Last updated September 18, 2018
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Trade and Limited Editions:
The Best of Cemetery Dance 2 edited by Richard Chizmar:
The book is now in PROOFREADING stage, but two of the three sets of signature sheets are still traveling the world, so we're holding off on any official announcements.
The Best of Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar:
The signature sheets are circulating among the contributors who are signing.
Caretakers by Tabitha King:
This title is deep in production.
Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon:
The interior artwork is in the works and the book is with our designer, so proofreading will begin next month, for an early 2019 publication date.
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin:
This title is now ready for the printer and will be sent as soon as they finish a few of the projects we've already started with them.
Dark Debts by Karen Hall:
Work has started on this title, but we are still waiting on the introduction, 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 deep in proofreading.
End of the Road by Brian Keene:
This book is being proofread and will be sent to the printer in 2018.
Four Halloweens 2
This book is currently being proofread and the final contributor is signing the signature sheets.
Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent (ARTIST EDITION)
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!
A Game in the Sun by John Coyne:
This book is rolling at the printer and should be completed this fall.
Halloween Carnival edited by Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
This book has been designed and has entered the proofreading stage.
Head Space and Other Uncomfortable Surroundings by James Cooper:
This book is in the proofreading stage.
In Sunlight and in Shadow edited by Lawrence Block:
This book is being designed now and the signature sheets have been prepared to Mr. Block to sign.
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice:
This book is almost ready for the printer.
Killer Crimes edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
This book is in the proofreading stage.
Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:
We hope to have news to share about this book soon.
Night Shift by Stephen King:
As you know, our schedule for the Stephen King special editions this year was completely thrown into chaos when one of our two big printers that can handle these “big” projects closed without warning back in June while they were working on SLEEPING BEAUTIES. Our other big printer was busy with their summer schedule of projects we had already started, but they've since cleared the press time needed for something on the magnitude of these Stephen King books and as of this week they've started work on SLEEPING BEAUTIES.
As soon as the printer is done with SLEEPING BEAUTIES later this year, we'll be sending them NIGHT SHIFT. We'll have a better idea of their schedule for printing and binding the book once we reach that point, and we will send additional email updates to keep you in the loop.
Since we had some unplanned additional production time, we decided to revisit an idea we had for the Table of Contents that wasn't possible when NIGHT SHIFT was first announced. Even though ALL THREE editions are completely sold out, and a lot of publishers would have called it a day, we're trying very hard to make these special editions in the Doubleday Years set truly special for our collectors, which is why we're very pleased to announce today that Stephen King has given us permission to include TWO BONUS STORIES that have never appeared in any edition of NIGHT SHIFT anywhere in the world: "The Glass Floor" and "Weeds."
Our designer will be adding this new "Bonus Section" to the book this week and we're thrilled to be including these terrific tales in our special edition of NIGHT SHIFT.
On This, the Day of the Pig by Josh Malerman:
This book is almost ready for the printer and will be sent shortly.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn:
The book is in production and we will post more updates after it is officially announced for presale.
Shivers VIII edited by Richard Chizmar:
This book is in the proofreading stage.
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.
Shining in the Dark edited by Hans-Åke Lilja:
This book was published in March and the optional slipcases will be completed later this year.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King:
As you might remember, one of our two big printers that can handle a project like SLEEPING BEAUTIES closed without warning back in June. This caused a little bit of chaos because they had several books rolling from us including SLEEPING BEAUTIES. The good news is, we were able to get the signature sheets back and our other main printer IS up to the job. They just needed to finish all of the projects we had already sent them for the summer when we thought they'd be free since the other printer was supposed to be handling SLEEPING BEAUTIES!
Now that our alternative printer has cleared their press time for a job of this size, we're pleased to report they're starting work on SLEEPING BEAUTIES. The first step is to make a dummy book, which is a blank version of the book using all of the real materials such as cover binding, interior paper stock, etc. This dummy book is created to give our slipcase and traycase marker the EXACT sizing of the real, finished book, so the case sizing can be extremely precise.
Our case makers had started work when the previous printer was rolling, but they had to stop when that printer went out of business because every press is a little different. Even though our “specs” for the project haven't changed, there is a chance this other printer's press could produce the book at just slightly different sizing. It would be a minute change, something not even noticeable to the naked eye, BUT when it comes to slipcases and traycases, that difference could be enough for the cases to be too tight to hold the books. (OR the sizing might be exactly the same! That's what we're hoping for!)
Once we have the dummy book, the case makers will do their thing and confirm if all of the work they started can be saved or if they have to start over. We'll send another email update once we have the answer to that, so you're kept in the loop!
Strange Weather by Joe Hill:
The final piece of artwork is on the way! The book is with our designer and we'll have a more complete production update later this year.
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:
We're working with the author on the Top Secret Bonus Materials.
This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand by Andy Burns:
This book is almost ready for the printer and will be published later this year.
Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar -- Signed Special Edition:
This book will be sent to the printer as soon as possible.
Usher's Passing by Robert McCammon:
The interior artwork is in the works and proofreading has started.
Waiting by Rick Hautala (Cemetery Dance Book Club #4):
The artwork is in the works, the signature sheets have been signed, and the book is being proofread.
We're All In This Together by Owen King:
This title will be will be sent to the printer soon.
The Zombie Who Cried Human by Brian James Freeman & Glenn Chadbourne:
This book is deep in production and will be published in 2019.
Cemetery Dance Select Series:
The launch titles for Cemetery Dance Select Series will be sent to the printer together and they will 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 in 2018.
Books From Other Publishers and related items:
SLIPCASE for The Outsider by Stephen King:
Slipcases take approximately 12 to 14 weeks to produce after the book is published, so these should be ready in fall 2018.
SLIPCASE for Elevation by Stephen King:
Slipcases take approximately 12 to 14 weeks to produce after the book is published, so these should be ready in early 2019.
Sleeping Beauties Artwork Portfolio:
The signature sheets have been signed and the actual art prints will be produced this summer via a fairly time consuming one-time printing process that should make them the most beautiful prints we've ever produced. The actual portfolio that holds the artwork will be produced later this year and will rival the one we made for IT.
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.
Traycases In Production:
The Twelve, Screamplays, The Miniaturist, The Forum, The Turtle Boy, Dueling Minds, Tyler's Third Act, Homestead, Scratch, Four Legs in the Morning, Turnaround, Undead, Stephen King Bibliography, Indian Summer, Stephen King Movie Trivia, Chills, Shivers VI, Shivers VII, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth.
Please note: if a Lettered Edition you're looking for isn't listed here, that means the traycase maker hasn't started on the cases yet. We'll list the book above when the traycases start into production. Thank you for your patience!