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!
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?
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 Keyholehere.
This sample book from Hodder & Stoughton arrived in the mail today. It’s the 21 pages thick and a taste of what’s to come once Wind Through the Keyhole is released. If you also want one you can get it in bookstores all over the UK, mostly Waterstones.
The lucky winner of a Grant edition is…Aaron Laine. Congratulations to you and your copy will go in the mail very soon! Oh, and Aaron has been contacted so if you haven’t you’re not the winner even if it’s your name. Just so no one gets their hopes up in vain.
And for all you who didn’t win. Don’t be too sad. I will have another very cool contest starting, probably next week, that will have great prizes. Notice how I say prizes :-)
Looks like it will be a Like, share, retwitter contest as well but if anyone has another cool contest idea, let me know.
Stephen King will narrate Wind Through the Keyhole himself when it’s released on April 24th.
“I’ve spent a lot of time with the character of Roland Deschain and the Dark Tower universe over
the years. Now that I am revisiting that world, it felt like a fine time to lend it my voice,” said King.
The Wind Through the Keyhole audiobook will also offer an exclusive audio preview of King’s upcoming novel, Doctor Sleep, the eagerly-awaited sequel to his classic, The Shinin, to be published in 2013. Stephen King will also read the excerpt from Doctor Sleep.
“We’re thrilled that Steve wanted to return to the studio for THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. As his audio fans know, he is a terrific narrator,” says Chris Lynch, Executive Vice President & Publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio. “His choice to preview his follow up to THE SHINING exclusively on audio speaks volumes about his support for the format. We couldn’t be happier.”
We have all seen this illustration from The Wind Through the Keyhole but others are starting to pop up and TheDarkTower.org has gotten an exclusive so head over there (starts in post #972) to see more of Jae Lee’s illustrations. They will be well worth your trip.
Latest news from Grant about the limdition edition of Winf Through the Keyhole. Don't miss this chance to get your copy FREE!!!
Welcome to issue #77 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter
21 February 2012
THE DARK TOWER: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
1. STARTING TO SHIP
2. WEB ORDER PAGE
3. SCRIBNER EDITION & AMAZON
4. PRINTED FLYER
5. DELUXE LOTTERY
DARK TOWER: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
1.STARTING TO SHIP
Today we will begin mailing out the Artist Editions of THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. When we have caught up with those orders we will begin matching up each number of the Deluxe Edition with the proper customer and begin shipping the Deluxe Editions. We have thousands of orders so please be patient.
We have a small staff and have hired extra help but it will take time to process orders, especially for people expecting a specific
numbered copy. We appreciate your patience.
There has been some confusion about the dust jacket for Hodder & Stoughton's limited edition of Wind Through the Keyhole so let me explain. If you buy the limited from anyone other than PS Publishing it won't have the dust jacket that you see on the trade edition but if you get it from PS Publishing it will and that is because they have made dust jackets, same as the trade ed, for the 400 copies of the limited that they have secured.
Oh, and Hodder's limited edition will have the color illustrations.
Thinking about getting a copy of the UK limited edition of The Wind Through The Keyhole? Well, if you are, my suggestion is that you get it from PS Publishing and here is why:
* First off, there'll be a dust-jacket included (there will be no dust-jacket with copies of the book bought elsewhere; PS Publishing are having the jackets printed up and wrapped around their copies at their own expense).
In addition, the first 200 orders will:
* be post-free anywhere in the world;
* receive a special numbered 20%-off voucher (please note that the 20% discount does not apply to postage charges) to be used against a future order of pre-2012 PS titles (and please also note that there will be no restriction on the number of books on that order so the 20% reduction will apply to as many books as you want); and
* qualify the customer to be included in a special prize draw wherein the first 10 names pulled out of the hat will receive—completely free of charge—a copy of PS's One For The Road artbook (written by Stephen, of course, and illustrated by James Hannah). The retail price of this super-limited book is £75.
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2012
EDITION: Slipcased Hardcover with a facsimile signature and a specially-printed dustjacket
PRINT RUN: 700 with deluxe binding, photographic endpapers and with author's facsimile signature.
Please note though that PS Publishing only has 400 copies (and the dust-jacket is not included in copies bought elsewhere) so don't wait to long if you want this one! Order here.
News about a limited edition of Wind Through the Keyhole by Hodder & Stoughton from Pete over at PS Publishing.
We just found out that those lovely people at Hodder are doing a special 700-copy facsimile-signed and slipcased edition of Stephen King’s new standalone Dark Tower novel, The Wind Through The Keyhole and the good news is we’ve snagged 400 copies for our customers! Whoo hoo!
