New Mass Market cover reprints...derailed?

  • This message board permanently closed on June 30th, 2020 at 4PM EDT and is no longer accepting new members.

Shimonhead

Active Member
Mar 20, 2017
39
169
Hello.

I have been collecting the new Mass Market releases of Stephen's novels/collections being slowly doled out by Simon & Schuster Pocket Books.

I love the new covers and fonts and it is nice to finally have a cohesive look to my King collection. However, after June's release of The Green Mile, the monthly release of these editions that has been in place for two years has suddenly stopped.

See this amazon page for example: Amazon.com: stephen king mass market pocket books: Books

It seems the movie tie in versions of IT, The Dark Tower, and the Bill Hodges Trilogy have derailed the release of the new Mass Market reprints, and several books that were on the upcoming release list have vanished from Simon & Schuster's webpage. Now, the larger Trade Paperback versions from Gallery Books are on the schedule, which I am not interested in collecting.


These are the Pocket Books covers that were advertised in advance and on the list to come out in Mass Market format at the end of every month from July this year and into next year, but are now no longer scheduled or advertised on the Simon and Schuster website as existing at all.









Does anyone have any information on these releases? If they have been cancelled? Or are they just delayed and resuming release in the future?

Thank you for any info,

Shimonhead
 
Last edited:

Moderator

Ms. Mod
Administrator
Jul 10, 2006
52,243
157,324
Maine
Hello.

I have been collecting the new Mass Market releases of Stephen's novels/collections being slowly doled out by Simon & Schuster Pocket Books.

I love the new covers and fonts and it is nice to finally have a cohesive look to my King collection. However, after June's release of The Green Mile, the monthly release of these editions that has been in place for two years has suddenly stopped.

See this amazon page for example: Amazon.com: stephen king mass market pocket books: Books

It seems the movie tie in versions of IT, The Dark Tower, and the Bill Hodges Trilogy have derailed the release of the new Mass Market reprints, and several books that were on the upcoming release list have vanished from Simon & Schuster's webpage. Now, the larger Trade Paperback versions from Gallery Books are on the schedule, which I am not interested in collecting.


These are the Pocket Books covers that were advertised in advance and on the list to come out in Mass Market format at the end of every month from July this year and into next year, but are now no longer scheduled or advertised on the Simon and Schuster website as existing at all.









Does anyone have any information on these releases? If they have been cancelled? Or are they just delayed and resuming release in the future?

Thank you for any info,

Shimonhead
The release dates were bumped, but they're still coming out. I should be getting the new schedule soon and will post it when I do.
 

Shimonhead

Active Member
Mar 20, 2017
39
169
Here are the cover images of the released books so far for anyone interested to see them









 

Attachments

  • upload_2017-10-4_11-31-29.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-31-29.jpeg
    4.9 KB · Views: 2
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-34-28.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-34-28.jpeg
    8.8 KB · Views: 2
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-35-37.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-35-37.jpeg
    12.7 KB · Views: 0
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-40-19.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-40-19.jpeg
    11 KB · Views: 0
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-41-8.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-41-8.jpeg
    16.9 KB · Views: 1
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-41-39.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-41-39.jpeg
    12 KB · Views: 0
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-41-44.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-41-44.jpeg
    12 KB · Views: 1
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-43-9.png
    upload_2017-10-4_11-43-9.png
    101.4 KB · Views: 0
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-57-9.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-57-9.jpeg
    8.8 KB · Views: 3
  • upload_2017-10-4_11-58-56.jpeg
    upload_2017-10-4_11-58-56.jpeg
    12.5 KB · Views: 1

Shimonhead

Active Member
Mar 20, 2017
39
169
I'm not sure if my contact forgot he promised to send it to me or was just waiting until the book tour was over but if I don't hear from him by next week, I'll rattle his cage to get the production schedule.

Hi, Ms. Mod

I was just following up to see if you had a chance to inquire of your contact at Simon & Schuster if the mass market releases were planning to resume, and if so when.

Thank you again for your time!

Miri
 

Moderator

Ms. Mod
Administrator
Jul 10, 2006
52,243
157,324
Maine
Hello again, Ms. Mod!

Just checking to see if you'd heard anything back from Simon & Schuster about the continuation of the Mass Market releases.

Yours,

Miri
I got an email late yesterday but discovered the release dates were for the trade paperbacks, not the mass market paperbacks. I've asked for the dates for those and will let you know.