The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition

Last week Lonely Road Books posted the cover artwork by Caniglia for The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition by William Peter Blatty:

The Exorcist

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We’ve heard from so many collectors who are really kicking themselves now that they’ve seen Caniglia’s incredible artwork that we’ve decided to start an official Waiting List for both editions.  The Waiting List will be notified if copies become available.  You are not reserving a copy or ordering a copy of the book.

You can sign-up for the Waiting Lists on the product page!

11/22/63 Trade Hardcover Slipcases — First Photos!

Our special slipcases for the US and UK trade hardcover editions of 11/22/63 by Stephen King are moving through production right on schedule and today we’re pleased to show you photos of the “approval” (prototype) slipcases for each book. Please note that these samples do not have the final Hot Foil Stamping:

US Slipcase

UK Slipcase

We only have about ten more UK slipcases that we can sell before we have to cut off orders, so don’t wait to place your order!

Read more about the US slipcase for 11/22/63!

Read more about the UK slipcase for 11/22/63!

News from the Dead Zone #147

Bag of Bones will run on A&E on December 11th and 12th as a four-hour miniseries. Part 1 of my interview with Mick Garris is now up at FEARNet. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week and Part 3 the week after that.

A&E provided more pictures than we were able to use at FEARNet so here are a few that I selected to accompany Part 1 that haven’t been published before.

Welcome to Dark Score Lake

Mike Noonan (Pierce Brosnan) and his wife Jo (Annabeth Gish)

Director Mick Garris prepares to shoot a bookstore scene featuring a signing by mid-list author Mike Noonan.

Pierce Brosnan as Mike Noonan at the Dark Score Lake Fair in 1939. Sara Tidwell (played by Anika Noni Rose) is on the stage with her band.

News from the Dead Zone #146

This is 11/22/63 week. The book will be on shelves tomorrow and King’s tour in support of the novel will also be taking place this week, starting today in Boston. Check out the cool interactive Scribner site for the book.

In celebration of the release, will be holding a fan appreciation giveaway from 6:00 AM ET through 11:59 PM ET on November 8th. Click here for more


Other than the public events previously listed, the following are scheduled for the coming days:

  • November 8th: Today on NBC (two segments)
  • November 9th: Morning Joe on msnbc
  • November 11th: Hardball with Chris Matthews
  • November 13th: Today (Sunday edition)

The event in Boston at the JFK Library is supposed to be webcast as I write this update, but I’m not getting anything. The video will be archived at their website within a couple of weeks and may also be available at King’s official website in the Multimedia section.

I’ll be in Dallas on Thursday and Friday, so if you see me, feel free to come up and say hi!

The book has been getting a lot of review coverage, most of it very favorable. Here are the ones I found, starting with my own:

In addition, here are some interviews King has done recently:

Also, listen to Craig Wasson talking about the audiobook.

A Special Note From Glenn Chadbourne!

The Cemetery Dance 2012 LIMITED EDITION Calendar!
A Special Note From Glenn Chadbourne!

Glenn Chadbourne asked us to share this message about the Cemetery Dance 2012 LIMITED EDITION Calendar with his fans:

I think of the artwork in this calendar as a sort of stew. Some of the pieces are rather sweet in their own way, some scary–to me at least–and some fall in the category of comical. Others are just plain gross (which is always fun). I wanted to mix this all together for variety and hope you enjoy the finished dish. — Glenn Chadbourne

All of the paintings are FULL-COLOR and have never been published anywhere in the world before. The wide ranging inspiration for the art includes the works of STEPHEN KING and one of Glenn’s all-time favorite films, The Wicker Man. We will not print more than 1,000 copies of the calendar and we’re offering these for the one-time low price of just $14.99 each, so don’t wait to place your order!

Place your order today while supplies last!


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Brand New Deluxe Special Edition of Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child


Hi Folks!

RelicToday we’re pleased to announce a Deluxe Special Signed Limited Edition of Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and we don’t expect the remaining copies to last long once word reaches their fans! This is one of their most beloved novels and it’s also the launching point of their most famous character, so customers who order this title from us will receive first shot at matching numbers/letters for future titles!

Update for Collectors:
There are FOUR Lettered Editions left and the Limited Edition is 75% sold out!

Note for Collectors:

The signed Limited Edition and Deluxe Lettered Edition of Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child sold out less than one week after they were officially announced, and we don’t expect this one to last long!

