Required Reading, Gallery1988’s show in partnership with Skylight Books, will open on Friday December 6, 2013 at G1988 (West). All of the prints were inspired by literature. The show opens at 7PM. The exhibition will run until December 22, 2013.
Required Reading, Gallery1988’s show in partnership with Skylight Books, will open on Friday December 6, 2013 at G1988 (West). All of the prints were inspired by literature. The show opens at 7PM. The exhibition will run until December 22, 2013.
Everyone’s favorite Christmas monster has a wonderful, awful idea in this menacing but festive giclee by Jason Edmiston. Now on sale for the month of December, The Grinch print measures 13″ x 17” and costs $25.
You can order it HERE.
The Grinch by Jason Edmiston
13″ x 17″ Giclee
Signed and numbered
Edition of 100
This coming Black Friday MONDO will be premiering their newest MONDO Poster Book Volume IV. They will also be selling a few items that previously premiered at this year’s Thought Bubble in the UK, and the Halloween 35 Years of Terror convention in Los Angeles.
For those unfamiliar with the Poster Books, they are composed of scratch and dent, otherwise unsellable posters that are hand assembled and bound in leather. The fourth volume, “Smoking Kills”, is an edition of 100 and features a silver foil inlay by We Buy Your Kids.
MONDO will also have a brand new poster in our Marvel Comics license for Venom by Randy Ortiz.
From the Halloween 35 Years of Terror convention, MONDO is selling the remaining copies of Jock’s Halloween regular edition and the Halloween soundtrack variant with alternate artwork and transparent orange vinyl with black splatter. You can see photos of this pressing HERE. It is out of an edition of 1,000 copies and only a few remain.
From Thought Bubble 2013, MONDO will be selilng The Fly by Drew Millward and the poster company is premiering the regular editions of Dr. Manhattan by Kevin Tong and Sightseers by Olly Moss.
Last but not least, MONDO will be selling a giclee version of Jason Edmiston’s amazing Lost Boys painting from his Rogues Gallery show. You can see photos of the posters HERE.
Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. The book, vinyl and posters will be available online at random times between 10AM and 12PM CST on Black Friday, November 29th.
MONDO Poster Book Volume IV titled “Smoking Kills”. Cover design by We Buy Your Kids. 9″x12″ leather bound, hardcover scratch and dent poster book. Embossed design with silver inlay. Assembled by hand. Hand numbered. Edition of 100. $200
Venom poster by Randy Ortiz. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. $50
Halloween poster by Jock. 18″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 350. $45
MONDO Halloween Soundtrack. Original music by John Carpenter. Packaging design by Phantom City Creative. 2XLP in deluxe gatefold jacket pressed on 180 gram orange vinyl with black splatter. $30
Dr. Manhattan poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. $45
Sightseers poster by Olly Moss. 16″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. $50
The Fly poster by Drew Millward. 18″x34″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. $40
Lost Boys poster by Jason Edmiston. 12″x16″ giclee. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. $50
StephenKing.com believes it’s best to give and receive. So enter the Doctor Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes and capture the true essence of the season. 20 people will be chosen at random to receive a hardcover and an audiobook edition of Doctor Sleep—one to keep and one to give away—in addition to two promotional sleep masks.
160 additional runners-up will be chosen to receive a promotional sleep mask. The Doctor Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes runs Tuesday, November 26th at 9am EST through Tuesday, December 3rd at 8:59am EST.
Enter HERE. Happy Holidays and good luck!
The scene will forever be emblazoned in your mind, and now you can have it commemorated as well. The Under The Dome Snow Globe ($50) based on the hit CBS series features the halved cow with the barn, the new home of the mini-dome, in the background. Give the snow glove a shake and pink stars start falling down around it.
This would make a perfect gift for the Stephen King fan on your Holiday shopping list!
Dimensions: W: 3.9″ H: 4.7″ Globe: 4”
Josh Boone will adapt Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story for the big screen.
Lisey’s Story follows the story of Lisey Landon, the widow of famous novelist Scott Landon, as she recalls the life of her husband as she is being stalked and terrorized by one of her husband’s fans.
