Full Dark, No Stars with a Brand New BONUS SHORT STORY!

Full Dark, No StarsStephen King’s New York publisher has issued a brand new trade paperback edition of Full Dark, No Starsand this edition also includes “Under the Weather” by Stephen King, a chilling original short story that has never been published anywhere else before!

We’re only accepting orders for this edition for ONE WEEK and we will include a FREE BONUS CHAPBOOK about Stephen King’s work with your order! These chapbooks are the few remaining copies we have left from previous promotions and we can’t promise you’ll get a specific title, but you can see a list of our recent Stephen King promotion chapbooks on the Promotional Chapbook page.

These darkly thrilling stories are all linked by the theme of retribution, and are a showcase for the power of King’s inimitable imagination – satisfying established readers whilst enticing new ones. Visceral, immediate and featuring just a few characters, this is the other side of King’s writing; contrasting intimate portraits after the huge canvas that was Under the Dome.

‘I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger…’ writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up ‘1922’, the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

In ‘Big Driver’, a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

‘Fair Extension’, the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Harry Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends ‘A Good Marriage’.

Read more on our website or place your order while supplies last!

News from the Dead Zone #142

Simon & Schuster has made available an excerpt of 11/22/63, which you can read here. It features a cameo from a familiar “character.” Word out of Book Expo America is that the first printing will be 1 million copies. Craig Wasson will narrate the audiobook.

King’s new short story “Under the Weather” is included in the US trade paperback of Full Dark, No Stars, out now.

Jae Lee has signed on to illustrate The Wind Through the Keyhole, which will be published as a limited edition by Donald M. Grant Publisher. Orders are not yet being taken and a final release date has not been established. King has agreed to sign 800 copies of a Deluxe Edition which will be issued in a tray case.

Hollywood Reporter has an update on the status of the Dark Tower adaptation and Ron Howard told Entertainment Weekly, “We had to pull back to our September start date due to budget delays and ongoing story development and logistical issues, but Dark Tower is moving forward,” Howard said. “We’re thinking of starting in early spring now. I can’t really say who’ll be in it yet, but Javier Bardem has shown a great deal of interest. We’ll know by the end of the summer, when our flashing green light goes solid.” The project would start with a feature film, followed by six hours of TV content, starring the same actors as in the movie. “There are elements of the Dark Tower saga that are more personal and can be best dealt with on television,” Howard continued. “TV allows you to roll out details of the characters in a more methodical way.”

King has a new essay and a recipe in Man with a Pan, edited by John Donahue.  The recipe is for “pretty good cake,” and in the essay King advocates the many uses of the frying pan and emphasizes the benefits of cooking over medium heat (plus a bit). He also returns to the pages of Entertainment Weekly with “My Summer Reading List, Best of Summer 2011” (June 3rd issue).

King is interviewed in Screem #22, their all-vampire issue. I also have an essay in that issue about ‘Salem’s Lot, the two TV miniseries adaptations and the dreadful “sequel.”

“The River” writer Michael Green is at work adapting Under the Dome in preparation for DreamWorks TV to shop to broadcast and cable buyers in a few months. There have been reports that Bag of Bones is filming as a TV miniseries as well.

Here’s a commentary by King on his Alliance Theatre musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and a call for cast members from Playbill. Lilja has some photos from the press conference at Lilja’s Library.

Haven is gearing up for its second season. There’s an article at Fangoria, a trailer and an interview with star Emily Rose.

Production Updates and News You Might Have Missed!

Hi Folks!

In all of the excitement of the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of news you might have missed:

* The Deluxe Slipcased Gift Edition of It: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition by Stephen King is now more than 50% sold out after just 10 days, putting it well ahead of the pace of the Gift Edition of Full Dark, No Stars, which sold out in two months last year.

* The Mailman: The 20th Anniversary Special Limited Edition by Bentley Little is now more than 75% sold out and will be Out of Print on publication due to strong demand from retailers.

* Undead by John Russo is now more than 50% sold out after just 24 hours! You can also view the full color artwork on our message board if you’d like to see what the back cover looks like!

* Brides of the Impaler by Edward Lee and The Miniaturist by Jay Bonansinga have both already sold out.

* Wicked Things by Thomas Tessier is selling extremely well and we expect retailer orders to wipe out the rest of our stock soon.

