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Cemetery Dance To Publish Six Volume Set of Special Collectible Editions of Stephen King’s Doubleday Books Beginning With Carrie

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Specialty Publisher Cemetery Dance has signed an exclusive deal to produce a six volume set of special collectible editions of Stephen King’s early books that were originally published by Doubleday back in the 1970s and early 1980s! These books are Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Night Shift, The Stand, and Pet Sematary, six classics of the horror genre and all-time Stephen King fan favorites!

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These special editions will be beautiful and oversized volumes like CD published for From a Buick 8, It, Doctor Sleep, and many other King books over the years.

The first title in this special six volume set is Carrie, which will be published later this year and is available for preorder immediately. Other volumes in this series will follow approximately every six months after that and several acclaimed artists are already creating stunning art for these books. These special editions will feature exclusive bonus features such as introductions, afterwords, artwork, and even deleted material in some cases.

Strong demand for these special editions of Stephen King’s extraordinarily popular early books is expected, and collectors who preorder Carrie directly from us will be the first collectors offered the opportunity to order the next volume before the general public.

Carrie: The Deluxe Special Edition (Volume One in the “Doubleday Years” Collection by Stephen King will feature full-color wrap-around artwork by Tomislav Tikulin and six full-color interior paintings printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book!

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About the Book:

Carrie was the odd one at school; the one whose reflexes were always off in games, whose clothes never really fit, who never got the point of a joke. And so she became the joke, the brunt of teenaged cruelties that puzzled her as much as they wounded her.

There was hardly any comfort in playing her private game, because like so many things in Carrie’s life, it was sinful. Or so her mother said. Carrie could make things move—by concentrating on them, by willing them to move. Small things, like marbles, would start dancing. Or a candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her game, her power, her sin, firmly repressed like everything else about Carrie.

One act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious jokes of her classmates, offered Carrie a new look at herself the fateful night of her senior prom. But another act of furious cruelty forever changed things and turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction.

She made a lighted candle fall, and she locked the doors…

Special Features Exclusive to this Deluxe Special Edition:

- An introduction by Stephen King detailing why he wrote the book
- A lengthy afterword by Tabitha King discussing the book’s unbridled exploration of adolescent terror, sexuality, and the unknown
- 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 Tomislav Tikulin
- A different full-color dust jacket for the Artist Edition painted by Tomislav Tikulin
- Six full-color interior paintings by Tomislav Tikulin
- Interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
- High-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all editions
- Full-page reproduction of the telegram Doubleday editor Bill Thompson sent Stephen King to announce the publisher was buying the book
- Extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the tens of millions of copies of this novel you’ve seen in bookstores over the last 40 years!

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 ($85)

- Traycased Oversized Hardcover 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 different embossed endpapers; featuring a full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our previous Stephen King traycased editions ($225)

- 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 imported hand-marbled endpapers; featuring a different full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our Legacies Lettered Edition ($1000)

For more information, please click HERE.

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My Office

Superman needs his Fortress of Solitude and Batman has the Bat Cave. We all need a favorite space to relax, reflect, write, read a book, watch a movie or showcase a favorite collectible or souvenir.

Maybe it’s a game room, library or secret space hidden by a moveable bookcase that leads to a man cave.

I’ve always been curious what curios J.J. Abrams keeps close by, what books fill Stephen King’s shelves, what collectibles does Patton Oswald possess, what artwork lines Jim Lee’s walls, how many toys fill John Lasseter’s Pixar office and what movie memorabilia does Steven Spielberg showcase? Perhaps someday I will find out!

The answers would reflect the owner’s personality, interests, accomplishments, etc. Equally as fascinating to me would be how the items were displayed.

So, I thought I would let you into my world and show you my office and give you the nickel tour.

I wanted my Southern California office to reflect my varied interests and showcase some of my favorite things.

I have collected Stephen King books since 1983. He’s my favorite author and I’m also a fan of his son, Joe Hill. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both authors on numerous occasions and they are wonderful talented friendly people. The bottom shelf of my bookcase is filled with oversized art books featuring the work of Walt Disney, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Charles Schultz and Tim Burton.

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My Funko Pop! Batman collection guards my graphic novels. Batman is my all-time favorite comic book character as reflected in the art, toys and books in my work space.

