Regardless of what e-tailers would have you think about the digital future of storytelling, the book collection is alive and more luxurious than ever thanks to small book publishers and limited edition special editions. Horror novels in particular have been known to get special treatment over the years, and this week’s announcement means another publisher will join the hallowed tradition of bringing high-quality editions of popular texts to collectors shelves. LetterPress Publications has announced its entry into the world of luxury special editions with Stephen King’s Revival: The special deluxe edition.
LetterPress Publications is owned by Brian James Freeman, a veteran in the field of special edition books who works for Cemetary Dance Publications and co-owns Lonely Road Books with Richard Chizmar. According to a recent blog post, Freeman says LetterPress Publications started by publishing chapbooks and books for his Patreon supporters, and he plans to continue those projects but also finish “one book this year, then three to four books a year after that, if all goes well.” goes well “.
The Typographic Publications Website reveals that The comeback will be full of luxury upgrades and quality materials. Some of the book’s extras include color illustrations by Francois Vaillancourt, an introduction by Josh Boone (the writer and director of the upcoming film adaptation), and a Rolling Stone interview with Stephen King. The book will feature an oversized 7 x 10 inch design, and it will include a custom slipcase and signature sheet signed by nearly all of the book’s contributors except King.
Freeman is launching LetterPress Publications’ first book differently by offering the book exclusively for sale on the sites of other retailers and publishers:
“As my way of saying THANK YOU to all the independent retailers and publishers who have done so much for me over the years, I will not be taking orders for Stephen King’s Revival: The Deluxe Special Edition directly from the LetterPress Publications website, but instead I ask collectors and readers to visit the websites of retailers that sell this title and place your order with them.
The genre does best when all of our stores and publishers are healthy and thriving…”
A complete list of retailers can be found on the Typographic Publications Website. Fans who wish to add The comeback to their collections should act quickly, because according to the site, “Slipcased Limited Edition will be limited to exactly the number of copies pre-ordered between May 15th and May 31st!”
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