On Friday message board member narflet let us know that images and details for the Tie-in books were available for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. According to the current list, there are going to be seven (count them!) tie-in books for film two. The United States Publication dates for all the books looks to be November 5th with the lone exception being the Weta Chronicles book which debuts on December 13th. The publication dates for the books in the United Kingdom are November 7th with the lone exception being the Annual being August 29th.
Here’s the full list of books for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug linked to Amazon so you can pre-order these and get them into your collection quick smart once they hit the shelves!
Bootnote: Some have speculated that the prominence of Bard on the cover of the Visual Companion could be indicative that his role in the Desolation of Smaug is set to be more prominent than we’ve been previously thinking. It’s certainly food for thought!