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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection, Black House By Artist Rick Berry

Suntup Editions is delighted to present their latest addition to The Covers Collection, Black House by artist Rick Berry.

Back in 2002, Rick illustrated the Donald M. Grant limited edition publication of Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and his stunning cover art is featured here as you have never seen it before. Berry’s work on Black House helped make this limited edition one of the most sought after among King collectors. Now, for the first time this piece can be seen in its entirety.

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

Print Details:

-Museum Quality Giclée prints.
-Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
-Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and 5 -Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
-Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
-Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, —Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
-Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.
-Release Date: April 1, 2018

Large Size: 15.75″ x 24″ for $175
Small Size: 10.5″ x 17″ for $100

Available for pre-order HERE.

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The 2018 L.A. Times Festival of Books Will Feature Diana Gabaldon, Junot Diaz, Patton Oswalt, Joyce Carol Oates & Hundreds More

Today the L.A. Times announces the lineup for the 23rd annual Festival of Books. Featured authors include Junot Diaz, Walter Mosley, Gabrielle Union, Patton Oswalt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Joyce Carol Oates, Jorge Ramos, John Scalzi, Tayari Jones, Lawrence Wright, Rick Riordan, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Dennis Lehane, Janet Mock, Kate DiCamillo, Reza Aslan, Dave Eggers and, for the first time, Diana Gabaldon.

But that’s only scratching the surface. More than 400 authors, illustrators, performers and new media creators will participate in the two-day festival April 21-22. See the complete schedule HERE.

Gabaldon, author of the “Outlander” series, will be there on Saturday, her first appearance at the Festival of Books.

Although Eggers and Diaz are known for their literary fiction for adults, both are coming to Los Angeles to present their books for children; Diaz’ is “Islandborn” and Eggers’, “The Lifters.”

Riordan, famous for his own kids book series, will come to the festival with an author he is publishing with his imprint at Disney: Roshani Chokshi, who is launching her new Pandava adventure series.

Some favorite young adult authors coming to the festival include Melissa de la Cruz, Gayle Forman, Nic Stone, Marie Lu, Maureen Johnson, Gloria Chao, Robin Benway, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

L.A. Times critcs at large Nguyen and Alexander Chee will be in conversation (Chee’s upcoming book is the memoir “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel”); critic at large Rebecca Carroll will interview novelist Jones, Oprah’s latest pick for her book club; and critic at large Scalzi, whose upcoming novel is “Head On,” will be in conversation with actor and writer Wil Wheaton.

Discussions of politics, activism and America in the age of President Trump will include Sarah Kendzior, David Cay Johnston, co-authors David Corn and Michael Isikoff, broadcaster Ramos, activists Paola Mendoza and Patrisse Kahn-Cullors, all of whom have new books.

Also talking about their books are actors Union, Vivica A. Fox, Ed Asner, Jenna Fischer, Mike Epps and Leslie Odom Jr. Valerie Bertinelli will appear on the cooking stage for her new cookbook.

Musician Viv Albertine of the Slits will join a discussion about women changing culture; chef Edward Lee will be discussing America and food; Erwin Chemerinsky discusses our endangered Constitution; Justina Blakeney will talk about bohemian home design; Tim O’Reilly talks about business innovation; Antonio Damasio will talk about writing about big science ideas; Caitlin Doughty tells us what we should know about death and Geoff Dyer will talk about photography and narrative.

Mystery writers who will participate include Mosley, Lehane, Attica Locke, T. Jefferson Parker, Ryan Gattis, Joe Ide, Lee Goldberg, Stuart Woods, Naomi Hirahara and Ivy Pochoda.

Other writers coming to the festival include novelists Jenny Zhang, Edan Lepucki, Luis Alberto Urrea, Leni Zumas, Claire Messud, Victor La Valle, Madeline Miller and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi; popular historians Mark Bowden and Yunte Huang; poets David St. John and Carol Muske-Dukes, graphic novelist Mimi Pond and hundreds more.

The event takes place on the campus of USC, where entrance is free. Presale passes, which include entry to ticketed events, are available for sale beginning today; on April 15, individual event tickets will go on sale.

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Let’s Help Author Brad Meltzer Get This Amelia Earhart LEGO Set Made!

The LEGO Ideas platform has made wonderful LEGO sets from franchises such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, WALL-E and The Bing Bang Theory come to life. The site accepts submissions from fans, and if a concept projects get enough supporters—10,000 to be exact—it moves onto a review from LEGO. Set designers and marketing representatives from LEGO evaluate the idea, and after that, the project could become a set on shelves. Author Brad Meltzer’s “I Am Amelia Earhart” set hopes to earn that honor.

