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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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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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Welcome to the Overlook Hotel, A Clever Ad Promoting The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ran a tongue in cheek ad for the Shining’s Overlook Hotel during the Oscars to promote the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 

The ad invited Oscars viewers to call 833-888-0237 and those who called the number spent six-minutes on hold for the hotel, while a recording played a loop of “Shining” in-jokes. The recording ends by inviting patient listeners to visit AcademyMuseum.org. 

The museum will celebrate the art and science of movies—past, present, and future. Its exhibitions and programs will convey the magic of cinema and offer a glimpse behind the screen, illuminating the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking. The Museum will seek to inspire, entertain, and educate all visitors about the rich history of motion pictures and their essential role in our culture.

The museum is slated to open in 2019 and will feature six stories of dynamic spaces, including more than 50,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art education studio, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, a restaurant and café, a store, and dynamic public and special event spaces.

The gorgeous building will house more than 12 million photographs, 190,000 film and video assets, 80,000 screenplays, 61,000 posters, 20,000 production and costume design drawings, and 104,000 pieces of production art.

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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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Suntup Editions Roadwork Print Now Available For Pre-Order

Suntup Editions has been so eager to release this print, and they are pleased it is finally seeing the light of day. Roadwork is one of Paul Suntup’s most favorite Stephen King novels, and the artist who created this cover back in 1981 was Darrel Millsap, a brilliant illustrator who also created many fine art paintings in his career that are truly stunning. 

Suntup Editions would like to thank Jim Orr for tracking down Darrel’s daughter Michelle Millsap Kinley, who was kind enough to allow the creation of these gorgeous prints of her late father’s iconic cover art. The print includes the artist’s facsimile signature.

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

Large Size: 18″ x 24″ = $125
Small Size: 12″ x 18″ = $65

Available for Pre-Order: February 1, 2018

Publication Date: March 1, 2018

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The Fire Wire Interviews Paul Suntup About His Limited Edition of Stephen King’s Misery

After meeting Paul Suntup I walked away thinking that I wished I’d met him earlier as I think we would have been great friends as we share so many common interests and he’s just an all around good guy. I was impressed with his passion and knowledge about printing and bookmaking as he showed me samples of paper and discussed publishing methods long since abandoned. 

Receiving a package from Suntup editions is like getting a thoughtful gift from a close friend. Extra care and attention to detail make it a wonderful experience when you unwrap one of his releases. Paul confided in me that he has wanted to publish a limited edition Stephen King book for quite a while and now his dream is becoming a reality with this week’s announcement of the limited edition of Misery. Paul was kind enough to answer a few question about how the book came to be, what it will include and what future plans he is at liberty to discuss.  I began by asking him how he became interested in our favorite author, Stephen King…

Q: I’ve been fortunate to see your impressive Stephen King book collection. What was the first S.K. book that you read?  What attracted you to the author? What is the holy grail of your collection?

A: The first Stephen King book that I read was The Eyes of the Dragon. That book has special meaning to me. It changed my life when I was 19, and now Stephen King is changing my life again more than 30 years later. As to what attracted me to the author, I’m not entirely sure. I was in a bookstore, I walked up to the new releases section, and the book caught my eye. I picked it up, and felt an instant connection and attraction to it. It was very much on a non-physical level. Holy grail, well the lettered edition of Misery of course. But seriously, I don’t really have any of the major ‘grails’ in my collection, so I don’t have the obvious answer for that one. The book that comes to mind is the original copy of The Eyes of the Dragon that I bought that day in 1987 which I still have, and which has the most meaning to me. And I also like my matching Dark Tower set.

Q: Misery was published over 30 years ago and I’m surprised the beloved book has not been published as a limited edition. When you decided to publish your first limited edition S.K. book, was Misery your first choice?  How did you end up getting the rights to publish the book? How long has this been in the works?

A: I know, it’s crazy. I almost feel as if it was waiting for me to get my act together and publish it. What I’m doing with Misery is how I feel a limited book should be done. It was my first choice in my heart because it was the 2nd King book I read. I also did a private poll amongst a small group of collectors, and wouldn’t you know it, Misery was at the top of that list. So it was reaffirmed to me that this was the book I had to do.

As to rights, I called Steve and said hey dude, can I publish a limited of Misery, and will you sign it? No not really. That was just in my dreams. Coming back to reality, I basically did what you might call a “pitch”. But before the pitch could happen, I had to overcome some fears that were with me for years, and limitations I had imposed on myself. I mean, here I am, a relative unknown to the publishing world, and I decide one day that I’m going to publish a limited of Misery. Not only that, I’m going to get Stephen King to sign it. What’s the first thought anyone would have? I’ll tell you the kind of thoughts I had. Are you crazy!? Yeah, like that’s going to happen. King will never go for it. You’re no one. You don’t even know how to publish books. It’s impossible. Yadda Yadda. We can come up with all the reasons why we can’t do something, but we seldom come up with all the reasons why we can do something. Your dreams should be bigger than you think you are, and cost more money to realize, than you have.

