NEWS - UNDER THE DOME
Under The Dome On CBS -- **Spoiler Alert!*
"Under the Dome" season 2 won't be anything like the book written by Stephen King, according to new spoilers. Can we expect new cast members to be introduced to "Under the Dome" season 2 after the air date?
"Under the Dome" season 2 returns to CBS on Monday, June 30 at 10pm ET/PT. According to BuddyTV.com, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said that the new season "goes places the book never went."
Though fans of "Under the Dome" may find this disheartening, Tassler adds that the CBS series is "thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first [episode] of next season," she said, thereby confirming that King will remain heavily involved in the writing process of "Under the Dome" season 2.
Because the show must introduce new characters to continue the storyline, new cast members will be introduced after the air date, including: Junior's uncle, "who's been hiding out for reasons we find out," and a new teacher who will teach the drama's kids "how to arm and keep Chester's Mill running." The teacher will most likely be a rival for Dean Norris' character, Big Jim.
Speaking of Big Jim: a new teaser trailer hints that he and Sheriff Linda share an intimate kiss!"
Thanks to Ari Bosi
The copy with the fifth cover was printed in a limited print run and will not be resupplied.
Tesco.com who are selling the fifth cover are also offering the opportunity to purchase all 5 covers in one shrink wrap set. This comes with 5 postcards (based on the 5 covers) in an envelope. There are only 100 of these sets, so they are also considered a limited edition.
In terms of the competition, this is to win a signed, leather bound hardback edition of Under the Dome. This is a complete one off, and will not be reproduced for any other customer / retailer in the future. In other words, there is one (1) copy of this book!
The contest is open to anyone, anywhere (except Hodder & Stoughton employees and their families) so enter now!
You can enter the contest here.
Thanks to Herbert West
Thanks to Stan Timmons
Thanks to Nick Honeywell
Thanks to Herbert West
Hot on the heels of the news that the creative team at Hodder has won the Book Marketing Society’s Best Campaign Award for Stephen King’s latest hardcover, UNDER THE DOME (published in November, 2009), and nominated as finalist in the Revolution Awards 2010, Hodder is proud to announce plans to take the paperback to an even greater audience when it is published in July.
The strategy behind the summer publication is to generate the excitement usually expected from a major television or film launch, and the campaign is designed to reach a raft of new readers, challenging people’s perception of Stephen King and connecting with an audience usually outside the reading culture.
Hodder are unveiling a radical new package featuring four different covers, each reflecting in a filmic way characters from UNDER THE DOME. The marketing campaign supporting publication will seek to bring to life individuals featured on these covers. Media used will include national outdoor posters, on-line advertising and a dedicated website with stories and recordings from characters in the book. The plan is very much to reach a bigger audience than for any previous King paperback whilst involving the reader in a very personal and intimate way.
UNDER THE DOME is the most successful and biggest selling King hardcover this decade and Hodder expects that their innovative and energetic approach to the paperback will reap similar rewards.
Also, if you haven’t already bought the book on audio, you can do that by following these links:
If you prefer to download it you can so that as well. Some of the places you can go to do that is itunes and Audible.com
Thanks to George Beahm
As mentioned, the scheduling is subject to change and we've been informed that Stephen's appearance will not be airing tonight but we don't yet have an alternate air date. As soon as we do, we will be sure to post it.
Here are some photos of the UK collector's set of Under The Dome. And to quote from the slipcase "Limited edition book signed by the author with deluxe binding, slipcase. coloured endpapers and a set of 27 trading cards."
The prize is £100 and it is limited to 500 copies reference Hatchards in London.
Thanks to John Ransome
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Thanks to Bev Vincent
1. He re-confirmed Wind through the Keyhole as another Dark Tower novel that he will be working on.
2. He re-confirmed that he and Straub will be doing another Talisman / Black House novel to make it a trilogy for Jack Sawyer.
3. One of the scariest scenes for him personally that he's had to write was the bathtub scene in The Shining.
4. He believes he's seen one ghost in his life. It was at a party that he went to when going to retrieve he and Tabitha's coats before leaving. He saw a man sitting in the bedroom where the coats were being kept out of the corner of his eye. There were so many coats that Steve thought the man might think he was stealing and was about to tell the man that wasn't true when he looked up there was no man actually in the room. He described the man as bald, wearing glasses, in a brown suit.
