Cirdan at Der Herr der Ringe reports that HarperCollins announced its list of Tolkien publications for the next year at the Frankfurter Book Fair. HarperCollins has exclusive world rights to publish and license books about the films, and, indeed, several books on the list are about the film production.
HarperCollins also has an exclusive option on any further books they might wish to develop.
Scroll down to read short descriptions (all written by HarperCollins) of their Tolkien publications for 2001. For complete descriptions, click below on the digitized scans of the announcements.
The Lord of the Rings Souvenir Movie Guide
by Brian Sibly
A heavily illustrated guide to the first film, featuring color photographs of the cast, locations, sets, monsters and costumes, and an overview of the making of the trilogy over the last five years. Designed as a celebration of the films, it will include a double-page photo spread showing exclusive photographs in sumptuous detail.
The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Companion
by Jude Fisher
Fully illustrated visual guide to the first in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. A large format, full-color photographic, encyclopedic guide to the characters, places, landscapes, artifacts and costumes of the world of The Fellowship of the Ring. Approximately 10,000 words of text.
Myth and Magic
by John Howe
A portfolio of over 100 of John Howe’s Tolkien and fantasy cover, calendar and exhibition paintings, with supporting notes, sketches and photographs by the artist. Includes Foreword by Peter Jackson, director of the film trilogy. The first ever collection of Tolkien artwork by a single artist, which reveals the breathtaking vision of one of the foremost fantasy artists in the world.
The Lord of the Rings Portfolio
by Alan Lee
A sumptuous large-format hardback containing sketches and paintings from the illustrated Lord of the Rings.
J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
by Tom Shippey
The definitive critical study of Tolkien’s greatest works by the respected and world renowned Tolkien scholar.
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion Guide
by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
The most comprehensive and in-depth companion to Tolkien’s life and works every published, including synopses of all his writings, a Tolkien gazetteer, who’s who and chronology. This book is designed to be the central reference work for readers and students of Tolkien. It approaches his life from the bibliographical angle and gives the most through analysis of Tolkien’s work within the context of his life.
The Tolkien Calendar 2002 / The Tolkien Diary 2002
These spin-off products continue to be a huge success every year. The Tolkien Calendar 2002 features twelve brand new paintings by Ted Nasmith, based on The Fellowship of the Ring. We also have a desk diary featuring the same paintings.
Letters from Father Christmas (Revised Edition)
by J.R.R. Tolkien
A lavish new complete edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from “Father Christmas,” including previously unpublished extracts and pictures.
by Alan Lee (illustrator)
A major illustrated edition of the classic fantasy with over fifty full-color paintings by the celebrated artist of Lord of the Rings.