Cemetery Dance Production Updates

Last updated MARCH 15, 2024

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Q) Why does my tracking information say “Label Created?
A) In the past we used to print the labels in batches AS we packed them but now we pint them ALL AT ONCE to save us time.  Once the labels are printed, emailed are sent with tracking information.  FOR EVERYONE.  So if we have 100s or even 1000s of orders, it takes us days or weeks to ship them all so many will see “Label Created” when they click on their tracking UNTIL their package goes out the door and then it will show movement.

Q) Why is my Artist Edition waiting on a Lettered Edition signature?
A) Our printer has a minimum run they are willing to print, so we have to simultaneously print the lettered and the artist editions. This can lead to delays on some artist editions. We request your patience in providing the absolute best product possible!

Q) What does “pre-printing check” mean?
A) Many of these projects were previously deemed “Ready for Printer” but they were designated as such long before the current team’s time. In an effort to avoid errors or potential miscommunication, one last proofing/design check may be required, simply to satisfy our paranoia! You’ve waited this long, now we want to make sure you are fully satisfied with your final product.

Q) Why aren’t all the “ready for printer” things actively printing?
A) We are working on catching our projects up, item by item, but it does take time! We had several years of production difficulties while we continued to prepare projects for printing. Our preferred printer is small (tiny compared to the previous one!) and can only handle so many tasks at a given time. Their quality, however, is great. We are chipping at the block of prepped projects but if you have inquiries about specific ones, please feel free to contact us!

Q) Where are the products not on the list?
A) The list is NOT all-encompassing. Other publisher books, grab bags, bonus items, etc., are not going on this list. Other items have not been announced, or may have simply never been added. Some items may even be printing but not yet mentioned on the list. We will attempt to continue adding and updating so that the page is better informative. Please reach out with questions for items not contained here and we’ll try to get it added.

Trade and Limited Editions:
LAST UPDATED: February 12, 2024

We’re working hard to catch up with our hardcover publication schedule in 2024. In some cases, we’re at the mercy of overworked and understaffed printers and case manufacturers, but these companies are committed to helping us get back to a normal release schedule, and Dan Franklin is learning the ropes to help keep things moving. 

Best of Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar:
One of the authors has not sent back sig sheets for several years. If we have not reached them by this summer, we will print new sig sheets excluding them and get this show on the road! (3/31/2023)
Cemetery Dance Magazine #79:
Design and content stage is well underway. It is expected to print and ship within the year. (2/12/2024)
Dark Debts by Karen Hall:
The book is fully designed and we’re waiting on completion of the introduction. (3/31/2023)
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn:
Working with the author to schedule the signing of the sig sheets. (3/31/2023)
Dark Screams edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman:


Dissonant Harmonies by Brian Keene and Bev Vincent:


signature page Face in the CrowdA Face in the Crowd Artist Edition
The books finished and in hand! Slipcases should be finished in 6 weeks. (2/12/2024)

A Face in the Crowd Lettered Edition
At the hand binder, who is also making the Traycases. Will ship as each batch of 10-12 copies are sent to us. (2/12/2024)

Four Shadows:
Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent:

The artist edition is waiting on a signature for the lettered editions. (3/31/2023)

The Girl Who Builds Monsters by Brian James Freeman:

The Limited Edition is READY FOR PRINTER. SLIPCASES PENDING. (3/31/2023)

 Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar:
Sig sheets are signed and the books are at the binder. We’re expecting to ship this summer. (2/12/2024)

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Lettered Edition 
Wooden feathers are completed. Books are finished and in warehouse. Traycases are being worked on at the manufacturer now. (2/12/2024)

Halloween Carnival edited by Brian James Freeman:

Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

Husks by Glen Krisch (Cemetery Dance Collectors Club 10):

Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

In Sunlight or In Shadow edited by Lawrence Block:

Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

 In the Porches of My Ears by Norman Prentiss:
READY FOR PRINTER. Planned to print with the rest of the Forthcoming Grab Bag deal. (3/31/2023)
Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier:


Killer Crimes edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):

Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023) 

Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:

As the finished manuscript has not yet been provided, we are unable to give a production plan update. Please reach out to cancel your order if the wait is too long! (3/31/2023)

Seasons of Terror edited by Richard Chizmar:

The Limited Edition is waiting on Simon & Schuster, as they have rights to first publication via their trade edition. We will not have more information until they produce their edition. (3/31/2023)

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn:


Shivers VIII edited by Richard Chizmar:

The Limited Edition is READY FOR PRINTER.(3/31/2023)

Shocklines: Fresh Voices in Terror edited by Richard Chizmar and Matt Schwartz:

PRINTING Rolling at press and expected in 8-10 weeks. (2/23/2024)

So Cold The River by Michael Koryta
Books are SHIPPING NOW!  (3/4/2024)

The Stand by Stephen King:

Books are at the press and we expect them to finish their work this summer. Slipcases and Traycases will be later in summer because we need finished books to get the sizing just right. For a book of this size, a dummy book isn’t reliable, and we want to be sure they’re perfect. (2/12/2024)

PRINTING. Rolling at press, expect to ship in 6-8 weeks. (2/12/2024) 

Suffer the Children by John Saul:

Pre-Printing Check. Planned to print with the rest of the Forthcoming Grab Bag Deal. (3/31/2023)

10/31: The Butcher’s Story by Norman Partridge (Four Days of Halloween promotion, Formerly called Oktober Shadows):

As the finished manuscript has not yet been provided, we are unable to give a production plan update. Please reach out to cancel your order if the wait is too long! (3/31/2023)

Tomorrow’s Journal by Dominick Cancilla:

READY FOR PRINTER. Planned to print with the rest of the Forthcoming Grab Bag Deal. (3/31/2023)

Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar:

Limited edition requires a Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

Waiting by Rick Hautala (Cemetery Dance Book Club #4):

Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

Pre-Printing Check. (3/31/2023)

Other Books:

Cemetery Dance Select Series:
The launch titles for Cemetery Dance Select Series will be sent to the printer together, so they can 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 at the same time.

Custom Slipcases:

It’s at the maker and we expect this to be ready in early 2024. (12/27/2023)

We expect this to be ready in 2024. (3/31/2023)

Custom Slipcase for Interview With a Vampire (signed limited):
We expect this to be ready in 2024. (7/13/2023)

We expect this to be ready in 2024 (3/31/2023)

We expect this to be ready in 2024 (9/20/2023)

Lettered Editions:
Finishing Traycase Production: (2/12/2024)

Southern Reach Trilogy

Finishing Traycase Design: (7/13/2023)

Strange Weather, Gwendy’s Final Task, Interview with a Vampire, Caretakers

Thank you for your patience!