Last updated July 12, 2018
Lonely Road Books updates appear on their website's News page, so that is the best place to look for Gwendy's Button Box Limited Edition or The William Peter Blatty Screenplay Collection.
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:
This book is now in the proofreafing stage and the signature sheets are circulating among the contributors who are signing.
Caretakers by Tabitha King:
This title is deep in production and will be published in 2018.
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 and it will be published in late 2018.
Mr. Darkness by Douglas Clegg:
We hope to have news to share about this book soon.
Four Halloweens 2
This book is being proofread and will be sent to the printer in 2018.
Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent:
This title is rolling at the printer and will be published on September 4, 2018.
Halloween Carnival edited by Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #3):
This title has been copyedited and design has started.
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 title is now in the PROOFREADING stage.
The Listener by Robert McCammon:
The trade hardcover shipped in February. The slipcases for the Limited Edition and the traycases for the Lettered Edition will be completed this summer.
Night Shift by Stephen King:
Everything is now ready for the printer and we'll get this one rolling once they complete Sleeping Beauties. Please see the Sleeping Beauties update below for more information on that project.
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."
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 title is now 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:
We've had some concerns about one of our printers for about six months now -- they've been slower than normal and there have been some printing/production mistakes that are uncharacteristic of them. Well, last week we found out the root cause of these issues because they emailed us that they will be closing their doors for good on June 15. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR SLEEPING BEAUTIES: First, the signature sheets have been returned, safe and sound, so that's good. Unfortunately, the special order materials sitting at the printer now belong to the bank. We'll be re-sending this project to our alternate printer, but first they need to finish a few projects they already have rolling. In addition, they will have to re-order the special order materials from the vendors. In addition, because sizing can vary slightly from printer to printer, we've had to put the slipcases and traycases on hold until a new dummy book is completed by the new printer. With a little luck, the work already started by our case makers won't go to waste, but we'll have to see. That new dummy book will be ready in about four weeks. We're very sorry for this delay, and we will send another update in early July to let you know where things stand.
Strange Weather by Joe Hill:
Artwork for THREE of the four books in this set have been completed, and we hope to have the remaining artwork soon. (The artist had a family emergency situation, which has impacted his work schedule.)
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer:
We're working with the author on the Top Secret Bonus Materials.
Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar -- Signed Special Edition:
We're preparing everything for the printer now and this book will be sent to the printer as soon as possible.
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.
The Washingtonians by Bentley Little and Richard Chizmar:
The book is rolling at the printer and will be published in summer 2018.
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 2018.
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 Listener, 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!