Best-selling author Stephen King returns June 7th with JOYLAND, (Titan Books) a breath-taking mystery novel set in a 1970s.
At the author’s request, JOYLAND is only available in bookstores, in print edition – and to encourage book-lovers and buyers, a team of ‘Hollywood Girls’ from the world of JOYLAND will be touring bookstores to give away free JOYLAND-branded bags of popcorn. Bookstore shoppers will also be able to win free books and exclusive JOYLAND prizes by tweeting pictures of the Hollywood Girls - #Joyland @titanbooks
Dressed in the costume designed by Glen Orbik for the cover of the book, four ‘Hollywood Girls’ and their vintage popcorn machine will be at Forbidden Planet Shaftesbury Avenue on June 7th from 1 – 3pm.
About JOYLAND and Hard Case Crime
With the emotional impact of King masterpieces such as The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, JOYLAND [Hard Case Crime, original paperback, June 7th 2013], is a whodunit and a heartbreaking tale about love and loss, growing up and growing old, and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time.
Titan Books will be publishing JOYLAND in paperback format. Stephen King explained: “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.”
JOYLAND is published by the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels published by Titan Books, Hard Case Crime. Stephen King’s last title for Hard Case Crime – The Colorado Kid – was an international bestseller and inspired the TV show Haven, about to go into its fourth season on the SyFy network.