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The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear From The Master of Horror By George Beahm

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In 1989, George Beahm’s Stephen King Companion appeared on the scene and became an instant hit with King fans. It was the go to bible of King information, packed with interviews, essays, inside information, rare photographs, and tantalizing trivia.

The Companion leaped onto the bestseller lists, was snapped up by the book clubs, and became known as an esential resource on King and his work.

The new, revised 320 page edition of The Stephen King Companion maintains the spirit of the original volume while updating it for this decade. It includes new material – articles, profiles, and interviews from such contributors as Clive Barker, leading King critic Michael R. Collings, and Stephen King Encyclopedia author Stephen J. Spignesi.

The first general interest book, resource guide, and reference work about the most popular novelist of our time.

From St. Martin’s Press, to be released on September 1, 2015, the third edition of The Stephen King Companion ($30). Profusely illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne and with numerous photographs, this will be George Beahm’s final word on all things Stephen King.

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Star Wars Art: A Poster Collection

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Star Wars Art: A Poster Collection is a sturdy paperback that houses 20 removable, frameable prints of the very best artwork from across the entire George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series.

Sixteen selections from Visions, Comics, Illustration, Concept, and Posters—including art by Jeffrey Brown, Philippe Druillet, Mike Mignola, Ralph McQuarrie, and Olly Moss—are joined by four newly commissioned artworks created specifically for this book by Max Dalton, Phantom City Creative, Tiny Kitten Teeth, and Jon Vermilyea. These high-quality, large-format, crease-free prints will be sure to transport Star Wars fans of all ages to a galaxy far, far away. . . .

The 42 pages softcover will be available on March 3, 2015 for $19.95.

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Stephen King’s Finders Keepers Full Cover Revealed

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Scribner has unveiled the full U.S. hardcover edition cover for Stephen King’s Finders Keepers.

Finders Keepers is the second book of the Mr. Mercedes trilogy. A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes Stephen introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

Here is the book’s synopsis:

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years”

Finders Keeps will be released on June 2, 2015.

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James Franco To Star In Stephen King’s 11/22/63 On Hulu

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James Franco is about to go streaming back into the past. The Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning “Interview” star has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s original series 11/22/63 adapted from Stephen King’s 2011 bestseller of the same name.

Franco, who also will serve as a producer on the nine-hour miniseries, will play the lead role of Epping in the time-travel Kennedy assassination thriller from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. TV.

In the story, Epping, a high-school English teacher, travels back in time to prevent President John F. Kennedy from being shot, but the mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, as Epping falls sway to the past, which resists change.

The project, which marks the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and WBTV, is described as “part thriller, part love story.” At the time of the series’ announcement, King commented, “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for longform, event-TV programming, 11/22/63 is it.”

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Darth Vader And Friends By Jeffrey Brown

 

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Jeffrey Brown’s Eisner Award-winning, New York Times bestselling Darth Vader series will release its fourth installment on April 28, 2015. Darth Vader and Friends continues Brown’s successful reimagining of the Star Wars story with Darth Vader parenting his twins, Luke and Leia. This installment explores Friendship in all its forms in the galaxy far, far away.

In this funny and sweet new 64 page hardcover book, Brown offers an intimate look at the friendships between best pals in the Star Wars universe, from Darth Vader and the Emperor to Leia and her Ewok pals, Han and Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2, the bounty hunters, and other favorite characters. Jealousy, birthday parties, lightsaber battles, sharing, intergalactic rebellion and more all come into play as Brown’s charming illustrations and humor irresistibly combine the adventures of our friends in a galaxy far, far away with everyday events closer to home.

Brown’s sweet take on the Star Wars story has been a success with hardcore Star Wars fans, who love all the deep geek nods he includes in his illustrations. Parents love how he incorporates everyday parenting challenges and accomplishments with a sci-fi twist. Comics fans, who have followed Jeffrey’s work for decades laud his ability to bring an indie sensibility to the Star Wars universe.