About the Book:

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum’s dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human… But the museum’s directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders and now museum researcher Margo Green must find out who — or what — is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

Free US ShippingSpecial Features Exclusive to this Deluxe Collector’s Edition:

• deluxe oversized design different from any other edition ever published anywhere in the world!

• a full-color signature sheet personally signed by both of the authors

• fine binding for both the Limited Edition and the Lettered Edition

• epic cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin

• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of copies of the edition you’ve seen in bookstores — and you will NOT see our edition in chain bookstores!

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

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Today’s Featured eBook! Butterfly: A Novella by Simon Clark

Just $2.99 for a limited time!

ButterflyOriginally published in a long sold out special Limited Edition!

“I dream I am flying over forests, then seas, then cities. Then I am swooping down firing my guns at people. They run through the streets like frightened sheep, but I roar at them, kill them with my guns. When I have no more bullets my wings become scythes that cut them down .”

The dying days of WW2: Nazi secret weapons draw lines of fire in Germany’s skies. In the depths of a forest the pilot of a ME163 rocket-plane battles not only the formations of allied bombers but a creeping menace that invades both his body and his mind.

View the trailer on YouTube!

Download from Amazon (US) Download for the Nook Download from the iBookstore Download from Kobo Download from SonyDownload from the Cemetery Dance store

Don’t forget that most of our eBooks are now available for Sony Reader and Kobo.  You can view all of these eBooks and purchase them in the new eBook section our website!

If you’d rather view and purchase our titles on Amazon for your Kindle, here is a short-cut link you should bookmark:

If you’d rather view and purchase our titles on Barnes & Noble for your Nook, here is a short-cut link you should bookmark:

Our titles are also on the iBookstore from Apple — see the individual product pages on our website for ordering links!

Today would be a great time to purchase your own Kindle or Nook if you’re ready to jump into the world of eBooks with both feet, or if you just want to get your feet wet, there are FREE applications (apps) that let you read Kindle and Nook files on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc:

Free Amazon Kindle Apps

Free B&N Nook Apps

Please feel free to send us your feedback. There are a lot more eBooks to come and we’re open to suggestions!

Four Collectibles Selling Out Fast!

The Passage Signed Limited Edition Art Prints! Only 25 Left!
Plus Three OUT OF PRINT Books Back Available While Supplies Last! (And They Won’t Last Long!)

Hi Folks!

Today we have four terrific items that aren’t going to last long — there’s something for every collector! First up is…

Tomislav Tikulin Signed Limited Edition Art Prints: THE PASSAGE by Justin

Cronin FULL-WRAP Cover Artwork!  Only 100 Copies Will Be Printed!

The PassageAs many of you know, Tomislav Tikulin’s cover artwork for our special edition of The Passage by Justin Cronin was one of our most talked about covers of 2010. What you may not know is that Tomislav lives in Croatia, which makes getting books or art prints signed a difficult and expensive proposition at best.

Tomislav has been getting A LOT of requests for art prints of this cover, so he has decided to produce JUST 100 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COPIES, which we’re selling on his behalf while supplies last! He’ll ship the prints to us in one big package next month and then we’ll re-ship to our customers, which should save everyone a lot of money.

These prints will feature the FULL-WRAP cover — the front AND the back cover — as you can see below. These large prints will be signed and numbered by the artist and the cost is just $39 per print while supplies last!

These art prints will be produced using photo archival ink on archival paper — perfect for the collector! Hurry and place your order ASAP because we won’t be selling these forever!

UPDATE: There are only 25 copies LEFT!

Read more or place your order while supplies last!

In other news, we have put THREE exciting (and Out of Print!) SIGNED LIMITED EDITIONS back on the website because we have a few copies remaining in the warehouse due to non-payment!

Gideon's Sword* GIDEON’S SWORD (Deluxe Special Edition) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child:

This book sold out in less than a week after being announced and ownership of this title will give you first shot at the VERY exciting Preston/Child announcement we’re planning for next week — it’s one of their CLASSIC titles that collectors are going to be clamoring for and we expect it to sell out extremely quickly!  Ordering this book will also give you first shot at our deluxe Limited Edition of Gideon’s Corpse, which we’ll be announcing later this year. Get a complete set going now for your collection so you don’t have to hunt them down later on!


