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Stephen King Responds To ‘Under the Dome’ Changes

In a long and spoiler-filled letter to his fans, Stephen King explained that he “wholeheartedly” endorsed the changes made CBS’ adaptation of Under the Dome.

The new series scored a big hit for the network, earning 13.1 million viewers for the debut episode. Here’s an excerpt from the letter, an inspiring missive for any readers concerned about adaptations of their favorite books:

James M. Cain agreed to be interviewed by a student reporter who covered culture and the arts for his college newspaper. This young man began his time with Cain by bemoaning how Hollywood had changed books such as The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. Before he could properly get into his rant, the old man interrupted him by pointing to a shelf of books behind his desk. “The movies didn’t change them a bit, son,” he said. “They’re all right up there. Every word is the same as when I wrote them.” I feel the same way about Under the Dome. If you loved the book when you first read it, it’s still there for your perusal. But that doesn’t mean the TV series is bad, because it’s not. In fact, it’s very good.

Book Trailer Released for ‘Doctor Sleep’ by Stephen King

A brief book trailer has been released for Stephen King‘s upcoming novel, Doctor Sleep. We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton will publish the book on September 24th, a sequel to The Shining.

While accepting the Mason Prize at George Mason University in 2011, King read an excerpt from the sequel. You can watch that video at this link. (Via BookRiot)

Stephen King: ‘Updating Danse Macabre Might Be a Good Idea’

Novelist Stephen King hosted an Ask Me Anything interview at Reddit.

One reader asked: ”Have you thought about writing a sequel to ‘Danse Macabre’ (for the last 30 years of horror fiction)?” King hinted at an update:

I’ve been asked about a sequel to both DANSE MACABRE and ON WRITING, but I think one book on each subject is enough. Updating DM might be a good idea, though.

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How Rick Springfield Lost & Found His Signed Stephen King Book

Back in the summer of 1981, rock star Rick Springfield met Stephen King–getting his first edition of Danse Macabre personally inscribed by one of his favorite writers.

The horror novelist signed the book and referenced Springfield’s previous work as an actor: “To Rick Springfield. I don’t watch General Hospital but I love your music! Stephen King 6/6/81.”

Somehow, Springfield managed to lose that lovely bit of literary history, and thought it was gone forever. Until he landed a book deal with Stephen King’s publisher. We caught up with Springfield and he retold the whole crazy story…

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Scott Turow & Mitch Albom Answer Questions on Reddit

Members of The Rock Bottom Remainders, the rock band composed of bestselling authors, are answering questions on Reddit today.

Authors Stephen KingScott TurowMitch AlbomAmy Tan and more are part of Hard Listening, a new book about the band.

One Reddit reader asked: “Since you all are writers, do you have a hard time choosing who is going to write the lyrics for your songs?” and received some funny responses.

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How To Fight eBook Piracy

Pirated copies of Stephen King‘s print-only Joyland are already circulating online.

If you think book piracy is hurting your book sales, you can confront pirates online by using the tools listed in our Five Ways To Fight Book Pirates post at AppNewser.

At the same time, a few GalleyCat readers suggested that authors engage with pirates instead of taking legal action…

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Stephen King Makes Joyland eBook Headlines Again

Novelist Stephen King has made headlines for the second time over his decision not publish an eBook edition of Joyland.

In May 2012, King revealed that his Hard Case Crime book would not have a digital edition: “We’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one,” he said. As the Junte 2013 publication date neared this week, King told The Wall Street Journal:

I have no plans for a digital version … Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.


Trailer Released for Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’ Adaptation

A new teaser trailer has been released for the TV adaptation of Stephen King‘s Under the Dome.

Are you excited? The first episode will air on June 24 on CBS. Recently, Entertainment Weekly had some commentary from showrunner Brian K. Vaughan about the series:

With a 13 episode order and a big story to tell, producers said they’re, naturally, hoping for a long run. Whenever the end does come, however, “we have a final episode in mind that’s different from the book,” says Vaughan. “There’s a very cool, unexpected end to this dome, I think.”

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Stephen King Reveals Cover Art for Shining Sequel

Scribner has shared the hardcover art for Stephen King‘s upcoming sequel to The Shining. We’ve embedded the online poster with the cover above–what do you think?

In a long interview with Entertainment Weekly, King talked about his writing career, his children and the idea behind the sequel. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Driving back and forth from Maine to Florida, which I do twice a year, I’m always seeing all these recreational vehicles — the bounders in the Winnebagos. I always think to myself, ‘Who is in those things?’ You pass them a thousand times at rest stops. They’re always the ones wearing the shirts that say ‘God Does Not Deduct From a Lifespan Time Spent Fishing.’ They’re always lined up at the McDonald’s, slowing the whole line down. And I always thought to myself, ‘There’s something really sinister about those people because they’re so unobtrusive, yet so pervasive.’ I just wanted to use that. It would be the perfect way to travel around America and be unobtrusive if you were really some sort of awful creature.

Stephen King Publishes 99-Cent Kindle Single About Guns

Stephen King has published a 99-cent Kindle Single called “Guns,” a short essay about gun violence in America that “constructs his argument for what can and should be done.”

In the essay, King wrote frankly about Rage, a novel he released under the pen name Richard Bachman about a boy who takes a high school classroom hostage with a gun.

Four different teenagers cited the book after attacks on their schools and King decided to remove the book from publication.

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