Not only did Stephen King appear in Boone’s directorial debut Stuck In Love, but Boone also revealed a very interesting backstory to how he become known to the writer:
“I wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King. I had to rip the covers off of Christian books and glue them to Stephen King books, so that I could read them. I remember reading The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and I hid the book in the box springs under my bed, and my mom found it and burned it in the fireplace. I wrote him a letter when I was 12, just to tell him how much I loved his books and how much I wanted to be a writer when I grew up and that he was my idol. I sent him a couple books, hoping that he’d sign them. I came home from school one day and my dad said, “There’s a box here from Stephen King.” He had written me this beautiful letter in the front covers of each of the books. My parents were just so moved by the generosity, that he was willing to take the time to do that, that they lifted the Stephen King ban.“
Josh Boone will start adapting the project after filming finishes for The Fault In Our Stars.
It was December 1988: George Bush had just defeated Michael Dukakis in the Presidential Election. Pitcher Orel Hershiser and the Los Angeles Dodgers had beaten the Oakland A’s in five games to win the World Series. People were waiting in line at movie theaters to watch Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. Tom Clancy’s The Cardinal of the Kremlin and Anne Rice’s The Queen of the Damned were atop the bestseller lists. The most acclaimed genre books of the year were Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs and Peter Straub’s Koko.
And twenty-two year old college student Richard Chizmar had just published the premiere issue of a horror magazine named Cemetery Dance.
Twenty-five years later, there have been seventy issues of Cemetery Dance magazine. There have been more than 275 signed Limited Edition hardcovers in the Cemetery Dance book line. There have been awards including the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Critics Guild Award, and the HWA Board of Trustees Excellence in Specialty Press Publishing Award, as well as nominations for the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, and the Bram Stoker Award, just to name a few.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of that premiere issue of Cemetery Dance, the publisher is proud to announce Turn Down the Lights, an anthology of authors who helped make the magazine what it is today. These original horror stories by Stephen King, Norman Partridge, Jack Ketchum, Brian James Freeman, Bentley Little, Ed Gorman, Ronald Kelly, Steve Rasnic Tem, Clive Barker, and Peter Straub capture the genuine love of the genre that pushes Cemetery Dance Publications forward year after year.
Table of Contents:
“Turn Down the Lights…” an introduction by Richard Chizmar
“Summer Thunder” by Stephen King
“Incarnadine” by Norman Partridge
“The Western Dead” by Jack Ketchum
“An Instant Eternity” by Brian James Freeman
“In the Room” by Bentley Little
“Flying Solo” by Ed Gorman
“The Outhouse” by Ronald Kelly
“Lookie Loo” by Steve Rasnic Tem
“Dollie” by Clive Barker
“The Collected Short Stories of Freddie Prothero” by Peter Straub
Afterword by Thomas F. Monteleone
Artists for the Artist Edition and Lettered Edition:
“Summer Thunder” by Stephen King — Mark Geyer
“Incarnadine” by Norman Partridge — Steven C. Gilberts
“The Western Dead” by Jack Ketchum — Will Renfro
“An Instant Eternity” by Brian James Freeman — GAK
“In the Room” by Bentley Little — Erin S. Wells
“Flying Solo” by Ed Gorman — Keith Minnion
“The Outhouse” by Ronald Kelly — Jill Bauman
“Lookie Loo” by Steve Rasnic Tem — Glenn Chadbourne
“Dollie” by Clive Barker — Chad Savage
“The Collected Short Stories of Freddie Prothero” by Peter Straub — Alan M. Clark
To be published in three states including a trade hardcover for general readers (shipping in December) and two special hardcover editions for serious collectors (shipping in 2014), but there are no other versions planned at this time!
- First Edition, First Printing Trade Hardcover Edition ($35)
- Slipcased Artist Edition of just 1000 copies signed by the editor and the artists, featuring ten interior illustrations not available in the trade hardcover edition, bound in a deluxe material and Smyth sewn ($75)
- Deluxe Traycased Lettered Edition of just 52 copies signed by the editor and artists, housed in a deluxe traycase with a magnetic clasp, and bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker, French marbled endpapers, and additional full-color artwork ($750)
To order the books, please click HERE.
Mr. Mercedes is an upcoming novel by Stephen King that the prolific author calls his first hard-boiled detective book. Scheduled for publication by Scribner on June 3, 2014, King shared the following about the book:
“I’m writing a crime novel about a retired policeman being taunted by a murderer with a working title Mr. Mercedes.”
The book was inspired by a true event about a woman driving her car into a McDonald’s restaurant. Originally meant to be a short story the tale grew into a 500 page suspense novel about a deranged terrorist with a bomb. King said he began writing the tome before the Boston Marathon bombing.
