Cemetery Dance Publications will be producing a 6 volume set of King special editions from his early years at Doubleday.

We've signed an exclusive deal to produce a six volume set of special collectible editions of Stephen King's early books that were originally published by Doubleday back in the 1970s and early 1980s! These books are Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, The Shining, Night Shift, The Stand, and Pet Sematary, six classics of the horror genre and all-time Stephen King fan favorites!

 

The first in the series will be Carrie.

The first title in this special six volume set is Carrie, which will be published later this year and is available for preorder immediately. Other volumes in this series will follow approximately every six months after that and several acclaimed artists are already creating stunning art for these books. These special editions will feature exclusive bonus features such as introductions, afterwords, artwork, and even deleted material in some cases.

 

Special features exclusive to this special edition:

  • an introduction by Stephen King detailing why he wrote the book
  • a lengthy afterword by Tabitha King discussing the book's unbridled exploration of adolescent terror, sexuality, and the unknown
  • deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
  • printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
  • epic wrap-around full-color dust jacket artwork by Tomislav Tikulin
  • a different full-color dust jacket for the Artist Edition painted by Tomislav Tikulin
  • six full-color interior paintings by Tomislav Tikulin
  • interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
  • high-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all editions
  • full-page reproduction of the telegram Doubleday editor Bill Thompson sent Stephen King to announce the publisher was buying the book
  • extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the TENS OF MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the last 40 years!

There will be 3 versions of the book printed:

  • Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 3,000 copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and embossed endpapers; and featuring a unique black-and-white limitation page ($85)
  • Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Edition signed by the artist and limited to only 750hand-numbered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a different fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and different embossed endpapers; featuring a full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our previous Stephen King traycased editions ($225)
  • Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Lettered Edition signed by the artist and limited to 52hand-lettered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound in two different fine materials in a hand-made three piece binding featuring spine hubs, gilded page edges, two color hot foil stamping, and imported hand-marbled endpapers; featuring a different full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our LegaciesLettered Edition ($1000)

You can pre-order this very special edition HERE.

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From CBR:

During his Emerald City Comicon Secret Origins panel, Peter David was asked by a member of the audience whether he enjoyed the collaboration with his co-creators on the "Dark Tower" comics. Rather than answer directly, he revealed theMarvel adaptations of Stephen King's fantasy epic will resume with "Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three." He also provided the 'secret origin' of how the project was greenlit.

"We are going to be doing more 'Dark Tower.' 'The Drawing of the Three' will actually be happening in comic book form," David stated. "We are very, very pleased about that. I literally just got an email about this, two days ago. And it's really funny -- would you like to know why we're doing more 'Dark Tower?' OK, no -- well, yes, but -- OK. Funny story! [Laughs]

"I had a stroke about a year and a couple months ago, and I was in a recovery center down in Jacksonville, FL, because I had the stroke down in Orlando, FL, during our vacation to Disney World," David continued. "Go to Disney World, have a stroke and then go see Goofy! [Laughter] Because you're both going [imitates Goofy's laugh]! At any rate, so -- I get an email from Robin Furth, who is my co-writer on 'Dark Tower,' and she says, 'Stephen would like your email. Can I give him your email address?' So I go, 'Sure!' So I get an email from Stehen King, and Stephen says, 'I'd like to come up and visit you, you know, up in the hospital. I'm down in Florida.' And I went, 'OK - sure!' And he drove up. And I thought that he was in Jacksonville. No -- he was five hours away. He did a five hour drive to come up and see me, because I think he was really relating to the concept that I was having to teach myself how to walk again. Because he had to go through the same thing when he got hit by that van, so this was really his wheelhouse. And while he was there, I said to him, 'You know, we should really do more 'Dark Tower,' 'cause I get a lot of people coming up to me, saying, "I want to see 'The Drawing of the Three.' I want to see the next book."' And Steve said, 'Really?' And I went, 'Yeah!' and he says, 'OK -- we'll do that!' And then he contacted Marvel Comics, and... Marvel went, 'OK!' And lo and behold, now we're doing 'Dark Tower' again, so thank God I had a stroke!"

