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FireflyTitan Books’ Serenity : The Visual Companion Wins SFX Readers Award
Wednesday 30 November 2005, by Webmaster
SFX READER AWARD GOES TO TITAN BOOKS’ SERENITY COMPANION
Christmas came early to the employees of Titan Books with the news that their fan-favourite title Serenity: The Official Visual Companion scooped this year’s SFX Reader Award for Best Non-Fiction! The title topped other popular licensed picks such as Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains, Doctor Who: Back to the Vortex, and The Lost Chronicles, as well as an unlicensed Serenity tie-in.
The SFX Reader Awards 2005 are announced in the Christmas issue of SFX, currently available on newsstands.
Eagerly-anticipated by fans prior to its release date thanks to some well-timed buzz on Serenity and Joss Whedon websites and an exclusive photo extract that ran in the Night and Day supplement to the Daily Mail, Serenity: The Official Visual Companion (Titan Books; $19.95/£16.99; ISBN: 1-84576-082-4) has sold more than 30,000 copies. Titan are pleased to announce that the book will shortly be going back to press for a record fourth time, and sales show no sign of slowing down as the Christmas season approaches.
Released in September 2005 in both the US and UK, the companion features the full Serenity shooting script, production art and photographs, as well as a preface by Joss Whedon and an in-depth interview with him regarding the making of the film.
Already boasting a formidable reputation as the UK’s leading graphic novel publisher, Titan Books has been steadily carving out a solid niche in the lucrative film genre, publishing companions to many of 2005’s biggest performers, including Batman Begins, Fantastic Four, and Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit.