2nd season of Under the Dome further from the book

Posted: January 29, 2014, 15:00
Will the second season of Under the Dome be further from the book then the first one? Looks like it...

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, 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!"

Covers Under the Dome

Posted: December 25, 2013, 22:17
Here are some covers for the upcoming paperback editions of Under the Dome that's being released in February and March. The first two covers are from Simon & Schuster's page and the second from

Under the Simpsons

Posted: November 24, 2010, 00:50
In the last Simpsons episode Mr. Burns did a Under the Dome reference.

Thanks to Ari Bosi

Under the Dome paperback

Posted: July 21, 2010, 18:58
The US paperback edition of Under the Dome arrived today and even if the cover isn't as nice as the one used for the hardback it's really nice. The book has 1074 pages.

Under the Dome, contest and the fifth cover

Posted: July 19, 2010, 13:23
Here are more info about Hodder & Stoughton’s contest and the limited paperback ed. of Under the Dome:

The copy with the fifth cover was printed in a limited print run and will not be resupplied. 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.

Win Under the Dome

Posted: July 19, 2010, 00:32
Here is a contest where you can win a copy of Under the Dome.

Thanks to Herbert West

Under the Dome x 5

Posted: July 19, 2010, 00:28
Those of you that want all five Under the Dome paperbacks can get them here.

Thanks to Stan Timmons

A fifth cover for Under the Dome

Posted: July 17, 2010, 00:18
Remember the four different covers for the UK edition of Under the Dome that I wrote about here? Well, now a fifth has surface. This version was done exclusively for one of the big supermarket chains over in the UK and it might be pretty hard to find elsewhere.

Thanks to Nick Honeywell

New UK site for Under the Dome

Posted: July 15, 2010, 00:12
The UK paperback edition of Under the Dome is out and Hodder & Stughton has created a pretty cool site for it. Check it out here.

Thanks to Herbert West

4 covers for UK paperback edition of Under the Dome

Posted: March 24, 2010, 13:12

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.

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King on Colbert

Posted: December 18, 2009, 23:20
Here you can see King's appearance on The Colbert Report.

More Under the Dome

Posted: December 10, 2009, 22:37
Under the Dome has been out for a while but it’s not forgotten. I have finished the audio version of it and you can read my thoughts about it here . I also got to do an interview with its narrator Raúl Esparza and you can read that one here .

Also, if you haven’t already bought the book on audio, you can do that by following these links:

Audio CD

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

King interview

Posted: December 8, 2009, 00:25
Here is an interview with King from the Music Hall of Portsmouth event.

Thanks to George Beahm

No King on Colbert today

Posted: December 7, 2009, 23:03
This was posted on King's site today in regard to his appearance on The Colbert Report:

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.

UK limited Under the Dome

Posted: November 30, 2009, 13:35
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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.

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Thanks to John Ransome

King on The Hour

Posted: November 20, 2009, 11:42
Talk Stephen King links to this clip of King's visit to The Hour. Jump up to about the 22min marker if you want to go straight to King's part.

Win Under the Dome

Posted: November 18, 2009, 18:16
Over at you now have the chance to win a copy of the UK edition of Under the Dome. And this competition is open to people everywhere.

King in Sarasota

Posted: November 17, 2009, 18:01
Here are some pics and info from King's visit to Sarasota to promote Under the Dome. The event was a great 90min and covered a range of topics. Here is a summary:

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

And the winners are…

Posted: November 16, 2009, 22:07
Under the Dome week is over here at Lilja’s Library and it’s time to select the winners in the contest that run during the week. But first here are the correct answers:

Read the complete text

King on The Hour

Posted: November 16, 2009, 12:58
This was posted on King's site today:

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.

Under the Dome Week, Day 4

Posted: November 11, 2009, 23:59
Day 4 of Under the Dome Week is here and today I have an interview with illustrator Matthew Diffee for you. Matthew is the one that has illustrated the cards with all the characters on them that's included in the collector's edition of Under the Dome and you can see what he had to say here.

Under the Dome Week, Day 3

Posted: November 11, 2009, 00:00
Today I have a very interesting interview for you. I have spoken to none other than the team behind the US cover of Under the Dome about how, what’s probably the best cover for a King book so far, was created. They showed me very cool versions of the cover (that I’m now sharing with you), including a sketch by King himself. Check it out here

Under the Dome released today!

Posted: November 10, 2009, 22:24
Under the Dome is released today and because of that King appeared on God Morning America today. You can see the clip here.

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.

Under the Dome Week, Day 2

Posted: November 10, 2009, 00:00
Today we continue the Under the Dome Week here at Lilja’s Library with an interview with King’s publisher at Simon & Schuster, Susan Moldow. You can read what she had to say here

Under the Dome Week, Day 1

Posted: November 9, 2009, 00:00
King’s new book Under the Dome is released tomorrow but today I’m kicking of a week filled with Under the Dome stuff. If you check back during the week you’ll be able to read no less than three interviews with people involved with the book, two reviews and a contest where you can win either a US hardcover, a UK hardcover or a US audio edition of the book. I won’t reveal just yet what you’ll find on the site during the week but I can tell you that I’m kicking it off with the contest which you can enter by clicking the link to the right and my review of the book which you can find here.

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.


Posted: November 7, 2009, 00:41
Here is an update about the Under the Dome signing dates:

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

UK trailer for Dome

Posted: November 7, 2009, 00:10
Now also has a trailer for Under the Dome, you can check it out here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Under the Dome Collector's Set

Posted: November 7, 2009, 00:02
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I have been getting a lot of mails from people who have gotten their copies of the collectors edition of Under the Dome.

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Thanks to Bill Standwill

King on The View

Posted: November 6, 2009, 00:13
Stephen King drops by "The View" next Friday to help Whoopi Goldberg celebrate her birthday. Read more here

Thanks to Louis Sytsma

More Under the Dome

Posted: November 4, 2009, 12:31
Now you can check out a longer video of King reading from Under the Dome. You can also check out the trailer, King talking about the book and an audio excerpt. You'll find all this here.

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

King interview

Posted: November 3, 2009, 00:35
Here is an exclusive interview with King done by Barnes & Noble.

TV promotion for Under the Dome

Posted: November 3, 2009, 00:32
This listing of TV appearances to promote Under the Dome was posted on King's official board:

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.

King reads from Under the Dome

Posted: October 30, 2009, 21:04
Check out ta videoclip of King reading from Under the Dome here. In it you can also see illustrations of some of the characters in the book.

Promoting Under the Dome

Posted: October 28, 2009, 14:50
This list of promotional event was posted on King's site today:

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 and EW's Shelf Life Blog for one day only.

On Friday, October 30th, 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

Exclusive interview

Posted: October 27, 2009, 11:17
Here is the exclusive interview with King about Under the Dome that was mentioned in a mail from King's official site about a week ago.

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.

UK cover

Posted: October 27, 2009, 01:10
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Here is the full wraparound cover for the UK edition of Under the Dome

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Message from Steve

Posted: October 22, 2009, 20:32
This was posted on King's official site after it was reported that the eBook of Under the Dome would cost $35.

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?


Interactive book cover

Posted: October 21, 2009, 12:15
On October 21st at 3pm EST, a new feature will be added to the Under the Dome Widget. The widget will feature a link to an interactive book cover, allowing you to explore the book a little more in depth prior to its release.


The interactive cover is now online. Check it out here.

King speaks about The Dome

Posted: October 21, 2009, 12:14
On Tuesday, October 27th, the homepage and AOL’s PopEater entertainment site will feature an interview in which Stephen speaks about Under the Dome.

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 beginning on the 28th.

Under the Dome in Italy

Posted: October 19, 2009, 16:38
Under the Dome was released on Friday in Italy (in Milan and Rome) under the title The Dome. It will be released all over Italy on October 20.

Thanks to Daniele Vailati.

UK limited?

Posted: October 15, 2009, 14:34
There have been talks about a limited edition of Under the Dome from Hodder & Stoughton for a while now but now things are finally starting to happen.

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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Under the UK...

Posted: October 14, 2009, 14:29
Hodder & Stoughton's Under the Dome site´is now live.

Short interview...

Posted: October 14, 2009, 14:29
Here is a short interview with King about Under the Dome.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

A hidden masterpiece…

Posted: October 13, 2009, 01:27
Under the Dome
336,114 words
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!

Covers for Under the Dome

Posted: October 8, 2009, 19:10
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Click for a larger imageHere are two images of the limited edition of Under the Dome as well as the audio cover.

Also, in the paperback ed. of Just after Sunset there is an excerpt from Under the Dome called Barbie as well as the The airplane and the woodchuck. Barbie continues where The airplane and the woodchuck ends.

Thanks to John Hanic and Hans

Dome excerpt

Posted: October 8, 2009, 11:31
Entertainment Weekly will be publishing an excerpt of Under the Dome in their print magazine currently scheduled to be on stands on October 23rd (the date could be subject to change). The excerpt is not expected to be available on-line.

Thanks to Larry Fire.

Limited cover

Posted: October 7, 2009, 15:00
Here is the cover for the limited edition of Under the Dome. This edition has the art as the regular edition, but there is a bellyband that wraps the book and can be removed where the jacket becomes a piece of art with no writing on it.

The cover, last part

Posted: October 6, 2009, 00:36
Here is the finished cover for Under the Dome. Beutiful if you ask me.

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Stephen to Appear in Toronto

Posted: October 2, 2009, 08:08
From King's official site:

Stephen to Appear in Toronto

Simon & Schuster Canada is pleased to welcome international bestselling author Stephen King to Toronto for an exclusive Canadian in person appearance on November 19th, 2009 at the Canon Theatre. The legendary horror, science fiction, and fantasy author has written more than fifty bestselling books and is the 2007 recipient of The Canadian Booksellers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Stephen King visits Toronto to celebrate the launch of his epic new novel, Under the Dome.

For this exclusive in person event King will be joined in conversation by highly-acclaimed Canadian director, writer, and producer David Cronenberg on stage at the elegant Canon Theatre.

Hosted by Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos, host of CBC television program The Hour, the evening will commence at 8:00pm with introductions followed by an in-depth interview with Stephen King led by David Cronenberg.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 2nd for $33 and $28 (Service charges apply to phone and internet orders. All prices are in Canadian dollars and include GST & CIF. Seating is subject to availability) and will be available by phone at TicketKing (416) 872-1212 or 1(800)461-3333,
online at, or in person at these box offices: The Royal Alexandra Theatre (260 King Street West) or The Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King Street West).

The TimesTalks

Posted: September 30, 2009, 10:53
This was posted on King's official board about The TimesTalks event:

The TimesTalks has posted an update for their simulcast locations. You can find the list of participating theaters at this link (see the Choose a Country section and follow the links through). There is also a link to submit a question for consideration by the moderator at the event. I did not see the pricing for the tickets on their page, though, and do not know if pricing is set by the local theaters.

Under the Dome in Italy

Posted: September 25, 2009, 22:05
King's agent has just confirmed that the Italian edition of Under the Dome will be released on October 27th. 2 weeks ahead of the US and UK editions.

The cover part 2

Posted: September 25, 2009, 21:34
The second part of the cover of Under the Dome has been revealed. Check it out here it looks amazing.

King, in a theater near you

Posted: September 25, 2009, 11:42
Now you’ll be able to see King even if you can’t attend:

Live from NY -- it's King, in a theater near you!
Yesterday at 7:00pm

Here's an interesting option for people who can't make it to one of King's events this fall:

The New York Times Launches ‘TimesTalks LIVE’
Simulcasts of TimesTalks Conversations from TheTimesCenter

Co-Presented with BY Experience, Inc.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Times announced today the launch of TimesTalks LIVE, broadcasts of intimate discussions with today’s top talents and thinkers from TheTimesCenter. The simulcasts will be transmitted live, in high definition via satellite to movie theaters and other venues across the United States and Canada. Approximately 75 locations will participate in the pilot screenings, which is co-presented with BY Experience with additional sites expected to join.

The participating sites, to date, include 54 Cineplex theaters throughout Canada and 20 independent venues in the U.S. including California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.

The first events to be broadcast will feature: John Irving in conversation with Times writer at large Charles McGrath, on Wednesday, Oct. 28; and Stephen King in conversation with Times book critic Janet Maslin on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Audiences at the various locations will have the opportunity to submit questions for consideration by the respective moderator in advance of each event through the TimesTalks Web site. For tickets, participating venues and theater box offices, please visit

Read the complete text

Thanks to Bev Vincent


Posted: September 21, 2009, 22:07
Here are more info about the Baltimore and Toronto signings:

Info for Baltimore area:

Wednesday, November 11th

6:00 PM
Wal-Mart #2435
2399 North Point Boulevard
Dundalk, MD 21222

Wristbands will be handed out at 7:00 AM that morning. The first 400 people will get a wristband. Right before the event, they'll move the line to the raised stage area. There will be an area for those who were not able to obtain a wrist band at which Steve will speak for about 15 minutes before the actual signing begins. There will be a back-up line in the event that Steve is able to get through more than the first 400 people in the two hours allotted.