An anthology of original horror stories by some of the top writers in the genre, including Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, John Farris, William F. Nolan, Richard Laymon, Whitley Strieber, F. Paul Wilson, Brian Lumley, and many others!  Featuring artwork by more than a dozen artists — including a full color cover by Jill Bauman — this oversized, slipcased, and signed deluxe edition will be a fantastic addition to your collection!

In Laymon's Terms* IN LAYMON’S TERMS signed & slipcased Limited Edition!

This massive, oversized tribute anthology for Richard Laymon features short fiction and personal remembrances from dozens and dozens of the biggest names in horror and Laymon’s biggest fans.  This is the SIGNED AND SLIPCASED Limited Edition, which was signed by dozens of contributors and is housed in a very cool white slipcase. You have to see this massive special edition to believe it!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!


The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Special “Limited” Trade Hardcover Edition!

Hi Folks!

The DollToday we’re very pleased to announce a special new “Limited” trade hardcover edition we’ll be sending to the printer next month: The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier!

Free US ShippingAbout the Book:
Daphne du Maurier’s most famous works include the novel Rebecca and the short story “The Birds,” and today Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce a collection of 13 impressive stories written by Daphne du Maurier before she was 23 years old.

This incredible new volume is comprised of eight stories that were published in a small UK volume called Early Stories, which is long out of print, and five stories that were published in periodicals during the early 1930s.

These long lost stories explore the evolution of the images, themes, and concerns that informed du Maurier’s later work. Each story in the collection highlights du Maurier’s deep understanding of human nature.

This Cemetery Dance Publications special “trade” edition will be limited to a one-time printing and there will be no second printings!

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

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The Cemetery Dance 2012 LIMITED EDITION Calendar!

Featuring 12 Original, Never-Before-Published Paintings by Glenn Chadbourne for just $14.99!

Today we’re pleased to announce that we’re now accepting preorders for the Cemetery Dance 2012 LIMITED EDITION Calendar, which will feature 12 ORIGINAL, never-before-published horror paintings by acclaimed artist Glenn Chadbourne!

Collectors have been asking us for years to publish a calendar and when Glenn showed us this new series of seasonally themed paintings he was working on, we knew it was time! You can preview a few partial samples of the artwork on the website, but we’re keeping the rest of the images Top Secret so they’ll be a surprise when these calendars ship in December!

All of the paintings are FULL-COLOR and have never been published anywhere in the world before. We will not print more than 1,000 copies of the calendar and we’re offering these for the one-time low price of just $14.99 each, so don’t wait to place your order!


Place your order today while supplies last!

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Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke! New Signed Limited Edition! SHIPPING THIS WEEK!

KinOn a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity. She is the sole survivor of a nightmare that claimed her friends, and even as she prays for rescue, the killers — a family of cannibalistic lunatics — are closing in.

A soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder returns from Iraq to the news that his brother is among the murdered in Elkwood.

In snowbound Detroit, a waitress trapped in an abusive relationship gets an unexpected visit that will lead to bloodshed and send her back on the road to a past she has spent years trying to outrun.

And Claire, the only survivor of the Elkwood Massacre, haunted by her dead friends, dreams of vengeance… a dream which will be realized as grief and rage turn good people into cold-blooded murderers and force alliances among strangers.

It’s time to return to Elkwood.

In the spirit of such iconic horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deliverance, Kin begins at the end and studies the possible aftermath for the survivors of such traumas upon their return to the real world — the guilt, the grief, the thirst for revenge — and sets them on an unthinkable journey… back into the heart of darkness.

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Featured eBook for Halloween: Johnny Halloween by Norman Partridge!

Johnny HalloweenOriginally published as a LONG SOLD OUT $30 signed Limited Edition hardcover!

Norman Partridge’s Halloween novel, Dark Harvest, was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly‘s 100 Best Books of 2006. A Bram Stoker Award winner and World Fantasy nominee, Partridge’s rapid-fire tale of a small town trapped by its own shadows welcomed a wholly original creation, the October Boy, earning the author comparisons to Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Shirley Jackson.

