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Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors Due On May 24, 2016


Justin Cronin’s best-selling Passage trilogy is nearing its end, with The City of Mirrors slated for release on May 24, 2016 — four years after the release of The Twelve, the trilogy’s second installment.

Ridley Scott’s production company optioned the trilogy for film for a $1.75 million. Get the latest news about Justin Cronin HERE.

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11.22.63 Teaser Trailer: James Franco Stars In The Stephen King Series


Hulu Original series 11.22.63 has debuted its first teaser trailer! It follows high school history teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) as he travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed.


The series also stars Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber.


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The nine-hour limited event series based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King premieres Presidents Day, February 15, 2016, on Hulu. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award-winning Director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Black Sea) directs and executive produces the first two hours.

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Amazon Opens A Physical Bookstore In Seattle


Amazon got its start as an online bookseller, and now — over 20 years later — it’s decided to sell books the old-fashioned way. On Tuesday, Amazon will open a store in Seattle called Amazon Books. Not only is it one of Amazon’s first physical locations, but it’s also Amazon’s first physical bookstore. Amazon says that it won’t entirely be doing things like a traditional store, however; it’ll be relying on Amazon.com data — including customer ratings, sales totals, and Goodread’s popularity — to decide which books to stock. Curators will have some say, too.

In addition to selling books, Amazon is also going to be putting its devices on display. Visitors will be able to try Kindles, the Echo, the Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.

The store is located in Seattle’s University Village and will be open seven days a week, except for holidays. Amazon says that this is a permanent location — not just a pop-up shop.

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Stephen King On Good Morning America


Stephen King appeared on Good Morning America this morning to promote his new book, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Check out the interview below.

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Star Wars Art: Posters Limited Edition


This deluxe, 244-page edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality gicle prints by Howard Chaykin, Tom Jung, Roger Kastel, Drew Struzan, and Boris Vallejo, as well as 40 exclusive artworks. Featuring foil-stamped, real-cloth binding and housed in a lush clamshell case, this edition is limited to 325 copies.


Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jung’s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies. The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.

 Star Wars Art: Posters Limited Edition can be purchased HERE for $400.

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Stephen King, Not Just The Guy Who Makes Monsters


There’s a story Stephen King can’t resist telling. He was shopping for cinnamon buns and potato chips one day when a woman approached him. She told him that she didn’t care for horror stories like the ones he wrote, and preferred uplifting stories, like “The Shawshank Redemption.” When Mr. King told her he wrote that, too, she didn’t believe him.

If there are any lingering doubts about Mr. King’s stylistic range, they should be put to rest by his new collection, “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” which features 20 stories that seem to touch on every genre imaginable, except for romance. There are crime and horror stories, a narrative poem and a grim western, along with realistic stories about marriage, aging and substance abuse.


The collection also functions as a companion of sorts to his 2000 book “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.” In his new book, Mr. King introduces each story, describing how he got the idea and what inspired him. The catalyst for one, “The Dune,” about a sand dune where the names of people who are about to die appear, came to him all at once when he was walking his dog on a beach in Florida. Others came from equally unlikely sources: a glimpse of a woman sitting on a bus, losing a bet with his son, eating lunch with his wife at Applebee’s and seeing a man cutting up his older dining companion’s steak. Another, “The Little Green God of Agony,” was drawn from his near-fatal road accident in 1999 and his long recovery.

“When readers come to a short story or a novel, the writer disappears completely, and that should be the case in the story, but it’s sort of fun to be able to talk about where the story came from,” Mr. King said. “It was a pleasure to talk about the craft again.”

In a telephone interview with the New York Times, Mr. King spoke about what scares him, why he’d like to be known for more than horror stories and why he has vivid dreams when he’s not writing. Click HERE to read the interview.

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Disney Movie Posters: From Steamboat Willie To Inside Out


Anyone who has ever seen a Disney movie knows that the iconic images are beautifully conveyed via the magnificent posters. The tone of the movie and the full range of emotions we experience in seeing the film are often captured in a single poster. After having seen and experienced a wonderful Disney motion picture, the mere sight of the poster can bring back the feelings of having taken the journey by watiching the film. Disney Movie Posters is a tribute to those posters, which tell the story both before and after we see the movie.

Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the motion picture process since Disney began making motion pictures. Not only are they eye-catching pieces of artwork, they are also designed to entice the movie-going audience. From Steamboat Willie, to Frozen and countless movies in between, Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the films themselves. Disney shorts, animated movies, live action movies and Pixar movies can be remembered and honored by the posters that so efficently capture the magic of the film.

The 150 page hardcover book can be ordered HERE.

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Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook


In honor of Home Alone’s 25th anniversary, Quirk Books is publishing Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook: a re-imagination of the story as an endearing Christmas fable. Featuring engaging illustrations by Kim Smith, the book is sure to enchant readers both young and old. In its colorful pages, readers will encounter bumbling burglars, brilliant bobby traps, and Kevin’s ability to fend for himself. Complete with famous lines like “I made my family disappear!” and scenes of Kevin screaming after trying his dad’s aftershave lotion, Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook offers all the fun of the original movie in a darling hardcover package whose read-aloud story teaches lessons about responsibility and the importance of family.

With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and other Christmas storybook classics.

Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook ($18.95) will be released on October 20, 2015.

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Spy vs. Spy: An Explosive Celebration


MAD’s newest book, Spy vs. Spy: An Explosive Celebration, is on sale this week! This 224-page hardcover features 150 of Spy vs. Spy’s most memorable adventures, presented for the first time in blazing full color!

