Stephen King on 'Joyland': 'I Have No Plans for a Digital Version'

The famed author, who has been an e-book supporter, is going print-only for his latest release.
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Although Stephen King has e-published in the past, he's eschewing a digital version of his latest novel, Joyland, to go fully print.

"I have no plans for a digital version," the best-selling author told The Wall Street Journal (via the Telegraph). "Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one."

One of the buzziest books of the summer season, Joyland -- set for release June 4 -- takes place in a North Carolina amusement park, circa 1973, where a college student gets involved in an old murder. King's tribute to the pulp fiction of his youth, the book is published by Hard Case Crime, an independent company that concentrates on pulpy cover art and previously released The Colorado Kid (2005) by the writer.

"Part of the reason he publishes with us it to support our authors but I also think he enjoys the pulp presentation," said Hard Case owner Charles Ardai in an interview with the Journal.

King, No. 1 on THR's list of Hollywood's most powerful authors, is having a big year. He will release Doctor Sheep, a sequel to The Shining, via Simon & Schuster in September, and Under the Dome -- a much-anticipated CBS drama based on his 2011 novel -- premieres June 24.

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