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Random House Launches George R. R. Martin Box in Partnership with
AUTHOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN AND HBO GLOBAL LICENSING®

Pre-Orders Begin Today for the Book Box, which Includes Collectibles, Exclusive Items, and a Special Version of 20th Anniversary Edition of Martin’s A GAME OF THRONES, the First Book in His Bestselling Series A Song of Ice and Fire, the Basis for the Award-Winning HBO® Series


NEW YORK, NY ― October 3, 2016 — Today, Random House announced that it will release the George R. R. Martin Box in conjunction with bestselling author George R. R. Martin and HBO Global Licensing®. The boxes will be on display and available for pre-order at New York Comic Con from October 6–9th, and are also available for pre-order at grrmbox.com.

Each George R. R. Martin Box will include a Special Collectible Edition of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Martin’s A Game of Thrones, the first book in his international bestselling fantasy series. This Collectible Edition is not available in stores and will include an alternate cover printed on special materials as well as a full-color insert of all illustrations from the 20th Anniversary Edition. 

The book box will be available for a limited time while supplies last in three versions, all available for pre-order now for shipping to consumers in the US and Canada in December: 

Special Edition ($75 US, $95 CAN) includes the Collectible Edition of A Game of Thrones bound in eco-trim fiber with gilded pages and a ribbon marker, as well as an exclusive T-shirt, a reproduction of Robert Baratheon’s will, an iron coin of the Faceless Man, and Living Language Dothraki.

Limited Edition ($200 US, $275 CAN) includes all the items from the Special Edition. It also comes with A Game of Thrones: The Card Game with an exclusive card, holiday lights, exclusive miniatures of Lord Commander Jon Snow and Queen Daenerys, an exclusive Maester’s journal, and a limited edition silk map of King’s Landing. All items are packaged in a box printed with illustrations from the Collectible Edition of A Game of Thrones.

Ultra-Limited Edition ($600 US, $775 CAN; limit of 200) includes a bonded leather-bound version of the Collectible Edition of A Game of Thrones signed by author George R. R. Martin, and all the items from the Limited Edition. All items are packaged in a wood box, lined in velvet, and engraved with George R. R. Martin’s symbol.

Scott Shannon, EVP and Publisher of Digital Content at Random House said, “We are tremendously excited to partner with George and HBO to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of George’s groundbreaking fantasy series. We have been thrilled to see the fan base of A Song of Ice and Fire grow and expand over the past 20 years, and we think fans of the books and the HBO series will be delighted.” 

About Random House:

Random House is a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade-book publisher, whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.

About George R. R. Martin:

George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, and The World of Ice & Fire (with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson). As a writer-producer, Martin has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About HBO Global Licensing:

HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network's award-winning programming. With products created around hit series like Game of Thrones® and Silicon Valley® as well as classic series like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, True Blood® and Entourage®, items include fashion apparel, figures, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, prop and costume replicas, games, books, and beverages, as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at http://store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Global Licensing products are also sold internationally across Europe (www.hboshopeu.com), Asia and Australia.

 

For inquiries, please contact David Moench at Random House:

dmoench@randomhouse.com