Category Archives: Books / Authors

We’re Going To Be Friends, A Children’s Picture Book Based On The White Stripes’ Song 

Third Man Books is proud to announce We’re Going To Be Friends, a children’s picture book based on The White Stripes’ acclaimed song of the same name from their platinum-certified album White Blood Cells. Written by Jack White, We’re Going To Be Friends is the first book from the twelve-time GRAMMY-winning musician, actor and producer.

The book is illustrated by Elinor Blake, who is known for her work as an animator on The Ren and Stimpy Show and Pee Wee’s Playhouse, as well as a musician under the name April March. Recordings of the original White Stripes song, along with new versions by April March and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers, will be included with the book as digital downloads. We’re Going To Be Friends will be released on November 7, 2017.

“We’re Going to be Friends” is one of The White Stripes’ most enduring and loved songs, and the perennial favorite feels right at home on the page as a children’s book. This November, children, adults, and you, too, can join Suzy Lee as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend.

Order the book HERE.

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Paul Suntup Takes Us On A Tour of Bob Jackson’s Impressive Stephen King Collection

Paul Suntup of Suntup Editions takes us on a tour of one of the biggest and most complete Stephen King collections in the world. Check out the video of the most impressive Bob Jackson collection!

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Suntup Editions Announces Firestarter By Steven Stroud Covers Edition

Suntup Editions is pleased to present Firestarter by Steven Stroud. In this version of the cover art from Firestarter, the eyes are colored blue. If you look at the dust jacked on the book copy, the eyes are green.

The reason for this is that when Steven Stroud was creating this painting, there was no information provided as to the color of Charlie’s eyes. Stephen King thought that green would go well with the flames. It was later discovered that the eye color was described as blue in the text. So they were changed for the paperback edition. The only version of the original painting that exists has blue eyes, because the version with the green eyes was painted over.

These prints are hand-signed by Steven Stroud, and the first 20 include an original Remarque, which are already pre-sold to print subscribers.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

Large Size: 16″ x 24″

Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Publication Date: November 1, 2017

Available for Pre-Order: October 15, 2017

Click HERE to pre-order.

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Funko Vynl IT Pennywise and Georgie

There’s no I in Vynl. – because there’s always two of them. The newest Vynl. features characters from the terrifying film IT!

Will Pennywise convince Georgie to float?

This Vynl. pair features Pennywise holding his enticing red balloon, and Georgie – complete with his raincoat and SS Georgie boat! Add them to your collection this Winter!

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Mr. Mercedes Renewed For A Second Season

Leading up to the highly anticipated season finale tomorrow, October 11 at 8pm ET/PT, AUDIENCE Network is pleased to announce that it has picked up this year’s break out show, “Mr. Mercedes,” for a second season. Production for the 10 one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in February of 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina with the premiere launching later in the year.

Returning for the second season will be television veterans David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) to write the script and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) as director. King, Kelley and Bender will also continue to serve as executive producers, along with Dennis Lehane, who will also write. The second season will be based on King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, “Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers” and “End of Watch.”

“I’m excited and thrilled,” said Kelley. “Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Jack Bender, Brendan Gleeson…this is a special team indeed.”

“Mr. Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside,” said Bender. “We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, to bring these flawed, complex colorful characters to life. With Sonar and AT&T, along with great scripts and our talented team in Charleston, I am thrilled to keep telling this story.”

“We’re thrilled that the first installment of ‘Mr. Mercedes’ resonated with such a wide audience,” said Christopher Long, head of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, Dennis Lehane, and Sonar did a masterful job crafting a series that honored the original work by Stephen King. We’re excited to have the opportunity to create a second season with this incredible team.”

“AT&T AUDIENCE Network has been a great home for the series and we are thrilled to be moving forward with the entire creative team returning,” added Tom Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. “We can’t wait to get back into production and deliver another outstanding season.”

Season 1 of “Mr. Mercedes” followed a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

Stephen King describes “Mr. Mercedes” as his first hard-boiled detective tale. The novel was published by Scribner in June 2014 and became an immediate No. 1 New York Times Bestseller upon its release. Shortly after the release of the novel, King announced that “Mr. Mercedes” was the first of a projected trilogy. The second novel, “Finders Keepers,” was published by Scribner in June 2015, and the third novel, “End of Watch,” was published by Scribner in June 2016.

