Last updated May 17, 2018
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Trade and Limited Editions:
The Best of Cemetery Dance 2 edited by Richard Chizmar:
The book is now in PROOFREADING stage, but two of the three sets of signature sheets are still traveling the world, so we're holding off on any official announcements.
The Best of Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar:
This book is now in the proofreafing stage and the signature sheets are circulating among the contributors who are signing.
Caretakers by Tabitha King:
This title is deep in production and will be published in 2018.
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin:
This title is now ready for the printer and will be sent as soon as they finish a few of the projects we've already started with them.
Dark Debts by Karen Hall:
Work has started on this title, but we are still waiting on the introduction, so we're unable to estimate the publication date at this time. We will post an update as soon as we know more. You can now see the final cover artwork on the product page.
Dark Screams edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman:
This book is deep in proofreading and it will be published in 2018.
Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:
We hope to have news to share about this book soon.
Four Halloweens 2
This book is being proofread and will be sent to the printer in 2018.
Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent:
This title is right on schedule to be published on September 4, 2018.
Halloween Carnival edited by Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
This title has been copyedited and design has started.
In Sunlight and in Shadow edited by Lawrence Block:
This book is being designed now and the signature sheets have been prepared to Mr. Block to sign. This title will be published in 2018.
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice:
This book is almost ready for the printer and will be published in 2018.
Killer Crimes edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
This title is now in the PROOFREADING stage.
The Listener by Robert McCammon:
The trade hardcover shipped in February and the slipcases for the Limited Edition and the traycases for the Lettered Edition will be completed this summer.
Night Shift by Stephen King:
Everything is now ready for the printer, and we'll get this one rolling once they complete Sleeping Beauties.
10/31: The Butcher's Story by Norman Partridge (Four Days of Halloween promotion, formally called Oktober Shadows):
Here is the latest update from the author: "Going through and revising chapter by chapter to change up some character stuff, and then I need to write the end. I figure it'll end up about 40 - 45 k. It's basically a seventies horror movie (that takes place in the early eighties) mashed up with 'something in the woods'--that's the Halloween train fun ride, scarecrows, etc., but really something bigger about the heart of the holiday itself. With the characters, it's about what you'd do/how you'd react if you knew you weren't going to make it out of a situation alive."
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn:
The book is in production and we will post more updates after it is officially announced for presale.
Shivers VIII edited by Richard Chizmar:
This title is now in the PROOFREADING stage.
Shocklines: Fresh Voices In Terror edited by Richard Chizmar & Matt Schwartz:
The signature sheets are with the very last author who needs to sign and then this one will be sent to the printer.
Shining in the Dark edited by Hans-Åke Lilja:
This book was published in March, but the optional slipcases will not be completed until summer.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King:
The special order materials are starting to arrive at the printer (and the rest are due later this month), so it’s officially time for us to get this book rolling. We’ll be sending the printer all of our files, the signature sheets, and the final confirmed spec sheets next week. They’ve already started work on the “dummy” book for our case makers. A dummy book is a BLANK version of the book that is made out of the same materials as the final book and has the correct number of (blank) pages. We need this dummy book to start the slipcase and traycase production, so the slipcases and traycases can be the proper size to fit the books. So, if all goes well, the slipcases and traycases will start into production next month when they have that final sizing.
Strange Weather by Joe Hill:
Artwork for THREE of the four books in this set have been completed, and we hope to have the remaining artwork soon. (The artist had a family emergency situation, which has impacted his work schedule.) This title will be published in 2018.
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer:
We're working with the author on the Top Secret Bonus Materials.
Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar -- Signed Special Edition:
We're preparing everything for the printer now and this book will be sent to the printer for a 2018 publication date.
Waiting by Rick Hautala (Cemetery Dance Book Club #4):
The artwork is in the works, the signature sheets have been signed, and the book is being proofread.
The Washingtonians by Bentley Little and Richard Chizmar:
The book is rolling at the printer and will be published in summer 2018.
We're All In This Together by Owen King:
This title will be will be sent to the printer soon.
The Zombie Who Cried Human by Brian James Freeman & Glenn Chadbourne:
This book is deep in production and will be published in 2018.
Cemetery Dance Select Series:
The launch titles for Cemetery Dance Select Series will be sent to the printer together and they will be published and shipped together.
Cemetery Dance Magazine Hardcovers:
The Cemetery Dance magazine hardcovers have been in a holding pattern while we searched for a new printer who could produce this trim size with our preferred binding style (to keep them all looking the same), but we're pleased to report we've found a printer and they're printing some samples for us now. If all goes well, we'll have FIVE issues of the magazine out in hardcover in 2018.
Books From Other Publishers and related items:
SLIPCASE for The Outsider by Stephen King:
Slipcases take approximately 12 to 14 weeks to produce after the book is published, so these should be ready in fall 2018.
SLIPCASE for Elevation by Stephen King:
Slipcases take approximately 12 to 14 weeks to produce after the book is published, so these should be ready in early 2019.
Sleeping Beauties Artwork Portfolio:
We're printing the signature sheets for the artist to sign in April and then the actual art prints will be produced this summer via a fairly time consuming one-time printing process that should make them the most beautiful prints we've ever produced. The actual portfolio that holds the artwork will be produced later this year and will rival the one we made for IT.
Traycases In Production:
The Listener, The Twelve, Screamplays, Four Zombies, Vortex, The Girl on the Glider, Four Killers, Dereliction, Catching Hell, The Corpse King, The Cage, Invisible Fences, Torn, Snow Shadows, Death Hunt on Ervoon, Four Ghosts, The Crane House, Jack & Jill, I'm Not Sam.
Please note: if a Lettered Edition you're looking for isn't listed here, that means the traycase maker hasn't started on the cases yet. We'll list the book above when the traycases start into production. Thank you for your patience!