Covers for Under the Dome

Posted: October 8, 2009, 19:10
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

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.

Click for a larger image

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