An Evening with Stephen King

Thursday, November 19th

Canon Theatre
244 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1V8
(416) 872-1212

Tickets are not yet on-sale so please do not call the theater yet. We hope to have prices and ticket ordering info by the end of the week.

These are the only venues for this tour:

November 10th TimesTalks, New York City Sold Out

November 11th Wal-Mart, Dundalk, MD Book signing

November 13th Barnes & Noble, Peachtree
Atlanta Book signing

November 16th Van Wezel, Sarasota, FL On stage event

November 18th St. Paul, MN Sold Out

November 19th Canon Theatre, Toronto On stage event

December 1st Writers on a NE Stage,
Portsmouth, NH Sold Out

December 2nd Northshire Bookstore,
Manchester, VT On stage event

The cover part 1

Posted: September 21, 2009, 19:06
The first part of the cover of Under the Dome has been revealed. Check it out here.

Under the Dome page

Posted: September 16, 2009, 16:10
Scribners Under the Dome page is now online. On it you can read and listen to excerpts from the book as well as other fun stuff. No cover until September 21 though. The limited ed. of the book has now sold out.

Check it out here.

There is also a link to the town Chesters Mill.

Thanks to John Hanic

Order the limited Under the Dome

Posted: September 15, 2009, 15:09
The limited ed. of Under the Dome is now available for pre-order but hurry while there are copies left.

Pre-order here.

Dome in Sunset

Posted: September 7, 2009, 13:23
The paperback edition of Just After Sunset has an excert from Under The Dome.

Thanks to Neil Jarvis

Tickets for Van Wezel, Sarasota

Posted: September 7, 2009, 01:15
More tickets...

As part of his Under the Dome publicity tour, Stephen will be making an appearance at the Van Wezel in Sarasota, FL on November 16th. He will be interviewed on stage by Susan Rife of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and will also entertain questions from the audience.

The first 250 ticket buyers will receive a voucher (one per order) that they may use to purchase a pre-signed copy of Under the Dome, in the lobby, on the night of the show. Unsigned copies will also also be available for purchase.

Tickets will go on sale on September 13th.

TOLL FREE 800.826.9303

Manchester tickets on sale today

Posted: September 1, 2009, 16:31
Here is a reminder that the tickets for the Northshire Book Store (Manchester, VT) event go on sale today:

Tickets go on sale Tuesday September 1st at 10:00 AM.
Please call the store at 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700.
$10.00 tickets are available on the website:
$50.00 tickets that include a signed book are available only by calling the store or going to the store.

Plan for Dome...

Posted: August 27, 2009, 14:24
Here's the plan for revealing the cover for Under the Dome

UNDER THE DOME – Cover Reveal Copy
The jacket concept for UNDER THE DOME originated as an ambitious idea from the mind of Stephen King. The artwork is a combination of photographs, illustration, and 3-D rendering. This is a departure from the direction of King’s most recent, illustrated covers.

In order to achieve the arresting image for this jacket, Scribner art director Rex Bonomelli had to seek out artists who could do a convincing job of creating a realistic portrayal of the town of Chester’s Mill, the setting of the novel. Bonomelli found the perfect team of digital artists, based in South America and New York, whose cutting edge work had previously been devoted to advertisement campaigns. This was their first book jacket and an exciting venture for them. “They are used to working with the demands of corporate clients,” says Bonomelli. “We gave them freedom and are thrilled with what they came up with.”

This CGI (computer generated imagery) enhanced image looks more like something made for the big screen than for the page and is sure to make a lasting impact on King fans.

The multiple elements of this jacket art lend themselves perfectly to a unique, four-part jacket reveal campaign. The first aspect will be unveiled on September 21, followed by the release of additional images on September 25 and September 28, and culminating with the full reveal on October 5, when the world will see that everything is UNDER THE DOME.

