Stephen King fans will soon have more books to add to their collections. Cemetery Dance Publications have announced an exclusive deal last week to publish six early Stephen King classics. All the novels were originally published by Doubleday in the 1970's and early 1980's. The new editions will be beautifully designed, over-sized collector quality similar to other Stephen King novels released by Cemetery Dance. The six titles getting new life will be the ones responsible for making Stephen King the house hold name he is today, including Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, Night Shift, The Stand and Pet Semetary. The first novel to be released will be on shelves in August 2014 and is available for pre-order now at the Cemetery Dance website. Over one third of the copies have already been claimed so collectors are encouraged to put their order in now.
Carrie: The Deluxe Special Edition will feature an introduction by Stephen King and an afterword by his wife Tabitha King, six full color paintings by artist Tomislav Tikulin and other special bonus features exclusive to this edition. Each book in the set will be released approximately six months apart over the next three years. Artist are already working on the other books, putting together the best bonus material worthy of Stephen King fans, in some cases even previously deleted sections are included. The last special edition Stephen King released by Cemetery Dance sold out in a week, so act fast. There will be no second printings available.
Stephen King is one of the biggest names known for horror and suspense. His books have been the inspiration for many lights left on during the night and for a new generation of aspiring authors of darker fiction. His first books are the most well known works, and even for those who haven't read the books the tale of Carrie, the story of the telekinetic Prom Queen and pigs blood is widely understood and has come to be a Halloween favorite and graced the big screen in multiple films. There are few authors who have accomplished as much as King, and with over 350 million copies of his books sold, many movie adaptions and a TV series, it would be hard to see anyone coming close in the near future.
The new collectors editions being released of the six early novels will be highly collectable, and only available in a limited amount. There is a set amount printed and once they are gone the price for a copy is likely to increase with demand. The standard Deluxe Slipcased gift edition will be sold for $85 and is printed in two colors on high quality paper and features a unique black and white limitation page. There will only be 3000 gift edition copies printed. The Traycased Artist edition will be available for $225 with only 750 hand numbered novels printed. The book will be signed by the artist. There is also an extremly limited amount of Traycased Artist Lettered Editions available for $1000. Only 52 hand-lettered copies will be made from the finest materials and signed by the artist.