It: The 25th Anniversary Edition Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio

It: The 25th Anniversary Edition Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio
29 Pieces of Artwork, 11 inch X 14 inch!
Signed By All Three Artists & Limited to Just 500 Sets!
Shipping Next Month — NOW SOLD OUT!

Hi Folks!

As you might remember, we’ve made special arrangements with Glen Orbik, Alan M. Clark, and Erin Wells to collect ALL of their artwork from our 25th Anniversary Edition of It by Stephen King into one giant artwork portfolio, which will be SIGNED by all three artists and limited to a one-time printing of just 500 sets! These special artwork portfolios will never be reprinted or reissued!

When we say a GIANT artwork portfolio, we mean it, too! These are HUGE pieces of artwork, perfect for matting and framing if you wanted! The portfolio itself will be a spectacle to behold. Just check out the photos of our approval copy on the product page (or larger versions in the Forum thread about this project.)

Remember: this is a ONE-TIME printing of this artwork portfolio and we will NOT be printing more! This set includes EVERY piece of artwork in the book, including the two color signature sheets that will only ever be seen by the collectors who were lucky enough to snag a copy of the Limited Edition or Lettered Edition before they sold out. Plus there’s a special, full-color signature sheet signed by all three artists!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support

News from the Dead Zone #149

It can’t really have been two months since I last updated this site, can it? Apparently so. My apologies. I’ve been somewhat busy with an as-yet-unannounced book project that I hope will interest y’all when I can talk about it.

So, what’s new? The biggest thing, probably, is the fact that The Wind Through the Keyhole is starting to ship from Donald M. Grant. If you ordered the Artist Edition, you’re at the head of the list, though us poor alphabet-challenged people will have to wait a little longer than the Andersons and Billings and Carpenters of the world. My review of what King calls Dark Tower 4.5 (because the contemporary action takes place after the ka-tet leaves the Green Palace) will appear in the next issue of Cemetery Dance magazine.

I won’t bore you with news about the various remakes of movies based on King’s works. None of them seem to be going anywhere fast these days. However, I wrote an essay for FEARnet about the various Carrie adaptations, both cinematic and dramatic: Carrie On.

What’s King reading these days? According to Entertainment Weekly, he’s deep into the second volume of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Issue #1 of Road Rage, IDW’s graphic novel adaptation of Throttle is out this month, as is The Way Station #4.

King has commented about how he reworked the ending of 11/22/63 in response to feedback from his son. The original version of the last page or so of the manuscript is now available on his website.

Do you have your copy of Cycle Zombies by Stephen King? Nope, me neither. When showrunner Kurt Sutter asked King if he had a book he would like to promote during an episode of Sons of Anarchy last fall, this is the title King came up with. Sutter put his art department to work, and you can see the results here. Note that the text below the image is a spoiler for the fate of a major character, so if you haven’t seen the most recent season yet, don’t read the text!

King was at the Savannah Book Festival last weekend. He read from the opening pages of Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. This is a different passage than the one he read from last fall and features Danny and Wendy. You can find audience videos of the reading on YouTube.

Speaking of The Shining, you might be interested in Room 237, a documentary that digs into Kubrick’s film and comes up with some surprising deductions and extrapolations. Some articles about the movie: Cracking the Code in ‘Heeere’s Johnny!’ and Fascinating ‘Room 237? Will Forever Change ‘The Shining’ For Audiences.

This week’s Saturday Night Live featured a sketch in which “Maya Angelou” stars in a ‘prank show.’  One of her victims is Bill Hader playing Stephen King (which can be seen in this video at about the 1:40 mark).

Just a couple of months until the premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. I’ll be attending and will file a report after the event. A guest star-packed studio concept album is scheduled to be released on May 22 in both a single disc and 3-CD deluxe edition.

“Fair Extension” appears in the charity anthology Rage Against the Night to benefit King expert Rocky Wood. I also have a story in the book, which you can order here.

“Herman Wouk is Still Alive” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the short fiction category.

I found this in-depth essay fascinating: You Can’t Always Get What You Want: On Stephen King from The Nation.