Preorder your copy here.

Hodder's cover for Under the Dome

Posted: August 24, 2009, 14:18
Click for a larger image Here is the cover Hodder & Stoughton will use for Under the Dome in Australia and probably in the UK as well.

Thanks to Jason

King in Minneapolis

Posted: August 24, 2009, 09:17
Stephen King will appear in Minneapolis as part of his Under the Dome book tour on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, August 25. Here is information on how to get tickets:

Tickets for all Fitzgerald Theater events are available to the general public in person at The Fitzgerald Theater box office.

Fitzgerald Theater Box Office
10 East Exchange Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Box office hours:
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 pm

Minnesota Public Radio members may also purchase tickets for selected events by calling during our regular business hours.

Phone: (651) 290-1221
Fax: (651) 290-1195

Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster
by phone at 1-800-982-2787
or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet.
Tickets will be able to be purchased at or by calling the Fitzgerald Theater box office.

Tickets are $20.00.
Minnesota Public Radio members, Star Tribune subscribers and Loft Literary Center members can buy tickets for $18.00.

9/15/09, 9:00am EDT

Posted: August 10, 2009, 19:47
_ has released the following info about the signed Under the Dome:

Pre-orders accepted starting 9/15/09, 9:00am EDT
Available while supplies last.

$200.00 plus shipping and handling

This collector's edition of Under the Dome, Stephen King's tour-de-force new novel about a Maine town suddenly cut off by an invisible, impenetrable Dome, has a belly band around the jacket, a stamped case, four-color printed endpapers, 27 part title illustrations of characters in the book drawn by renowned New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee, and a ribbon marker. The edition also contains a deck of 27 special collector's cards featuring the Diffee caricatures. Printed on specialty paper. Shrink-wrapped.

Available to comsumers only. No retail accounts
Limit one book per customer
Available for sale Domestic US only
Books ship 11/19/09

They also report that the cover will be revealed on October 5th.

First cover for Under the Dome

Posted: August 7, 2009, 20:45
Here is the first Under the Dome cover that's been revealed. It's the Dutch cover, the title is Gevangen and it's being released on November 12. This is the paperback cover.

Thanks to Chrissy

US Galley

Posted: August 5, 2009, 23:44
Here is a scan of the front of the US galley for Under the Dome.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Update on the Atlanta signing

Posted: July 28, 2009, 21:58
Update on the Atlanta signing:

Date: November 13, 2009
Location: Barnes & Noble, 2900 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
Time: 7:00 PM

Special Instructions from the store:
Stephen King will only sign copies of Under the Dome. No other books or memorabilia, please. There will be a limit of one book per customer. Wristbands will be used for entry into this event. Please call the store for details.

Signed collectors ed. of Under the Dome

Posted: July 27, 2009, 23:05
This was posted by the moderator of King's official board:

Not yet. I got an email over the weekend letting us know that the only place the signed edition will be sold is through Scribner's web site but they weren't set up yet to take pre-orders. The unsigned collector's edition can be pre-ordered now, though.

I spoke to Scibner and it dosn't look like they will be able to sell to customers outside the US (this might change though)...

Manchester event

Posted: July 27, 2009, 22:08
More about the Manchester signing:

Northshire Bookstore presents Stephen King
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 pm
Manchester Elementary-Middle School
80 Memorial Ave.
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Tickets to go on sale Sept. 1 at 10 am
Can be purchased by phone or in the store (we will have a special number set up by 9/1, and will let you know what that number is)

Ticket pricing:
$50 – includes a signed copy of Under the Dome and preferred seating (250 available)
$5 – General admission (550 available)

Only purchasers of a $50 ticket will get a signed copy of the new book. Mr. King will not be signing any other books. Unsigned copies of Under the Dome and other Stephen King books will be available for purchase.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

UK proof of Under the Dome

Posted: July 24, 2009, 19:09
Here is a scan of an uncorrected UK proof for Under the Dome. It contains 880 pages (although the finished book will have 896 pages due to the fact that the finished book will be a bit more spaced out then the proof) and also has an author's note at the back.

King in Manchester

Posted: July 24, 2009, 15:33
From Rutland Herald.

It's not clear whether state officials will be able to organize a presidential visit in the near future, but before the end of the year Vermont will get a visit from a King.

