NEWS - REVIVAL
Posted: August 20, 2015, 10:56:11
Don't forget that it has parts from The Bazaar of Bad Dreams included.
Got this in the mail yesterday. It's the UK paperback edition of Revival (out Sep. 10) and besides the book it also contains parts of the intro by King to The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, parts of the intro to Mile 81 and part of Mile 81.
Don't miss Revival in paperback out today. You can get a peek here.
Here is the front and back from the US paperback edition of Revival. The book is released May 1 and you can pre-order here.
Here is an interesting podcast from Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. where King discusses his new book, Revival, and takes questions from the audience.
Thanks to Douglas Dowie
Here are two illustrations from a Polish calendar based on Revival done by Darek Kocurek.
Hear David Morse talk about narrating Revival.Posted: November 18, 2014, 08:26:09
Portland Press Herald writes about how King signed more books than planed. I bet everyone there was very happy with this. Thanks King!
SOUTH PORTLAND – Stephen King has wrapped up his six-city book tour by signing hundreds of books in his home state of Maine.
The horror writer made his final appearance at Books-A-Million in South Portland, where hundreds of fans awaited with copies of his latest book, “Revival.”
Hundreds wait in dark for Stephen King book-signing tickets
Four hundred fans had tickets to have their books signed by King on Monday. But the line moved so quickly that he was able to sign books from another 100 or so people.
The 67-year-old King has described the book that was released last week as a “straight-ahead horror novel.” He told his Twitter followers, “If you’re going to buy it, better tone up your nerves.”
Here are some photos by Jordan Hahn from New York City, 11/11/14.
Here are some photos by Bruce Guthrie from Washington DC, 11/12/14.
Here are some photos from Kansas City, 11/13/14.
Here is the German cover for Revival. The street date is set to March 2nd , 2015.
Here is an interview with King from Morning Joe.
King’s latest book, Revival, is out and I would like to do the same thing I did when Mr Mercedes was released. I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Revival. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it dosn't, send the photo to info[a]liljas-library.com) of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page.
With the release of Mr Mercedes over 200 of you sent in a photo but I think we can do better with Revival, right? Check out all the Revival photos here.
King today at Barnes & Noble.
King on The Today Show to promote Revival.
Here is my review of Revival. Share your thoughts about the book below.Posted: November 10, 2014, 23:48:01
OK, Revival is out tomorrow and the contest is over and the winners has been drawn. But first, here are the right answers:
1. What date is Revival released in the UK?
- November 11, 2014
2. Who narrates the audio edition of Revival?
- David Morse
3. Who said the following about Revival: This is an electrifying new book from Stephen King
- UK Editor Philippa Pride
The grand prize, a UK galley of Revival that only exists in 200 copies went to Benny West and the three UK hardbacks went to Wies Mielniczyn, Petr Laycock and Nick Rich. Congratulations to you all and thanks to Hodder & Stoughton who donated the books! And thanks to everyone who entered!
King talks with Bangor Daily News.
Here you can read the entire interview.
Thanks to Rocky Wood.
Here is another new interview with King about Revival. In it he also mentions Finders Keepers and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; a collection with
King is already looking ahead to next year, with Finders Keepers (the sequel to Mr. Mercedes) out in June.
And in the fall of 2015 there will be a new collection of stories called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, which'll collect about 20 short tales. It should be a pretty fat book.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: November 7, 2014, 11:00:41
Word is that King will be a guest on The Today Show on Tuesday, November 11th. This has not been confirmed on the shows site or on King's site yet though.Posted: November 7, 2014, 10:00:00
Here is a new interview with King about Revival but he also mentions two other very interesting things. The first one is that he is working on something with his son Owen. No info about what or when we might read it but it will be interesting to see how they collaborate.
I enjoy working with them, though, because we fit together. I've got something going with Owen now, and I've collaborated with Joe on two novellas, Throttle and In the Tall Grass.
The other thing is that he isn’t done with Stu and Frannie from The Stand. There is still a short story about them that needs to be told…
There's one Stand story that still needs to be told, although it's not a long one. I happen to know that when [Stand characters] Stu Redman and Frannie Goldsmith headed back to New England (with their baby), Frannie fell into a dry well. That's all I know. I'd have to write the story to find out what happens.
Check out the entire interview here.
Thanks to Rocky Wood and Lou Sytsma Posted: November 7, 2014, 08:08:40
If you live in London (UK) you can get King's new book the second it's out...or why not be there early and get a limited version?
Stephen King fans will have the chance to get their hands on his electrifying new book, Revival, the moment it’s released, at a midnight launch at Waterstones Piccadilly. Doors open at 11.30pm on 10th November, and attendees will enjoy retro fairground-themed entertainment, snacks and beverages while they wait for the clock to strike twelve.
The first fifty people in the queue will be able to purchase the Revival Collector’s Set - a limited edition hardback with deluxe binding, slipcase, illustrated endpapers, author’s facsimile signature and a silver plectrum engraved with the author’s signature.
StephenKing.com has launched a site called Prepare For Revival. This is a social experiment intended to help readers understand just how dark Revival actually is. Here is how they describe the site:
As Revival is perhaps Stephen's darkest novel to date, some Constant Readers may wish to take some time to prepare for the experience of reading the story.
Prepare for Revival is intended for Stephen's fans to explore the dark side of the human condition in anticipation of reading the novel. Prepare for Revival invites you to explore and anonymously share your innermost thoughts on the major themes contained within the story.
Users can safely and securely post their experiences and feelings about Faith, Tragedy, Disillusion, Addiction, Curiosity, Obsession, Death and The Afterlife.
Once users have read the novel, fans can also post their thoughts on Revival, its plot, characters, events and the larger-than-life climax.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 16:22:24
Here is the cover for the Finnish edition for Revival. The book is released in January 2015.Posted: October 28, 2014, 21:27:31
Here is a TV Spot for Revival.
