Last updated October 24, 2019
Trade and Limited Editions:
The Best of Cemetery Dance 2 edited by Richard Chizmar:
We're thrilled to report the last author is currently signing the sheets, and we expect them back in very early November. Everything else is done and ready for the printer, so we'll be starting this one right away.
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 books will be bound by hand and the traycases will be made by hand, with the goal of creating something unique for our line while staying true to the previous Lettered Editions in the series. We hope to have the Lettered Edition completed this winter if all goes well.
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin:
The book has been sent to the printer, and we expect the Limited Edition in mid-January of 2020.
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.
End of the Road by Brian Keene:
This book is completely ready for the printer, and so is the bonus chapbook, and we will send both of them to the printer this year.
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!
Gwendy's Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar:
This book is rolling at the printer and will be published on November 19, 2019.
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.
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 now, but spring 2020 looks most likely. 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 the printer in late 2019.
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 by the end of 2019.
Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:
We're awaiting the next update from Douglas Clegg on this project. Please feel free to contact Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you no longer wish to wait.
Night Shift by Stephen King:
We have some very good news! Our printer's new press that can handle Night Shift has been installed and they are quoting the project for us now. Once we have the quote, we'll get the book scheduled with them and we'll post the estimated schedule here. Thanks for all of your patience!
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn:
The book is in production and we will post more updates after it is officially announce for presale. We do know the author won't be available to sign signature sheets until November at the earliest.
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 in late 2019.
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. The sheet that Joe will be signing is headed to the artist to sign first since his office is outside of the country, and the artist reports he has made time in his busy schedule to sign them in August. The interiors of all four volumes are designed and being proofread, but that process is basically done.
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, the interior artwork is now completed, and this title just needs ONE more proofread to be ready. (The file we started with had some problems due to the age of the book, so we're being extra careful with our proofreading!)
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 in July or August.
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 and related items:
Sleeping Beauties Artwork Portfolio:
The art prints are all done, and the actual Artwork Portfolios are expected in November 2019.
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:
Shivers VI, Shivers VII, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth, The Damnation Game, Screamplays, The Turtle Boy, Tyler's Third Act, Four Legs in the Morning, 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!