Stephen King isn’t going to release Joyland’s digital version anytime soon

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Stephen King, who has been a supporter e-book format is going for print-only format for his latest book.

Although Stephen King has released his books on e-book platforms in the past but this time he’s not in the mood to bring out a digital version of his latest novel, Joyland. “I have no plans for a digital version,” the best-selling author told The Wall Street Journal about his choice. “Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.”

One of the most awaited book released of this summer season, Joyland is set for release on June 4. The book   takes place in a North Carolina amusement park somewhere around 1973, where a college student gets involved in an old murder case. The book is written by King as a tribute to the pulp fiction days from his younger years. Hard Case Crime is the publisher for the book which is an independent company with focus on pulpy cover art and has earlier released Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid” in 2005.

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“Part of the reason he publishes with us it to support our authors but I also think he enjoys the pulp presentation,” said Charles Ardai, owner, Hard Case during his interview with the Journal.

King who is No. 1 on the THR’s list of Hollywood’s most powerful authors is having a great year so far. He is also going to release Doctor Sheep. Doctor Sheep is a sequel to The Shining to be published by Simon & Schuster in the month of September, and a CBS drama “Under the Dome” based on his 2011 novel is also going to premiere on June 24.

Source: hollywood reporter, WSJ, Telegraph

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

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