Just announced: Days of Our Lives, which has been on the air since 1965, has inked a publishing partnership with Sourcebooks to do a line of branded titles. The deal,done in conjunction with Corday Productions (the production company of Days executive producer Ken Corday) and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, will produce nonfiction and fiction titles, from novels featuring the cast to historical “behind the scenes” accounts of the show itself. The first title will be due out in May 2010. And it’s a doozy!
Ken Corday has written his memoirs called, 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.