Amelia Earhart was a girl who loved adventure, and never let anybody stop her from trying new things. Even things that girls had never done before—like flying all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually she broke flying records and proved to the world that women can soar just as high as men.

Based on the bestselling book series by Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos, this set consists of the bright yellow biplane that Amelia Earhart bought for herself. She named it Canary (which is a cool name for a plane, right?).

Plus, you get an Amelia Earhart minifigure!

This set has a wonderful educational value, but it’s also downright fun. Fly! Zoom! And of course, soar! The presented set consists of 186 parts. The true goal is to then give fans the rest of the heroes in the book series: I am Abraham Lincoln, I am Rosa Parks, I am Albert Einstein, and so many more…

Like the book says: I am Amelia Earhart. I know no bounds. And I hope you’ll remember that the greatest flight you’ll ever take is the one no one has tried before.

This project is a collaboration between Ellen Kooijman (Alatariel) and Brad Meltzer.

Please support the project HERE if you’d like to see it as a real product and let’s shoot for 10,000+ supporters! Help give your kids real heroes!

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Cemetery Dance Announces Flight or Fright, A Horror Anthology Edited By Stephen King & Bev Vincent

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology published by Cemetery Dance, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

About the Book:

Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before… but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, “ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents… Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight.”

Book a flight with Cemetery Dance Publications for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Stephen King
Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce
Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons
Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow
Air Raid by John Varley
You Are Released by Joe Hill
Warbirds by David J. Schow
The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury
Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl
Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne
The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
Falling by James L. Dickey
Afterword by Bev Vincent

A Note from Stephen King on the origins of Flight or Fright:

Well, we were sitting around at dinner before a screening of The Dark Tower in Bangor, and there were a lot of people who’d flown in for the big night. I mentioned that I hated flying, and the conversation turned to various airplane stories, some scary and some funny. I said there had never been a collection of flight-based horror stories, although I could think of several (including the Matheson and the Conan Doyle, which are in the book) about the terrors of flight. I said someone ought to do the book. Rich Chizmar said, “I would, in a heartbeat.” It took more than one heartbeat, but Flight or Fright is now a book. Bev Vincent, that incredible polymath, agreed to team with me as co-editor, and now the book—including several new stories, one by me and one by my son, Joe Hill—is an actual fact. Bev and I think it would make ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents.

A Note from Bev Vincent on the origins of Flight or Fright:

I was sitting next to Rich Chizmar in a Bangor restaurant when Steve came up to us with this idea for an anthology of horror stories involving flying. The fact that we were across the street from Bangor International Airport was especially apropos. Steve and I dug deep to come up with this collection of stories—some of them I’d read before but many of them I hadn’t. It was a delight to find tales by some of my favorite authors that fit the loose theme and also to be introduced to several new-to-me writers who had published some chilling tales. Then there’s the new stories by Steve and Joe Hill, both of which are terrific and disturbing contributions to this sub-genre. I spent 24 hours total on two flights to and from Japan while working on this project and I spent a lot of time…a LOT of time…thinking about all the things that might go wrong when I was 35,000 feet up hurtling through space at 500 mph in a torpedo with wings. Is it a little twisted that we hope this anthology makes a lot of other people equally nervous the next time they board a flight?

To be published as a trade hardcover edition:

-Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
-Retail price just $27.95

To be published as a Slipcased Hardcover Artist Edition:

-Each book hand-numbered and housed in a custom-made slipcase
-Personally signed by Bev Vincent and Cortney Skinner on a unique signature page
-Includes exclusive interior artwork by Cortney Skinner that does not appear in the trade edition
-Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Wrapped in a different full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by Cortney Skinner
-Limited one time printing of this special edition
-Retail price: $85

To be published as a Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition:

-This will be one of the most unique editions Cemetery Dance Publications has ever created
-Limited to just 52 signed and lettered copies personally signed by Stephen King, Bev Vincent, and Cortney Skinner
-Housed in a custom-made box unlike anything we’ve ever produced before
-Printed on the same 80# acid-free archival quality paper we use for our high-end Stephen King Limited Editions
-Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with deluxe marbled endpapers created exclusively for this edition
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Limited one time printing of this special edition
-Retail price: $1500

The book is slated to be published on September 4, 2018 and can be ordered HERE.

