Okay, it’s official. I take back every nasty word I’ve ever typed about Ken Corday. Publishers Weekly is reporting Days of Our Lives‘ executive producer has inked a deal with Sourcebooks to publish fiction and non-fiction books based on the NBC sudser!
Days of Our Lives Publications will launch with the May 2010 title, by Corday (who is also the son of the creators of the show, Ted and Betty Corday), The Days of Our Lives: The Untold Story of One Family’s Deam and the True History of The Days of Our Lives. Sourcebooks calls the title "an insider memoir" about the family behind the soap, adding that it will show fans "the true stories that drive the fictional ones they love on TV." Sourcebooks is also planning a coffee table-style illustrated book to celebrate the show’s 45th anniversary for release in the fall, as well as a number of novels based on Days characters.
First DAYS smartly hires showrunner Gary Tomlin, Passions alum Lindsay Hartley (Arianna) and lures back Wally Kurth (Justin), Crystal Chappell (Carly) and Louise Sorel (Viviian), now they’re making me BOOKS?! Where is my Borders Reward card? I will never call Mr. Corday pig vomit again.
Thanks Nancy for the tip!