During the Del Rey panel at Celebration Anaheim 2015, it was announced that Alan Dean Foster would be writing the novelization for The Force Awakens. The novel will be available first in eBook form and will be released on December 18, the same day Episode VII will be arriving in theaters.
A hardcover print edition of the novel will be coming our way some time in January 2016. No specific date in January has been given yet for the release of the hardcover.
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