* This is your LAST CHANCE to order Tomislav Tikulin’s incredible art prints for Full Dark, No Stars. These Signed Limited Edition Art Prints are 13 inches X 19 inches and they will all be signed and numbered by the artist! Please visit our website for complete details and more information.

* Read more about the Cemetery Dance Forum Short Short Story Writing Contest or send in your entry today!

* Finally, we have some news about an extremely interesting product for Stephen King fans. We’re not involved in this project, but we think it looks terrific:

“TheDarkTower.org is proud to be the EXCLUSIVE site to order and purchase a new, unique and fine Collectible case for your First Trade Edition of “Night Shift”. Glenn Chadbourne, is producing hand signed and Lettered, full-color art pieces to be carefully affixed to the inside lid of each custom, hand-made Dolso wooden tray case, designed to hold the US Trade 1st edition of Stephen King’s “Night Shift”. Glenn Chadbourne has created 26 “Lettered” art pieces for this series. Each art piece will be based upon a story from the “Night Shift” collection. Click here to read more while supplies last!

As always, thanks for your continuing support!

Undead by John Russo! New Signed Limited Edition Hardcover For Zombie Fans!

Stephen King called Night of the Living Dead “maybe the most important horror flick of the last 50 years” in Entertainment Weekly

Hi Folks!

UndeadToday we’re pleased to announce Undead by John Russo, an omnibus signed special Limited Edition featuring his TWO classic zombie novels in one volume! John Russo and George Romero were the creative forces behind the original Night of the Living Dead movie, which changed the horror genre — and zombie films in particular — forever!

About the Book:

George A. Romero’s classic 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead, has been revered among horror buffs and moviegoers since its release. It introduced a new era of gutmunching cinematic mayhem and inspired legions of directors and writers, among them Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Stephen King, and Steven Spielberg.

Free US ShippingJohn A. Russo, who co-wrote the screenplay for Night of the Living Dead, also turned the flesh-eating frenzy into two blood-drenched novels which until recently were Out of Print for thirty years and lost to an entire generation of readers. This book includes the rare original version of Return of the Living Dead, as opposed to the version based on Dan O’Bannon’s movie, which was a horror comedy.

In this beautiful special signed Limited Edition hardcover of Undead, Russo’s two classic novels have been combined into one gory, chilling volume. Within these pages you’ll find gruesome, suspenseful horror at its best.

Read more or place your order while supplies last!

Discuss this book on our new message board!

Deluxe Slipcased Gift Edition of IT is Selling VERY Quickly!

Hi Folks!

The Deluxe Slipcased Gift Edition of It: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition by Stephen King is selling much faster than we expected. More than 1,000 copies have already been reserved, which is well ahead of the pace of Full Dark, No Stars last year, so there’s a very good chance this edition will sellout pre-publication, especially now that we’re hearing from the media and they’re starting to cover the news!

Here are the first two news stories to be posted about this special edition:

Fangoria: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Stephen King’s “IT” with new edition

Bangor Daily News: Stephen King to release special 25th anniversary edition of ‘IT’

More news and updates to come, and a lot more great, surprise projects will be announced this summer and fall!

As always, thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Update on IT by Stephen King!

Hi Folks!

Obviously our webhost wasn’t prepared for the It: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition by Stephen King announcement even though we warned them that it was going to be huge and gave them traffic comparisions from past announcements so they could prepare. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience many of you experienced while trying to order this morning.

We are taking down the Limited Edition and Lettered Edition order buttons for now to prevent duplicate orders and charges. Click here to join the Waiting List to be notified when these editions are available again. We are very sorry for the trouble.

The SLIPCASED GIFT EDITION is still available for preorder right now on the main product page while supplies last, but sales have been extremely strong even with the website trouble.

Watch our Twitter or Facebook accounts for more frequent updates today while we work on the server problem.

As always, thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm!

IT: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition by Stephen King

“I worked on the book in a dream. I remember very little about the writing of it, except for the idea that I’d gotten hold of something that felt very big to me, and something that talked about more than monsters…”
— Stephen King, from the exclusive afterword for this special edition

It: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition
by Stephen King

IT by Stephen King

Read more on our website or place your order before time runs out!

Discuss this project on our message board!