In an interview with Parade, published May 26, 2013, the author confirmed that the novel was “more or less” completed.
As soon as the writer Joe Hill began appearing in public, it quickly became clear that he looks an awful lot like that other Maine horror writer, his dad – Stephen King.
In order to blaze his own trail, Joe decided to drop the “King” from his name. In the years following this bold move, Hill has published a book of short stories, multiple novels, an award winning comic book series and we will soon be seeing a big screen adaptation of his book Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as the demon in suburbia.
Joe took a few minutes to chat with Maine Magazine and you can read the interview HERE.
Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products ($28) is a new book by Leander Kahney about Joanthan Ive, the long-serving Apple designer who designed many iconic products including the iMac, iPod, and iPhone. Author Leander Kahney previously wrote Inside Steve’s Brain and is the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac.
Jony Ive’s designs have not only made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world; they’ve overturned entire industries, from music and mobile phones to PCs and tablets. But for someone who has changed the world as much as he has, little is widely known about Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design. Unlike his former boss and creative partner Steve Jobs, Ive shuns the spotlight. Naturally shy and soft-spoken, he lets his work speak for itself and concerns himself only with his craft. In the first book to focus on Ive, Leander Kahney offers a rigorous and systematic examination of a remarkably creative career and provides insight into the principles underlying Ive’s success.
Under The Dome, television’s #1 summer series in viewers and key demographics, will return in summer 2014 with 13 new episodes, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.
Stephen King, whose bestselling novel is the basis for the series, will write the premiere episode of the second season.
“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season,” said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.
Under The Dome is a serialized drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name. It tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.
Amazon today introduced Kindle MatchBook, a new benefit that gives customers the option to buy—for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free—the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from Amazon.
Print purchases all the way back to 1995—when Amazon first opened its online bookstore—will qualify once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook. Over 10,000 books will already be available when Kindle MatchBook launches on October 30, 2013, including best sellers like I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, with many more titles to be added over time. Customers can learn more by visiting www.amazon.com/kindlematchbook.
Bundling print and digital has been one of the most requested features from customers. With Kindle MatchBook, they can keep their favorite book on their shelf, and have a copy in their digital library for reading, perhaps re-reading it with features like X-Ray and Popular Highlights.
Kindle MatchBook features include:
- Kindle editions at a great price: Amazon customers who purchase or have purchased qualifying print books can get the Kindle edition for prices that are typically $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.
- For book purchases dating back to 1995: Print purchases all the way back to 1995—when Amazon first opened its online bookstore—will qualify once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook.
- Easy discovery: Readers can easily look up their entire print book order history to discover which of their past purchases are enrolled in Kindle MatchBook.
- Popular Kindle-only features: As with regular purchases, Kindle MatchBook titles have unique features such as Whispersync, Popular Highlights, and X-Ray.
- Read anywhere capabilities: In addition to Amazon’s best-selling Kindle devices, customers can download a free Kindle reading app for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones, PC or Mac and start building their Kindle library today.
Kindle MatchBook will launch with books from Ray Bradbury, Michael Crichton, Blake Crouch, James Rollins, Jodi Picoult, Neil Gaiman, Marcus Sakey, Wally Lamb, Jo Nesbo, Neal Stephenson, and J.A. Jance, among others. In addition, Amazon Publishing will include all its titles in Kindle MatchBook. Authors and publishers using Kindle Direct Publishing can enroll their books in the program today by visiting http://kdp.amazon.com.
The release of the newest version of Carrie offers a timely Halloween reminder that Stephen King has now brooded over our pop-culture landscape for 40 years. Both King’s debut novel (in 1974) and the first of a never-ending stream of King movie adaptations (in 1976), Carrie was most people’s introduction to the horror author’s world.
King’s novels and short stories are effective as movies and some of the world’s finest directors have filmed King stories. In fact, the best King movies often come from top-notch directors such as Brian De Palma, Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg and Frank Darabount.
TIME ranks 10 of the best Stephen King film adaptations and you can check them out HERE.
The list is as follows:
2. The Shining
3. The Dead Zone
4. Stand By Me
6. The Shawshank Redemption
7. Dolores Claiborne
8. Apt Pupil
9. Secret Window
10. The Mist
Filmmaker and horror aficionado Guillermo del Toro, the mind behind Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and this year’s Pacific Rim partnered with Penguin Classics to curate the Penguin Horror hardcover series, featuring his favorite horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal stories.