Update: Three New Cemetery Dance Signature Series Books Almost Gone!

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Plus: Last Copies Found of Two Previously Out of Print CDSS Books!

Hi Folks!

If you were on the fence, we wanted to let you know the new books in the Cemetery Dance Signature Series are selling out VERY quickly, and obviously the Signature Series Discounted Three Pack will be taken off the site the moment one of the books sells out!

Here are some updates on sales and a few notes about what makes each book unique for our collectors:

coverDueling Minds edited by Brian James Freeman: Limited Edition is 90% sold out and there are only 2 copies of the Lettered Edition left. (Remember, this edition is signed by ALL of the contributors!)

coverHomestead by James A. Moore: Limited Edition is 82% sold out and there are only 6 copies of the Lettered Edition left. (Fun Fact: this book was inspired by a real life Cemetery Dance customer, but we can’t say more right now!)

Tyler’s Third Act by Mick Garris: Limited Edition is 84% sold out and there are only 5 copies of the Lettered Edition left. (This is easily the strangest and yet most compelling story Mick has written to date, coverand we think readers are going to be blown away!)

(Please Note: This is the perfect time to start adding the acclaimed Signature Series to your collection because we just found a few last copies of Four Legs in the Morning by Norman Prentiss and The Miniaturist by Jay Bonansinga, which we’re selling again on the site right now! So if you ordered all five of these title today, you’d almost be halfway to having a complete set!)

Read more or place your order while supplies last!

New Signature Series Books Selling Out Fast!

Special Discounted “Three Pack” Available For A Limited Time Only!
Plus: FREE US SHIPPING For The Next Two Weeks or While Supplies Last!

Hi Folks!

Free US ShippingToday we’re very pleased to announce three new titles in the acclaimed Cemetery Dance Signature Series, which is always a big fan favorite among our collectors! In fact, due to advance sales to our long-time Signature Series collectors, these books are already between 66% and 75% sold out, and that number just keeps climbing every hour! These new books are:

Dueling Minds edited by Brian James Freeman, the first ever anthology in the series, featuring stories by Brian Keene, Gary A. Braunbeck, Tom Piccirilli, Tim Lebbon, Jenny Orosel, and Gerard Houarner and artwork by Alan M. Clark and Erin S. Wells — and this Limited Edition is a huge bargain because it is SIGNED by all of the contributors!

Homestead by James A. Moore featuring artwork by Alex McVey

Tyler’s Third Act by Mick Garris featuring artwork by William Stout

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Based on previous books in the series, we expect these books to sell very quickly, but to help our collectors while the economy is still on the rebound, we’re also going to offer a brand new special offer for these three books: a Signature Series Discounted Three Pack!

With this limited time only special offer, not only will you guarantee yourself a copy of the signed Limited Editions of Dueling Minds edited by Brian James Freeman, Homestead by James A. Moore, and Tyler’s Third Act by Mick Garris, but you’ll also save $26 off the retail price!

In addition, you STILL qualify for FREE US SHIPPING on your order, which makes this an even better deal!

Read more or place your order while supplies last!

Discuss this exciting news on our forum!

Please Note: If you want the books to have matching numbers, or if you need the numbers for this set to match the books in the series you already own, please REPLY to your order confirmation and let Mindy know what that number is. She will do her very best to secure your number for you. Numbers are secured on a first come, first served basis.

No coupons or other discounts can be applied to the Three Pack special offer.

Glenn Chadbourne’s Original Take on The Dark Tower

Now On A Limited Edition Cemetery Dance T-Shirt For A Limited Time Only!

We’re pleased to announce that we’re teaming up with Glenn Chadbourne (the artist behind The Secretary of Dreams by Stephen King) to produce a brand new t-shirt featuring his original take on The Dark Tower!

We think our fellow Stephen King and Glenn Chadbourne fans will love these shirts, but we’re only going to accept preorders for a limited time because the custom printing will be done by a local shop.  Once we close the preorder window, we will place our order with the shop.

