NEWS - IF IT BLEEDS
According to the official site for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert King was supposed to be a guest at on April 28. That didn't happen but yesterday it did and you can see King's apperance here:
The event with King and Grisham was great and even if we didn’t get any news about upcoming Dark Tower books or the third Talisman book we did get some interesting news. Here is a summery of the most important things.
King said he would be signing books tomorrow (read today Thursday) that would then go out to smaller bookstores to help them survive the Corona crisis. No word on where those books would be sold though or how to get them. No word on that titles either but my guess is that it will be copies of If it Bleeds.
King is writing a crime novel about a hired assassin and he did talk about it as The Assassin but there is no confirmation that this will be the title. Could be something he just called it here or it could be a working title…or it could be the final title. I guess we’ll see once it’s published.
This seems to be the same book he mentioned in the NPR interview earlier this month when he spoke about having to change the fact that some characters went on a cruise. You can read about that here.
King said he was willing to collaborate with Grisham but Grisham said he had talked to Peter Straub about collaborating with King. Peter had said King works very fast and Grisham isn’t sure he could keep up. My feeling was that this was mostly a joke and there aren’t any serious plans on a collaboration.
King said they were 24 days from finishing principal filming on Lisey’s Story before they were shut down due to the Corona virus. The set is just sitting in a warehouse waiting of them to resume filming.
King also says he has no new book scheduled for release but he has a medium length novel that is done that might be released next year, maybe as a paperback original. It’s a suspense story with a supernatural twist.
Here is the entire event.
Posted: April 30, 2020, 02:11:19
Here is the the King / Grisham event.
If you want a quick summary you can find that here:
Stephen King will be a guest at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight along with jake Gyllenhaal and M. Ward. Don't miss it!
More info on the official site
Stephen King and John Grisham will do an event online on April 29. The two authors will talk about their new books Camino Winds and If It Bleeds.
Stephen King’s YouTube Channel
Join two of the biggest authors of all time as they catch up and discuss their latest books, John Grisham's Camino Winds and Stephen King's If It Bleeds.
Send us your questions by using #AskKingandGrisham.
The event is free but the authors hope attendees will consider making a donation to Binc, the Bookseller Industry Charitable Foundation: https://secure.donationpay.org/bincfoundation/
This event will be broadcast live on Stephen King's YouTube channel - register to receive a direct link to watch.
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Today If it Bleeds is released and here are my thoughts about it.
Again, Steve has given us a collection of four very well written stories with well-developed characters that you root for. Some are old acquaintances, and some are new but they all have one thing in common. I like them.
I enjoy King’s shorter work as much as his longer, but it really felt it was time for a collection now. Thanks Steve!
Order your copy here:
King reads from If it Bleeds.
King will be reading from his upcoming book If It Bleeds on Simon & Schuster’s YouTube Channel tomorrow (April 17th) at 2PM Eastern.
Here is a new interview with King where he talks about the pandemic we’are expering now.
"I keep having people say, 'Gee, it's like we're living in a Stephen King story and my only response to that is, 'I'm sorry.' "
I just got confirmation that the US and UK edition of If it Bleeds will be out on April 21! That is just 18 days from now!
Here is the release dates we know for other countries:
US – April 21 -NEW-
UK – April 21 -NEW-
Poland – April 28
Italy – April 28
Australia - April 28
Spain - May 21
Sweden – June 5
The Netherlands – June 16
Germany – August 10
Here is the back of the cover for the US edition of If it Bleeds.
If it Bleeds is released April 28, order your copy here:
Amazon.com Posted: March 29, 2020, 20:27:27
Relibable Sources talks with King about Coronavirus pandemic in this interview.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 09:21:01
“People are saying to me ‘we’re living in a Stephen King world,' and all I can say is, boy, I wish we weren’t.” Author @StephenKing says about the coronavirus pandemic. “This is just been waiting to happen…The fact that nobody really seemed prepared still mystifies me,” he adds. pic.twitter.com/Ci4B4QtmPc— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) March 29, 2020
Hodder & Stoughton confirms today that the publication date for If it Bleeds has been brought forward by a week to 28th April.
Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog – and on her own need to be more assertive – when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins IF IT BLEEDS, a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case – and also the riveting title story in Stephen King's brilliant new collection.
King’s official site reports that If it Bleeds will be released on April 28 instead of May 5!Posted: March 24, 2020, 23:44:13
Steven Weber, Danny Burstein and Will Patton will be narrating the four novellas in If it Bleeds.Posted: February 26, 2020, 08:53:12
A lot going on in the UK. Here is the latest newsletter from Hodder & Stoughton.
Here is the cover for the UK edition of If it Bleedes.
Pre-order here Posted: October 3, 2019, 18:32:00
Here is the finished US cover for If It Bleeds. There is also an excerpt here.
Thanks to Herbert West Posted: October 3, 2019, 16:23:55
If it Bleeds is listed to be 576 pages long over at Amazon and you can now pre-order it herePosted: October 3, 2019, 08:33:37
King’s next book If It Bleeds is a collection of four stories. They are:
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
The Life of Chuck
If It Bleeds
The book will be released on May 5th, 2020 and a place holder cover have been released (this is not the final cover).
If It Bleeds
Release Date: May 5th, 2020
From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat and the title story If It Bleeds — each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.
The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.
Here i s an interview with King that Rolling Stone did about Trump, The Institute and books to come...
King’s next book, If It Bleeds, is due out sometime in 2020. It’s a continuation of his ongoing Holly Gibney detective series. “I have to do a polish on that,” he says. “But it’s basically done.” He’s already jamming away on the one after that (though he’s not ready to divulge any details) and the sudden surge of interest in his work has been a great motivator to keep going. “I’m 71 years old,” he says, “and a lot of people my age are forgotten and I’ve had this late season burst of success. It’s very gratifying.”
King has now confirmed on Twitter that the title of the new Holly Gibney book is If It Bleeds. So, now we know.
Some additional information has appeared on the King 2020 book, If you bleed . Some sources say King said the title was If it bleeds from the words "If it bleeds it". I guess we have to wait and see what the right title is.
I also hear that the king said that the story is about a news anchor / journalist who is also a kind of vampire feed on human suffering when he chases his stories.
As always when many people hear the same thing, they will perceive it differently and therefore the information is a little fuzzy. Hopefully we will soon have more accurate info.
Oh, and I also heard that the king said he was thinking of a sequel to Salem's Lot .
At the Workplay festival King didn't only play with his band, The Rock Bottom Remainders, he also announced during a talk with Benjamin Percy that his next book will be called If You Bleed. He also revealed that Holly Gibney will be the main character in the book. It's being released in 2020.
In this interview with EW Richard Chizmar talks about Gwendy's Magic Feather. One question hinted on what King himself is working on...
But he didn’t want to write it himself?
He said, “I’m going to be spending the foreseeable future with Holly Gibney [a character in his Mr. Mercedes novels and The Outsider who is a major character in his newest book], but you should write it.”