Also inside:

– Foreword by Lewis Black
– Sergio Aragonés’ heartfelt graphic memoir of the Spies’ creator, Antonio Prohias
– A top-secret dossier of Spy vs. Spy trivia and stats
– An appreciation of current Spy vs. Spy cartoonist Peter Kuper, with a selection of his greatest strips
– 10 all-new and 5 classic posters by these noted graphic artists:

Orlando Arocena
Peter Bagge
Tom Bunk
André Carrilho
Darwyn Cooke
Evan Dorkin
Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez
Jim Lee
Hermann Mejia
Tony Millionaire
Nathan Sawaya
Yuko Shimizu
Bill Sienkiewicz
Bob Staake
Rich Webber

This MAD-dening anthology is perfect for longtime fans and first-time agent provocateurs! Check out the preview pages below, then go get your copy today — available everywhere books are sold!

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Majority of Stephen King’s Body of Work Acquired By Scribner/Simon & Schuster


In a landmark publishing agreement, Stephen King’s publisher of twenty years Scribner has acquired North American and Open Market print, e-book, and audio rights to almost the entirety of the bestselling author’s body of work. The 27 titles in the agreement include classic Stephen King novels such as: IT, Misery, Dolores Claiborne, Christine, Cujo, The Dead Zone, and Firestarter; the novella collections Different Seasons and  Four Past Midnight; and the first four volumes of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. E-book and e-audio editions of the acquired titles will be available from Scribner and Simon & Schuster Audio beginning on January 1, 2016. Print editions in trade and mass market paperback from the Scribner, Pocket Books, and Gallery imprints will follow. News of the agreement was announced today by Nan Graham, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Scribner and Stephen King’s editor.

“It’s a no-brainer, really,” said Stephen King. “Good publishing and good relationships equals happy writers and long shelf life. I know from experience that this group of people—at Scribner, at Pocket, at Simon & Schuster Audio, and throughout the company—values the work I do, and wants to find as many readers as possible for the books I write, both now and in the future. Trusting them with this large body of work is my pleasure. We are excellent allies and good friends.”

“Since we first began publishing Stephen King with Bag of Bones, he has continually challenged and inspired us, bringing to us new and exciting books of astonishing range and variety, that are each and every one an event for reader and publisher alike,” said Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc.  “So after nearly twenty years in which he has energized and touched nearly every part of our company, we well know and understand the strength and power of his backlist, and are simply overjoyed to have this rare opportunity to bring to Simon & Schuster this vibrant and vital catalog of Stephen’s earlier works.”

“As we are daily grateful to Scribner’s Max Perkins for F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, our successors will be grateful to us for Stephen King, whose books will get under the skin of readers long after we are gone,” said Nan Graham. “Scribner is honored and thrilled to have published Steve for two decades, to look forward to a future of publishing him, and to take on this magnificent backlist. In addition to being one of the greatest storytellers of all time, Stephen King is a stellar citizen of the book world. We love his writing. We love him.”

“For almost the entire course of my long career in publishing, Stephen King has been a towering feature of the international book publishing landscape,” said Susan Moldow, President of the Scribner Publishing Group. “Empires have risen and fallen, but Stephen King has continued to both dominate bestseller and year-end best-of lists. It is a joy beyond imagining to welcome these core titles to Scribner’s venerable backlist.”

“Pocket Books enthusiastically embraces adding these wonderful books to our existing King backlist program which continues to provide robust sales for all of our booksellers in paperback,” said Louise Burke, President of the Gallery Books Publishing Group.

“Stephen King’s support for the audiobook medium is unmatched by any author,” said Chris Lynch, President and Publisher, Simon & Schuster Audio.  “From his willingness to publish original audiobooks to his advocacy of the joys of listening to his occasional stints behind the microphone, Steve has been the perfect publishing partner from day one.  We are thrilled to expand that partnership.”

In the two decades since Scribner became Stephen King’s publisher, he has written many of his most critically-acclaimed books, from Lisey’s Story to On Writing, from the culmination of the Dark Tower series to Under the Dome and 11/22/63. In this time, he has also won numerous literary honors, from the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the National Medal of Arts, recently presented by President Obama. King’s audiobooks have won multiple Audie Awards, including Best Fiction wins for Doctor Sleep, Duma Key, and The Talisman and Audible Audiobook of the Year wins for 11/22/63 and Doctor Sleep.  Stephen King’s short story collection  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams will be published by Scribner on November 3, 2015.

Nan Graham negotiated the agreement on behalf of Scribner, Gallery/Pocket Books, and Simon & Schuster Audio with literary agent Chuck Verrill of Darhansoff & Verrill.

Scribner is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.  Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Books By Stephen King Acquired In Scribner/Simon & Schuster Agreement

1. Christine
3.Cycle of the Werewolf
4.The Dark Half
5.The Dead Zone
7.Different Seasons
8.Dolores Claiborne
9.The Eyes of the Dragon
11.Four Past Midnight
12.Gerald’s Game
15.Needful Things
16.Rose Madder
17.Skeleton Crew
18.The Tommyknockers
19.The Long Walk (writing as Richard Bachman)
20.Roadwork (writing as Richard Bachman)
21.The Running Man (writing as Richard Bachman)
22.Thinner (writing as Richard Bachman)
23.The Regulators (writing as Richard Bachman)
24.The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower series)
25.The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower series)
26.The Wastelands (The Dark Tower series)
27.Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower series)

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