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Stephen King's next book will be paper format only

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(Read caption) Stephen King's new book will be released through Hard Case Crime.

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Legendary author Stephen King will be releasing a new book next June – but fans will have to get it in paper format only.

King was on the forefront of the e-book revolution before now, releasing one of his titles, “Riding the Bullet,” in electronic format in 2000 before that was the norm.

“I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid,” the author said in a statement about his decision to go paper-only for the new title, which will be called “Joyland. “And for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being.”

“Joyland” will follow a college student named Devin Jones who works at a carnival in North Carolina during the 1970s and learns of a past crime and a child whose time may be running out.

The book will be published through Hard Case Crime, an imprint under the umbrella of Titan Books.

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