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Howard Stern Announces His First Book In More Than 20 Years

Howard Stern’s first book in more than twenty years, Howard Stern Comes Again, will be published by Simon & Schuster on May 14, 2019.

Private Parts, published in 1993, was at that time the fastest-selling book in the history of Simon & Schuster. When the first-printing of 250,000 copies sold out in just a few hours, a second printing of 600,000 copies was ordered. Within two weeks the book would be in its eighth printing, for a total of more than one million copies. So great was the demand that 10,000 people turned up for a signing at the midtown Barnes & Noble, creating a massive traffic jam in which Stern himself was trapped, effectively shutting down Fifth Avenue. Private Parts went on to spend 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list—all the more remarkable considering that several national accounts refused to sell the book.

Stern’s follow-up, Miss America, released in 1995, sold even faster. Barnes & Noble recorded 33,000 sales on publication date—a one-day record for the chain at that time. 15,000 people showed up for a signing at a Borders Books & Music in Los Angeles. Miss America spent 16 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

“I’ve been waiting two years for this book to be finished, because Howard Stern told me to be patient,” said Jonathan Karp, Publisher of Simon & Schuster. “It was well worth the wait. Howard Stern Comes Again is certain to be one of the most entertaining and widely read books of the year.”

Stern, when asked to comment, offered “F*#k Hemingway! I put my heart and soul into this book and could not be more proud of it.”

To preorder the book click HERE.

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Mike Barker To Direct Adaptation of The Talisman

Mike Barker (The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo, Outlander) will be directing The Talisman feature film adaptation based on Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 bestselling fantasy novel.

The Talisman follows Jack Sawyer, a young boy in possession of a powerful talisman that can save his mother’s life, who is forced to go on the run from the inhabitants of a magical parallel universe who have discovered how to travel between worlds.

King and Straub wrote a follow-up novel, Black House, in 2001, which follows a now-adult Jack as a retired Los Angeles homicide detective trying to solve a series of murders in a small Wisconsin town.

From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and The Kennedy/Marshall Company, the feature will be produced by Frank Marshall while former Amblin CEO Michael Wright will executive produce. Chris Sparling (Buried) is attached to write the adapted screenplay.

The Talisman joins the ever-growing list of big-screen Stephen King adaptations in the works. Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s reimagining of Pet Sematary will arrive in theaters on April 5. IT: Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep are both in post-production at Warner Bros. King’s work can also be seen on the small screen, as The Outsider is currently in production at HBO. Mr. Mercedes was also recently renewed for a third season by Audience Network.

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A Never-Before Released Dr. Seuss Book Is Coming Out This Fall

A new Dr. Seuss children’s book about creating and experiencing art will be published by Random House Children’s Books on September 3, 2019, with a first printing of 250,000 copies.

The original manuscript for Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum was discovered in the late author’s La Jolla home 21 years after his death, alongside the manuscript for the 2015 #1 New York Times bestseller What Pet Should I Get?

The exciting publication of Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum marks a celebration of art and how we all see the world in different ways. Young readers will join an affable horse as he takes a group of students on a guided tour of an art museum.

Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has completed the unfinished artwork to accompany Dr. Seuss’s original text and created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. Joyner’s whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with full-color photographic reproductions of famous horse artwork by Pablo Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique.

A Publisher’s Note at the end of the book discusses the discovery of the manuscript and sketches, Dr. Seuss’s fascination with modern art, the process of creating the book with Andrew Joyner, and information about each of the artists and art reproductions in the book.

Pre-order the book HERE.

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Watch The NOS4A2 Teaser 

AMC has released a new teaser for their upcoming series “NOS4A2” based on the novel by Joe Hill.

Set in blue-collar New England, the story is a coming of age tell centering on Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), who discovers that she has the power to find lost things. Her gift sets her on a collision course with Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a mysterious supernatural villain who kidnaps children in his Rolls Royce Wraith. Manx periodically has to rejuvenate himself and does so by feeding on the life forces of children before taking them to the Christmasland, a world he has created.

NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC this Summer.

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A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee By Danny Fingeroth

The first comprehensive biography of Stan Lee, father of Spider-Man and The Avengers, beloved comic book writer and editor, and former president and publisher of Marvel Comics, by Lee’s colleague of over four decades.

Stan Lee co-created Apider-Man! And Iron Man! And the Hulk! And the X-Men! And more than 500 other iconic characters! His name has appeared on more than a billion comic books, in 75 countries, in 25 languages. His superheroes have starred in multibillion-dollar grossing movies and TV series. This is the story of how Stanley Martin Lieber, a poor kid from Washington Heights became Stan Lee, international legend.