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Some of my prized collectibles are an original Batman ink commission by Brazilian artist, Rafael Grampa (I also have his Batman Black & White statue), a signed Adam West Batman photo, a signed Drew Struzan Stephen King Dark Tower print and a series of Jock letterpress Batman prints signed by the artist.

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A fun 3D light up replica of Iron Man’s mask appears to be bursting through my wall.

I also collect posters, many of which are from MONDO, a boutique art gallery based in Austin Texas. They release limited print runs of pop culture posters that are lovingly rendered by amazing artists. Some of my cherished prints are based on the Universal Monster movies by Francesco Francavilla, Star Wars by Tyler Stout and The Incredibles by Tom Whalen. Another favorite piece is my Batman Rogues Gallery print set by Olly Moss; With only a few simple brush strokes the UK artist cleverly captures the essence of the Joker, Poison Ivy and the Riddler.

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The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller from 1986 is my favorite graphic novel so I had to pick up this statue of Batman vs. The Joker by Kotobukiya. I was a huge fan of both the original Batman TV show and the Batman Animated series so the 1966 Batmobile and the vinyl Animated Batman figure are prominently displayed.

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Patton Oswalt on a Lifetime of Reading Stephen King Books

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HERE is a fun article in which my favorite comedian discusses my favorite author.

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Carrie, Stephen King’s first novel, published on April 5, 1974. Gilbert Cruz from Vulture.com spoke to actor, comedian, and King fan Patton Oswalt about his lifetime fascination with the horror writer and his work.

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Peter David Announces Adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower II: The Drawing of The Three

During his Emerald City Comicon Secret Origins panel, Peter David was asked by a member of the audience whether he enjoyed the collaboration with his co-creators on the “Dark Tower” comics. Rather than answer directly, he revealed the Marvel adaptations of Stephen King’s fantasy epic will resume with “Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three.” He also provided the ‘secret origin’ of how the project was greenlit.

“We are going to be doing more ‘Dark Tower.’ ‘The Drawing of the Three’ will actually be happening in comic book form,” David stated. “We are very, very pleased about that. I literally just got an email about this, two days ago. And it’s really funny — would you like to know why we’re doing more ‘Dark Tower?’ OK, no — well, yes, but — OK. Funny story! [Laughs]

“I had a stroke about a year and a couple months ago, and I was in a recovery center down in Jacksonville, FL, because I had the stroke down in Orlando, FL, during our vacation to Disney World,” David continued. “Go to Disney World, have a stroke and then go see Goofy! [Laughter] Because you’re both going [imitates Goofy's laugh]! At any rate, so — I get an email from Robin Furth, who is my co-writer on ‘Dark Tower,’ and she says, ‘Stephen would like your email. Can I give him your email address?’ So I go, ‘Sure!’ So I get an email from Stehen King, and Stephen says, ‘I’d like to come up and visit you, you know, up in the hospital. I’m down in Florida.’ And I went, ‘OK – sure!’ And he drove up. And I thought that he was in Jacksonville. No — he was five hours away. He did a five hour drive to come up and see me, because I think he was really relating to the concept that I was having to teach myself how to walk again. Because he had to go through the same thing when he got hit by that van, so this was really his wheelhouse. And while he was there, I said to him, ‘You know, we should really do more ‘Dark Tower,’ ’cause I get a lot of people coming up to me, saying, “I want to see ‘The Drawing of the Three.’ I want to see the next book.”‘ And Steve said, ‘Really?’ And I went, ‘Yeah!’ and he says, ‘OK — we’ll do that!’ And then he contacted Marvel Comics, and… Marvel went, ‘OK!’ And lo and behold, now we’re doing ‘Dark Tower’ again, so thank God I had a stroke!”

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Full Cover Art Revealed For Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

StephenKing.com just revealed the full jacket cover artwork for Mr. Mercedes which includes additional artwork on the back cover.

In the gloomy pre-dawn hours of a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of unemployed hopefuls are lined up for a job fair. Without warning, a merciless driver plows through the crowd in a roaring Mercedes. Eight people are killed; 15 are wounded. The killer escapes into the early-spring fog never to be seen from again. Until now…

Detective Bill Hodges is a battle-hardened and streetwise crime fighter originally assigned to the Mercedes killings. Now retired, Hodges has lost his way in boredom and depression craving the thrills of taking down the region’s most notorious criminals. When a disturbing letter from the Mercedes Killer arrives at his door, Hodges soon finds himself uncontrollably drawn into a cat-n-mouse pursuit with stakes beyond comprehension.

