Note that this is not a publication of the website Lostpedia. Here’s a press release describing the product:
LOST Encyclopedia to Be Published by DK
in Fall 2010
New York, NY, March 9, 2010. DK Publishing announced today that the company will publish the first officially licensed encyclopedia to LOST, the hugely successful television series aired on ABC-TV and produced by ABC Studios. Featuring more than 400 pages and over 1,500 images the LOST Encyclopedia will be a comprehensive guide to the characters, items, locations, plotlines, relationships and mythologies from all six seasons of the landmark series. Created in full collaboration with ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, this will be the only fully licensed and comprehensive reference work to all things LOST, and it will include a foreword by executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
“The LOST Encyclopedia will give readers profound new insights to the people and places that make this one of television’s most-watched and acclaimed programs. For those new to the show, this unparalleled guide will be a thrilling introduction to the LOST universe, and for devoted fans, it is a dream come true” says David Waybright, Vice President and Publisher.
Mia Rondinella, VP – ABC Entertainment Group and Business Planning Development, says of the book: “The LOST Encyclopedia will be a comprehensive official guide to the LOST characters, mythologies and timelines that have captivated and enthralled millions of fans over the past six years. A rich and immersive look at elements of the LOST universe both big and small, we hope that it will serve as the perfect companion to the LOST viewing experience.” She continued: “It’s another way of saying thank you to our loyal fans for coming along on this unprecedented journey with us.”
The LOST Encyclopedia is the only official guide to the people, places and mythologies of LOST, which began airing in September 2004 and will conclude its phenomenal six-year run in May of 2010. DK secured a world language deal and expects to publish localized editions of the book in several territories.
DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages. Publisher of the #1 New York Times bestseller LEGO ® Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, Do Not Open, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide among others, DK also publishes the award-winning Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides. BradyGames and Rough Guides are divisions of DK, which is part of Penguin Group.