Now Partridge revisits Halloween with a collection featuring a half-dozen stories celebrating frights both past and present. In “The Jack o’ Lantern,” a brand new Dark Harvest novelette, the October Boy races against a remorseless döppelganger bent on carving a deadly path through the town’s annual ritual of death and rebirth. “Johnny Halloween” features a sheriff battling both a walking ghost and his own haunted conscience. In “Three Doors,” a scarred war hero hunts his past with the help of a magic prosthetic hand, while “Satan’s Army” is a real Partridge rarity previously available only in a long sold-out lettered edition from another press.

But there’s more to this holiday celebration besides fiction. “The Man Who Killed Halloween” is an extensive essay about growing up during the late sixties in the town where the Zodiac Killer began his murderous spree. In an introduction that explores monsters both fictional and real, Partridge recalls what it was like to live in a community menaced by a serial killer and examines how the Zodiac’s reign of terror shaped him as a writer.

Halloween night awaits. Join a master storyteller as he explores the layers of darkness that separate all-too-human evil from the supernatural. Let Norman Partridge lead you on seven journeys through the most dangerous night of the year, where no one is safe…and everyone is suspect.

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Four Legs in the Morning by Norman Prentiss SHIPPING THIS WEEK!

Dr. Sibley, long-standing Chair of the English and Classical Literature Department at Graysonville University, has outlasted many of his detractors. In this collection of three linked stories, mysterious consequences await those who defy or disappoint him:

Four Legs in the Morning • a new colleague, whose avant-guard theories offend Sibley’s traditional critical sensibilities, uncovers a new answer to an ancient riddle (“Four Legs in the Morning”)

• a student plagiarist learns to regret his dishonesty (“Flannel Board”)

• a young administrator attempts to curtail some of Sibley’s power, until he discovers the fate of his predecessor (“The Mask of Tragedies”)

All of these characters eventually learn — sometimes too late — that Dr. Sibley may be far more powerful than he seems.

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Cemetery Dance #65 is at the Printer! Graham Masterton Special Issue!

Issue #65: The Graham Masterton Special Issue
144 Pages Featuring Masterton, Straub, Koryta, Hirshberg, Tuttle, Konrath, and more!

Publication Date: December 2011
Cover Artist: Vincent Chong
Interior Artists: Mike Apice, Stephen C. Gilberts, Zach McCain, Keith Minnion, Dan Moran, Tom Moran, Billy Tackett, Nick Tripiciano, Erin S. Wells

Page Count: 144 pages!

A Note From Richard Chizmar:CD #65
I want to apologize for the long delay between CD #64 (our Bentley Little special issue) and the new issue. We have had an unusually busy year with book production, but are now sufficiently caught up enough to direct our attention to both the magazine and book schedule. Rest assured, we will work hard to make sure the 2012 magazine schedule runs a lot smoother. It’s been a long climb since the days I was Cemetery Dance’s sole employee working out of a cramped apartment to where we now stand—an expansive office and warehouse with six full-time employees. The growing pains haven’t always been easy, but we’re still here.

“Anka” by Graham Masterton
“Saint BrÓnach’s Shrift” by Graham Masterton
“An Excerpt from The Cypress House” by Michael Koryta
“Winter Takes All” by Michael Koryta
“Rainfall” by Maurice Broaddus
“After-words” by Glen Hirshberg
“Dear Diary” by J. A. Konrath
“Manskin, Womanskin” by Lisa Tuttle
“The Book of the Dead” by David Bell
“The Town Suicide” by S. Craig Renfroe, Jr.

“An Interview with Graham Masterton” by J. A. Konrath
“The Stories that Graham Built” by Matt Williams
“Feature Review : Des cendant by Graham Masterton” by W. D. Gagliani
“A Few Words with Michael Koryta” by Brian James Freeman
“New Voices : Maurice Broaddus” by Steve Vernon
“What About Genre, What About Horror” by Peter Straub
“An Interview with Ray Bradbury” by Jonathan R. Eller
“An Interview with Ellen Datlow” by Danica Davidson
“An Interview with Whitley Strieber” by Thomas F. Monteleone

The Usual Suspects
“Words from the Editor” by Richard Chizmar
“Stephen King News : From the Dead Zone” by Bev Vincent
“The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association” by Thomas F. Monteleone
“MediaDrome” by Michael Marano
“Horror Drive-In” by Mark Sieber
“The Last 10 Books I’ve Read” by Ellen Datlow
“Spotlight on Publishing” by Robert Morrish
“Fine Points” by Ed Gorman
“Cemetery Dance Reviews”
“The Final Question” by Brian James Freeman

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