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June is audiobook month! Check out Steve's latest audiobook Blockade Billy. It’s read by Craig Wasson and Mare Winningham and audio is a great way to take your summer reading on the go.
Also new to audio are several back titles recently released by Penguin, including the much-requested, IT which is read by Steven Weber. Check out our promotion page for more information about this and other titles.
Simon & Schuster has announced a new contest open to US residents in the 50 states and District of Columbia who are 18 or older which will run from June 11th-30th. Ten winners will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster, a copy of Blockade Billy, and a copy of Under the Dome.
Twenty runners up will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster and a copy of Blockade Billy.
For more information about the contest, rules, and to enter, click here.
The cover for Stephen's new short story collection, Full Dark, No Stars has been revealed by Simon & Schuster. You can download the full HD cover using the link below. You can also click on the thumbnail to the left to view a smaller version.
Launch Web Site (Look for the link that reads "Video of Stephen King Event" in the center area of the page. Stephen's segment begins at 8:45)
Stephen was interviewed for "Are We Alone" regarding Under the Dome and its aien themes on Monday, April 19th 2010. "Are We Alone" is a general science program that is carried on NPR's Public Radio Satellite System and podcast.
The story titles and plot synopses for Full Dark, No Stars are:
The story opens with the confession of Wilfred James to the murder of his wife, Arlette, following their move to Hemingford, Nebraska onto land willed to Arlette by her father.
Mystery writer, Tess, has been supplementing her writing income for years by doing speaking engagements with no problems. But following a last-minute invitation to a book club 60 miles away, she takes a shortcut home with dire consequences.
Harry Streeter, who is suffering from cancer, decides to make a deal with the devil but, as always, there is a price to pay.
A Good Marriage
Darcy Anderson learns more about her husband of over twenty years than she would have liked to know when she stumbles literally upon a box under a worktable in their garage.
Stephen will be releasing a brand new novella entitled Blockade Billy through Cemetery Dance Publications on April 20th 2010. For more information see the links below.
UPDATE - Audiobook Drops in May! Simon & Schuster Audio has announced that Blockade Billy will be released as an audiobook on May 25th to be read by Craig Wasson. It will also include his short story "Morality" previously published in Esquire which will be read by Mare Winningham.
UPDATE - Limited Edition Going Fast! Cemetery Dance Publications’ beautiful hardcover of Blockade Billy is a limited edition, and we all know what that means—there won’t be enough copies to go around. Because of high demand from devoted readers and obligations to libraries, and—alas—contrary to pre-order invitations from online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, it won’t be possible to ship copies of the limited edition to retail bookstores. Don’t blame Amazon! Don’t blame Barnes & Noble! Together with Cemetery Dance, Stephen is exploring ways to make the novella available to all his Constant Readers as soon as possible, at least by the time the Simon & Schuster audiobook goes on sale. More definite word on this should come shortly. But if you want that one-of-a-kind authentic William "Blockade Billy" Blakely baseball card which has time-traveled all the way from 1957, place your order online with Cemetery Dance.
UPDATE - Billy Goes Mass Market! Stephen and Cemetery Dance have made an arrangement with Scribner to make available a less expensive hardcover edition of Blockade Billy, with an on-sale date of May 25th, the same date the audiobook goes on sale. The Scribner edition will be available in all U.S. and Canadian retail outlets. Both the Scribner book and the Simon & Schuster audiobook will feature a bonus short story ("Morality"). In the meantime, an eBook edition of Blockade Billy should go on sale through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony on April 20th.