Chart of Darkness

Chart of Darkness

  • Author: Kevin Quigley
  • Page Count: 160
  • Pub. Date: April 6, 2021
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-593-5
  • Status: Out of Print

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Chart of Darkness
by Kevin Quigley

About the Book:
Charting Stephen King's Career, One Bestseller at a Time!

Stephen King's unprecedented career has yielded him more than thirty #1 New York Times bestselling books. He is the only writer to have ever reached the top slot of that list in five different decades. And in 1996, the Times changed their policies regarding bestsellers because King had too many at the same time. But how did it all happen? And why?

From Stephen King expert Kevin Quigley comes a fascinating journey through King's unprecedented career by way of the charts that helped define it. Chart of Darkness is the first book that navigates King's popular success through the odd and tempestuous world of The New York Times Bestsellers List.

What was King's first novel to hit #1? (Hint: It wasn't Carrie.) What happened when King went up against Harry Potter, and how did the showdown end? How did Joyland break King's decade-long streak of no #1 paperbacks?

It's all charted here in a fun, narrative look at the sweep of Stephen King's amazing body of work!

Published as a Signed Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 925 signed copies
• Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with fine endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Wrapped in a different full-color dust jacket
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special Limited Edition
• Retail price just $40

Reviews to come...

Kevin Quigley is a novelist and short story writer whose books, I'm On Fire, This Terrestrial Hell, and Roller Disco Saturday Night, are all available as eBooks from and other fine retailers. In addition, he's written several books for Cemetery Dance Publications on Stephen King, including Chart of Darkness and the forthcoming A Good Story and Good Words. Quigley has also contributed essays to The Stephen King Companion and Reading Stephen King. Additionally, he is the webmaster of Charnel House, one of the longest-running Stephen King websites online. He lives in Boston with his fiancé, Shawn.