As part of a tour supporting his forthcoming novel, "Under the Dome," author Stephen King will be in Manchester on Dec. 2 as a guest of the Northshire Bookstore.

Northshire event coordinator Linda Ellingsworth called it "the mother of all book signings."

"It's obviously thrilling. The people here said it's probably been 15 years since he's been back here," Ellingsworth said.

"It's always exciting when a writer of his stature comes through Vermont. The tough thing is going to be getting in the door (of the signing,)" Bissette said.

Given this unusual opportunity, Bissette said he hoped people who planned to attend would come up with some good questions for King.

Ellingsworth said the bookstore would probably create a separate page on its Web site to promote the event. Tickets may be available as early as the first week in August.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Info about the collectors ed.

Posted: July 22, 2009, 22:55
Here is a press release from Scribner about the collectors editions of Under the Dome:

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In addition to our standard publication (IBSN: 9781439148501, $35.00) Scribner is pleased to offer two special editions of Stephen King’s newest novel. All editions will be on sale on November 10, 2009.

Under the Dome Collector’s Set
ISBN: 9781439156971
$75.00/$95.00 CDN
This collector’s edition of UNDER THE DOME has a belly band and jacket, a stamped case, 4-color printed end papers, a ribbon marker, and contains a deck of special collector’s cards of the character drawings that appear at the beginning of each part of the book. The book will be shrink-wrapped. Printed on specialty paper, this publication is limited to 25,000 copies.

Under the Dome Signed Limited Edition
More info coming soon...

Signed collectors ed. of Under the Dome

Posted: July 17, 2009, 21:44
Interesting news from the moderator of King's official site about the signed collectors ed. of Under the Dome.

I can't confirm this with Scribner because they close down early on Fridays in the summer, but there's a rumor going around the grapevine that the signed limiteds will be going on sale through their website this weekend. You could try this link but if you don't see the signed limited showing up, use the Search function on their site.

Under the Dome excerpt

Posted: July 17, 2009, 21:39
In June it was mentioned that there would be an excerpt from Under the Dome in Entertainmet Weekley. It has now been revealed that it'll be in the fall (that's Sept., Oct., and Nov. in the States) issue.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

More about the signings

Posted: July 17, 2009, 21:38
Here are more info about the signings in Nov.

NYC - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
D.C./Baltimore - book signing, no on stage event
Atlanta - book signing, no on stage event
Sarasota - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Minneapolis - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Toronto - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Portsmouth, NH - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Manchester Center, VT - on stage, no book signing, pre-signed books

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Signing dates

Posted: July 16, 2009, 21:19
Here are more info about King's signing tour for Under the Dome from the moderator of his official board:

Dates and locations for signing tour update:

November 10 - NYC (this event is already sold out)
November 11 - still being decided whether D.C. or Baltimore
November 13 - Atlanta (yes, we know it's a Friday )
November 16 - Sarasota
November 18 - Minneapolis
November 19 - Toronto
December 1 - Portsmouth, NH
December 2 - Manchester, VT

Thanks to Craig Trunzo

Collectors ed. of Under the Dome

Posted: July 15, 2009, 19:14
This was just posted by the Moderator on the Stephen King Message Board:

I've been authorized to release the official information from Scribner about the collector's editions, so here you go:

Scribner will publish two Collector’s Editions. The regular Collector’s Edition will have a special jacket with a belly band, a stamped case, four-color printed endpapers, a ribbon marker, and will contain a set of 27 special trading cards featuring drawings of characters from the book (drawn by cartoonist Matthew Diffee). These drawings will also be featured in the book—as a frontispiece image and on the 26 part title pages. The book will be shrink-wrapped and Scribner will print only 25,000 copies of this edition, priced at $75.

Scribner is also offering 1,500 copies of a signed, limited Collector’s Edition. This contains all the special elements listed above, plus the book will be signed by the author. This is priced at $200.

Thanks to John Hanic

Under the Dome Collector's Set

Posted: July 2, 2009, 22:55
Simon & Schuster has announced a Collector's Set of Under the Dome. The price is $75 and more info will be released soon.

Act fast...

Posted: June 23, 2009, 07:37
This was posted on King's board yesterday so act fast if you want to go.