These awesome Limited Edition t-shirts would be an excellent addition to your Stephen King collection and an incredible
way to show off Chadbourne’s incredible artwork around your hometown! (Be sure to let us
know what your friends, family, and coworkers think!)

Don’t wait to place your order because once the preorder window closes, we will not be able to increase our order! Read more or place your order on our website!

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Catch-Up On Recent News: New Releases, Forthcoming Limited Editions, and More!

Hi Folks!

We have a lot of new subscribers on this mailing list, so we thought it would be helpful to summarize some of our most important recent news:

The Horror Hall of Fame

* We have a bunch of new eBay auctions, but eBay was having some trouble yesterday so the pages weren’t always loading. Hopefully they work better today: Check out our eBay auctions!

* The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners edited by Joe R. Lansdale has arrived in our warehouse and preorders will begin shipping next week.

* Horror Drive-In Presents An All-Night Short Story Marathon edited by Mark Sieber is a brand new, in-stock signed Limited Edition glossy chapbook featuring short stories by Bill Pronzini, Harry Shannon, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and Ronald Malfi. Preorders should be shipping by Monday.

* Preorders for The Century’s Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan are about 50% shipped! This is a massive two volume set of 100 short stories by the legends of horror including Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Charles Beaumont, Jack Ketchum, Gary Brandner, Dennis Etchison, Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, David Schow, Joe R. Lansdale, Glen Hirshberg, Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson, ITand nearly seven dozen others. Definitely a must-have for any horror fan!

* The Gift Edition of It: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition by Stephen King is still selling very steadily, so don’t wait to place your order for this huge special edition that won’t be seeing print again.

* Pure by Julianna Baggott is more than 90% sold out, so there will not be copies around to order down the road.

* Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker (Revised & Updated Edition!) is available on a variety of eBook stores including our own.

* Wild Horses by Brian Hodge is also now available as an eBook, which is great news for his many fans!

Wild Horses* Sides by Peter Straub, Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty, and The Two Sams and The Snowman’s Children by Glen Hirshberg are also now available as eBooks.

* Our copies of Peep Show, Volume One edited by Paul Fry are on their way across the ocean and should ship to our customers later this month.

* Seven Stories by Brian James Freeman is now Amazon’s #1 bestselling free story collection in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Spain, plus #2 in Italy! If you missed out on your free download, here are the links again while there’s still time: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.it.

Thanks again for your support!

The Horror Hall of Fame edited by Joe R. Lansdale is Shipping Next Week!

The Horror Hall of Fame

Featuring George R.R. Martin, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Jack Ketchum, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Alan Rodgers, and many others!

We’re pleased to announce that The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners edited by Joe R. Lansdale is arriving in our warehouse now and preorders will start shipping next week!

Featuring full color cover artwork by Alan M. Clark and black & white interior artwork for every story by acclaimed artist Glenn Chadbourne, this landmark anthology collects for the first-time ever the Bram Stoker Award-winning short stories and novellas from legendary authors such as George R.R. Martin, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Jack Ketchum, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Alan Rodgers, and many others!

The Stoker Award is presented annually by the Horror Writers Association, and this volume represents the very best fiction in the horror field! This is a must-read for any fan of horror fiction!

Table of Contents:
“Introduction” by Joe R. Lansdale
“The Scent of Vinegar” by Robert Bloch
“The Calling” by David B. Silva
“Chatting With Anubis” by Harlan Ellison
“The Pear-Shaped Man” by George R.R. Martin
“The Night They Missed the Horror Show” by Joe R. Lansdale
“Lady Madonna” by Nancy Holder
“The Box” by Jack Ketchum
“Stephen” by Elizabeth Massie
“The Red Tower” by Thomas Ligotti
“The Boy Who Came Back From the Dead” by Alan Rodgers
“The Night We Buried Road Dog” by Jack Cady
“Metalica” by P.D. Cacek
“Orange is for Anguish, Blue is for Insanity” by David Morrell

Place your order today so you don’t miss out!

Seven Stories by Brian James Freeman is FREE FOR EVERYONE This Week!

Seven Stories

Hi Folks!

