Excellent news! Del Rey has announced that the hardcover edition of author Alexander Freed’s official Rogue One novelization will be arriving sooner than expected. Initially the hardcover was slated to arrive on January 3 2017, but that date has since been moved up by Del Rey to December 20, only 4 days after the film’s theatrical debut here in the US.
The release date for the Ebook version (December 16) has not been changed.
— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) November 17, 2016
Readers in the UK will however have to wait just a few days more, as the novel will not release on British isles until December 29th.