Looking forward to Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition? Then you'll want to check out this post on GameInformer, where you can read the entire second chapter of the book, complete with annotations in the margins. As a bonus, GameInformer will give a free copy of this special edition of the novel to three people who leave a comment on that post by Friday, August 26th. So go read, comment, and (hopefully) win!
Thanks to Del Rey's Erich Schoeneweiss for the link!