King at #66

Posted: May 16, 2012, 16:26
Forbes presented it’s top 100 most powerful celebrities in the world list today and King ended up on place 66. At a closer look he gets the following ranking:

Pay: $39 M
Money Rank: 46
TV / Radio Rank: 81
Press Rank: 55
Web Rank: 59
Social Rank: 76

Check out the entire list here

Doctor Sleep delayed

Posted: May 16, 2012, 10:57
The Moderator of King's board confirmed that Doctor Sleep will be delayed.

Yes, it will be delayed but I do not know yet when it will be released.

That means it will be released 2013 and not moved up to be released in 2012.

Time to vote!

Posted: May 16, 2012, 09:11
We still needs votes to decide which is the all-time #1 King book. Today the result looks like this (and no, I won’t tell you the titles) but as I said, we still need more votes so cast your vote if you haven’t already!

1.X 625 votes
2.X 469 votes
3.X 122 votes
4.X 114 votes
5.X 93 votes
62.X 1 votes
63.X 1 votes
64.X 0 votes
65.X 0 votes
66.X 0 votes

Cas your vote here.

Promote Lilja’s Library - New Contest!

Posted: May 14, 2012, 16:15
OK, I think it’s time for a contest again here at Lilja’s Library, don’t you agree? And since there has been requests for a contest where you have to use your imagination I’ll give you just that. Your task this time, should you choose to accept it is…

Promote Lilja’s Library!

Easy right? Yeah, could be but you have to document yourself while you do it. Either by photo, video or audio. The best promotion will win a copy of my book (signed if the winner wants) and you can send in as many as you like. That’s all the rules there is.

You can do it any way you want. Put a tattoo, real or fake and show of at the beach. If you work on the radio station, mention the site. Draw the url in the sand. Post a link in a fun place, put bookmarks in every book in your local library, find a unusual spot to put the url... Only your imagination (and the law) might set boundaries for your creativity. Document it and send it to me in a mail to info[a] (let me know if you for some reason can’t mail it and we’ll find out a way). Please don’t post it on facebook or any other place though since that will make it hard for me to find. OK?

Deadline is June 14 (which gives you a month to get it done) and then I’ll post the winning entry on the site on June 15. Hopefully I can use the winning entry to promote the site. Good luck everyone and let the imagination run free!

The Lilja & Lou Podcast episode 2

Posted: May 12, 2012, 23:23

Check out the second Lilja & Lou Podcast Episode 2 - Part 1: Ghosts & Battlegrounds, out now! In this episode we talk to Richard Christian Matheson about his book about Battleground and we're joined by Bev Vincent who tells us about his red carpet experience from when Ghost Brothers in Darkland County premiered.

We also have a contest that you don't want to miss. More about that in the podcast...

As when episode 1 was released we hope you will enjoy it and also let us know your thoughts about this episode, good or bad we want to hear it all!

The Reach heads to Cannes

Posted: May 10, 2012, 16:33
King's The Reach is being turned into a movie:

Buyers at the festival will get a chance to hear more about the plans to bring King's story to the big screen as the project will make its market debut at the Marche du Film.

LONDON – A movie based on the story author Stephen King says that he would "most like to be remembered for after his death" will make its market debut in the Marche du Film in Cannes.

British sales, production and finance banner Park Entertainment is bringing King's The Reach to market for the first time. It will be produced by Grayson Ross and Jodi Hansell for DownEast Village Productions.

Budgeted in the $12 million-$14 million range, the story's title refers to the 1.5 mile stretch of water between Goat Island and the Maine coastline. The book details the story of a 95-year-old lady who embarks on a troubled journey to the mainland from the island after the Reach freezes over for the first time in 50 years.

It is currently out to directors and talent agents and is tipped to pick up heat at the market in Cannes.

Thanks to Ari.

Slipcased set on The Shining & Danny Torrence

Posted: May 9, 2012, 11:26
The Overlook Connection Bookstore is offering a signed Slipcased Sets with Original Covers!

Here are the info:

- Special Set of 3 Hardcovers!
- Only 100 Numbered Sets Available!
- Each Hardcover SIGNED by Glenn Chadbourne and Mick Garris!
- Pick Your Number! First Come, First Pick!
- $200.00 + shipping

This Slipcased Set of 3 Hard Covers Features:

by Stephen King.
1st Printing with the publisher dust jacket and
a second dust jacket of Original Cover by Artist Glenn Chadbourne!
Signed by Glenn Chadbourne!