Mr. Mercedes is Stephen’s first “hard-boiled detective tale.” It will transport you into a vibrant and dangerous world filled with gritty characters living on the bleeding edge of reason. Be prepared, Mr. Mercedes will be released in hardcover, eBook and audiobook formats on June 3, 2014.

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Tin House Issue 59 Features An Essay “The Ring” By Stephen King

In the new issue of Tin House (Issue, 59, Volume 15, Number 3) Stephen King takes on his strongest memories evoked by a piece of jewelry with his short 2 page essay titled. “The Ring”.

The issue can be purchased HERE.

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Hero Complex Gallery Announces King For A Day, An Art Tribute To Stephen King Opening On March 21, 2014

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Hero Complex Gallery invites you to join them for an art tribute to Stephen King’s full body of collected works, including his novels, short stories, scripts, television shows and films.

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A portion of the proceeds of this show will benefit Mr. King’s charity of choice, The Haven Foundation, a non-profit service that serves to benefit freelance creators of all types who have found themselves unable to work due to disease or accident.

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Who: Hero Complex Gallery
What: “King For a Day” Art Exhibition
Description: Art show celebrating the works of Stephen King
When: Opening Reception: Friday, March 21,2014 from 7-10PM
On Display: March 21, 2014 – April 6, 2014 W-Sun, 11AM-6PM
Where: Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Please RSVP on the HCG Facebook Event Page HERE. The online release page located HERE will be live on Saturday, March 22nd, approx. 1pm Pacific)

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The Shawshank Redemption by Paul Shipper

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The Shawshank Redemption Close Up by Paul Shipper

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Stand By Me by Sam Gilbey

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Ouija by Eugene Kaik

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I Lie Awake And Listen by Martine Johanna

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The Green Mile by JP Valderrama

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The Mist by Ron Guyatt

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Christine by Mainger Germain

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Creepshow by Nathan Chesshir

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Stand By Me by Dani Blázquez

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Pressure and Time by Adam Rabalais

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The Body by Ale Giorgini

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The Mist by Dan Mumford

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Salem’s Lot by Zombie Yeti

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Dreamcatcher by Stephen Sampson

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IT by John Aslarona

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The Dark Tower detail by The Dark Inker

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And Then The World Exploded by Lavennz Ooi

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Pet Semetary by Keith Carter

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The Shawshank Redemption by Karl Yvan Tagle

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The Shining by Jill Colbert- Manfish

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 Misery by Jill Colbert- Manfish

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The Works of Stephen King (Glow in the Dark) by Florey

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The Shawshank Redemption by Andrew Swainson

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The Prom Queen by Isaac Bidwell 

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The Girls by Isaac Bidwell 

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The Clown by Isaac Bidwell 

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The Plant Man by Isaac Bidwell

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Pet Sematary by Nick Comparone

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Annie Wilkes by Nick Comparone

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Carietta White by Nick Comparone

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The Shawshank Redemption by Tom Miatke

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Horlick’s Crate by Scott Hopko

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Want A Balloon? by Casey Callender

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Silver Bullet by Peter Gutierrez

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It’s Your Cat Now by Chris Garofalo

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I am a Dark Man by Nick Comparone

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God’s Gunslinger by Chris Skinner

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Dead Is Better by David Moscati

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Blood On Our Hands by Khoa Ho

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Cover To Stephen King’s Revival Revealed

Today stephenking.com revealed the cover to the author’s upcoming novel Revival. The 520 page book is described as follows:

“A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.”

The hardcover, audiobook and eBook will be released on November 11, 2014.

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Production Begins On Under The Dome’s Second Season

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The second season of “Under the Dome” premieres Monday, June 30 (10pm, ET/PT). The show was the #1 program last summer, with an average of 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, making it the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.

“Under the Dome” 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 about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

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“Under the Dome” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan are also executive producers.

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PS Publishing To Release 40th Anniversary Edition of Stephen King’s Carrie in April 2014

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Carrie was written on Stephen King’s wife Tabitha’s portable typewriter while the couple and their then two children were living in a trailer. It started life as a short story intended for Cavalier magazine, but King threw out the first three pages.

Fortunately, his wife noticed the pages in the trash and fished them out, advising her husband to go on and finish the tale . . . but he went one step better: he expanded it into a novel.

