a variety of top publishing partners to bring multiple Star Trek novels and manuals to retailers everywhere throughout 2010 and 2011. Exciting new publications from Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Abrams Books and Haynes Publishing will be introduced as CBS Consumer Products continues its efforts to ensure that fans are able to extend their experiences with the popular franchise. The new titles include a new young adult series of paperbacks focusing on Starfleet Academy and a novel based on the Star Trek Online game that launched earlier this year.

"There are always more stories to be told in the Star Trek saga," said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. "Books have accompanied the Star Trek series since the very beginning in 1968, and these new Star Trek publishing projects will give fans and newcomers alike a new way to explore and indulge in their favorite universe."

Descriptions of the current and upcoming publishing titles for 2010 and 2011 are as follows:

The Needs of Many (Pocket Books - March 2010) .
This paperback novel written by Michael A. Martin and Jake Sisko is based on Star Trek Online, the multiplayer online role-playing game that launched this past February.

Star Trek 365 (Abrams Books - September 2010)
Written by Paula Block with Terry Erdmann, this hardcover release is a part of the "365 Days" series and is a visual celebration of the original voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek 365 covers the entire series in unprecedented detail, combining in-depth commentary, behind-the-scenes histories and interviews with writers, cast and crew with synopses for each of the original series' 79 episodes, accompanied by hundreds of photographs.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Simon & Schuster - Fall 2010)
Set in 2250, six months after James Kirk joined Starfleet Academy, this young adult series will delve into the lives and relationships of Kirk and the other recruits at the Academy including their training, their missions and their romances. The series will be available in paperback, hardcover and e-book. $14.99 Hardcovers and $7.99 ebooks.

Haynes Enterprise Manual (Haynes Publishing - Fall 2010)
This ultimate guide to the Enterprise applies Haynes' famous 'step-by-step' approach -- used in their well-known car and motorcycle manuals -- and strips the iconic ship down to its essentials, reassembling it with detailed illustrations.


About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, and CBS films. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit


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