How would you like to read Wind Through the Keyhole in February? As you know both Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton’s editions of the book is set to be released on April 24th. Well, I don’t know about you but I’d love the chance to read the book before that. And one of you will be able to do that. On February 29th I will draw one lucky winner that will get an artist edition from Donald M. Grant. This edition is produced in 5,000 copies and signed by Jae Lee and issued in a stamped slipcase (retail price is $75.00). And, remember that as far as we know today Grant’s edition is the only edition that has both the color and black & white illustrations.
Well, what do you have to do to get the chance to win this beautiful book then? It’s easy, there are two steps you have to complete.
2a) If you follow on facebook you have to follow Lilja’s Library and then either "Like" or "Share" (or both) at least one post from me. Each "Like" and "Share" is a chance to win.
2b) If you follow on twitter you have to follow @LiljasLibrary and retweet this (each retweet is a chance to win):
Retweet this for a chance to win a copy of Grant’s Wind Through the Keyhole. Follow @LiljasLibrary to be eligible http://www.liljas-library.com/article.php?id=2917
Then on February 25th I will make a random drawing deciding if the winner will be drawn from facebook or twitter(FAITH SELECTED FACEBOOK) and by doing this 4 days before the winner is drawn give those of you that has backed the wrong horse, so to speak, a chance to work on the other one. Then on February 29th I’ll draw one lucky winner that will then get his or her book in the mail and being able to read it about 1½ month ahead of everyone who’s getting the trade edition.
The contest is open to anyone anywhere as long as you follow the guidelines above. Thanks to Donald M. Grant who donated the book! Good Luck to you all!
Remember the poll on King’s site about who we wanted to do the illustrations for The Wind Through the Keyhole? Well, I heard today that King wanted Lee from the get go and it was a misunderstanding that the poll was done to decide who the artist was going to be as that decision was already made. Also, Lee's wife did the coloring for the book.
This just landed in my mailbox... Could You Find Your Face on Stephen King's New Book?
To celebrate the publication of The Wind through the Keyhole, the hotly anticipated new episode in Stephen King’s fantasy series The Dark Tower, we’re inviting you to help make literary history; lucky entrants will have their faces featured on the back of the jacket artwork.
Using mosaic design technologies, thousands of readers’ images will be incorporated in the illustration on the back cover of The Wind through the Keyhole.
One winner will also be selected at random to receive the entire STEPHEN KING backlist published by Hodder in the UK.
For your chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, all you have to do is upload your photo via this facebook app https://www.facebook.com/stephenkingbooks. We can’t guarantee that everyone’s photo will make it on – but we’ll contact you when the jacket is ready so you can see if your face is featured, and if you’ve been lucky, you can share your pixels of fame with friends and family! The closing date for entries is 23rd January 2012. Terms and conditions apply, click here for more details.
The Wind through the Keyhole is published in April 2012.
Here are the latest news from Donald M. Grant:
Welcome to issue #76 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter
11 January 2012
We hope you all had a good Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. May 2012 be better for all of us.
THE DARK TOWER: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
1. WEB ORDER PAGE
2. TRADE EDITION SLIPCASE
3. PRINTED FLYER
4. ORDER CONFIRMATION
5. LITTLE SISTERS - MATCH YOUR NUMBER
DARK TOWER: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
1. WEB ORDER PAGE
We have added another of Jae Lee’s color illustrations to the web page.
Since we began accepting advance orders on December 19 we have received over 3,000 orders. We are accepting advance orders for both the Deluxe and Artist Editions of THE DARK TOWER: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE at:
Please read the rest of this Newsletter before placing your order.
2. TRADE EDITION SLIPCASE
We will be producing a slipcase for the Scribner Trade Edition which will match the three slipcases we produced for the first seven Dark Tower books:
This will not be shipped until 6-8 weeks after the Trade Edition is released so that we can be sure it will fit properly. Cost is $30.00 plus a $1.00 shipping charge. We will not be charging the $5.00 order fee on orders where the slipcase is shipping by itself.
3. ORDER CONFIRMATION
If you send a check and the check is cashed we have received your order. If you sent an order via our website you will receive as confirmation an email titled “RE WWW Form Submission”. We have received over 3,000 email orders but are now sending confirmations within 3 or 4 business days. If you call or email us this will only delay getting orders ready but if you sent in your order in December and did not receive an order confirmation please send us an email with the subject NO ORDER CONFIRMATION to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a small staff and will be hiring extra help but it will take time to process orders, especially for people expecting a specific numbered copy. We appreciate your patience.
Please do not call or email us for further details as we will just refer you to our web site and suggest you remain subscribed to our email newsletter.
4. PRINTED FLYER
Our usual full-color printed flyer will be in the mail next week.
