There’s an eBay auction running through the 26th for a complete set of hand-signed copies of the Dark Tower series. The books are all hardcovers and consist of first trade editions from 2003-2004; The Viking editions of the first four books (including the revised and expanded edition of The Gunslinger) and the Scribner/Grant editions of the last three books. The opening bid was $100 and within an hour or so it was up to $1500. It’s for a good cause! Check it out.
According to Publisher’s Lunch. The Haven Foundation, created by Stephen King to provide financial assistance to writers and artists “experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or other emergency or personal catastrophe,” has announced that they are now able to start making grants of up to $25,000 a year to those in need. Seed money for the foundation was raised in part by last year’s Harry, Carrie and Garp readings at Radio City Music hall.