Danny Fingeroth (comics industry veteran, author, and longtime Stan Lee friend and colleague) writes a comprehensive biography of this powerhouse of ideas who changed the world’s understanding of what a hero is and how a story should be told, while exploring Lee’s unique path to becoming the face of comics.

With behind-the-scenes stories and sourced with exclusive, new interviews with Lee himself and other legendary comics and media figures, A Marvelous Life has insights and revelations that only an insider like Fingeroth can offer.

Fingeroth, himself a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics and now a lauded pop culture critic and historian, knew and worked closely with Stan Lee for over forty years. Fingeroth is able to put Lee’s life and work in a context that makes events and actions come to life as no other writer could.

The 320 page hardcover will be released on October 1, 2019. Pre-order the book HERE. You can read an excerpt of the book HERE.

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The Folio Society Announces Something Wicked This Way Comes By Ray Bradbury

Described by Bradbury himself as the book he loved ‘best of all the things I have written’, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a timeless classic of fantasy horror. 

For this lavishly illustrated collector’s edition, Tim McDonagh has provided seven color illustrations dripping with carnivalesque menace. The eerie inhabitants of Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show are lit with the gaudy yellow and red lights of the funfair, while Mr Dark leers from the midst of his attractions, the faces of his victims tattooed across his palms. Like Bradbury’s prose, the images in this special Folio edition invite the reader to venture a little deeper into that dark tent, promising wonders and horrors and everything in between. Comedian and actor Frank Skinner lists the book as amongst his favorites, and in his incisive and affectionate introduction written for this edition he examines the many delicious flavors of fear in a novel layered with meaning and portents.

Production Details:

– Bound in blocked cloth
– Typeset in Columbus
– 272 pages Frontispiece and 6 color illustrations, including a double-page spread
– Blocked slipcase
– 9½˝ x 6¼˝

Order HERE for $64.95.

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The Art of Missing Link Book

From LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, get ready for Missing Link: a stunning, epic, raucous stop-motion comedy. Featuring concept art from the film’s creation—including sketches, storyboards, character designs, and much more—illuminated by in-depth interviews with the film’s creative team, The Art of Missing Link due on April 9, 2019 is a must-have companion to the film.

Hugh Jackman is Sir Lionel frost: a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is, no one else seems to agree.  He sees a chance to prove himself by traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to discover the world’s most legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link. 

Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link:  the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast who Sir Lionel discovers. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him.  Together they set out on a daring quest around the world to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. 

Along with the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey.  Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humored conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family movie.

The Art of Missing Link ($45) is a lushly illustrated volume that goes behind the scenes of LAIKA’s new stop-motion adventure. LAIKA utilizes cutting-edge technology to advance stop-motion animation in a hybrid of old and new techniques. This book probes deep into the filmmakers’ meticulous process and showcases the one-of-a-kind artwork from the making of the film.

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Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of The Faun Hardcover By Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke

Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations by Allen Williams and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.

This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.

A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed; Pan’s Labyrinth:The Legend of The Faun will be released this summer.

Pre-order HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release Don Maitz Desperation Covers Collection Print

Suntup Editions announces their latest addition to The Covers Collection, Don Maitz’s incredible cover art from the Donald M. Grant limited edition of Desperation by Stephen King.

King derived inspiration for Desperation during a cross-country drive in 1991. During his travels, the author visited the small desert community of Ruth, Nevada, and found it so desolate he thought the townspeople must all be dead. He began to wonder who might have killed them, and the thought occurred that the town’s sheriff had done so.

Don Maitz’s startling cover art for the Donald M. Grant edition features an image of Desperation’s crazed town sheriff, Collie Entragian — gun in hand and blood dripping from the mouth. Maitz’s work on the Grant edition is awe inspiring, but it was not without its difficulties. Some of the original artwork Matiz created for Desperation was stolen during transit to a fantasy convention and never made it to the publisher, causing the artist to create replacement works. In addition to this, King had changed a plot element that required Maitz to make last-minute changes to the art. The result, of course, is some of the most beloved art to have graced a King limited edition, with many collectors citing this particular cover among their all-time favorites. The Grant edition was published in 1996, the same year as the first edition.

These prints are hand-signed by Don Maitz, who has also created 20 different drawings, one for each of the remarque prints which will be assigned at random. Three of these remarque prints will be available for the purchase at the time of release.

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

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and – 3 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: March 1, 2019
Available for Pre-Order: February 15, 2019

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 12″ x 17″

Order HERE.

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AMC Reveals New NOS4A2 Images

AMC has released new images from the upcoming NOS4A2, the supernatural horror series from creator Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead) based on the novel by Joe Hill. 

The show tells the story of Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC later in 2019.

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