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Friday, June 1, 2012

Stephen King goes back to basics

Author Stephen King will initially release his forthcoming novel Joyland in paper form only, despite being an early pioneer of the e-book market.

The Carrie author became the first best-selling writer to release his work exclusively over the internet in 2000.

His latest horror story, Joyland, is due out in June.

"I loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being," said King.

The novel is set in and around an amusement park in 1973, and follows a college student confronting "the legacy of a vicious murder".

"Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book," King added.

Read the rest of the BBC story

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