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From Cemetery Dance:
Gwendy’s Button Box
A Brand New Castle Rock Novella
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
A Cemetery Dance Publications Exclusive Trade Hardcover & eBook!
Also published as an Audiobook by Simon & Schuster Audio!
Featuring full color cover artwork by Ben Baldwin
Interior artwork by Keith Minnion
About the Book:
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.
At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.
One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: “Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.”
On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…
Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December. This book is a Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive with no other trade editions currently planned anywhere in the world!
Published as a trade hardcover edition:
• Printed on acid-free paper
• Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Featuring one of the lowest print runs for a brand new Stephen King book in many years
• Retail price just $25
I’ve been teasing this project on Facebook for a few months and today it can finally be revealed!
Dave Hinchberger of The Overlook Connection Press has been working with artist Glenn Chadbourne to produce a series of new dust jackets for Stephen King’s novels. Each cover is limited to 500 copies and singed by Mr. Chadbourne. Each jacket also includes a new essay from King-world authors ranging from Rocky Wood, Stephen Spignesi, Bev Vincent and even Anthrax’s Scott Ian.
Guess who was asked to write the jacket text for Sai King’s Dreamcatcher. Yes, yours truly!
Let’s just say it was the most difficult and fun writing assignment I’ve ever had the honor of completing. The fact that it had to come in at approximately 450 words, was a challenge all on its own.
Me, I’ll be framing one of my copies just as soon as it arrives.
And Dave, thanks for asking and having enough faith in me to give me the chance to participate in this project.
Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
Yesterday I received my copy of the deluxe 2-volume traycased edition of “Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King” published by Centipede Press. No one in the house believed that such as large box contained just a single book. Here’s the unboxing of this massive tome. The only problem now, is where to store this monstrosity.
You can also check out an article about the event @ The Wichita Eagle.
I was just one of a small and very lucky number of people (maybe 1000 over three shows) to be able to witness The Shining as a stage play and it was worth every minute of my time. I hope that this turns into something bigger than just these three shows. For more information check out TheShiningOmaha.com.
The Stephen King approved stage version of The Shining is premiering this Friday in Omaha and Mary and I will be there! Find out more and order tickets @ TheShiningOmaha.com. I’m am so excited about this! If it’s anywhere nearly as good as The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a fun night will be had by all.
Here’s the trailer:
Joyland was a novel by Stephen King and was released back in June of 2013. The author buckled the trend of a simultaneous release in trade and digital formats. Instead, he only published it only in hardcover, citing “I have no plans for a digital version. Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.” Well, it looks like a full year later Joyland will finally be available as an eBook.
The web site Overlook Hotel has posted pictures of Stanley Kubrick’spersonal copy of Stephen King’s novel The Shining, which is normally kept at the Stanley Kubrick Archive, but has been making the rounds in a traveling exhibition. The book is filled with highlighted passages and largely illegible notes in the margin—tantalizing clues to Kubrick’s intentions for the movie.
Read the full article and see more photos @ Open Culture.
Previously I was unaware of that fact that for the past 11 years the site BookFinder.com, an online book-search service, has been publishing a report of the most searched-for out of print books. The 2013 report is out and the top five books are:
I own two of these myself but I’ll leave it to you to guess which ones.
What I also wonder is what would a similar list look like if we got the data from library users instead of people looking to buy the book they’re searching for. I’m guessing that’s something OCLC could produce should they feel like it.
Read the full 2013 report @ Bookfinder.com.