As always, thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Cemetery Dance magazine #62 Signed Limited Edition!

Cemetery Dance magazine #62: The William Peter Blatty Special Issue
Extremely Affordable Deluxe Signed Limited Edition Hardcover Commemorative “Magazine”
LOW PRINT RUN and LOW PRICE: These Will NOT Last Long!


CD #62Hi Folks!

Today we’re very pleased to announce the Cemetery Dance magazine issue #62 Deluxe Signed Limited Edition Hardcover “Magazine” which features some incredible special content for fans of William Peter Blatty!

These collectible books will be Smyth sewn and printed on the same interior paper stock as our normal signed Limited Editions so they’ll hold up better than the regular version of the magazine you see on the newsstand.

This extremely affordable hardcover will also feature a full-color reproduction of the magazine’s front cover right on the binding, a beautiful special endpaper, and each copy will be signed by the editor on a unique Limitation Sheet featuring stunning COLOR artwork by Glenn Chadbourne created just for this special edition!

(See photos of the Cemetery Dance #61 special edition hardcover in our photo gallery if you didn’t see how incredibly those turned out!)

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like us to match your number from the Cemetery Dance #61 Limited Edition hardcover, please REPLY to your order confirmation email for this new volume and tell us what your number is right away!

Click here to read more or to place your order before supplies run out!

Or visit our new message board to discuss this new project other readers, fans, and collectors!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!

Full Dark, No Stars Signed Limited Edition Art Prints! 13 X 19!

Art PrintsAs many of you know, Tomislav Tikulin’s cover artwork for our special edition of Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King 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.

That said, Tomislav has been getting A LOT of requests so he has decided to produce FOUR different SIGNED Limited Edition Art Prints of the FRONT and BACK cover artwork for Full Dark, No Stars!

To help our collectors, we’ve arranged to take orders for the next TEN DAYS ONLY and then place one order with Tomislav on behalf of our customers. He’ll ship the prints to us in one big package and then we’ll re-ship to our customers, which should save them a lot of money.

These Signed Limited Edition Art Prints are 13 inches X 19 inches and they will all be signed and numbered by the artist! Please visit our website for complete details and more information.

Read more on our website or place your order before time runs out!

Discuss this project on our message board!

Cemetery Dance Writing Contest!

You Could Be Published Alongside Douglas Clegg, Brian Keene, and Ray Garton!

We’ve decided to hold a “Short Short Story Contest” and the winners will be featured in a brand new Cemetery Dance chapbook alongside classic stories by Douglas Clegg, Brian Keene, and Ray Garton. Each winner of the contest will receive a $75 dollar prize as well as 5 free copies of the finished chapbook.

Not a writer but still want a chance to win? In conjunction with the story contest, we will also be holding a separate contest to name the chapbook. The winner of that contest will receive a $50 Cemetery Dance Gift Certificate that can be used toward the purchase of anything in our online store.

For more information, please read the announcement in the official Cemetery Dance forum!

Big News is Coming on Monday, May 23rd


We’ve done this sort of “tease” a few times over the years and the main reason is because there are certain announcements that some collectors care about more than others — and if they miss out on those, we sure hear about it! That’s why this notice has now appeared on our front page:

Coming Soon...

What we’ve learned from past experience is this: when we have something we think collectors might be really excited about, we spread the word about the date of the announcement as widely as possible so anyone who is interested can be paying attention that day.

We can’t say more about what we’ll be announcing, but we do encourage our collectors to watch for the newsletter, monitor our Twitter and Facebook accounts, or stop by the front page of the website.

Reminder: the newsletter can take up to 4 hours to send because we have more than 33,000 subscribers, so you might see news on Twitter or Facebook before the newsletter reaches your inbox:

Cemetery Dance on Facebook


As always, thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm!

The Full Dark, No Stars Covers That Might Have Been

Did you know this could have been the cover design for our special edition of Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King?

Full Dark

That was just one of the dozens of options we considered. A lot of collectors never get to see “behind the scenes” of the creation of a Limited Edition book, so Cemetery Dance Managing Editor Brian James Freeman thought it would be fun to discuss how the cover artwork and design for our most recent Stephen King book came to be.

Right now you can view EIGHT different drafts of the cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin, along with the dozens of cover design options we considered, and also read some details about how the process worked in Brian’s new post : The Full Dark, No Stars Covers That Might Have Been.