As our way of saying thanks again for the huge outpouring of support for our “All You Can Read” eBook membership program for 2012, which was a huge success, we’re pleased to announce that Seven Stories by Brian James Freeman, which is only available on Amazon.com, is now FREE FOR EVERYONE THIS WEEK ONLY at this special link:

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.de
Amazon.fr
Amazon.es
Amazon.it

If you have a Kindle, or the Kindle App, or even if you just want to try out the free Kindle Cloud for the first time, now is a great time to grab a copy of the collection before it goes back up to the regular retail price on Friday!

(Also: because these stories are going to appear in three new collections down the road, the eBook will probably disappear from Amazon later this year, but those who download the eBook now will have it for as long as you want, of course.)

If you can, please help us spread the word about this FREE giveaway by posting the news and that link on your websites, blogs, message boards, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Download your FREE copy of this eBook before time runs out!

UPDATE: We wanted to thank all of you for making Seven Stories by Brian James Freeman Amazon’s #1 bestselling free story collection in the US, UK, Germany, and France, plus #2 in Spain and and Italy!  Thanks again for your support!

Wild Horses by Brian Hodge Has Arrived In The Digital World!

We’re pleased to announce Wild Horses by Brian Hodge is the latest additon to our eBook Recent Releases page!

Wild HorsesAbout the Book:
In Las Vegas, anything goes. So when Allison discovers her blackjack dealer boyfriend has a cheatin’ heart, “hit me” takes on a whole new meaning. She clobbers Boyd with a cactus. Then she trashes his prized money-skimming scam, swipes his only records of an off-shore bank account (the key to a fortune) without realizing it, and blows town. Big mistake. Because Boyd has a partner: an aging showgirl still young enough to scheme. Not happy with her cut, this redhead wants revenge–and she knows a cold-blooded killer who will help her get it. Meanwhile, Boyd has found solace with a new-age hooker who cares about Boyd’s karma more than his money.

Now the whole brawling, balling, hurting tangle of friends, traitors, and lovers is going on the road. In separate cars. Leaving behind a trail of broken bodies and broken laws, they’re all following Allison. And she’s following a devious plan of her own…

Read more or download your copy today!

Surprise In-Stock Signed Limited Edition Chapbook

Hi Folks!

coverToday we’re very pleased to announce a surprise In-Stock Signed Limited Edition Chapbook that we think you’re really going to love: Horror Drive-In Presents An All-Night Short Story Marathon edited by Mark Sieber!

About the Chapbook:
Horror Drive-In Presents An All-Night Short Story Marathon is a signed Limited Edition glossy chapbook featuring short stories by Bill Pronzini, Harry Shannon, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and Ronald Malfi.

Edited by Mark Sieber, the founder of the Horror Drive-in website and a columnist in Cemetery Dance magazine, these tales are sure to take you back to the days when books were printed on pulpy pages, and you watched scary movies outdoors under the stars.

These stories are both scary and unsettling, and this chapbook is signed by all five contributors and the editor!

Table of Contents:
“Why Horror Drive-In?” by Mark Sieber
“Angelique” by Bill Pronzini
“Control” by Norman Prentiss
“Night Nurse” by Harry Shannon
“Where Sunlight Sleeps” by Brian James Freeman
“The Dinner Party” by Ronald Malfi

Note from the Publisher:
This chapbook has a color cover like Blood Splattered and Politically Incorrect or Tales Too Extreme For Cemetery Dance and is not part of the promotional chapbook line.

Read more or place your order today while supplies last!

Special Offers Ending Soon, Books Selling Out, Last Chance to Order!

Hi Folks!

All You Can Read eBook Membership 2012Today we have some quick updates on special offers that are ending soon and books that are selling out fast:

* We’re in the last days of selling our “All You Can Read” 2012 Membership program, an exciting new plan that will allow you to read ANY eBook we publish in 2012, along with all of the eBooks we’ve already published, for a small one-time fee — plus you’ll get a FREE $30 to $40 Signed Limited Edition with your membership! Don’t wait to place your order because this special offer is almost gone!

