Stephen King's decision to skip the e-book format gets renewed attention(Read article summary)
Stephen King said his new novel, 'Joyland,' will be released in paper format only. 'Let people ... go to an actual bookstore,' said King.
Legendary author Stephen Kingâ€™s decision not to released his new novel â€śJoylandâ€ť in e-book format is getting renewed attention as the book's June 4 publication date draws near.
â€śI have no plans for a digital version," King told the Wall Street Journal about his "Joyland." "Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.â€ť
King has already made a name for himself as a maverick where e-books are concerned. In 2000 he made headlines when he released a shorter work titled â€śRiding the Bulletâ€ť in e-book format only, making "Riding the Bullet" the world's first mass-market electronic book.
â€śJoylandâ€ť follows a 1970s college student who is employed at a carnival in North Carolina one summer and finds out about a murder that occurred several years ago and was never solved.
The bookâ€™s tagline on the front cover, â€śWho dares enter the funhouse of fear?,â€ť is reminiscent of some of Kingâ€™s early horror works.
â€śJoylandâ€ť is being published by Titan Books imprint Hard Case Crime.