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Post  wyatt1 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:22 pm

Author Stephen King will initially release his forthcoming novel Joyland in paper form only, despite being an early pioneer of the e-book market.

The Carrie author became the first best-selling writer to release his work exclusively over the internet in 2000.

His latest horror story, Joyland, is due out in June.

"I loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being," said King.

The novel is set in and around an amusement park in 1973, and follows a college student confronting "the legacy of a vicious murder".

"Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book," King added


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18278719
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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:43 am

wyatt1 wrote:Author Stephen King will initially release his forthcoming novel Joyland in paper form only, despite being an early pioneer of the e-book market.

The Carrie author became the first best-selling writer to release his work exclusively over the internet in 2000.

His latest horror story, Joyland, is due out in June.

"I loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being," said King.

The novel is set in and around an amusement park in 1973, and follows a college student confronting "the legacy of a vicious murder".

"Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book," King added


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18278719

while I agree an actual book has a special feel to it I am sure he will release it in e format eventually as that is over 25% of the market these days.
I haven't read an honest to god paper book for several years now.
I have 147 books in my PPC, most were free but like heroin dealers the first ones in the series are free then they charge. Grinning

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Post  wyatt1 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:49 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

while I agree an actual book has a special feel to it I am sure he will release it in e format eventually as that is over 25% of the market these days.
I haven't read an honest to god paper book for several years now.
I have 147 books in my PPC, most were free but like heroin dealers the first ones in the series are free then they charge. Grinning



Thats right, I use an old notebook with 'calibre' and mostly free books from 'baen' . the notebook is no use for anything else, so it is better than throwing it out. Still like the old paperbacks though. Smile
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