Hardcover of The Shining movie special edition, and prequel
story to The Shining.
Signed by Mick Garris, director of The Shining
(see details below)

by Stephen King.
This is the "Original 70's Cover" Hard Cover Edition!
with second and Original Cover by Artist Glenn Chadbourne!
Signed by Glenn Chadbourne!

Yes, you read correctly - All three hard cover books, all signed by artist and director and slipcased. This is the perfect set that features everything on The Shining and Danny Torrence! Only 100 sets are being produced and that is it. Order early to gaurantee your copy!

All Three Hardcovers are held in an attractive leatherette slipcase! Order here.

Release date for season 2 of Haven

Posted: May 9, 2012, 11:23
Looks like the second season of Haven will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 11. Here is a report from Spoiler TV:

Following eOne's tweet recently stating "Hey #Haven Fans! Check out HAVEN: COMPLETE SECOND SEASON starring #EmilyRose & #EricBalfour. Available to buy on BLU-RAY & DVD 9/11!", this possible September 11th release date is (close to) confirming a release date for "Haven"'s second season on both formats. We'll keep you updated on any further information!

Doctor Sleep description

Posted: May 9, 2012, 00:28
How interesting does this sound? Very!

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Dexter bobble heads

Posted: May 7, 2012, 23:00
For those of you that, like me, think that bobble heads are pretty cool there are now two more joining the quite large family based on characters from the TV series Dexter. This time it’s Debora Morgan and Joey Quinn that will nod their way into our homes. Both will cost $12.99 and are released in July.

King's Afterlife

Posted: May 7, 2012, 18:35
Found in interesting question on King’s message board where someone asked if King had given up on the Afterlife and the moderators answer was that:

The story is written but I don't know where it is at as far as doing it as a comic.

And that the version she had seen was in short story form. Interesting if you ask me...

Stand review

Posted: May 4, 2012, 00:50
Here is a rather wonderful, succinct and well-thought out review of The Stand comic from Comic Heroes Magazine:

"Over the course of 31 issues, collected in six volumes, Marvel has produced arguably the finest novel-to-comics adaptation ever. Not only does Stephen King's The Stand remain utterly faithful to the source material, it manages to convey almost all of the power of King's apocalyptic epic and as much of the depth of characterisation as can reasonably be expected.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has expertly filleted the original text; a true flavour of King's literary 'voice' seeps through in every caption. He also retains the novel's many quiet, reflective interludes rather than trying to hone it down to a series of action sequences and moments of horror. This is particularly evident in No Man's Land, in which the good guys begin re-establishing some kind of societal normality after the death and devastation caused by a lethal flu plague. The talking-head character interplay is as tense and compelling as the violence and self-sacrifice in the final volume.

Fine though the scripting is, the art is even better. Mike Perkins' calm, naturalistic style - illuminated by Laura Martin's understated colouring - is perfect for a story about ordinary people grappling with threats both supernatural and mundane"

Want Marv in your pocket?

Posted: May 3, 2012, 10:02
Many of you have expressed interest in merchandise featuring Marv – The Library Policeman since he first appeared on Lilja’s Library (one man even wanted a tattoo of him but I don’t know if that ever happened). Now the first merchandise is here.

How would you feel to carry Marv around your neck or in your pocket? Well, now you can, thanks to the good folks over at Big Blue Box Productions . They have created a 5 centimeter (2 inches) big version of Marv that you can get either on a ball chain or keyring.

Click for a larger image

Each Marv is handmade from polymer clay about 5 centimeter (2 inches) long, is really cool if you ask me and come on ball chain or keyring. And the best think it’s not very expensive.

£12 delivered U.K
$25 Delivered U.S
€18 Delivered Europe

Order through facebook or by email:

King doing a cameo in Writers

Posted: May 3, 2012, 08:35
Had you heard about a movie called Writers? Me either but today I got a photo of King with the subtitle “Stephen King recording his audio for the movie”. Turns out Writers is a movie written and directed by Josh Boone. It stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly, Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, and Kristen Bell. Judy Cairo who produced the Academy Award winning Crazy Heart is producing. In the movie King plays himself in a cameo.