“To learn what we fear is to learn who we are,” del Toro wrote in his series introduction, an essay titled “Haunted Castles, Dark Mirrors: On the Penguin Horror Series.”
Designed and illustrated by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the neon ink covers highlight significant imagery from each.
The series includes: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Haunted Castles by Ray Russell (a Penguin Classics debut), Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and American Supernatural Tales with stories by Stephen King, Shirley Jackson and more.
Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle ($30), a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.
You’ll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces
The 280 page paperback book will be released on October 7, 2013.
Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning.
The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star Wars fans, authors, and artists coming together in a nationwide multi-publisher initiative. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman. Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America.
Official Star Wars Reads Day author events are already confirmed at these following locations.
View the complete listing of Star Wars Reads Day events.
Bookstores and libraries that would like to host their own Star Wars Reads Day event on October 5 can post their event details on the official Star Wars Reads Day Facebook page.
The New York Public Library (NYPL) today unveiled its first-ever list of the top 100 kids books of the last 100 years, curated by librarians, called “100 Great Children’s Books.” Marking the occasion, acclaimed children’s book creators Judy Blume and Eric Carle (who both appear on the list) participated in a panel discussion at the library’s Trustees Room and read from their popular works.
You can check out the list HERE.
In 1977, Stephen King already an established horror writer with works like Carrie and Salem’s Lot, saw the publication of The Shining, a wonderfully chilling tale about the terrors that are visited upon a family in a remote mountainside resort. The book got great reviews, was turned into a movie and mini-series, and cemented King’s reputation as a master of the genre.
A (very long) 36 years later, King has returned to the terrifying world of The Shining in a highly-anticipated sequel, Doctor Sleep. The novel revisits Danny Torrance — the psychically-gifted five-year-old who went up against the ghostly residents of the Overlook Hotel is now a middle-aged orderly in a nursing home. Trouble comes calling in the form of a traveling clan of psychic, vampiric creatures — it’s the sort of scary tale that’ll leave us sleeping with the lights on at night and waxing nostalgic for its predecessor come dawn.
As Jud Crandall advised in Pet Sematary, “Sometimes dead is better,” but sometimes a story’s just too good to leave buried. With that in mind, TIME suggests 10 King classics just waiting for a sequel. Check out the list HERE.
In collaboration with publishers Albin Michel and Heyne/Random House, Stephen King will be making his first official visit to France and Germany in November, including events for the public in both locations.
For more information, including tour dates and locations and ticket purchasing links please visit HERE.
The Cemetery Dance Collectors Club is back!
Members Receive a free signed Limited Edition, a brand new exclusive “Short Story” T-Shirt, an exclusive signed limited edition chapbook by Richard Chizmar, an exclusive Halloween poster by Alan M. Clark, a Stephen King art mouse pad, a Cemetery Dance collectible keychain, exclusive discounts and advance notice on new CD books and other perks not available to the general public.
Plus members will receive the only signed Limited Edition of A Good Story and Good Words: The Many Worlds of Stephen King by Kevin Quigley, a groundbreaking new look into the works of Stephen King.
Cemetery Dance will offer these memberships for $119 for a limited time only and then they’re gone for good, so place your order today or you might miss out!
For more information please click HERE.
Ever wonder what happened to Danny Torrance from The Shining? Stephen King did with Doctor Sleep (out on September 24th) he brings us a new chapter in Danny’s story 36 years later.
The September 13th issue of Entertainment Weekly includes an exclusive excerpt of Doctor Sleep on pages 43-47 of the print edition.
Coming August 27th, Scholastic will release this special edition boxed set of J. K. Rowling’s seven bestselling Harry Potter books ($100).
The box itself is beautifully designed with new artwork by Kazu Kibuishi, and the books create a gorgeous, magical vista when the spines are lined up together.
The Harry Potter series has been hailed as “one for the ages” by Stephen King and “a spellbinding saga” by USA Today. Now is your chance to give this set to a reader who is ready to embark on the series that has changed so many young readers’ lives.
This is the perfect gift for collectors and new readers alike!
Forbes’ just released this list of the world’s highest-paid authors. The top 10 are as follows. Click HERE to see more.
1. E.L. James: $95 million
In addition to record sales from her sultry Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (bolstered by strong e-book sales), James earned an extra $5 million for the movie rights to the book, Forbes says. The film is slated to release in 2014.
