Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, will publish the world’s first signed limited edition of Stephen King’s classic novel, Misery. This is the first time Stephen King has approved the publication of a signed limited edition of Misery.
Originally published in 1987, Misery was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, and was later made into an Academy Award winning film starring Kathy Bates and James Caan, as well as an off-Broadway play of the same name. Misery’s protagonist is Paul Sheldon, a writer famed for his Victorian-era romance novels that revolve around the life and loves of Misery Chastain. Following the completion of his latest book, Paul is rescued from a near fatal car crash by his self-proclaimed #1 fan Annie Wilkes, who transports the writer to her home only to hold him hostage after discovering what Paul has done to Misery in his latest book. Annie forces Paul to write a new book modifying the story – no matter what it takes.
About The Edition:
The signed limited edition of Misery is published in three states: An Artist Gift edition, a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. All three oversized books measure 7.5” x 10.5” and feature eight new full-color illustrations by Rick Berry, whose critically acclaimed work includes the Donald M. Grant editions of The Talisman and Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Artist Gift Edition:
Signed by Rick Berry, the slipcased Artist Gift edition includes a dust jacket with wrap-around artwork by Berry. It is a smyth-sewn binding with full imperial cloth, foil stamping and is offset printed on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper. $110
The Numbered edition is limited to 200 copies, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry. The first 185 copies are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 15 copies are numbered in red and reserved for private distribution. It is a full Japanese cloth binding with a blind stamped cover and a foil stamped leather spine label. It is printed letterpress on Cranes Lettra Pearl White cotton paper, and housed in a custom clamshell box. $525
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale lettered A-Z, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry. It is printed letterpress on moldmade Arches wove paper with a deckled fore edge, and handbound in full leather by Peter Geraty and Praxis Bindery in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The edition includes an original frontispiece print pulled from a wood engraving by illustrator and designer Barry Moser. The print is limited to 26 copies and is signed by Moser. The title is made using six original Royal typewriter keys which are inset into the cover, and the letter designation is a Royal typewriter key inset into the lower back cover. The book is housed in a custom walnut wood box designed to resemble an original Royal Model 10 packing crate, and features a black suede-lined book bed. The box is laser engraved and handcrafted by Dick Olson at his workshop in Farmington, New Mexico. $3,950
After launching Suntup Editions in early 2017, Paul Suntup has built a reputation for producing the finest quality books and prints. A life-long fan of Stephen King’s work, Suntup is known for creating beautifully crafted books that have become highly anticipated by fans and collectors.
“I remember the first time I picked up a copy of Misery when it was released in 1987,” says Paul Suntup, owner and founder of Suntup Editions. “I had just finished reading The Eyes of the Dragon, and I remember how excited I was that a new book by my new favorite author was out. I cannot believe that I now have this opportunity to publish a signed limited edition of Misery. It is a dream come true.”
A Lifetime Subscription to Suntup Editions is being offered concurrently with preorders of the signed limited edition of Misery. Subscribers who pay a one-time subscription fee, will then receive the Misery edition of their choice, and all future publications for the life of the press. Subscriptions are limited.
Publication is scheduled for August 8, 2018 and will be available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press from 8AM Pacific time on Monday, February 12th, 2018.