The film is about a family of writers and follows their fractured family over the course of a year. Kinnear plays an acclaimed novelist who is having trouble getting over his ex-wife (Connelly). Lily Collins plays their collegiate daughter who is about to have her first published. Kinnear's teenage son, played by Nat Wolff, is a big King fan.

Shooting ended three weeks ago and the movie is being edited as we speak and will premiere at a festival later this year so keep an eye out for that.

Vote on your phone or computer

Posted: May 2, 2012, 13:58
Upon popular request you can now vote on the #1 King book by phone as well as on the computer. It’s a bit smaller but possible so now there’s no excuse not to vote. Vote and then tell all your King fans friend to spread the word. We still need more than 8,000 votes to get a fair result!

Vote here!

Chloe Moretz talks Carrie remake

Posted: April 30, 2012, 23:40
Chloe Moretz talked about theremake of Carrie recentley:

"We're kind of going off the book," the 15-year-old actress continued. "It's darker and much more psychological. More 'Black Swan'. You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different."

During the chat, the "Hugo" star also spilled the beans that she will undergo a very drastic physical transformation to portray Carrie White. "It's something that's very different from me," she confessed. "It's an out of body thing. I'm becoming a totally different person for it. I'm letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to."

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Here are the winners!

Posted: April 28, 2012, 23:01
Finally, here are the winners in the Dark Tower Mania contest:

The winner of the limited edition of Wind Through the Keyhole donated by PSPulishing is Frank Willson. Winner of a hardcover of the UK edition of Wind Through the Keyhole AND all seven Dark Tower books from Hodder & Stoughton is Sharon Givens and the three winners of each a hardcover of the UK edition of Wind Through the Keyhole Catheryne Taylor, Kevin Jones and Morgue Anna. Congratulations to you all!

Which King book is best? 10,000 fans can’t be wrong!

Posted: April 26, 2012, 17:04
Recently there was a list of King’s books published in which they were all ranked. Well, a lot of you didn’t like that ranking so I thought I would give you the chance to speak your mind. Head over to Lilja’s Library’s Poll to cast your vote on which of King’s books is the best. To make it fair I won’t publish the result until 10,000 have casted their vote and then I will not only tell you which book the fans rank as #1 but I will also give you a list of all his book in order of which the fans thinks is the best.

Go here to cast your vote!

The different editions of Wind Through the Keyhole

Posted: April 25, 2012, 00:22
Today The Wind Through the Keyhole is released an it’s not often that we have so many different editions to choose from. I will try to list them for you here. I won’t include ARC’s and Galleys but only the once you can actually buy, even though some will cost you quite a lot.

From the US:
Donald M. Grant’s editions:
ARTIST EDITION: This edition is released in 5,000 copies and signed by Jae Lee and issued in a stamped slipcase. This one has all the illustrations.
DELUXE EDITION: This edition is released in 800 copies and signed by both Stephen King and Jae Lee and is issued in a stamped clamshell tray case. This one has all the illustrations.
Scribner’s edition: This one doesn’t have the color illustrations.
Simon & Schuster’s audio edition: This one has an extra disk with the first chapter of Doctor Sleep.

From the UK:
Hodder & Stoughton’s trade edition: This one doesn’t have the color illustrations.
Hodder & Stoughton’s limited sold by W H Smiths (book store in the UK): This edition has a sticker saying "Exclusive Limited Edition including one colour plate by Jae Lee" (the color plate is of a boy holding an axe on top of a reptile's head) and a sticker on the front saying “Collector’s Edition Exclusive to WHSmith”. It only has that color illustration.

Hodder & Stoughton’s limited edition: This one has all the illustrations and King’s facsimile signature.
Hodder & Stoughton’s limited with a dust jacket from PSPublishing: This edition is released in 700 copies and King’s facsimile signature.
Hodder & Stoughton’s limited edition: This edition was released in 200 copies, has all the illustrations and is signed by King.

So, did I miss anyone? What edition are you getting?

And the winning photos are...

Posted: April 24, 2012, 23:39
Here are the two winning photos in the Wind Through the Keyhole audio contest.

John Chesnut
This one I liked because it looked very real to me. And it's clear that John has put a lot of work into it.

Julie Humphrey
This one I liked because I think Julie looks just like Collie Entragian on that cover. Simple but genius.

Congratulations to you both.