Mr. Mercedes season 1 episodes are available OnDemand on DIRECTV and U-verse platforms to DirecTV and U-verse customers. AT&T AUDIENCE Network is available on DIRECTV Ch. 239 or U-verse TV Ch. 1114 and via live streaming on the DIRECTV and U-verse apps and DIRECTV NOW.

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Josh Boone To Write Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s The Talisman

The Fault in Our Stars and New Mutants writer Josh Boone is set to write the big screen adaptation of the Stephen King and Peter Straub novel “The Talisman,”. The novel was released in 1984 and was nominated for both the Locus and World Fantasy Awards in 1985. They wrote a sequel to “The Talisman” called “Black House” in 2001. There is reportedly a third book in the works. The adaptation comes to us from Amblin Entertainment, which had originally been planning the project as a television series. Frank Marshall will produce the film with Michael Wright will executive produce.

The description of “The Talisman” reads: “Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.”

Boone was writing an adaptation of King’s “The Stand,” though the project was put on hold. King also had him write an adaptation of “The Revival,” which is in development. The Dark Tower and IT are the most recent Stephen King works to be adapted to the big screen.

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The Ghost Box

A collection of chilly, spooky, hair-raising-y stories to get you in that Hallowe’en spirit, edited and introduced by comedian and horror aficionado Patton Oswalt.

Includes stories by:

– H. F. Arnold
– Dennis Etchison
– Adam Corbin Fusco
– W. F. Harvey
– Arthur Machen
– George R. R. Martin
– Richard Matheson
– Michael Reaves
– Al Sarrantonio
– Clark Ashton Smith
– Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Each handmade box features a matte-black finish, an iridescent color-shifting foil stamp on top, and a magnetized lid. The booklets have debossed design details and are bound with brass staples. There might be another surprise or two in there, too.

Order HERE for $40 CAD.

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Synopsis And Release Date of The Outsider By Stephen King

From #1 New York Times bestseller Stephen King, whose brand has never been stronger, comes one of his most propulsive and unsettling stories ever.

An eleven-year-old boy is found in a town park, hideously assaulted and murdered. The fingerprints (and later DNA) are unmistakably those of the town’s most popular baseball coach, Terry Maitland, a man of impeccable reputation, with a wife and two daughters. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland coached, orders an immediate and public arrest. Maitland is taken to jail, his claim to innocence scorned. Maitland has a foolproof alibi, with footage to prove that he was in another city when the crime was committed. But that doesn’t save him either.

King constructs a propulsive plot, and a race against time to uncover the identity of a terrifying and diabolical killer who has left victims—and “perpetrators”—across the country, and who is on his way to his next horrific act.

King’s psychological suspense is at its most riveting in this extraordinarily dramatic and eerie story. He is devastatingly vivid on the experience of being falsely blamed—the effect on the accused, the spouse, the children; the suspicion of friends, even the most loyal; the impossibility of ever being innocent again (if you are lucky to enough to live). He is also masterful at showing us that supernatural monsters are startlingly like human beings who do monstrous things.

The 576 page hardcover will be released on June 5, 2017.

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2 Kinds of People: A Visual Compatibility Quiz

It takes all kinds of people to make a world, the expression goes. But maybe it really takes only two kinds. People who put ketchup on their fries, and people who put the ketchup on the side. People who squeeze gently from the bottom, and people who manhandle the toothpaste tube.

2 Kinds of People: A Visual Compatibility Quiz by João Rocha is the interactive visual personality quiz that’s as much fun as a game. It works by showing two illustrations side by side. If you and your partner pick the same one, score it on the foldout wheel in the back, and move to the next. At the end, the number of matches determines where you fall on the Scale of Compatibility, ranging from mortal enemies to soul mates. There are 85 pairs in all, covering food, home, technology, travel, and more. It’s the perfect icebreaker, a clever way to find out if you and your best friend/date/coworker and/or person you just met in a bar are compatible.

Cup or cone? Cash or plastic? Shower or bath? Escalator or stairs? Toilet paper over, or toilet paper under? Like they say, it’s the little things in life that really count.

The 176 page book can be ordered HERE.

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Watch The First Castle Rock Teaser

Today, at the New York Comic Con, Hulu debuted the first Castle Rock teaser.

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Billy Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.

Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. Castle Rock is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Castle Rock is coming to Hulu in 2018.

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