“I persisted because I was dry and had no better ideas . . . my considered opinion was that I had written the world’s all-time loser.”

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In April 2014, PS Publishing will release the ultra-deluxe 40th Anniversary limited edition of Carrie. The slipcased jacketed hardcover (£59.99) will feature specially commissioned pen-and-ink illustrations and color paintings from fan favourite Glenn Chadbourne plus an Introduction from James Lovegrove and an Afterword from Kim Newman. James, Kim and Glenn will be signing copies and there will be a facsimile signature from the author. Only 974 copies of the book will be printed and you can order your edition HERE.

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Stephen King To Release New Short Story eBook, “Bad Little Kid” Only In French & German

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Stephen King’s visit to Germany and France last November was not only for his fans a very special event, but also for him. To thank all his German and French fans for their warm welcome he came up with a great idea: He wrote a story, “Bad Little Kid”, which will be available in e-book format from 14th of March just in German (Böser kleiner Junge) and French (Sale Gosse). No word yet on the English Edition.

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More Information About Stephen King’s New Novel, Revival

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Revival by Stephen King, another brand new 500+ page novel from the King of Horror is due from Scribner later this year! This new book is in addition to Mr. Mercedes which will be published in June 2014.

About the Book:

From master storyteller Stephen King comes Revival, a spectacularly dark and riveting novel about addiction, religion, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town more than half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs — including Jamie’s sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed.

King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism, and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Revival will be published in November 2014.

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Hard Case Crime To Publish Two New Editions of Stephen King’s Joyland, A Mass Market Paperback On May 27, 2014 & An eBook In April 2014

Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels published by Titan Books, today announced it will release two new editions of Stephen King’s Joyland, the acclaimed coming-of-age story set in 1973 in a small-town amusement park that is the scene of an unsolved murder. First published last June, and recently named a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award (the mystery genre’s most prestigious honor), JOYLAND has appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller list for more than 24 weeks. On May 27, Hard Case Crime will publish the book for the first time in the classic rack-sized “mass-market” paperback format typical of pulp crime novels in the 1940s and 50s. The company will also release the novel for the first time in an e-book edition, in April 2014.

“Joyland is a look back at a long-gone time, and I wanted people’s initial experience of the book to be like my experiences reading crime stories when I was growing up, back when a book was always something made of paper and ink and glue,” said Stephen King, one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, with more than 300 million books in print. “I’m thrilled that Hard Case Crime is going back to its roots with a paperback edition that’ll fit in your jacket or the back pocket of your jeans. And now that Joyland is coming up on its second year, I’m also happy to bring it out as an ebook for people who prefer reading that way.”

Since its publication, Joyland has won raves worldwide. The Washington Post called it “a moving, immensely appealing coming-of-age tale” while Canada’s National Post called it “a small marvel of a book, a novel of loss and heartbreak, of growth and discovery…one of the writer’s finest works.” Entertainment Weekly called it “some of King’s most graceful writing”; the New York Times wrote, “The book delivers chills [and] a mournful sense of life’s fragility”; and the Guardian in the U.K. called it “a far gentler, deeper, more thoughtful book…and all the more intriguing for it.”

Described as “the best new American publisher to appear in the last decade” by Neal Pollack in The Stranger, Hard Case Crime revives the storytelling and visual style of classic pulp fiction. The line features an exciting mix of lost pulp masterpieces from some of the most acclaimed crime writers of all time and gripping new novels from the next generation of great hardboiled authors, all with new painted covers in the grand pulp style. Authors have included James M. Cain, Mickey Spillane, Pete Hamill, Madison Smartt Bell, Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Donald E. Westlake, to whom Joyland is dedicated. Stephen King’s first Hard Case Crime novel, The Colorado Kid, also became a national bestseller and inspired the television series “Haven” on SyFy.

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20 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Stephen King

How much do you know about the prolific author behind Carrie, The Shining, The Dead Zone, Misery, It, Pet Sematary and much, much more? Click HERE to read 20 things you probably didn’t know about Stephen King courtesy of ShortList.com.

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Stephen King Reveals Cover To His Next Novel, Mr. Mercedes

Today on Facebook Stephen King revealed the cover to his upcoming novel, Mr. Mercedes.

The book is described as follows:

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

The 496 page hardcover book is due from Scribner on June 3, 2014.

