HBO Books ‘Thrones’ Publishing Partner

thrones-castHBO has announced a global partnership with Running Press for books and mini-kits inspired by the TV series “Game of Thrones.” 

The publishing program, which will launch in April 2015, will initially feature a small gift book, In Memoriam, and two mini-kits, Game of Thrones: Stark Direwolf Kit and Game of Thrones: Hand of the King Wax Seal Kit. Running Press will add to the line in fall 2015 and beyond.

“We’re passionate fans of the ‘Game of Thrones’ series on HBO here at Running Press,” says Margaret Milnes, senior director of brand management, Running Press. “It’s exciting to set our creativity and spirit of innovation loose on this inspiring series.”

Game of Thrones: In Memoriam will be a photo and fact-filled memorial to some of the characters that have died during the course of the first four seasons. The book includes quotes and brief character profiles and is fully illustrated with series photography throughout.

Game of Thrones: Stark Direwolf Kit will contain a direwolf statue and a House Stark character guide booklet; while Game of Thrones: Hand of the King Wax Seal Kit includes a Hand of the King wax seal, wax stick, mini envelopes, blank scrolls and a black velvet pouch with a red Hand of the King imprint.

“Running Press has a great track record for delivering innovation, creativity and quality in all of their releases,” says Jeff Peters, director of global licensing, HBO. “It’s a great match for the Game of Thrones brand, and we’re very excited about working with them.”