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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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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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Marvel Unveils Exclusive Sneak Peek of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: Drawing of The Three – The Prisoner # 1

This September, Stephen King’s fan-favorite Dark Tower epic returns to Marvel for an all-new beginning in The Dark Tower: Drawing of The Three – The Prisoner #1! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new, lettered look at the highly anticipated first issue. New York Times Bestselling writers Peter David & Robin Furth along with critically acclaimed artist Piotr Kowalski and colorist Nick Filardi present an all-new spin on King’s dark fantasy magnum opus that will keep even the most die-hard fans on their toes!

As King’s saga moves into the second volume, The Drawing of the Three, the action shifts from the dusty plains of Mid-World to the mean streets of New York City! Fans will meet Eddie Dean – an innocent child who grows into a troubled young man with a powerful gift: the ability to unlock doors to other realms. But forces conspire against Eddie – and he must overcome his inner demons if he is to rise up and challenge the Man in Black. Witness the story of a man on his path to destiny and the most important journey of his life

“This is the ‘All-New Marvel NOW’ version of The Dark Tower. We’re now refocusing our spotlight to explore the events that led to the formation of the Ka-Tet that aided the gunslinger Roland Deschain on his quest,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “But instead of encountering Eddie Dean later in his life, as you do in the novel, we zoom back to 1964 and meet him as a toddler, so while we are adapting the second novel, we’re also weaving together events in a new way that will surprise everyone who has already read the book. We’re ‘assembling the Avengers’ of the Dark Tower universe, but Robin Furth, Peter David, Piotr Kowalski and Nick Filardi are doing so in a way that you’ve never imagined.”

Filled with all the drama, pathos and horror you’ve come to expect from master storyteller Stephen King, no fan should miss out on The Dark Tower’s triumphant return to comics. Perfect for new and long-time fans, a bold new chapter begins in The Dark Tower: Drawing of The Three – The Prisoner #1 – on-sale September 3rd!

If you want to see more of the exciting first issue? Head over to StephenKing.com for an exclusive, extended preview!

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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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Books To Benefit Announces Faithful: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition By Stewart O’Nan & Stephen King

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Early in 2004, two writers and Red Sox fans, Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King, decided to chronicle the upcoming season, one of the most hotly anticipated in baseball history. They would sit together at Fenway. They would exchange emails. They would write about the games. As it happened, they would also witness the greatest comeback ever in sports and the first Red Sox championship in eighty-six years. What began as a Sox-filled summer like any other became a fan’s notes for the ages. And now, ten years later, this special edition will allow fans everywhere to relive that magical season one more time.

Faithful: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition is the debut title from Books to Benefit, a new specialty press that works with bestselling authors to publish collectible Limited Edition books to raise funds and awareness for good causes.

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A minimum of thirty percent of the retail price from this special edition will be donated to The Haven Foundation and to organizations that promote cancer care and research. The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists. The authors also support cancer care and research organizations such as The Jimmy Fund in Boston, Massachusetts. You can donate directly to The Haven Foundation via their website and to The Jimmy Fund via their website.

Limitation Information:

- Slipcased Deluxe Hardcover Gift Edition: Limited to a one-time printing of only 1,500 copies printed on a high quality acid free paper stock and featuring a fine Smyth-sewn binding, two-color printing throughout the book, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, illustrated endpapers, and housed in a deluxe slipcase featuring two-color hot foil stamping ($85)

- Signed & Traycased Deluxe Hardcover Limited Edition: Limited to a one-time printing of only 448 hand-numbered copies personally signed by Stewart O’Nan, printed on a high quality acid free paper stock and featuring a fine Smyth-sewn binding, two-color printing throughout the book, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, illustrated endpapers, and housed in a custom deluxe traycase featuring two-color hot foil stamping ($225)

- Signed & Traycased Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition: Limited to a one-time printing of only 52 hand-lettered copies signed by Stewart O’Nan, printed on a high quality acid free paper stock and featuring a hand-bound “three piece” binding with a special Japanese book cloth and a fine leather, two-color printing throughout the book, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, imported French marbled endpapers, and housed in a deluxe hand-made custom traycase featuring two-color hot foil stamping ($750)

For more information about this very special Fall publcation please go to: http://www.bookstobenefit.net

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Marvel & Stephen King Unveil A First Look At The Next Chapter In The Dark Tower Epic

Marvel, in collaboration with Stephen King, is excited to release a first look at color art of the newest chapter in the Dark Tower series – Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three – The Prisoner # 1. Beginning in September 2014, New York Times Best-Selling writers Peter David & Robin Furth along with critically acclaimed artist Piotr Kowalski and colorist Nick Filardi bring the action from Mid-World to our world as the epic series returns!

Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three – The Prisoner marks another milestone for the graphic fiction sensation that’s captivated fans worldwide as the saga moves to the second volume of King’s magnum opus. And as the action shifts from the dusty plains of Mid-World to the mean streets of New York City – old and new fans alike will experience the rich and vibrant world of The Dark Tower in new and interesting ways.

As this tale of urban crime opens, you’ll meet Eddie Dean as an innocent child who grows into a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds. Can he survive family tragedy, a haunting addiction, and the deadly forces that conspire to stop him from challenging the Man in Black? Eddie faces trials and tribulations at every turn – and the badlands of Mid-World can’t hold a candle to the dangers of Brooklyn in the 1960s! Witness the story of a young man on the path to an unlikely destiny and the most important journey of his life.

“The artistic team of Piotr Kowalski and Nick Filardi will take you on a bone-chilling visual journey into the depths of one man’s soul,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “Crafted to satisfy even the most experienced constant reader, but also created to be completely accessible for new readers, this series delivers all the drama, pathos, humor, and horror you’ve come to expect from master storyteller Stephen King.”

 A bold new chapter begins as the landmark series makes its historic return to comic shops this September in Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three – The Prisoner # 1on sale September 3, 2014.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Detours Edited By Brian Freeman Featuring Stories By Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub & Owen King

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Cemetery Dance announces Detours edited by Brian Freeman featuring stories by Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O’Nan and Owen King!

The book features artwork by Mark Edward Geyer, Donn Albright, Erin S. Wells, Glenn Chadbourne, Will Renfro, Jill Bauman, Chris Odgers, Steve Gilberts, Alex McVey and Keith Minnion with cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin.

Both editions are signed by the editor and the artists, and there are no other editions planned at this time.

About the Book:

Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book’s origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.

Collected here together for the first time are detours by Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O’Nan, and Owen King.

Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.

Table of Contents:

“Introduction” by Brian James Freeman

“Memory” by Stephen King

“When I was Twenty-four and Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” by Dean Koontz

“Peter and PTR: Two Deleted Prefaces and an Introduction” by Peter Straub

“An Abandoned Fragment” by Ray Bradbury

“The Hunt” by Kelley Armstrong

“Winter Takes All” by Michael Koryta

“Dead Image” by David Morrell

“The Curious Odyssey of James Deacon (AKA James Dean)”/ “Where Darkness is the Only Light” by David Morrell

“Spares: The Missing First Chapter” by Michael Marshall Smith

“The Straw Men: Excerpt from Ch. 29, First Draft” by Michael Marshall

“Ash Wednesday: The Missing Chapter” by Chet Williamson

“Lost Chapter From the First Draft of Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite

“The Ghost Ship: An Unfinished Manuscript” by Stewart O’Nan

“If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty’s Own Story of The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty

“The Curator” by Owen King

“A Night’s Work” by Clive Barker

Published in two states:

- Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of just 1000 copies signed by the editor and the artists, bound in full-cloth, and Smyth sewn ($50)

- Deluxe Lettered Edition of just 52 copies signed by the editor and the artists, bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, and featuring a full color frontispiece ($300)

For more information please click HERE.

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August 2014 Issue of Esquire Magazine To Feature New Stephen King Short Story, ‘That Bus Is Another World’

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The August 2014 edition of Esquire magazine will feature a new Stephen King short story entitled ‘That Bus Is Another World’ and the 3 page story is described as follows:

“What does it take to distract a man from being late for the interview of his life? Something evil.”

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Stephen King Isn’t Afraid of The Big Bad Adaptation

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The prolific and frequently adapted writer Stephen King has written an episode of CBS’ Under the Dome, but the series still diverges greatly from his original novel. As far as King is concerned, that’s part of the thrill of adaptation.

At 66, King is no stranger to adaptation: His novels have gotten the big-screen treatment time and again over the past several decades, from classics like 1976’s Carrie and 1980’s The Shining to more modern fare like 2007’s The Mist and the 2013 adaptation of Carrie. A film adaptation of King’s novel Cell, with a screenplay co-written by King, is due next year, and there is talk of new versions of It and The Stand, both of which already had TV miniseries adaptations.

But Under the Dome presents a unique challenge to King, who is more directly involved with the production than he has been with most other adaptations of his work. The way he explained it, that’s a mixed blessing.

Read more HERE.

Season 2 of Under the Dome premieres June 30 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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StephenKing.com Reveals The Cover of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #2

StephenKing.com revealed the cover of Marvel’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #2. Check out the artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco below.

Coming September 17, 2014 The Drawing of the Three: The Prisoner#2 features scheming mobsters and sinister low men making their moves to corrupt the good that lies within eight-year old Eddie Dean and his troubled older brother Henry. The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner is a comic book adaptation based on the novel by Stephen King.

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