In Collaboration with Borderlands Press Neil Gaiman’s NOTHING O’CLOCK is finally at the printer after the BBC approved the third iteration of the cover sent to them. (talk about micromanaging!). We will provide details as we receive them. We’re especially excited about the traycase for the lettered edition our manufacturer has come up with. The front of the traycase will resemble a Tardis (the phonebooth Dr. Who travels in). These are handmade and will take time to create, but it will be worth the wait. ... See MoreSee Less
PEN America Honoring Stephen King, Carolyn Reidy
PEN America is honoring Stephen King with its Literary Service Award at its annual literary gala in New York City on May 22. The award is given to "a critically-acclaimed writer whose body of work helps us understand and interpret the human condition, engendering empathy and imagination in even the darkest hours."
EVERVILLE has been sent to the printer. We'll keep you posted on its publication schedule as soon as we receive more information. Keep in mind that there are often delays this time of year as most printers have a large influx of orders at the start of the year. ... See MoreSee Less
A Positive Story About Barnes & Noble
When third graders at Tomoka Elementary School in Ormond Beach, Fla., learned that the local Barnes & Noble, in Daytona Beach, would likely close at the end of the year, they wrote to CEO Demos Parneros, begging him not to close the store, suggesting other sites and inviting him to visit to see alternative locations.
As the AP reported (via Local 20 News) that the letter, written "in colorful penmanship" on poster-sized paper, read in part: "We recently learned that Barnes & Noble had lost its lease on your Daytona Beach store. We are very sorry to hear that and very upset that we won't be able to visit and shop and browse and learn new things. Some of us love your sale items (using math). Some like to study there and also eat there.... Please don't leave us without our favorite book store!... P.S. If you come, we will take you to the beach with us and teach you how to surf!"
The letter struck a chord, and B&N renewed the store's lease for another year. On Friday, B&N v-p of retail operations Frank Morabito visited the school and met the students in Shaina Belsky's third grade class who had sent the letter.
"When we got the letter, it was important to us, not only that we didn't disappoint you but we didn't disappoint the community," Morabito told the class. "So we tried really hard to keep it open and this time we were able to."
For her part, Belsky said she hoped to show her students that they have the power to make a difference by converting ideas to action: "They just have to try. They can make positive change for themselves and their community, and they just have to try."
I have criticized B&N before, but in this case the store came through for local citizens and they should be praised.
On that positive note, we’d like to wish all of you a Happy New Year!
We have 5 PC copies of the lettered edition of THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW remaining. We are selling them for more than 50% off for $125 (normally $300). This is the lettered edition of the book, still factory shrinkwrapped with the only difference being there is a PC where the letter goes. The books do not come with a traycase. First-ordered, first-served on these copies. Sorry, no Paypal accepted for this special.