5. LITTLE SISTERS - MATCH YOUR NUMBER
Due to financial considerations at the time many of our customers who bought the Deluxe Edition of LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA chose not to purchase the matching numbered Gift Edition. As we have been shipping copies from the higher number down we still have many of the Gift Editions up to number 690. If you would now like to match your Deluxe Edition with the same numbered Gift edition please email Karen French at email@example.com under the subject title “Little Sisters Gift Number” with your number and Karen will confirm if we still have that number.
We will send out another Newsletter when we know when shipping THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE will begin.
Robert K. Wiener, President
Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc
The moderator of King’s message board confirmed today that there won’t be any illustrations in Scribner’s edition of Wind Through the Keyhole. I have no idea why that is though since there have been illustrations in the previous seven Dark Tower books…
Today, just a few days after Grant released their cover for The Wind Through the Keyhole, Scribner has released their cover. You can see a bigger version of it and the full artwork over at King's official site.
Donald M. Grant sent me an exclusive early 'working version' of the cover for The Wind Through the Keyhole. Most of the cover is the same but notice the look of "The Dark Tower:" text. Which one do you like the best? Let me know in the comments fields.
It's only 4½ month to the release of Wind Through the Keyhole (about 2½ if you count down to the release of Grant's limited edition) and to whet your appétit, here is a description of the book... The Wind Through the Keyhole
For readers new to Stephen King's epic 7-volume fantasy masterpiece The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is an enchanting Russian doll of a novel, a story within a story within a story, which features both the younger and older Roland Deschain – Mid-World's last gunslinger – on his quest to find the Dark Tower.
For the legions of fans, it is a gift of deeper insight and a chance to discover what happened to Roland and his ka-tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive on the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.
We join Roland and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. As they shelter from the screaming wind and snapping trees, Roland tells them not just one strange tale, but two – and in doing so sheds fascinating light on his own troubled past.
In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death, Roland is sent by his father to a ranch to investigate a recent slaughter. Here Roland discovers a bloody churn of bootprints, clawed animal tracks, terrible carnage – evidence that the 'skin-man', a shape shifter, is at work. There is only one surviving witness: a brave but terrified boy called Bill Streeter.
Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, 'The Wind through the Keyhole.' 'A person's never too old for stories,' he says to Bill. 'Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.'
Donald M. Grant sent out a newsletter just not and there where some interesting news about the limited edition of The Wind Throught the Keyhole
- We are currently scheduled to release the Limited Editions in February 2012. Our edition will have 6 full color plates and 11 Black & White illustrations by acclaimed artist Jae Lee. One of the Black & Whites is available for viewing at: https://secure.grantbooks.com/z-sk-dt-twttk.html
- Stephen King has agreed to sign only 800 copies of a Deluxe Edition. In keeping with our policies of supporting long time customers, owners of Deluxe Edition copies of THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA numbered 1-800 will have the first option to buy this Deluxe Edition.
We will initially have a “postcard lottery” for unclaimed copies (which we expect to be very few) eligible for those who have a Deluxe Edition of LSOE numbered higher than 800.
- There will be a 5,000 copy limited “Artist” Edition which will be signed by Jae Lee and will be issued in a slipcase. There will be no limitation for purchasing this edition.
- Scribner has announced their release of a trade hardcover edition of THE DARK TOWER: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE on April 3, 2012.
We will be producing a slipcase for the Scribner Trade Edition which will match the three slipcases we produced for the first seven Dark Tower books.
The moderator of King's official board shared this wounderful news today:
The release date for The Wind Through the Keyhole has been bumped ahead and is now anticipated to be released on March 12, 2012.
This cover can be seen over at Scribner's website. However, it's clearly stated that Cover is NOT Final. If this means that this is a version of the finished cover or just a placeholder I don't know.
Now, with The Wind Through the Keyhole, King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man,” Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” he says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.”
Here is a short description of The Wind Through the Keyhole
For readers new to The Dark Tower, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.
This Russian Doll of a novel, a story within a story, within a story, visits Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) Roland tells a tale from his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." "A person's never too old for stories," he says to Bill. "Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them." And stories like these, they live for us.
Here are some interesting news from Donald M. Grant about the limited edition of B>Wind Through the Keyhole. They will release the Limited Editions in February 2012 and King has agreed to sign only 800 copies of a Deluxe Edition. In keeping with their policies of supporting long time customers, owners of Deluxe Edition copies of The Little Sisters of Elurianumbered 1-800 will have the first option to buy this Deluxe Edition.
Hodder & Stoughton announced today that they have bought The Wind Through the Keyhole for a release next spring. Here is the ful press release:
Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce the acquisition, from Chuck Verill at Darhansoff & Verrill
in New York, of THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE by Stephen King, a further title in the Dark Tower series, to be published worldwide in hardcover in the spring of 2012.