Read (and see) a lot more by clicking here!

On Dangerous Ground Arrives This Week!

Featuring Ed Gorman, Norman Partridge, Bentley Little, Robert J. Randisi, Jon L. Breen, Dave Zeltserman, Jeremiah Healy, and many others!

On Dangerous GroundOn Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir is shipping to us from our printer this week so this is your LAST chance to receive FREE US SHIPPING and a guaranteed 1st Edition, 1st Printing!

Because of the tremendous reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, we already have purchase orders from the big book distributors for MORE COPIES THAN WE ARE PRINTING so this book COULD have been made Out of Print months ago when it was announced, but we want to make sure our direct customers get copies at the regular retail price and not an inflated second-hand price!

Do not wait to order because we’ll be deciding next week how many of those distributor orders we’re going to fill.

Free US ShippingAbout the Book:

For generations raised on the Saturday afternoon thrills of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, the appearance of the so-called “psychological westerns” of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties came as a surprise. And, to some who didn’t care for them, a shock.

With such films as Blood On The Moon, Winchester `73, and The Naked Spur, audiences saw characters very much like themselves emotionally. Critics argued the authenticity of some of the history in these films but there was no denying their power. Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch confirmed, once and for all, that the western had changed forever, psychologically and sometimes politically relevant to our own times.

On Dangerous Ground features stories of every kind, all with a western setting, all with darkness at their core. And all with the kind of edge that demonstrates how timeless the form is when used well.

Read more on our website or to place your order right away!

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Publishers Weekly reviews In Laymon’s Terms

In Laymon's TermsThe trade hardcover edition of In Laymon’s Terms is right on schedule to ship next month (with the Limited Edition to follow around the end of the summer or in early fall when the slipcases are done) and we’re pleased to report the reviewers are loving this massive tribute to Richard Laymon.

Here is a little bit of the very positive Publishers Weekly review:

“This substantial memorial anthology features photos, fiction, and interviews from his archives, as well as scores of essays and stories written in homage to his work… The editors have produced a discerning memorial to a fine and influential writer.”

Publishers Weekly

You can read more on the “reviews” tab on the product page, but as our long-time collectors know from past experience, a positive Publishers Weekly can generate hundreds or thousands of orders from the big retailers and book distributors — and we probably will NOT have copies to fill all of their orders.

Our first priority is always taking care of our customers who order direct and our long-time indie retailers, so please do not wait to place your order if you want to make sure you get a copy of this huge, acclaimed anthology!

Read more on our website or to place your order!

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Wicked Things (With Bonus Novella!) New Signed Limited Edition by Thomas Tessier!

Hi Folks!

WickedToday we’re very pleased to announce our signed Limited Edition of Wicked Things by Thomas Tessier, which features a low, collectible print run, a very affordable price tag for the beginning collector, and a great bonus novella!

About the Book:

Private investigator Jack Carlson is traveling to the small, remote upstate city of Winship to look into a rash of suspicious insurance claims.

Like the farmer who accidentally blew himself up in a garnet mine, and the teenager who died in a peculiar car crash.

The Winship police and Medical Examiner appear cooperative but offer no real help.

Local insurance agent Joe Bellman is evasive and fearful.

And shortly after meeting Jack, both Bellman and his secretary Chris Innes turn up dead, an apparent case of murder-suicide.

Jack isn’t buying any of it.

As he pokes behind the Norman Rockwell exterior of Winship, he finds a place smoldering with crime, corruption and bizarre religious fervor. He becomes involved with a club dancer named Kelly, who may know some of the secrets but who may also be a mortal threat to Jack.

The town of Winship is itself part of the puzzle, a place where unseen choirs can be heard, where the ground appears to glow, creating confusion and mental disorder in anyone nearby, where gangs of young thugs roam free to bully and beat people.

A friend of Kelly’s disappears in an open meadow, as if swallowed up by the earth.

Behind it all may be a cherubic old priest, Father Jimmy.

And as Jack tries to unravel the growing number of mysteries — both criminal and mystical — he finds himself in a fight to save his own life, and sanity…

Click here to read more or to place your order before supplies run out!

Or visit our new message board to discuss this new Signed Limited Edition with other readers, fans, and collectors!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!