I've heard back from Scribner regarding the TimesTalk appearance. There will be a total of 350 tickets available but they have already sold over 200 so if you're considering this event, you may want to act quickly. They are on a first come, first served basis but they feel that all seats have excellent sight lines and that the theater is small enough to give an intimate feel.

The ticket price is not including the purchase of a book and nothing has been set in stone yet about there being signed copies available at this event.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Under the Dome tour

Posted: June 21, 2009, 01:52
Info about King's Under the Dome tour:

Tuesday | November 10, 2009 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation with Novelist Stephen King
On the publication of his latest novel, “Under the Dome,” celebrated storyteller and best-selling author Stephen King (“Just After Sunset,” “Duma Key,” “The Stand,” “The Shining” and more than 50 other novels) talks about his career as a novelist, screenwriter and columnist and discusses his new work, a tour de force set in a Maine town and featuring more than 100 characters who encounter a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any the author has ever conjured. Interviewed by New York Times book critic Janet Maslin.

Tickets: $30

Read more here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Length of Under the Dome

Posted: June 3, 2009, 01:03
Scribner Audio has now confirmed that the audio edition of Under the Dome will be 37 hours and on 30 CD’s . Pretty impressive if you ask me...

The books cover will be released in September.

King in New York

Posted: May 27, 2009, 00:35
According to King's message board The New York event will be the first one on the Under the Dome tour and will take place on November 10th.


Posted: May 20, 2009, 00:06
This info about upcoming signings to promote Under the Dome was released on King's message board a few hours ago.

I just checked with Scribner to see if I could at least post the cities and got the okay. We're still working on the details of dates and venues but should be able to get that to you in the next couple of months. This is also the most likely order for the events.

New York
Baltimore or D.C. (not yet determined which one)
New England city (not yet determined which one)

Simmons talks Dome

Posted: May 15, 2009, 00:38
Dan Simmons talks about Under The Dome in his blog. Check it out here (on page 2 and 3).

Thanks to Matthew Bailey

Under the Dome cover soon here...

Posted: May 14, 2009, 16:01
Bev Vincent reported the following news about the cover for Under the Dome:

Per SK's message board: "Scribner is planning to make the unveiling of the cover an 'event' and we should have news about that in the next couple of months, but it is done."

Hodder & Stoughton's description of Under the Dome

Posted: May 6, 2009, 15:07
Here is Hodder & Stoughton's description of Under the Dome:

Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters – some heroic, some diabolical – and a supernatural element as chilling as nay he’s ever conjured.

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town in inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, people running errands in the neighbouring town are divided from their families. Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a few intrepid citizens against the town’s corrupt politician. But time, under the dome, is running out …

UNDER THE DOME is King at his epic best and will capture a brand new readership as well as thrilling his existing fans.

£19.99 hardback 10 November
Audiobook £39.13 18xCD

Raul to narrate Under the Dome

Posted: April 24, 2009, 18:39
It has now been revealed that Raul Esparza will narrate Under the Dome. The book will be released on 30 CDs.

King completes epic novel after 25 years

Posted: April 6, 2009, 10:15
Here is an article form The Guardian about hwo King completes epic novel after 25 years. In it he mentiones a little about Under the Dome:

Characters in the cast of more than 100 include Dale Barbara, a Gulf veteran and now a cook, the town's newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital and three children. They're up against an evil politician, Big Jim Rennie – who's desperate to hold onto power and will stop at nothing, even murder – and his son, who in classic King style, "is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry". Meanwhile, time under the Dome is running out.

Thanks to Larry Fire

Plot Synopsis for Under the Dome

Posted: March 20, 2009, 20:57
Here is a first look at the plot of Under the Dome:

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mills, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.

Under the Dome updates

Posted: March 11, 2009, 22:08
Scribner now list Under the Dome to be 1120 pages long.

It's also confirmed that the release date is set to November 10, 2009. You can pre-order your copy here.

Under the Dome page count

Posted: February 11, 2009, 20:27
Under the Dome is now listed on Simon & Schuster’s site and according to that info it will be 1038 pages long and the release date is November 10.

Under the Dome on YouTube?

