Stephen King– Joyland–(Not being released as E-Book)


Stephen KingStephen King, who helped to pioneer E-books as early as 2000 has taken the strange decision, not to release new book “Joyland” as an e-book.



His logic is :

“I [also] 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. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”

Seems a strange logic Mr King!

Why delay the E-book?

Was he given a big advance or bigger royalties on the paperback by the publisher to hold off on digital release?

Surely this will lead some person on the net to create an E-book and then pirate it?

The full article can be read here


(Photograph stolen from article. Copyright to James Leynse/Corbis)



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4 responses to “Stephen King– Joyland–(Not being released as E-Book)

  1. I think e-books are so easily pirate-able, he is making it harder for them.

  2. I like when people support everyone who works to bring a physical book into life. It makes me sad to see everything going online; I’m one of those weirdos who loves the smell of paper : )

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