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.
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