So I had to silence those negative voices. I had to overcome some fears. I had to make a trip to Bangor and New York. I had to believe that I am that guy, and once I made the decision, everything changed. I knew what it would take to pull this off, and I did everything that I had to, in order to make it happen. That’s a long answer to: I made a pitch, he said yes. End of story. But it was a massive amount of work, operating mainly on faith, and forging this belief in myself that I could do it. I must express my gratitude though to two people, Chuck Verrill and Marsha Defilippo. They were extremely helpful and supportive to me throughout, and they have my eternal gratitude. Of course, I am forever grateful to Stephen King for allowing me to do it.

How long has this been in the works, I made the decision to do this on April 14, 2017. Although I had been procrastinating for quite some time before that. But to me, that was the day this book happened, and from the moment I made the decision, I felt in my heart that it would happen. I just had to go through the steps to get there. I’ve just added up each of the numbers in that date, and it totals 19. Crazy.

Q: Your attention to detail from the paper that you use to your care in packaging is a cornerstone of Suntup Publishing. How will the limited edition of Misery stand out from other small press books? What special embellishments are planned?

A: Thanks Larry, I appreciate that. My feeling is that unless I can make a book in the tradition of the fine press, I would rather not make the book. How Misery would stand out, well, listen, I appreciate the kind words, but I am just following in the footsteps of the visionaries and trailblazers who came before me. There are many in the fine press world, starting with William Morris, but in the context of Stephen King and this genre, I was inspired by Michael Alpert, Herb Yellin, Jerad Walters, Joe Stefko, Paul Miller, people like that. But yes, I love finely produced books, so for Misery, I’m doing some cool things. The title on the lettered edition is made using original Royal glass typewriter keys that are inset into the leather. These are actual keys from a Royal typewriter. And of course, the entire book is printed letterpress. You seldom see that in a Stephen King limited. We saw it with the Philtrum press editions. I would not print this book any other way, and it isn’t cheap, but the results are stunning. Other things like marbled papers that are being made exclusively for this edition and a very unique endband design on the lettered.  There’s also a numbered edition which is signed, and that too is printed letterpress. There is a really nice Artist Gift edition, which is the only edition of the three to feature a  jacket sporting wrap-around art by Rick Berry. Of course, there’s the cotton papers I used, I can go on. That should suffice.

Q: I envision that this is just the beginning of a very long and successful venture for you with collector’s shelves proudly showcasing Suntup Edition books…

A: Well, I sure hope so.

Q: What are the other authors/books that you would like to publish?

A: Yes, I have a list of several other books I would like to publish. Not all are in this genre. I basically walked my bookshelves, and wrote down all of my most favorite novels. I’m currently going after some of those, one in particular that I am really excited about, and hoping will happen.

Q: You’ve ventured into repackaging books into highly sought after collector’s items, created beautiful prints of S.K. book covers and now you are publishing your first limited edition book? Is there another facet of publishing that you would like to conquer?  Would an art book of Stephen King covers be out of the question?

A: You lead up to that one didn’t you! I would love to publish the coffee-table book version of The Covers Collection. I have spent a good deal of time pencilling this one out. A challenge with this book is that it would have a somewhat limited market. So print runs would have to be pretty low. With low print runs, it’s hard to come out on top. Anyway, it’s very likely this will happen though, and it is currently in a preliminary planning stage.

Q: Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule Paul to talk to me and I want to congratulate you on making one of your dreams come true. I wish you and Suntup Editions continued success!

A: Thanks Larry, it was great chatting with you.

For more information about the limited edition of Misery or Suntup Editions, please click HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Publish The First Official Signed Limited Edition of Misery By Stephen King

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

Numbered Edition:

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

Lettered Edition:

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.

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Stephen King Announces 2018 Novella, Elevation

The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together. Elevation is a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face – including his own — he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.  

From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The 144 page novella will be published by Scribner on October 30th, 2018.

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Suntup Editions Announces That Something’s Coming On February 8, 2018

The publisher Suntup Editions announced on Facebook that something’s coming on February 8, 2018. Well, actually they wrote Somethi g’s comi g.

What could it mean?

I am definitely intrigued and looking forward to whatever they announce. Stay tuned…

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Watch Hulu’s Castle Rock Super Bowl Spot 

Hulu has unveiled the Castle Rock Super Bowl spot, which you can watch below! The Stephen King-inspired series premieres on the streaming service this summer.

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, Bill 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 Summer 2018.

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