Stephen King Shuns Digital Formats For Upcoming Novel; Goes Paperback Only
via New York Times:
Stephen King's upcoming novel, Joyland, will hit stores next June from Titan imprint Hard Case Crime. The thing is, it's only hitting physical retailers: There will be no eBook version available on the publication date.
In a statement, King said that he "loved the paperbacks" he grew up on, and "folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”
According to Hard Case editor Charles Ardai, Joyland is “a whodunit, it’s a carny novel, it’s a story about growing up and growing old, and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time.”
This is a gutsy move. On one hand, they risk losing sales from people who are biased toward their eReaders. On the other hand, it's Stephen King. He's not exactly sweating for name recognition.
What do you folks thing?
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