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

CBS' Under the Dome is adding another rival for Dean Norris' Big Jim.

Grammy-winner Dwight Yoakam has boarded the summer drama from Neal Baer and Brian K. Vaughan,The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Yoakam will appear in multiple episodes of the series based onStephen King's best-seller, playing barbershop owner Lyle Chumley. The character has a complicated history with Big Jim and was once romantically linked to his late wife, Pauline (ER's Sherry Stringfield). Lyle -- oddly like Pauline -- also has a mysterious connection to the Dome and very well may know the answer to its origins.

Check out the rest of the news HERE.

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From Omaha.com:

What: Stage drama, fundraiser for restoring the Benson Theatre
Where: Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. 
When: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $60 VIP (choice seating, cast meet-and-greet), $30 general admission
Information: 402-659-1765 or theshiningomaha.com
Cast: Marc Erickson, Christina Rohling, Christopher Levering, Rasheed Allison, Tag Ryan, Billy St. John, Tim Barr, Doug Blackburn, Garret Sheeks, Christopher Scott, Cheri Bloomingdale
 

Marc Erickson wasn’t sure he wanted to play Jack Torrance. In some ways, the lead role in the first-ever stage production of “The Shining” was scarily close to home.

But he and director Jason Levering, who co-wrote the script, go way back. The two were grade-school friends in Aurora, Neb., and studied theater at Hastings College together in the mid-1990s. The part was too good a line on a résumé for a guy trying to establish himself as an actor in Los Angeles.

Levering got permission from novelist Stephen King, who hated Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie version starring Jack Nicholson, to adapt the story for the stage as a limited-engagement fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward restoration of the Benson Theatre, 6054 Maple St. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St., and continues at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

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From Shortlist:

From 21 March, LA's Hero Complex Gallery is set to resemble your perfect nightmare: the KING FOR A DAY exhibition pays tribute to the author's full body of collected work, from his most famous novels to iconic film adaptations.

Some of these are very cool.  Check them out below.

Eventually they will be available for purchase as prints.  Get the info HERE.

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On Sunday, March 16th, King signed Doctor Sleep at Bookstore1 in Sarasota, Florida.  King, a Florida resident (in the winter months) chose this small bookstore because of the persistence of its owner.

“I just kept asking his publicist — asking, asking, asking — and eventually he said 'yeah,'” Court said. “It's very kind of him to do this for a small independent bookstore. What this shows publishers is that, even though we are a small store, we can bring in audiences and fans for big name authors.”

400 faithful fans lined up outside the store to meet King.

 

You can read the rest of the story at The Herald Tribune.

There is a photo gallery HERE.

 

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From Lilja's Library:

Bad Little Kid is King’s latest story. The difference between this one and many others is that it’s only published in French (Sale Gosse) and German (Böser Kleiner Junge). King did this as a thanks to the French and German fans for the nice time he had there in November 2013. I’m sure it will be released in English eventually but no date has been set so far and it might take a while.

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As usual King create great characters and tells a great story and even though this one is rather short (you can finish it in one sitting) it’s just the right length for what the story needs. It’s a simple story but it captures you and gets you to ask why is this happening to Hallas and what has he done to bring it on? Or is he getting exactly what he deserves? 

Sounds good.  For the rest hit the link above.

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From Collider:

“Yeah, I’ve moved on. It was a great process of connecting with Mr. [Stephen] King. It’s a great piece, but it’s a tough story to crack in one telling. It really should probably be told not unlike The Lord of the Rings, so you could really do justice to such a great piece of material. He’s a great guy and so supportive, but if you’re going to take something on like that, you want to make sure you get it right.”

Sounds like the right way to go for me. Fitting The Stand into a regular theatrical movie will be difficult. Well see how Josh Boone handles it. 

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