* The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners edited by Joe R. Lansdale (featuring George R.R. Martin, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Jack Ketchum, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Alan Rodgers, and many, many others!) is coming next month and we just realized we have FIVE copies of the Limited Edition available for sale, so we’ve put that edition back on the website while supplies last. (There are still plenty of copies of the Trade Hardcover Edition available.)

Century's Best* Today is the last day to preorder The Century’s Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan. All orders placed after today will have to wait to ship until we’re done shipping the preorders, which will take all of next week at the very minimum. Remember: any second printings will have a higher retail price, so this is the time to order!

* We have copies of Issue #65: The Graham Masterton Special Issue in our warehouse, and most subscriber copies should be showing up this week if they haven’t already. A lot of subscribers got their copies at the end of December before our printer closed for the holidays, but the rest shipped a few weeks ago. Our copies just started arriving in Pennsylvania and Maryland. If you’re a subscriber and your copy doesn’t arrive by February 1st, drop us a line at that time! (Issue #66 is already being designed and proofreading will begin next week.)

* The Limited Edition of Pure by Julianna Baggott is now more than 85% sold out, so don’t wait to place your order for this highly anticipated postapocalyptic horror novel:

Pure

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!

The Century’s Best Horror Fiction is Shipping Next Week!

LAST CHANCE TO PREORDER!!
The Century’s Best Horror Fiction
Two Huge Volumes — Shipping Next Week!
Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Charles Beaumont, Jack Ketchum, Gary Brandner, Dennis Etchison, Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, David Schow, Joe R. Lansdale, Glen Hirshberg, Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson, and nearly seven dozen others!

Hi Folks!

Century's BestToday we’re pleased to announce that The Century’s Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan is on the way from our printer and we’ll begin shipping copies next week.

PLEASE NOTE: We’ve determined that the retail price will have to increase by $20 for any second printings. If you haven’t already ordered your set and you want to lock in a 1st Edition, 1st Printing at the current price, now is the time because the remaining copies from the original print run are dwindling fast due to a surge of orders this month!

Cemetery Dance Publications commissioned this spectacular two-volume anthology project under the editorship of noted author and historian of the horror genre, John Pelan.

John selected one story published during each year of the 20th Century (1901-2000) as the most notable story of that year — all 100 stories were then collected in this amazing two volume set to be published as The Century’s Best Horror Fiction.

The ground rules were simple: Only one selection per author. Only one selection per year. Two huge volumes, one hundred authors, one hundred classic stories, more than 700,000 words of fiction — history in the making!

Booklist had this to say about about the spectacular set:

“…more powerful, more defining of what has gone on between the years 1901 and 2000 in horror fiction… horror readers will have to admit that this treasure trove will bring the realization of a dream to them as well, for there is sufficient material within the multitudinous but highly entertaining and dramatic pages of this grand publishing project to occupy many hours, weeks, even months of their time… The term “old-fashioned” flies out the window when even new readers to horror fiction taste the perfection achieved by these masters… Reading this entire second volume will acquaint even those new to horror fiction with the authors who have shaped the genre during the past 50 years.”

Place your order today so you don’t miss out!

