It’s interesting that, even though he was a pioneer in getting his books to market electronically, Stephen King has actively delayed e-book versions of his new book, Joyland
, from shipping on the book’s June 2013 publication date. From Slashgear
Stephen King is shunning ebooks in favor of traditional print runs for his new novel, Joyland, the outspoken author has revealed, confirming he has “no plans for a digital version.” King – whose new book is released in the US from June 4, though as a printed title only – specifically retained the digital publication rights so that physical copies could be prioritized.
“Maybe at some point [there'll be an ebook]” King told the WSJ, “but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.”
Meanwhile, the e-book edition of Doctor Sleep
, the long-awaited sequel to The Shining
, is scheduled to go on sale the same September 2013 day as the hardcover.
Labels: electronic books, Stephen King