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Simon & Schuster Audio To Publish Exclusive Stephen King Short Story Drunken Fireworks On June 30, 2015

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Simon & Schuster Audio is thrilled to announce the publication of Drunken Fireworks, a brand new story from Stephen King. Drunken Fireworks will be released exclusively as an audiobook on June 30, 2015.

Drunken Fireworks will be released on CD and as a digital download before it is published as one of the short stories in King’s collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, coming from Simon & Schuster Audio and Scribner in November 2015.

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An Evening With Stephen King At The Manatee Performing Arts Center

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Stephen King spoke at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on Thursday January 29, 2015 in Bradenton, Florida. King’s appearance helped fund a new operating system for Manatee county’s Central Library.

“I’m a little bit puzzled by the success that I’ve had,” King told the crowd who had paid $200 and up for a seat at the Manatee Library Foundation’s annual author event.

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So popular was King with the local audience that tickets sold out in three weeks, raising $100,000 for the foundation.

King, who with his wife, Tabitha, spends four months of the year on Casey Key, is well known for his support of libraries, which played a crucial role in his childhood in Maine, where the Bookmobile opened up the world to him.

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Fans at the event took home pre-signed copies of “Revival.” Top sponsors, in the upper-level Northern Trust-sponsored reception, were able to meet him face to face as he did a quick tour through the room.

Below is a video of his appearance.

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The Official Scribner Cover Design For Stephen King’s Finders Keepers Released

The official Scribner cover design for Finders Keepers has been released.

Finders Keepers is an upcoming Stephen King novel set to be published on June 2, 2015. It is to be the second volume in a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges, following Mr. Mercedes. The book is about the murder of reclusive writer John Rothstein, his missing notebooks and the release of his killer from prison after 35 years.

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. “Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel. Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years. Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

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Great Showdowns: The Revenge Hardcover By Scott C.

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They’re back – with a grudge to settle! Following the bestselling first and second volumes, here’s an all-new collection of artist Scott C’s strangely good- natured confrontations between his favorite movie characters. These memorable moments of melee deserve to be celebrated — once more, with feeling! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting: Great Showdowns – The Revenge.

The 144 page hardcover will be released on October 6, 2015 and retail for $14.95.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Salem’s Lot: The Deluxe Special Edition By Stephen King

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Cemetery Dance announces Salem’s Lot: The Deluxe Special Edition by Stephen King featuring a collectible limited one time printing with an introduction by Stephen King, an afterword by Clive Barker, color paintings by David Palumbo, and special bonus features including deleted scenes and a map of the town by Glenn Chadbourne!

Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:

- An introduction by Stephen King
- An afterword by Clive Barker
- Many deleted scenes that were cut from the original manuscript
- Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
- Printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
- Epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by David Palumbo
- A different full color dust jacket for the Numbered Artist Edition painted by David Palumbo
- Full color interior paintings by David Palumbo
- Interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
- An original map of the town drawn by Glenn Chadbourne exclusively for this special edition
- Signature sheet artwork for all three editions by Glenn Chadbourne
- High-quality endpapers and fine bindings
- An exclusive reproduction of the first reader’s letter to point out the Father “Cody” error and several internal memos from Doubleday about changing the pricing after the first edition of the book was already printed
- Extremely collectible print run

Published in three states:

Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 3,000 copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and embossed endpapers; and featuring a unique black-and-white limitation page with artwork by Glenn Chadbourne ($95)

Traycased Oversized Hardcover Numbered Artist Edition signed by the artist and limited to only 750 hand-numbered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a different fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and full color illustrated endpapers; a full-color signature sheet signed by the artists and featuring artwork by Glenn Chadbourne; and housed in a traycase ($250)

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Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Lettered Edition signed by the artist and limited to 52 hand-lettered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound in two different fine materials in a hand-made three piece binding featuring spine hubs, gilded page edges, two color hot foil stamping, and full color illustrated endpapers; a different full color signature sheet signed by the artists and featuring artwork by Glenn Chadbourne; and housed in a unique “three piece” traycase ($1250)

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