Table of Contents
1901: Barry Pain — The Undying Thing
1902: W.W. Jacobs — The Monkey’s Paw
1903: H.G.Wells — The Valley of the Spiders
1904: Arthur Machen — The White People
1905: R. Murray Gilchrist — The Lover’s Ordeal
1906: Edward Lucas White — House of the Nightmare
1907: Algernon Blackwood — The Willows
1908: Perceval Landon — Thurnley Abbey
1909: Violet Hunt — The Coach
1910: Wm Hope Hodgson — The Whistling Room
1911: M.R. James — Casting the Runes
1912: E.F. Benson — Caterpillars
1913: Aleister Crowley — The Testament of Magdelan Blair
1914: M. P. Shiel — The Place of Pain
1915: Hanns Heinz Ewers — The Spider
1916: Lord Dunsany — Thirteen at Table
1917: Frederick Stuart Greene — The Black Pool
1918: H. De Vere Stacpoole — The Middle Bedroom
1919: Ulric Daubeny — The Sumach
1920: Maurice Level — In the Light of the Red Lamp
1921: Vincent O’Sullivan — Master of Fallen Years
1922: Walter de la Mare — Seaton’s Aunt
1923: George Allen England — The Thing From—”Outside”
1924: C.M. Eddy, Jr. — The Loved Dead
1925: John Metcalfe — The Smoking Leg
1926: H.P. Lovecraft — The Outsider
1927: Donald Wandrei — The Red Brain
1928: H.R. Wakefield — The Red Lodge
1929: Eleanor Scott — Celui-La
1930: Rosalie Muspratt — Spirit of Stonhenge
1931: Henry S. Whitehead — Cassius
1932: David H. Keller — The Thing in the Cellar
1933: C.L. Moore — Shambleau
1934: L.A. Lewis — The Tower of Moab
1935: Clark Ashton Smith — The Dark Eidolon
1936: Thorp McCluskey — The Crawling Horror
1937: Howard Wandrei — The Eerie Mr Murphy
1938: Robert E. Howard — Pigeons from Hell
1939: Robert Barbour Johnson — Far Below
1940: John Collier — Evening Primrose
1941: C.M. Kornbluth — The Words of Guru
1942: Jane Rice — The Idol of the Flies
1943: Anthony Boucher — They Bite
1944: Ray Bradbury — The Jar
1945: August Derleth — Carousel
1946: Manly Wade Wellman — Shonokin Town
1947: Theodore Sturgeon — Bianca’s Hands
1948: Shirley Jackson — The Lottery
1949: Nigel Kneale — The Pond
1950: Richard Matheson — Born of Man & Woman
1951: Russell Kirk — Uncle Isiah
1952: Eric Frank Russell — I Am Nothing
1953: Robert Sheckley — The Altar
1954: Everil Worrell — Call Not Their Names
1955: Robert Aickman — Ringing the Changes
1956: Richard Wilson — Lonely Road
1957: Clifford Simak — Founding Father
1958: Robert Bloch — That Hell-Bound Train
1959: Charles Beaumont — The Howling Man
1960: Fredric Brown — The House
1961: Ray Russell — Sardonicus
1962: Carl Jacobi — The Aquarium
1963: Robert Arthur — The Mirror of Cagliostro
1964: Charles Birkin — A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
1965: Jean Ray — The Shadowy Street
1966: Arthur Porges — The Mirror
1967: Norman Spinrad — Carcinoma Angels
1968: Anna Hunger — Come
1969: Steffan Aletti — The Last Work of Pietro Apono
1970: David A. Riley — The Lurkers in the Abyss
1971: Dorothy K. Haynes — The Derelict Track
1972: Gary Brandner — The Price of a Demon
1973: Eddy C. Bertin — Like Two White Spiders
1974: Karl Edward Wagner — Sticks
1975: David Drake — The Barrow Troll
1976: Dennis Etchison — It Only Comes Out at Night
1977: Barry N. Malzberg — The Man Who Loved the Midnight Lady
1978: Michael Bishop — Within the Walls of Tyre
1979: Ramsey Campbell — Mackintosh Willy
1980: Michael Shea — The Autopsy
1981: Stephen King — The Reach
1982: Fritz Leiber — Horrible Imagings
1983: David Schow — One for the Horrors
1984: Bob Leman — The Unhappy Pilgrimage of Clifford M.
1985: Michael Reaves — The Night People
1986: Tim Powers — Night Moves
1987: Ian Watson — Evil Water
1988: Joe R. Lansdale — The Night They Missed the Horror Show
1989: Joel Lane — The Earth Wire
1990: Elizabeth Massie — Stephen
1991: Thomas Ligotti — The Glamour
1992: Poppy Z. Brite — Calcutta Lord of Nerves
1993: Lucy Taylor — The Family Underwater
1994: Jack Ketchum — The Box
1995: Terry Lamsley — The Toddler
1996: Caitlín R. Kiernan — Tears Seven Times Salt
1997: Stephen Laws — The Crawl
1998: Brian Hodge — As Above, So Below
1999: Glen Hirshberg — Mr. Dark’s Carnival
2000: Tim Lebbon — Reconstructing Amy


Today’s Featured eBook: Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker (Revised & Updated Edition!)

