Last updated January 20, 2021

Trade and Limited Editions:

The Best of Cemetery Dance 2 edited by Richard Chizmar:
The trade hardcover edition of this title shipped in 2020. The signed editions will be published in 2021.

The Best of Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar:
Proofreading has been completed for this title, and there is now only ONE more author who needs to sign the signature sheets and then this one will be ready for the printer.

Caretakers by Tabitha King:
This book is completely designed, proofread, and ready for the printer as soon as the author has time to sign the signature sheets.

Dark Debts by Karen Hall:
Work has started on this title, but we are still waiting on the introduction from Stephen King, 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 proofread and ready for the printer, although we'll do another round or two of proofreading to be safe while we wait for the signature sheets to be signed.

Dissonant Harmonies by Brian Keene and Bev Vincent:
This exclusive CDCC 11 project is almost ready for the printer. We have printed the signature sheets for the authors to sign, and they're now with the first author who needs to sign.

Four Shadows (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
The third book for the Cemetery Dance Collectors Set #3 has been changed because the author for the book we wanted to use hasn't been able to finish the manuscript, and we want to keep the set moving. Luckily, we had another book coming along on our list that was meant to be used in some kind of deal or promotion (we hadn't decided what yet) and we were able to slide it over to be the 3rd book in this set. The new book includes four novellas by five terrific authors (one of the novellas is a collaboration) and all of the authors are signing the signature sheets.

Four Halloweens 2
Only one more author needs to sign the signature sheets for this book, and everything else is ready for the printer!

Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent (ARTIST EDITION)
We're very pleased to report only one more person needs to sign the signature sheets! We're still working on getting those into his busy schedule, but we will post an update when they are done!

Previous Update: We can now share some production news on the Gift Edition and Lettered Edition for the collectors who selected those editions, which will see print next year for reasons that will become apparent with this update: We're upgrading the book's design to TWO COLOR interior printing on a larger trim size, which wasn't promised originally. We're also thrilled to report that while we originally planned on six or seven exclusive illustrations from Cortney Skinner that won't appear in the trade hardcover edition, he's been working day and night to deliver 17 (!) pieces of artwork instead, one for each story! Also, as we have mentioned before, the Lettered Edition will be housed in a custom-made box unlike anything we've ever produced for ANY book ever before. In fact, it's been a very long time since any publisher has attempted this style of case for a Stephen King book. We'll let you know how things work out!

The Girl Who Builds Monsters by Brian James Freeman and Vincent Chong:
The trade hardcover of this book was published in early September. The signed editions will be printed separately in 2021 due to a shipping delay with the signature sheets due to a recent slow downs in international mail.

Gwendy's Magic Feather (Limited Edition) by Richard Chizmar:
The Limited Edition is currently being proofread due to the new design, and the signature sheets are being signed.

Halloween Carnival edited by Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
This book has turned into a whopper at 536 oversized pages and proofreading has begun. With a book this size, we usually aim for 6 to 7 proofreaders taking a look to be sure it is clean.

Husks by Glen Krisch (Cemetery Dance Collectors Club 10):
This book is almost ready for the printer.

In Sunlight and in Shadow edited by Lawrence Block:
We're very pleased to report the signature sheets have been signed! We're working to send the book to the printer in late 2020.

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice:
This book is completely proofread and the next step will be to get it slotted in our schedule.

Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier:
Everything is ready for this one now that the signature sheets are done.

Killer Crimes edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
This book is just about finished with the proofreading stage and we expect to have it printer-ready soon.

Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:
We're awaiting the next update from Douglas Clegg on this project. Please feel free to contact Mindy at if you no longer wish to wait.

Seasons of Terror edited by Richard Chizmar:
All of the artwork and lettering is done, and everything is being proofread now. The signature sheets are currently in Canada to be signed by the SECOND artist. The trade edition from Simon and Schuster has been delayed to fall 2021 due to schedule changes on their end related to COVID-19, and our editions cannot be published before their edition.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn:
The book is in production and we will post more updates after it is officially announce for presale. The signature sheets have been signed, and the book has started the final round of proofreading.

Shivers VIII edited by Richard Chizmar (Limited Edition)
Richard will be signing the signature sheets soon, and then we can send the book to the printer.

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.

Strange Weather by Joe Hill:
All four volumes of this special edition are now at the printer. Due to the time needed to make the slipcases and traycases, this will be a late spring 2021 publication. Thank you for your patience.

Stephen King Revisited:
The book has been designed, and we're just waiting on the final new essay to fill in gaps from the website. (Four guest essays were never turned in for the website, and we just moved on since it was a website, but we're commissioned new essays for the book to make it complete!) Proofreading of the completed material is already done, so as soon as we have those last two essays, we'll copyedit them, put them in the proper place, and proofread everything on last time.

Suffer the Children by John Saul:
The book is in the proofreading stage.

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."

The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer:
This one has been sent to our printer, but it is in the very early stages. They are backlogged and scheduling jobs into the spring at the moment, so we don't want to give an estimated publication date that we are absolutely sure about, but we did want to let you know it is with our printer and will be published in the first half of 2021.

Previous Update: The final designed version of this book has come in at 648 pages, so it'll be a doorstop of a special edition! You can see the DJ art from Pablo Delcan on the product page. Be sure to view the "full wrap" view of the artwork because it continues onto the spine and the back!

Tomorrow's Journal by Dominick Cancilla:
The Limited Edition is in production now and will be published in 2021.

Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar -- Signed Special Edition:
Everything is now ready, and this book will be sent to the printer as soon as possible.

Usher's Passing by Robert McCammon:
The printer is on schedule with a delivery date of very late December for the books. Reminder: this Limited Edition will still need slipcases made, which can take up to 14 weeks. Our slipcase maker is already working on an "approval case" based on estimated sizing generated by the printer. As soon as we have the first finished book, we can use that approval case to confirm the sizing. If the sizing is correct, the slipcase maker can then start rolling right away. We will post the publication date the moment it is finalized, but spring 2021 is looking very likely. Thank you for your patience!

Waiting by Rick Hautala (Cemetery Dance Book Club #4):
The artwork is in progress, the signature sheets have been signed, and the book is completely proofread.

We're All In This Together by Owen King:
This title will be ready to go to the printer later this year.

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.

Books From Other Publishers, Custom Slipcases, and related items:

Night Shift Artwork Portfolio:
This has started into production with the re-sizing of the artwork. Once that is done, we'll have the art prints produced and then work will begin on the folder.

Custom Slipcase for If It Bleeds:
Due to delays with our slipcase maker (they've restructured their facility, so that only 15% of their staff is there at any given time for social distancing purposes), we do not expect this one to be ready until 2021. We apologize for the delay, and thank you for your patience!

Lettered Editions

Traycases In Production:
The City of Mirrors, The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia, Chills, Lost and Lonely, Relic, October Dreams II, The Best of the Scream Factory, The Exorcist For the 21st Century, Midnight Under the Big Top

Thank you for your patience!