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Glen Orbik Three Print Set: Now Available For Pre-Order From Suntup Editions

For the first time since launching The Covers Collection, Suntup Editions is releasing three prints this month. Glen Orbik created three beautiful cover paintings that appeared on the Stephen King novels published by Hard Case Crime.

With the assistance and endorsement of co-designer Laurel Blechman, and Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, Suntup Editions is delighted to offer these prints of the cover art from The Colorado Kid, Joyland, and Joyland: The Illustrated Edition.

Featuring a facsimile signature, and available in print and poster format. These three prints are being sold as a set, and have been specially priced at $175 for the small set ($140 for subscribers), and $335 for the large set ($268 for subscribers). 

Click HERE for the details.

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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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Stephen King’s New Novel, Joyland Is Available Today, June 4, 2013

Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels published by Titan Books, released Joyland, a new novel by Stephen King, today (June 4, 2013).

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

Joyland is a brand-new book and has never previously been published.

Called “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 the pulp paperbacks of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

Stephen King commented, “I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”

Joyland features new painted cover art by the legendary Robert McGinnis, the artist behind the posters for the original Sean Connery James Bond movies and “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” and by Glen Orbik, the painter of more than a dozen of Hard Case Crime’s most popular covers.

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Stephen King Discusses His New Novel Joyland On The Today Show

With more than 300 million books in print, Stephen King is one of America’s most successful authors. He talks about his latest page turner, “Joyland,” a crime novel with elements of religion, the supernatural, and a coming-of-age story, and explains his decision to not publish an e-book on The Today Show.

You can watch the interview HERE.

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Stephen King Appearances For The Week of June 3, 2013

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Stephen King will be doing a number of appearances to promote the releases of Joyland and Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

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Here’s the list but be sure to check local listings for the correct date/time in your area.

Monday, June 3rd

The Today Show  (most likely in the 8-9 AM slot, do not have exact time)

Meet the Creators (live event at Apple’s NY Soho store 6 PM) This will be broadcast later in the week.

Tuesday, June 4th

Morning Joe

Charlie Rose

Wednesday, June 5th

All Things Considered

Late Show with David Letterman

Thursday, June 6th

The Colbert Report

Friday, June 7th

SiriusXM Live Conversation with Mojo Nixon at 5 PM

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Read An Excerpt From Stephen King’s Joyland

It’s been 40 years since Stephen King wrote his first novel Carrie and one year since he released his last and 62nd, book, The Dark Tower: The Wind Through The Keyhole.

This summer, the prolific suspense author has another novel coming out.

Click HERE to read an exclusive excerpt from the opening pages of King’s forthcoming novel: “Joyland.” The scene: It’s 1973, and a summer job as a carny at a small-town amusement park forces college student Devin Jones to confront death in a number of unusual different ways.

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Titan Offers 3 Limited Hardcover Editions of Stephen King’s Joyland

Stephen King’s new novel Joyland, published as a paperback original on June 4 2013, by the award-winning Hard Case Crime line from Titan Books, is released in tandem with three hardcover limited editions for collectors, two of them signed by the author.

All three hardcover editions feature both a new cover painting and nine black and white interior illustrations by the legendary Robert McGinnis, the painter responsible for more than 1,000 classic book covers as well as the iconic movie posters for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the original Sean Connery James Bond movies. Joyland is the first book ever fully illustrated by McGinnis, whose 70-year career includes induction into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame alongside Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish. In a nod to the look of classic paperback crime novels, the hardcover editions also feature a map on the back cover, drawn by Susan Hunt Yule, of the Joyland amusement park where the story takes place.

Joyland Signed Lettered Limited Edition in Traycase $200 SOLD OUT

– Never before published, this new novel was written especially for Hard Case Crime

– This specially created limited hardcover edition is signed by Stephen King

– This is a rare Lettered edition limited to 26 copies

– Produced with an exclusive jacket illustrated by Robert McGinnis

– Contains exclusive illustrations by Robert McGinnis

– Presented with a specially commissioned Joyland map on the back of the book cover illustrated by Susan Hunt Yule

– Presented in a special book-style black tray case, featuring the Hard Case Crime Logo- stamped in gold foil

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Joyland Signed Numbered Limited Edition $75

– This specially created limited hardcover edition is signed by Stephen King

– This is a numbered edition limited to 724 copies

– Produced with an exclusive jacket illustrated by Robert McGinnis

– Contains exclusive illustrations by Robert McGinnis

– Presented with a specially commissioned Joyland map on the back of the book cover illustrated by Susan Hunt Yule

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Joyland Standard Limited Edition $40

– This specially created hardcover edition is a limited run edition of the book- Not Signed by the author.

– This edition is limited to 1500 copies worldwide

– Produced with an exclusive jacket illustrated by Robert McGinnis

– Contains exclusive illustrations by Robert McGinnis

– Presented with a specially commissioned Joyland map on the back of the book cover illustrated by Susan Hunt Yule

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About the book:

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joylsnd is a brand-new book and has never previously been published. One of the most beloved storytellers of all time, Stephen King is the world’s best-selling novelist, with more than 300 million books in print.

Order the books HERE. The three editions will be published on June 11, 2013. If you would like to read an early review of the book from Stephen King expert, Kevin Quigley please click HERE.

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Tate Taylor To Adapt & Direct Stephen King’s Joyland

The Help writer/director, Tate Taylor has been granted an option by Stephen King to adapt and direct the upcoming novel, Joyland which is set to hit shelves in June. The story is set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973 and tells the story Devin Jones, a college student who takes a summer job at the park and ends up confronting “the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.”

Joyland will be available initially in paperback on June 4th.

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