Today’s Featured eBook:
Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker (Revised & Updated Edition!)
Hi Folks!

Before we get to today’s brand new featured eBook, we wanted to say thanks again for the huge outpouring of support for our “All You Can Read” eBook membership program for 2012, both from readers and authors. Several major media outlets are planning coverage of the program, which only helps spread the word about what we’re doing here at Cemetery Dance to even more new readers. If you’re still thinking about signing up for the “All You Can Read” eBook membership program, your personalized coupon code will be generated within two to three business days of your order. Thanks for your patience!

In the meantime, we’re very pleased to announce the newest addition to our eBook line, Bill Walker’s revised and updated edition of his classic novel, Titanic 2012:

About the Book:
Best-selling mystery novelist Trevor Hughes has no idea that attending his twentieth reunion at Harvard will forever change his life.

Titanic 2012Persuaded to go by his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Dr. Julia Magnusson, he meets up with three old friends: Solly Rubens, a self-made Wall Street millionaire; Ken Faust, a successful software entrepreneur; and Harlan Astor, New York real estate tycoon and the glue that holds their circle together.

That afternoon, over drinks at the Harvard Club, Harlan drops his bombshell: He is doing what James Cameron did not — he is rebuilding the Titanic, and sailing the ship on the hundredth anniversary to honor those who died, including his great-grandfather, John Jacob Astor IV. Only Trevor is intrigued by Harlan’s audacity. Touched by his friend’s interest and concern, Harlan invites him on the maiden voyage to serve as the official chronicler.

On April 10, 2012, Trevor journeys to Southampton and, along with the hundreds of handpicked passengers, boards the Titanic. He is awed by the immensity of the ship and the feelings that well up in him. His friend has made his grand dream a reality.

During the journey, armed with his iPod Touch and a miniature wireless camera hidden in his glasses, Trevor interviews both passengers and crew, eager to learn the reasons why they chose to sail on the reborn ship.

Nearly every one of them claims to have been profoundly affected by Cameron’s film, wanting to recapture the magic for themselves. And some of them are dying — their last wish to be on the maiden voyage of the new Titanic.

Trevor is touched that his friend has allowed these people to come aboard, and is unprepared when he meets Madeleine Regehr, a beautiful, free-spirited woman who resists his entreaties to be interviewed, intriguing Trevor all the more. Slowly, and inexorably, Maddy draws him out of his shell, allowing him to love deeply and completely, for the very first time in his life.

But Trevor soon discovers a darker purpose for the voyage, a purpose that threatens to destroy him and the woman he loves. In a race against time that pits friend against friend, Trevor must stop the unstoppable or risk a horrific replay of history…

Read more or download your copy today!

2012 Production News From Cemetery Dance Publications

Hi Folks!

The Grab Bag we announced in the last note has already sold out, but don’t worry, we’re working on some other promotions for the next few weeks! Until then, we figured this was a good time to give you some updates on what we’re working on for 2012.

teaseAlthough we can’t announce any of our surprise projects just yet, we think collectors will be blown away by some of the authors we’ll be adding to the Cemetery Dance family this year. There are New York Times bestsellers who aren’t our usual suspects and you probably won’t see these projects coming, but we think you’ll be as excited as we are about adding these incredible new collectible editions to your collection.

One of these exciting new books will be announced in the next week or two, and we’re completely in love with the cover artwork that just arrived. We expect a fast sellout of the book due to the huge promotional blitz the New York publisher is using to support their edition. This will easily be one of the most talked about new books in its field, and a lot of people are saying they haven’t seen this much excitement around a book since The Passage by Justin Cronin. (Our editions of that title sold out in a mere four hours.) Stay turned for the announcement later this month!

