Last updated June 1, 2020
Trade and Limited Editions:
The Best of Cemetery Dance 2 edited by Richard Chizmar:
The trade hardcover edition of this title shipped at the end of May. The signed editions will be published in the fall due to the turnaround time needed for their cases.
The Best of Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar:
Proofreading has been completed for this title, and there is now only ONE more author who need 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.
Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon:
The trade hardcover and Limited Edition have both shipped! The Lettered Edition is with our binder and casemaker, but his shop was closed for six weeks due to COVID-19, so even though he is open again now, he is behind scheduke. We're still hopeful he will be done by the end of summer, but we'll post something more definitive as soon as we hear more.
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 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.
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:
This book is ready to go to the printer in June for a September publication date.
Gwendy's Magic Feather (Limited Edition) by Richard Chizmar:
The Limited Edition is starting into production now that we've completely finished everything for the trade hardcover.
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 currently in the proofreading stage.
In Sunlight and in Shadow edited by Lawrence Block:
We're very pleased to report the signature sheets have been signed! We're working on scheduling the book for 2020. Thank you for your patience!
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice:
This book is completely proofread and we expect to send this special edition to be published in 2020.
Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier:
Everything is ready for this one now that the signature sheets are done, and this one will be headed to the printer this year.
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.
Midnight Under the Big Top edited by Brian James Freeman:
This book is rolling at the printer and will be published in late June 2020.
Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:
We're awaiting the next update from Douglas Clegg on this project. Please feel free to contact Mindy at email@example.com if you no longer wish to wait.
Night Shift by Stephen King:
We have some very good news: Night Shift will be done at the printer in JUNE, and the slipcases and traycases will be started as soon as the case maker has finished books to size from because this printer couldn't make a dummy book. We're not going to announce a publication date just yet because these big Stephen King projects have A LOT of moving parts, and there can be delays, etc. We just don't want to post a date until we're 100% sure of what that date should be, but we did want to let everyone know this one is much closer to publication and will be out this year. Thank you very much for your patience!
Seasons of Terror edited by Richard Chizmar:
All of the artwork and lettering is done, and everything is being proofread now.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn:
The book is in production and we will post more updates after it is officially announce for presale. We sent the author the signature sheets back in November.
Shivers VIII edited by Richard Chizmar (Limited Edition)
Richard will be signing the signature sheets soon, so we can send the book to the printer for a 2020 publication date.
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:
The signature sheets are circulating now. Two sheet are done, two to go. One artist has had his sheets since MAY of last year, and we are working on that issue. Joe's sheets will be sent to him very soon. Once those two sets are completed, the book can go to the printer!
Suffer the Children by John Saul:
The book is in the proofreading stage.
Touch the Night by Max Booth III:
This book is now at the printer and will ship in June!
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:
The final designed version of this book has come in at 648 pages, so it'll be a doorstop of a special edition! We only need one more round of proofreading to confirm everything has come together as expected with no glitches or errors introduced during design, and then this title will be ready for the printer. 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!
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:
Robert McCammon has signed the signature sheets, and the proofreading has been completed, so we're now ready to get this into the printing queue. This title will be published in 2020, and we'll update this information with a more specific date when we have it.
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 completely proofread. This will be one of our next books to go to the printer.
We're All In This Together by Owen King:
This title will be ready to go to the printer later this year.
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 The Institute:
The slipcase maker is running at about 20% right now due to the social distancing measures they've put in place. They anticipate having the slipcases completed in late June, which would give us a July ship date. If this timetable changes, we will post another update. Thank you for your patience!
Traycases In Production:
The Damnation Game, Undead, Stephen King Bibliography, Indian Summer, The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia, Chills, Lost and Lonely, Relic, Gideon's Corpse, October Dreams II, The Best of the Scream Factory, The Exorcist For the 21st Century.
Thank you for your patience!