2. James Patterson: $91 million
The prolific thriller author can boast that one out of every 17 hardcover books sold in the U.S. bears his name. Part of his secret to success? Releasing around 10 new books a year—often with the help of cowriters. When collaborating on a book, Patterson creates an outline, a cowriter does the first draft, and he finishes up with whatever other drafts are necessary. “Some people can’t get past the word cowriter,’’ Patterson told Parade last year. “Lots of shows and movies are written by teams, so it’s not such a strange thing.” But the Maximum Ride and Alex Cross author is no laggard: “I write seven days a week,” he said.
3. Suzanne Collins: $55 million
Her Hunger Games series was already popular before the film starring Jennifer Lawrence became a sensation. But now, the former children’s television writer has reached the “Olympian heights of J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer,” Forbes writes.
4. Bill O’Reilly: $28 million
Who knew the Fox News pundit had become such a successful writer? His nonfiction books Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy soared to the top of best seller lists, and Forbes predicts his next, Killing Jesus, could be even bigger.
5. Danielle Steel: $26 million
The romance novelist publishes an average of more than three books per year, totaling more than 600 million copies.
6. Jeff Kinney: $24 million
Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is one of the most popular kids’ titles in recent memory. Plus, there have been three movie versions adapted from the books.
7. Janet Evanovich: $24 million
The writer made her millions thanks to the New York Times bestselling Stephanie Plum detective series, as well as twelve romance novels and the Alexandra Barnaby books and graphic novels.
8. Nora Roberts: $23 million
The longtime romance novelist has become “the queen of the e-book,” Forbes writes, with the 3.2 million digital copies sold in 2012 (she’s second only to E.L. James).
9. Dan Brown: $22 million
Though Inferno, Brown’s latest Robert Langdon novel, didn’t reach the kind of success The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol achieved, it was still the best-selling book of the first half of 2013.
10. Stephen King: $20 million
The master storyteller has written best sellers and literary fiction that have made the leap to film, TV, and the stage. Still, he says it’s not the monetary rewards that keep him writing. “The major job is still to entertain people,” he told Parade in May. “That’s what we’re supposed to do—writers, filmmakers, all of us.”
When I got home from from Comic Con, I decided to sell my prized Drew Struzan Frankenstein print which will be replaced by Struzan’s Dark Tower (I am a HUGE Stephen King fan) and also got rid of my Martin Ansin Dracula. Tears were shed but I made a few bucks. I got the chance to meet Drew at the Con and talk to him for a few minutes. He’s a humble, gentle man. I only had a minute or so to thank him for creating the iconic images that made me want to rush to the theater and see “that movie”.
In their place I now have a Francesco Francavilla Universal Monster corner and a lovely 1966 Batman print by Tom Whalen. I love both artist’s work.
In San Diego a friend of mine at Mattel hooked me up with the oversized 1966 Batmobile with the Batman and Robin figures. (Someday hope to get the Hot Toys one at SDCC – freakin’ amazing!!!!). The Mattel Batmobile was an SDCC Exclusive and will be at Toys R Us later this year.
A Company called 3D Light FX sent me this light up Iron Man mask and decal that makes it look like Ol’ Shellhead is busting through your room.
I was able to get some back issues of Sandman graphic novels to round out my collection (yes Comic Con actually has comics if you look hard enough). I am only missing one book now, Season of Mists. I’m eagerly anticipating Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Overture in October!
Finally, I have been hunting for these two Marvel Origin books for years. I had them when I was 10 years old and read them until they fell apart. I looked and looked at SDCC but they were too expensive or in rough condition. My best friend found them both at the Bud Plant booth for $145 – first print hardcovers in mint condition. Heart racing, I quickly snatched them up and then had Stan “The Man” Lee sign both! They will be keepsakes forever. Again, thanks Don!
So, that’s it for now until I hit up D23 Expo next week and see what I can bring home for my walls and shelves.
With five novelists in the family, four of whom have books out this year, the King clan has become a dynasty of storytellers.
As kids, Naomi King, Joe Hill, and Owen King passed the time by reading books out loud to their father and each other, discussing literature, critiquing each other’s work, and playing storytelling games.
This New York Times Magazine cover story takes a look at each member of the King family individually, Read it HERE.
The Kings in 1979. Clockwise from top left: Tabitha, Owen, Stephen, Naomi and Joe.
The Kings in April 1981, posing for People magazine. Clockwise from top left: Naomi, Tabitha, Stephen, Joe and Owen.