In the meantime, here are some production updates on the books we have already announced:

AT THE PRINTER AND COMING SOON:

The Century’s Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan (Reminder: the retail price will go up for any second printings.)Century's Best

The Woman (With Bonus Novella!) by Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee

The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners edited by Joe R. Lansdale

The Doll by Daphne du Maurier

The Mailman by Bentley Little

NEXT TO THE PRINTER:

A Book of Horrors edited by Stephen Jones (co-publication with PS Publishing)
The last of the US authors signed the signature sheets this month. PS Publishing is putting together the final files for production and we’ll post an update when the book goes to the printer here in the US.

The Dropper

The Crane House: A Halloween Story (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #1):
The replacement signature sheets are all signed and this book will be headed to the printer in the next batch. This book will be published in spring 2012.

The Dropper by Ron McLarty:
This book is right on track to be published in the spring of 2012 as scheduled.

Torn by Lee Thomas:
This book is almost ready for the printer and will be published in the first half of 2012.

Undead by John Russo:
This book is now ready for the printer and will be published in the first half of 2012.

Killing Ghost by Christopher Ransom:
This book is right on track to be published in the spring of 2012 as scheduled.

Lucifer’s Lottery by Edward Lee:
This book is now ready for the printer and will be published in the first quarter of 2012.

LATER THIS YEAR:

Smoke and Mirrors edited by Richard Chizmar:
The book is all set for the printer, but we’re just waiting on ONE last author to sign the signature sheets. We’re hoping he’ll be able to sign during the next few months as his schedule allows so we can publish the book bysummer 2012.

Smoke and Mirrors

Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth by Ray Garton:

The book needs one more proofread and then it’ll be ready for the printer. This book should be published in the summer of 2012.

Vacation by Matthew J. Costello:
This book is now with our designer. Alan M. Clark has the cover artwork on his schedule and we should be able to unveil it in February 2012. The book should be published in the summer of 2012.

Vortex by Ray Garton:
This book has now been designed and proofreading has begun. This book should be published in the summer of 2012.

Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman by Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bissette:
We’ve added the exclusive introduction by Bill Hader to our file, and Stephen R. Bissette is hard at work on the exclusive artwork he is providing for this edition (including the cover). After that artwork is added to the book, this one will be ready for the printer.

Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child:
This book is with our copyeditor and will be ready for design this month. If all goes according to schedule, we will publish this title in the first half of 2012.

Cemetery Dance: A Fifteen Year Celebration edited by Richard Chizmar:RelicThe editor is working on the final Table of Contents and we hope to share some big news this year.

Screamplays edited by Richard Chizmar and Martin H. Greenberg:
This book is now ready for the printer and will be published in the first half of 2012. Be sure to view some of the sample artwork in the artwork gallery for this title.

Shocklines: Fresh Voices In Terror edited by Richard Chizmar & Matt Schwartz:
The editors are reading the final submissions and hope to have a final Table of Contents in the next few months. The book should be published by the end of 2012.

A Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz by Michael Sauers:
A fully updated draft of the manuscript is being looked over right now and we hope to have a final draft soon. We will make the book available for preorders again when we have a firm publication date in place.

Four Ghosts featuring Joe Hill, Ray Garton, James A. Moore, and Peter Straub:Gideon's CorpseThis title is now ready for the printer and will go in the next batch. It will be published in spring 2012.

Four Killers featuring Peter Straub, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Keene, and Ray Garton:
The reprints have been scanned, one of the originals has arrived, and the other original is in the works. As soon as we have that last original, we can rush the book into production.

Gideon’s Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child:
This book is with our copyeditor and will ready for design later this month.

Jack & Jill by Kealan Patrick Burke:
This title is next on our designer’s list and should be ready for the printer in the first half of 2012.

Mr. Darkness

Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:
The author is still working on the manuscript, and Glenn Chadbourne is also working on some of the artwork. You can see a sampleon the product page.

Oktober Shadows by Norman Partridge:
The author is working hard on the manuscript and expects to be done soon. Jon Foster has been hired to paint the cover artwork, and Glenn Chadbourne is going to contribute the interior artwork, so we expect this to be a very special edition! You can read an update from the author on his blog.

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!