Posted: January 26, 2009, 00:48
Under the Dome on YouTube? Here is the full USA Weekend article:

Stephen King has gone multimedia. "N.," one of the tales in the best-selling author's latest short story collection, "Just After Sunset," was turned into an original Web video series in conjunction with Marvel Comics. The collaboration has inspired King, 61; he's thinking about doing a YouTube video for his novel "Under the Dome," out later this year. Such projects are definitely fun, King says. "But with all these multimedia things, the story is the story still, the book is the book, and that's the source material. As J.R.R. Tolkien might say, 'That's the one ring.' It rules the other one."

Thanks to willowlove

Under the Dome out in Nov. 2009

Posted: January 20, 2009, 23:33
Simon & Schuster Audio tells me that Under the Dome now is scheduled for November 2009. Only 10 months left...

Under the Dome out in 2009

Posted: November 13, 2008, 15:35
It is now official that Scribner will be publishing Steve's new novel, Under the Dome, in the fall of 2009!

Stephen King’s God Trip

Posted: October 23, 2008, 11:45
Here is an interview with King about The Stand in which he also mentions the upcoming Under the Dome. You can also listen to the interview at the same url.

Thanks to Larry Fire

Under the Dome will be long

Posted: July 3, 2008, 00:24
According to King's MB moderator, the manuscript for Under the Dome is currently 1100 pages and may reach 1800 pages before he's finished.

And since the final three books in The Dark Tower series were 2500 pages in total in manuscript this is going to be a long book.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King on Under the Dome

Posted: June 18, 2008, 15:36
Here is a question about the upcoming Under the Dome from King's official site, with an answer from King himslef:

In his book The Art of Darkness, Douglas Winter quotes King as saying "I worked on a book called The Cannibals–I had started it five years before, but it was called Under the Dome then. It didn't get finished either time." So according to this quote The Cannibals and Under the Dome are the same book, or more precisely two attempts to write the same story. However SK's comments in the introduction to Blaze suggest that these are two different books. Could you please clarify this, Ms. Mod?

Here's Steve's response:
Those stories were two very different attempts to utilize the same idea, which concerns itself with how people behave when they are cut off from the society they've always belonged to. Also, my memory of THE CANNIBALS is that it, like NEEDFUL THINGS, was a kind of social comedy. The new UNDER THE DOME is played dead straight.


Posted: May 6, 2008, 13:56
If you didn’t catch the C-SPAN airing of A writing Discussion with Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King you can now look at it (or buy it on DVD) here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

More Under the Dome

Posted: May 5, 2008, 16:25
Here are more info about Under the Dome:

According to King at his reading on Book TV on C-SPAN 2 (taped back on the same day as the 3 Kings event), the long novel he's working on is... Under the Dome!

He said something along the lines of "I tried to write this 25 years ago...The idea stuck with me..." He again called it a very long novel. He then read the first few pages, about a woman getting a flying lesson and an old woodchuck walking along a road. The reading will be aired again on Saturday, May 17, at 8:00 AM if anyone is interested.

Here is what Rocky Wood wrote in SKUU about this manuscript:

The Cannibals is a novel of about 450 pages, rewritten in July to December 1981. Douglas Winter quotes King as saying that after writing It: "I worked on a book called The Cannibals ­ I had started it five years before, but it was called Under the Dome then. It didn' get finished either time."

The revision was written during the filming of Creepshow: I've gotten about four-hundred-and-fifty pages done and it is all about these people who are trapped in an apartment building. Worst thing I could think of. And I thought, wouldn't it be funny if they all ended up eating each other? It's very, very bizarre because it's all on one note. And who knows whether it will be published or not.'

Thanks to Brian Freeman

Under the Dome

Posted: May 5, 2008, 10:32
In my interview with King earlier this year he talked about “a really long book” and this Sunday during the CSPAN2 airing of Writing Discussion with Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King he revealed more about it.

In 1983, Stephen King began a book first titled “The Cannibals” which was also known as “Under the Dome”. This book remained unpublished and unfinished. According to Stephen King who appeared on CSPAN2 this evening on the program, “A writing Discussion with Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King”, the book has come back to life. He read an excerpt from what promises to be a very long novel entitled “Under the Dome”. No publishing date was discussed. It looks like Stephen King is digging into his trunk of long abandoned novels and updating them like he did with Blaze. The short passage that King read dealt with the unexpected death of a small plane pilot and student. In recent interviews, Stephen King has mentioned that he is working on a very long book set in Maine. Stay posted for more updates…

Thanks to Larry Fire and Gretchen Svec