Scribner, an imprint at Simon & Schuster, has obtained the rights to 27 Stephen King novels. With this contract, the publisher has secured North American and Open Market print, e-book and audio rights.
The acquisitions include Christine, Cujo, Cycle of the Werewolf, The Dark Half, The Dead Zone, Desperation, Different Seasons, Dolores Claiborne, The Eyes of the Dragon, Firestarter, Four Past Midnight, Gerald’s Game, IT, Misery, Needful Things, Rose Madder, Skeleton Crew, The Tommyknockers, The Long Walk (author credited as Richard Bachman), Roadwork (Bachman), The Running Man (Bachman), Thinner (Bachman), The Regulators (Bachman), The Gunslinger (volume one in The Dark Tower series), The Drawing of the Three (volume two in The Dark Tower series), The Wastelands (volume three in The Dark Tower series), and Wizard and Glass (volume four in The Dark Tower series).
The e-book and digital audiobook editions of these titles will be released on Jan. 1, 2016.
King had this statement in the press release: “It’s a no-brainer, really. Good publishing and good relationships equals happy writers and long shelf life. I know from experience that this group of people—at Scribner, at Pocket, at Simon & Schuster Audio, and throughout the company—values the work I do, and wants to find as many readers as possible for the books I write, both now and in the future. Trusting them with this large body of work is my pleasure. We are excellent allies and good friends.”