5. He was presented The Key to the City of Sarasota at the end of the evening by the Mayor.
Here are more links to articles about the event, including a blog of the interviewer Susan Rife.
Thanks to Gordon W. Olson and Bev Vincent
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Stephen will be on the Canadian news magazine The Hour on Thursday November 19th to talk about Under the Dome. Acclaimed Director, David Cronenberg will also join the conversation. We will post this video to the multimedia section as soon as it becomes available.
Simon & Schuster is, like me, hosting a contest where you can win copies of Under the Dome. To enter you need to live in the US though. You can find it here.
And if you are on Twitter, check out @ScribnerBooks and @SimonSchuster for their Dome Day giveaways. They plan to giveaway some of King’s backlist titles and other items throughout the day so check it out.
But please remember to check back every day during Monday to Friday this week. Take my word for it; you don’t want to miss this.
Portland, OR is not on the list.
Nov. 10 NYC Sold out
Nov. 11 Dundalk, MD 400 wristbands given out on day of signing
Nov. 13 Atlanta, GA will need to check to see if there are any places left
Nov. 16 Sarasota, FL tickets still available
Nov. 18 St. Paul, MN sold out
Nov. 19 Toronto tickets still available
Dec. 1 Portsmouth, NH sold out
Dec. 2 Manchester Village, VT tickets still available
And here is an added TV appearance:
Thursday, November 19 (Toronto)
CBC's 'The Hour' with George Stoumboulopoulos
Thanks to Herbert West
I have been getting a lot of mails from people who have gotten their copies of the collectors edition of Under the Dome.
Thanks to Bill Standwill
Thanks to Louis Sytsma
Scribner has also added more illustrations from the limited book. You can check out them here.
And here you can see them in even bigger format.
Thanks to Ari
We do not have exact times or dates for all of the appearances, but here is the short list:
Tuesday, Nov. 10th:
-Good Morning America
Currently Scheduled for Friday, November 13th but subject to change:
- The View
Air date not set yet:
- The Colbert Report
If others are added, we will try to post them here.
Entertainment Weekly will be publishing an excerpt of Under the Dome in their print magazine currently scheduled to be on stands on October 30th. The excerpt is not expected to be available on-line.
On Thursday, October 29th, the Under the Dome book trailer will premiere exclusively on EW.com and EW's Shelf Life Blog for one day only.
On Friday, October 30th, EW.com and EW's Shelf Life Blog will launch a short video of Stephen reading the first few pages of Under the Dome. This is also a one-day exclusive.
Thanks to Ari
It's only supposed to be on the PopEater site today (Oct. 27th) but if you missed it it should be on King's official site from Oct. 28th.
It the video interview we also get a first look at the illustrations of the characters in the book that will be included in the limited edition. It's not easy to see details but it gives you a hint of how they will look.
Here is the full wraparound cover for the UK edition of Under the Dome
Dear Constant Readers,
Please don’t believe the press reports that the e-book reader price for Under the Dome will be $35. This was the result of confusion from a press release from the publisher, what Big Jim Rennie would call a clustermug. It is true that you cannot order the book as an e-download until December 24th but the physical book, which is a beautiful thing, you can pre-order for less than $9—so who’s better than us?
The interactive cover is now online. Check it out here.
Click here to go to PopEater
This is a one-day exclusive but if you miss it on October 27th, the interview will also run on selected sites including StephenKing.com beginning on the 28th.
Thanks to Daniele Vailati.
At Waterstone's they are now taking orders for an edition that costs £100 and my guess is that this is that limited that there has been talks about.
I'm looking for more info as we speaks but if you want to order your copy now you can do that here but please not that there hasn't been any confirmation yet that this IS the limited one.
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Thanks to Bev Vincent
Broken into 5,196 pieces
A hidden masterpiece
With less than a month left till the release of Under the Dome Hodder & Stoughton is kicking of a contest to celebrate the launch of the book. They are breaking the novel up into 5,196 pieces and then hiding the pieces for all of you to find.
The novel is going to be scattered across the internet and real world and it’s now up to you to find it, bring them back to their site (site is not yet live) and try to piece the novel together before it is out on general release on November 10th.
And if you hadn’t guessed it already there is one piece hidden here at Lilja’s Library as well. Happy Hunting!