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Synopsis of Stephen King’s Next Novel, Mr. Mercedes

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Today Scribner posted the synopsis of Stephen King’s next novel, Mr. Mercedes:

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again.

Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

The 496 page hardcover will arrive at bookstores on June 3, 2014.

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Stephen King Joins Twitter

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Novelist Stephen King has joined Twitter. The best-selling horror writer from Bangor, Maine joined the social networking site on Friday afternoon. 

The first tweet from @StephenKing was rather innocuous:

“My first tweet. No longer a virgin. Be gentle!” he wrote late Friday afternoon.

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He followed that up an hour or so later with, “On Twitter at last, and can’t think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be.”

In an hour, he had more than 30,000 followers. By midnight, he had nearly 95,000 followers. His first tweet was retweeted more than 2,000 times in a matter of minutes.

On Twitter, King showed family loyalty among those whose tweets he’s following. He signed up to follow his wife, Tabitha King, son Owen King and his other son who writes under the name Joe Hill. He’s also following his daughter, Reverend Naomi King, a Unitarian teacher.

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Carrie Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD On January 14, 2014

Fear her power! Unleash the telekinetic horror when Carrie debuts on Digital HD January 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 14 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An exhilarating reimagining of Stephen King’s iconic best-seller from director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), this tale of small town terror stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass 2,Dark Shadows) and Julianne Moore (Don Jon, Game Change).

Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher, with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the film is a production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Screen Gems and was released in theaters on October 18, 2013.

Showcasing over an hour of heart-pounding exclusive special features, the Carrie Blu-ray includes behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary from director Peirce, deleted and extended scenes, the hit “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” viral video and an alternate ending that is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seat!

Carrie Blu-ray Special Features:

- Feature Film With Alternate Ending
- “Bringing Back Carrie” Featurette
- Deleted/Extended Scenes with Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
- Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
- The Power of Telekinesis
- Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
- Theatrical Trailer

Carrie DVD Special Features:

- “Bringing Back Carrie” Featurette
- Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
- Theatrical Trailer

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Enter The StephenKing.com Doctor Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes

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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!

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Best Selling Author Stephen King Visits Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, The USO Warrior Center & Leads USO Book Reading at Ramstein Air Base On November 18, 2013

Midway through a European book tour promoting his latest literary masterpiece, Doctor Sleep, Stephen King joined forces with the USO on November 18, 2013 and participated in his first-ever USO visit. 

Passing out free copies of his book, visiting Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and leading insightful Q&A sessions with servicemen and women, King made every moment count with our nation’s troops and military families stationed in Germany on Monday.

King kicked off his morale boosting trip with a visit to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, where he extended his thanks to medical staff and walked from room-to-room visiting with troops and their families.

The best selling author then toured the USO Warrior Center and led an eye-opening Q&A, where he shed light into his creative process, novel inspirations and support of America’s Armed Forces.

Capping off the day, King led a USO book reading of “Doctor Sleep” at Ramstein Air Base’s Hercules Theater. In total, King uplifted the spirits of and shared special moments with hundreds of troops and military families. This visit marked the writer’s first USO experience.

“I never realized until earlier this week just how important everyday moments with our nation’s troops and their families really are. Volunteering with the USO and spending time with our men and women in uniform was an eye opening experience that I hope to be able to do again soon. I stand behind the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign and encourage others to join the USO in supporting our troops.”, King said.

More than three decades after his wildly successful novel, “The Shining,” King released his first-ever sequel novel, “Doctor Sleep,” in January 2013. Returning to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, King’s latest literary work follows the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

Known as the monarch of fictional horror, King has written more than 50 books and sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. Whether writing stories about teenagers with uncanny powers (Carrie), vampires colonizing dead-end towns (Salem’s Lot), monstrous canines (Cujo) or tribal (Pet Sematary), King has mastered the art of terror.

Read a Q&A HERE.

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Under The Dome Snow Globe

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!

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Dimensions: W: 3.9″ H: 4.7″ Globe: 4”

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Josh Boone To Bring Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story To Big Screen

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.

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Cemetery Dance To Publish “Turn Down The Lights”, An Anthology Featuring Stephen King, Clive Barker & Peter Straub

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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.

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New Crime Novel By Stephen King Titled Mr. Mercedes Due On June 3, 2014

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.

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Under The Dome Renewed For Summer 2014, Stephen King to Write the Premiere Episode for Season 2

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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.

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