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Author Brad Meltzer Discusses The Secret 9/11 Note

For more than two decades, thriller-writer and TV host Brad Meltzer has revealed some of history’s biggest secrets. The bestselling author joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book, “The Escape Artist,” which is his 12th novel. 

Watch the video below and read more from The Washington Post HERE.

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing By Hank Green

In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green–cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow–spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship–like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor–April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world–everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires–and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. 

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.

You can order the 320 page hardcover HERE and it is due to be released on September 25, 2018.

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Watch The New Trailer For Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

A new teaser trailer for Jam City’s upcoming role-playing mobile game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, has been released, providing a detailed look into the gameplay players can expect when they get their hands on this new game.

The trailer reveals glimpses of how you can create your own personalized student avatar, the Hogwarts sorting ceremony, and a look inside the four house common rooms. You’ll also notice familiar characters pop up in the trailer, such as Hagrid, Professor Sprout, Professor Dumbledore, and Professor Flitwick. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set in the 1980s, so don’t be surprised when Ron’s older brother, Bill Weasley, makes an appearance alongside plenty of new, original faces as well.

Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City, says: “We are grateful to the fans who have made Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery one of the most anticipated mobile games of 2018. We’re thrilled to open Google pre-registration and share a new sneak peek at how this game will let fans create their own character and enter Hogwarts as a student for the first time.”

Pre-registered users on Google Play will be notified first when the game launches. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was created by mobile games studio Jam City in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under the new games label Portkey Games. The game is set in the time between Harry Potter’s birth and his enrollment at Hogwarts, when Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley were students. The avatar customization system allows you to continually upgrade your avatar as you gain new expertise and magical skills – you can even choose your own pet. You will join one of the four Houses before progressing through your years at Hogwarts, participating in magical classes and activities such as Potions and Transfiguration. Building your skills will come in handy as you solve mysteries and go on adventures. As players improve their skills, they will unlock new locations, spells and other magical abilities.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery features both large plot arcs and smaller stories such as relationship quests. The game features a new encounter system in which player’s decisions in both actions and narrative impact their quests, and how other characters regard and interact with them. These choices will allow Harry Potter fans to create the legacy of the witch or wizard they want to become.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is slated for release later this year on the App Store and Google Play.

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Watch The Fahrenheit 451 Teaser

HBO Films has released the trailer for Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel).

Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi (Vegas: Based on a True Story), the film is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books. The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO.

Jordan portrays Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

The cast also includes Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) as Raven, a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans.

The film was shot on location in Toronto. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Kramer Morgenthau, ASC, production designer Mark Digby, costume designer Meghan Kasperlik, editor Alex Hall and composers Matteo Zingales & Antony Partos.

Fahrenheit 451 is an HBO Films presentation of a Noruz Films, Brace Cove, and Outlier Society production; executive producers, Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen; David Coatsworth produces.

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Stephen King’s The Bone Church Headed To Television

Chris Long and David Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment has picked up the rights to Stephen king’s The Bone Church, a narrative poem first published in the November 2009 issue of Playboy and then later in the 2015 collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

The poem tells the story of a bar patron who tells anyone that buys him a drink about the doomed expedition into the jungle he took part in. “There were thirty-two of us went into that greensor, and only three who rose above it,” he says in the poem, before recounting brief details on the expedition and its outcome. 

Long previously executive produced the TV adaptation of the King novel Mr. Mercedes which airs on  AT&T Originals.

Following the break out success of IT last fall, King’s work has been picked up more frequently than ever for a variety of projects. IT Chapter 2 is set to arrive in 2019 along with new adaptations of Pet Semetary, Suffer the Little Children, The Talisman, and Doctor Sleep. There’s also the upcoming Castle Rock, Hulu’s series that will seemingly touch on several different novels by the author as they intersect throughout the fictional Maine town.

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Michelle Obama To Release Deeply Personal Memoir, Becoming On November 13, 2018

Michelle Obama’s memoir will be released on November 13, 2018.

The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book is called “Becoming.” She is calling her memoir a “deeply personal experience.”

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. 

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

The former first lady and her husband, former President Barack Obama, last year reached a joint agreement with Penguin Random House for their respective books. The deal is believed to be well in excess of $30 million.

Memoirs by former first ladies usually sell well and Michelle Obama’s memoir is highly anticipated. She is admired around the world and has never told her story at length. Her only previous book was a 2012 work on gardening, “American Grown.”

Barack Obama, who has written the million-sellers “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” has not yet scheduled his memoir.

You can pre-order the book HERE. Sign up for information about Becoming including upcoming tour dates HERE.

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