UPDATE 6:25 PM: The book’s publisher, Time Home Entertainment, Inc., has released the following statement: “As the publisher, we have a very strict embargo in place for the on-sale date of Wednesday, December 10, 2014. We have learned that a wholesaler has broken the embargo and released a limited quantity of books in advance of the on-sale date. While extremely disappointed, we are very proud of the book, which is a wonderful tribute to the show.”
Warning: Any fans who’ve already received their copy of Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition, do not read it until after the Dec. 9 series finale.
Creator Kurt Sutter took to Twitter on Dec. 5 to apologize to fans after hearing that “some distributors and book outlets” had sent out the book—which contains details about the final episode—a week early. It was supposed to be released Dec. 10, the day after Sons rides off into the sunset. Read Sutter’s appropriately colorful, angry, and disappointed statement below.
He asks that fans not share their opinions on the series’ ending on social media, which would spoil the experience for others.
It has been brought to my attention that our SOA Collector’s Edition Book has been sent out a week early by some distributors and book outlets. This book contains details about the final episode of the series. This, my friends is a storyteller’s worst nightmare. I wanted this book to be a compliment to the show. It contains personal messages and photos from the cast, in-depth behind the scenes information and detailed breakdown of episodes. It’s a smart, well-conceived book that I was very excited for the fans to have. AFTER the motherfucking finale. There are a thousand fucking people I can blame. And I assure you, by the time I am done, my fucking basket will be filled with heads of incompetent cunts. But as far as the fans go, the burden is on me. I fucked up. It was my idea for the book, so ultimately, I am to blame. So if you received a book, I apologize. I ask that you not share your wrath or pain or opinion in social media so as to not spoil the experience of others. There is no excuse for utter ineptitude. It pains me that this will be the parting memory of some fans. I hope you all tune in for the finale. It plays much better than it reads.
Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition is written by Tara Bennett with a foreword by Sutter.
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