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Hulu Announces Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Series

Hulu has announced a nine-hour event series production of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 in a collaboration between Hulu and Warner Brothers TV. The series will debut in the U.S. in 2015 and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute 11/22/63 globally.

Here is a description of the novel that the series will be based on:

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died and the world changed. What if you could change it back?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

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Stephen King’s Revival Book Tour Information

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On November 11th, Stephen King will embark on a six-city book tour to promote the release of Revival. The tour begins in New York City and continues through Washington DC, Kansas City, Wichita, Austin and South Portland.

November 11
New York City
Barnes & Noble, Union Square

A limited amount of wristbands will be distributed with purchase of one copy of Revival to attend signing on 11/11. The store will open at 9 AM for this event instead of the usual 10 AM opening. The book signing will begin at noon on November 11th.

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November 12
Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by Politics and Prose

Stephen will appear on stage at the GW Lisner Auditorium. The event will be at 7:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of Revival will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 23. Full details about how to purchase a ticket for the event will be coming soon—please visit their site.

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November 13
Kansas City, MO
Sponsored by Rainy Day Books

Stephen will appear in Conversation with Vivien Jennings, founder and president of Rainy Day Books. The event will be at 7:30 PM at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of Revival will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random.

Tickets will go on sale September 15, 10 AM CST. For full details about how to purchase an Admission Package for the event, please visit their site.

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November 14
Wichita, KS
Sponsored by Watermark Books in partnership with Wichita State University

Stephen King will appear on stage at the Eugene M. Hughes Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th St. N., Wichita KS. The event will be at 6:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of Revival will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random.

Tickets will go on sale September 15 at 10 AM CST. For full details about how to purchase a ticket for the event, please visit their site.

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November 15
Austin, TX
BookPeople
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

This event is a signing only and will be a ticketed event. There will not be a public talk.Tickets go on sale in-store at BookPeople registers at 9AM on Tuesday, September 16. They are not available over the phone or online. You must be present at BookPeople to purchase a ticket. (In other words, one person cannot purchase multiple tickets for friends who are not there.) Tickets cost $30 (plus tax), the price of one hardcover copy of Revival. Each ticket admits one person to the signing line and will be redeemed for one signed copy of Revival at the event. Only copies of Revival will be signed at this event, no memorabilia and no other books.

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November 17
South Portland, ME
Books-A-Million
430 Gorham Road South Portland, ME

Tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 11th. The book signing will be held on November 17 at 4pm. A copy of Revival, must be purchased from the South Portland Books-A-Million store and a proof of receipt is required in order to receive a ticket to the event.  Each customer must be present to receive 1 ticket per book purchased for the event.  Only copies of Revival will be signed at this event, no other memorabilia or books.

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Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set

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2014 is Marvel’s 75th Anniversary and the comic book company is celebrating its Diamond anniversary with the release of the limited Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set ($500), which will collect the first volume of ten of Marvel’s inaugural comic book series from its Silver Age heyday plus a surprise 11th volume.

Each titanic tome in this limited-edition boxed set features a newly designed cover treatment and interlocking spine artwork, and the slipcase itself is patterned after stately Avengers Mansion. Also included in an Alex Ross poster signed by Stan “The Man” Lee.

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The book covers will feature the iconic artwork of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, etc.

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The 11 books in the set are as follows: Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Captain America, Iron Man, Avengers, X-Men and Not Brand Echh.

The Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set is expected to ship on September 3, 2014.

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Judge This By Chip Kidd

First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how we feel. In Judge This, renowned designer Chip Kidd takes us through his day as he takes in first impressions of all kinds. We follow this visual journey as Kidd encounters and engages with everyday design, breaking down the good, the bad, the absurd, and the brilliant as only someone with a critical, trained eye can. From the design of your morning paper to the subway ticket machine to the books you browse to the smartphone you use to the packaging for the chocolate bar you buy as an afternoon treat, Kidd reveals the hidden secrets behind each of the design choices, with a healthy dose of humor, expertise, and of course, judgment as he goes.

Judge This is a design love story, exposing the often invisible beauty and betrayal in simple design choices—ones most of us never even think to notice. And with each object, Kidd proves that first impressions, whether we realize it or not, have a huge impact on the way we perceive the world.

The 120 page hardcover will be released on May 5, 2015.

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Stephen King Announces Revival Tour Dates & Cities

On November 11th, Stephen King will embark on a six-city book tour to promote the release of Revival. The tour begins in New York City and continues through Washington DC, Kansas City, Wichita, Austin and South Portland. Dates and Cities listed here.

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Hug Machine By Scott Campbell

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Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale written and illustrated by the incomparable Scott Campbell. Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine! Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED! This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly affectionate approach to life. Everyone deserves a hug—and this book!

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Hug Machine ($16.99) will be released on August 26, 2014.

You can read a sample of the book, find out where you can pre-order Hug Machine and more, here.

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The Trailer, Poster & Interview For Stephen King’s A Good Marriage

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Based on the novella from the 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King comes the film, A Good Marriage.

With a serial killer on the loose and a stranger stalking her family, a dedicated wife unveils a sinister secret about her husband that threatens their marriage – and lives.

The prolific author talks with Entertainment Weekly about the October 3rd release of the movie and you can watch the trailer below.

Read the interview here

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Batmobile: The Complete History

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Here for the first time is the complete history of the sleek, sophisticated, incomparable Batmobile!

In addition to comic books, the Batmobile has been immortalized in nearly every imaginable medium, including film, television, toys, and video games. Most recently, it was given breathtaking new life—and extraordinary capabilities—in Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking Dark Knight trilogy. This book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile in unparalleled detail and scope, with special attention paid to Nolan’s Tumbler.

With stunning photographs, detailed specs, blueprints, concept artwork, and original interviews, Batmobile: The Complete History ($35) is an informational and visual delight for auto and Batman fans alike. It’s a high-speed journey that will leave you breathless!

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Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art

Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault.

With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel’s 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world. Featuring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, as well as the writers and artists who gave them life, including Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, this book brings together the beloved Marvel characters like no other has done before.

Spreads feature blown-up versions of the beautiful comic art capturing every detail while captioning facts and information about each cover’s artist, storyline, and history. Marvel Comics Cover Art is the only book of its kind to span the breadth of Marvel’s cover art and is an imperative addition to any collection.

The 320 page hardcover will be released on July 21, 2014.

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Vincent Chong’s Cover For The Shining Limited Edition

Artist Vincent Chong created the dustjacket artwork for the limited edition of The Shining. He thought it would be cool to utilize the wraparound cover so that the front of the book showcased only Jack Torrance with Danny on the back. When the book is opened flat you get the complete image.

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