Are you looking for a job?

Posted: April 24, 2012, 18:04
And a fan of the TV series Dexter? Keep reading!

DEXTER, Episode #701, "Are You....?"
Writer: Scott Buck
Director: John Dahl
Location: Los Angeles
Shoot dates: o/a 5/23-6/4

[GEORGE NOVIKOV] 30s to 40s. Russian heritage but American born, so no accent. Tough, aggressive, possibly a little overweight but imagines he is "all that". Basically, he's just not a good guy. RECURRING GUEST STAR.

[VIKTOR KAREV] 30s, handsome, well dressed, stylish, slight Eastern European accent. He is a polished businessman who can get his hands dirty when he has to. GUEST LEAD.

[DET. ANGIE MILLER] 30s, African American. Attractive, straightforward, she is a divorced mother of two who has no time for nonsense, so she simply goes about her job at Miami Metro Homicide. MAJOR RECURRING CO-STAR ROLE.

[YOUNG DEXTER] Dexter (Michael C. Hall) at 9 years old. Reddish-brownish hair and brown eyes. 2 Speeches and 6 lines/3 scenes.

[YOUNG DEBRA] Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) at 5 years old. Long brown hair and hazel green eyes. 2 Speeches and 2 lines/3 scenes.

[TICKET AGENT] 30s, Caucasian, female. She is a ticket agent at an airport. 1 Speech and 2 lines/1 scene.

[BLACK-HAIRED STRIPPER] Mid 20s to early 30s and with a thick Russian accent. She is a stripper at a Miami strip club. 2 lines/1 scene.

[EVIDENCE CLERK] Female, Latina, 30s to 40s. She works in evidence at Miami Metro Homicide. 1 line/1 scene.

Eyes of the Dragon headed for Syfy

Posted: April 24, 2012, 17:14
King's book Eyes of the Dragon might find a home at Syfy.

Stephen King’s fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon could at last become a movie or miniseries.

The 1987 bestseller is being developed by Syfy as a longform project, along with a scripted drama series based on the comic Grey Legion and two high-concept movie projects. The network is set to announce all the titles later today at its upfront presentation in New York City.

Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) will pen the Dragon script, with Taylor and Bill Haber as executive producers.

Read more here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Graham and Verrill talks Wind

Posted: April 23, 2012, 10:38
Check out King's longtime editor, Scribner Editor-in-Chief Nan Graham, and King's longtime editor and agent Chuck Verrill, of Darhansoff and Verrill, talk about King's new novel The Wind Through the Keyhole here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The contest has ended

Posted: April 23, 2012, 09:24
OK, the two contests over at Lilja’s Library is over. During the day today I will select the winners. 2 from facebook, 2 from twitter, 1 from the best suggestions on how to promote Lilja’s Library and 2 from the best photo. When the winners are selected I will contact them and when they have all replied I will publish them. So, during today and tomorrow keep checking your facebook messages, twitter messages, your mail, your spam mail or any other way I may be able to contact you. If you don’t reply I’ll need to draw a new winner and that won’t be fun. So, make sure you check, OK?

All you can do now is keep your fingers crossed and wait…

These are the prizes that’s at stake:

- 1 lucky winner will get a copy of Hodder & Stoughton’s limited edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole. This book is only released in 700 copies with deluxe binding, photographic endpapers and with author's facsimile signature. The price if you buy it is £99.99 (approximately $160). This copy is donated by PSPublishing and the copies from them has an extra feature. They all have a specially-printed dustjacket that’s not included in copies bought elsewhere.

- 1 lucky winner will get a copy of Hodder & Stoughton’s hardback edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole AND a set with all the previous seven Dark Tower books in paperback with new beautiful covers (donated by Hodder & Stoughton).

- 3 lucky winners will each get a copy of Hodder & Stoughton’s hardback edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole (donated by Hodder & Stoughton).

- 2 lucky winners will each get a copy of the audio edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole (donated by Simon & Shuster Audio).

The Lilja & Lou Podcast for iTunes

Posted: April 20, 2012, 08:35
Thanks for all the kind words about the podcast. It seems most of you enjoyed it. Lou and I have decided to keep doing this and will start planning the second this weekend. So, any questions you have, let us know and we'll do our best.

For those of you listening to podcasts in your phone, here is a iTunes version of the first episode.