Here is a commercial for Revival.
Here you can read an excerpt from King's upcoming book Revival.
Thanks to Troy Tradup
A new Contest is now live on Lilja's Library and you don't want to miss out on this one. Check it out here.Posted: October 18, 2014, 01:00:26
Only 24 Days left until Revival is here but here you can read an excerpt.Posted: October 15, 2014, 14:27:27
Check out this limited edition of Revival from Hodder & Stoughton.
The Word on King's Official Site is that the Austin, TX event is SOLD OUT. Are you one of the lucky once with a ticket?Posted: September 15, 2014, 17:09:36
Head over to www.stephenking.com for all info about the book tour!
All of you that are planning to go to any of the signings in November; keep your eyes open today as the details will be released. The moderator of King’s board did reveal some general info this weekend though that you might find interesting.
First, not all events are going to be straight book signings but that information will be given on Monday for each venue.
This probably means King will do a reading at one or more stops and if you can, don’t miss this. I have been to two and King is a natural on stage!
Only REVIVAL will be allowed for signing at the events that are book signings, so it would not be possible to get any other book or other memorabilia signed in its place.
This is always the case when King do a signing but at those I have been to there has always been people brining other books. Some have gotten them signed and some hasn’t. Not sure why though.
Additionally, book signings are limited to two hours so events will be ticketed and only those who have a ticket will be able to have their copy of REVIVAL signed.
This means BE ON YOUR TOES! My guess is that we’ll find out today how to get tickets and as you see you are going to need them to get your book signed. I’m not sure how many books King can sign in two hours but my guess would be around 600 (think he did 610 in France in two hours) and I can bet you that there will be more than 600 that wants to attend.
SO, KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AND IF YOU WANT TO GO! GET A TICKET AS SOON AS THEY ARE RELEASED. Sorry for the caps but this is really important if you want to go. Posted: September 13, 2014, 23:11:57
Here is an animated version of the Polish cover for Revival.
David Morse from The Green Mile will be the narrator for the audiobook edition of Revival that's released on November 11th.
Here are more sketches from Vincent Chong that he did for the Polish cover for Revival. You can hear the full story about then on his blogg.
Here is the Polish cover for Revival. It's done by Vincent Chong and if you head over to his blogg you can also see an alternative version of the cover and hear why they didn't use that one.
Here is the back of the US edition of Revival. Only 68 Days now...
King tweet about Revival.
King will do a 6-city promotion tour for Revival. This is from his website
Starting November 11th, Stephen will embark on a six-city book tour to promote the release of Revival. The tour begins in New York City and continues through Washington DC, Kansas City, Wichita, Austin and South Portland. Further details regarding the itinerary will be posted on September 15th. Be sure to check back then for updated information regarding the events, venues and times.
November 11, 2014: New York City
November 12, 2014: Washington, DC
November 13, 2014: Kansas City, MO
November 14, 2014: Wichita, KS
November 15, 2014: Austin, TX
November 17, 2014: South Portland, ME
Remember that King said there wouldn’t be a book tour during 2014? Well, that seems to have changed and the moderator of King’s site said yesterday that they would be announcing when and where next week.
We're planning to announce cities and dates the week of August 25th but final details won't come until later in September once they're worked out.
So, keep calm and wait for the announcement. And my guess is that it will only be the US this time but we’ll know for sure next week Posted: August 14, 2014, 09:14:54
So far four covers for Revival has been revealed. US, UK, Swedish and Dutch. which one do you like? Do you know other? Let me know.
Here is the cover for the UK edition of Revival! What do you all think about it?
Hodder & Stoughton sent out this today. Will you help them reveal the cover for Revival?
Constant readers: help us reveal the cover for REVIVAL Stephen King's electrifying upcoming novel REVIVAL arrives in November and we are unveiling the cover in square segments. To reveal the segments, all you have to do is like the Stephen King Books Facebook page and share this app. You can also share on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #RevealREVIVAL.
Once enough likes, comments and shares are generated a new square will be ready to uncover. When the entire cover is revealed, it will animate and you can then unlock additional content, such as Twitter skins and Facebook cover photos.
The more you share, the more we will reveal . . .
See how much has been revealed so far here.
The US paperback (out today) of Doctor Sleep has an 16 page excerpt from Revival in the back.
Here is a look at the first non US cover for Revival. It's the Swedish edition called Väckelse.
Here is the US cover for Revival. Definitley not the best one if you ask me... What do you all think?
Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Rick Urban Posted: February 14, 2014, 23:14:15
Hodder & Stoughton have now confirmed that they will release Revival in the UK on November 11.
King's official site has now confirmed that the release date for Revival in both the US and UK will be November 11.Posted: February 8, 2014, 08:24:00
Amazon.co.uk now lists the US edition of Revival to be released November 11, 2014.
Thanks to Jason
Here is a description of Revival that's being released later this year.
From master storyteller Stephen King comes Revival, a spectacularly dark and riveting novel about addiction, religion, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.
In a small New England town more than half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs — including Jamie’s sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town.
Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed.
King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism, and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.
During his recent event at the Mark Twain House event in Hartford, King had this to say about Revival:
The main character is a kid who learns how to play guitar, and I can relate to this guy because he's not terribly good. He's just good enough to catch on with a number of bands and play for a lot of years. The song that he learns to play first is the song that I learned to play first, which was 'Cherry, Cherry' by Neil Diamond. One of the great rock progressions: E-A-D-A.
Thanks to Bev Vincent Posted: June 20, 2013, 23:17:13
During his CBS Q&A, King said that he's halfway through a novel called "Revival".
Thanks to Bev Vincent