This novel will join the seven volumes, already published, that make up the series. As King's UK editor, Philippa Pride, puts it, 'For those of us who are hooked on the bestselling fantasy/adventure series already, it is a wonderful reunion! For readers who have yet to embark, it is a delightful way into the series as the novel stands perfectly alone - a story within a story - and features both the older Roland and the younger.'
Why did the author return to a series completed eight years ago? King had 'started thinking - and dreaming - about Mid-World again. What happened to Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah and Oy ...? There was a storm, I decided. One of sudden and vicious intensity. And little by little, a story began to take shape. I saw a line of riders, one of them Roland's old mate, Jamie DeCurry, emerging from clouds of alkali dust thrown by a high wind. I saw a severed head on a fencepost. I saw a swamp full of dangers and terrors. I saw just enough to want to see the rest.'
Verrill comments 'the book is fabulous, and should be wholly satisfying to both Dark Tower cognoscenti and newcomers who are bound to be drawn in.'
Hodder will relaunch rejacketted paperbacks of the entire series alongside, as part of their major King reissue programme.
If my calculations is correct the clock will reach cero on October 1st and since that is way to early for both the new book Wind Through the Keyhole and the movie I guess it's the launch for a Dark Tower site (for both book, movie and comic) that will launch when we reach cero. What do the rest of you think? Comment on facebook or twitter.
Here are more info about The Wind Through the Keyhole, straight from Donald M. Grant:
DARK TOWER: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. will, in Spring of 2012, be publishing limited editions of this new Dark Tower novel by Stephen King which will be illustrated by Jae Lee.
We are not taking orders at this time, do not have prices and have not set a release date. Please do not call or email us asking for more information than is in this newsletter. Updates will be announced in future issues of this newsletter. We also advise you to sign up for Stephen King’s newsletter at stephenking.com.
Stephen King has agreed to sign 800 copies of a Deluxe Edition which will be issued in a tray case. These will also be signed by Jae Lee. In keeping with our policies of supporting long time customers, owners of Deluxe Edition copies of THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA numbered 1-800 will have the first option to buy this Deluxe Edition.
In addition there will be a limited “Artist” Edition which will be signed by Jae Lee and will be issued in a slipcase.
When more information is available we will let you know through this newsletter and we will also post it at:
The artist that will illustrate The Wind Through the Keyhole has been announced. Here is what the moderator of King's official board said:
Jae Lee has signed on to illustrate Stephen's next Dark Tower book, The Wind Through the Keyhole, which will be published as a limited edition by Donald M. Grant Publisher. Orders are not yet being taken and a final release date has not been established. For more details about this upcoming limited edition, please visit Donald M. Grant Publisher.
Here is a letter from King to his Constant Readers about the upcoming Dark Tower book The Wind Through the Keyhole. King says it might be out next year.
Dear Constant Readers,
At some point, while worrying over the copyedited manuscript of the next book (11/22/63, out November 8th), I started thinking—and dreaming—about Mid-World again. The major story of Roland and his ka-tet was told, but I realized there was at least one hole in the narrative progression: what happened to Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy between the time they leave the Emerald City (the end of Wizard and Glass) and the time we pick them up again, on the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis (the beginning of Wolves of the Calla)?
There was a storm, I decided. One of sudden and vicious intensity. The kind to which billy-bumblers like Oy are particularly susceptible. Little by little, a story began to take shape. I saw a line of riders, one of them Roland’s old mate, Jamie DeCurry, emerging from clouds of alkali dust thrown by a high wind. I saw a severed head on a fencepost. I saw a swamp full of dangers and terrors. I saw just enough to want to see the rest. Long story short, I went back to visit an-tet with my friends for awhile. The result is a novel called The Wind Through the Keyhole. It’s finished, and I expect it will be published next year.
It won’t tell you much that’s new about Roland and his friends, but there’s a lot none of us knew about Mid-World, both past and present. The novel is shorter than DT 2-7, but quite a bit longer than the first volume—call this one DT-4.5. It’s not going to change anybody’s life, but God, I had fun.
Here is a clip from the book signing King did at Walmar in Dundalk, Maryland yesterday. In the Q&A he confirmed the new Dark Tower book, that Under the Dome will be an HBO miniseries and that he has written a script for Cell. This clip is shot by Steven Seebode.
Also, this was posted on King’s board:
The moderator at S.K. message board gave details on the new D.T. book:
"Stephen has given me permission to pass along that he has an idea for a new Dark Tower book, the working title of which will be THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. He has not yet started this book and anticipates that it will be a minimum of eight months before he is able to begin writing it."
Great news! In his TimesTalk last night King released the following big news, and I'm quoting Zach Dionne at GQ:
King stated he will write another Dark Tower novel. It will center around supporting characters and revolve around some important events between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla.
Mark hidden text below for SPOILER.
One fan asked him to make sure Oy comes back, and King said not to worry, that Oy would return.--