Jim Beller and Matt Taylor, the JAWS superfans who poured their passion for the film into giant behind-the-scenes tome, announced via their Facebook page yesterday that JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard has found a new home with Titan Books.
This new softcover edition, produced in conjunction with original publisher Moonrise Media, will include 16 additional pages of material and photos not found in the 2011 edition. It’s set for a September 25 release and is now up for preorder.
I was fortunate enough to interview Beller and Taylor last year on the eve of the book’s release, and their love of the film was evident. Titan Books has proven time and time again that they know their way around these types of pop culture books, and I’m happy that this duo will see their work get the huge push it deserves. (That’s not a knock on Moonrise, by the way – I think they did a phenomenal job of getting the word out.) Although I wasn’t able to get a copy of the Moonrise edition, I hope to snag a copy of this new version and take an in-depth look at it for October Country soon.
Between this and the Blu-ray, it’s a great week to be a JAWS fan.