NEWS - LILJA'S LIBRARY: THE WORLD OF STEPHEN KING

Lilja At Goodreads

Posted: January 25, 2017, 14:27:03

I have just updated my page over at Goodreads, Head over there to check it out. You can give me tips on what to read, check out my books and what others think about them (or rate them yourself). You can even ask me a question if you so wish…

My Books on Amazon

Posted: January 17, 2017, 11:02:52

Check out my books on Amazon.

My Books

Posted: November 3, 2016, 17:00:54

Need something to read? Why not try these books?


Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book
Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library

Interview With Lilja

Posted: April 20, 2016, 13:43:40

Here Is an interview I just did with the italian King site Stephen King Only.

Article About Lilja's Library

Posted: June 4, 2015, 11:47:01

Here is an article about me and Lilja's Library from a Swedish magazine called Vi.


Tomorrow Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes is released in Swedish, a book that the publisher calls his first pure thriller, and "a tribute to the hard-boiled noir genre." We asked ourselves, who is Sweden's biggest King fan. Perhaps it is this man.

Swedish TV Segment on Lilja's Library

Posted: March 16, 2015, 18:00:05

Today Swedish TV aired the segment about Lilja’s Library and you can check it out here. It’s in Swedish though…

French Interview

Posted: March 10, 2015, 10:21:37

Here is an interview (in French) I did with a French Stephen King forum.

Swedish TV Doing a Segment on Lilja's Library

Posted: December 29, 2014, 12:06:56

Today Swedish TV shot a segment about me and Lilja's Library. No date has been set for when it will air yet but when it do I will link to it here. That will give those of you who don't speak Swedish some time to learn...

25,000 Followers

Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:52:59

Today the Lilja's Library facebook page reached 25,000 followers. Definitely a BIG milestone for Lilja's Library!

Thank you all!

Review & Interview with Lilja's Library

Posted: April 10, 2014, 12:29:29


Through the Black Hole just published a review of my book Lilja’s Library: The world of Stephen King (gave it a 9 out of 10) and also did an interview with me. You can check it out here:

Review
Interview

My eBook

Posted: May 2, 2013, 08:53:44

The limited is sold out, the hardback starts to get hard to get but the eBook is still out there. Check it out if you want the book for a good price. Only $2.99.

My Limited...

Posted: May 1, 2013, 16:37:34

Yesterday I got my copies of the limited edition of my book. Do I need to say I'm proud?

Limited ed. of my book now shipping!

Posted: April 28, 2013, 00:15:00

The limited editions of my book is starting to ship. This one was delivered to Chris Kelaart and is book S. If anyone else out there got his or her copy, please send a photo of Glenn's drawing and what letter you have and I'll post it here on the site.


Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker, each copy featuring an ORIGINAL Glenn Chadbourne drawing on the signature sheet ($250)



Interview with Lilja

Posted: September 5, 2012, 13:53:31

Earlier this week I did an interview with the Brazilian King site King on Maine and now you can check it out if you like.

English version
Portuguese version

Lilja in the papers

Posted: August 13, 2012, 00:29:24

As promised, here is the article about Lilja’s Library translated into English. It was done with Google translate and some touches from me but I hope it’ll give you the basics…



Spend his spare time on horror

Largest fan site on Stephen King run by Hans-Ake Lilja from Örebro

The goal was to meet and interview the author Stephen King. That he has done - several times. Hans-Ake Lilja from Örebro runs the world's biggest fan site about the horror master.

Back in 1996, when ordinary people was starting get Internet in their homes, Hans-Ake Lilja from Örebro created the website Lilja's Library about horror writer Stephen King.
- There were not too many good website about him, so I learned how to do my own. It was not that difficult in those days, says Hans-Åke but then he works as a software developer.
At first the site contained only text and the number of visitors was modest. 16 years later the site has grown to become the world's biggest fan site about Stephen King and the two dreams that Hans-Ake had from the beginning has now come true.
- One was to interview King, and I've got to do that twice over the phone. It took five years of exchanging emails with his assistant the first time. The second time it went a little faster, says Hans-Ake with a smile. The second dream was to meet the author, something he got to do when the King was visiting London for a publishing event.

It is difficult to understand both how big the site is in itself is as well as who big King is as an author. Lilja's Library currently has around 1.100 unique visitors each day and more than 13.000 people like the site on Facebook. And two years ago part of the website’s content was published as a book with the same name.
The author Stephen King has since 1974 published 68 books and been translated into around 40 languages. Today he releases about one or two books a year.
- In Sweden he’s been labeled as a horror writer and he is not as big here as he is in the US. It’s a pity that so few know that it’s King how’s written the books that both "The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption" is based on.
Why read so much by Stephen King?
- In addition to that they are good stories, they are also very fascinating. They often start out as very normal, everyday events that then turn into something else. Something scary.
- Fear is a very strong feeling. Joy and sorrow are as well but harder to write about. If you get an uncomfortable feeling when you read a book, then it’s usually a good book.

But so far, fear has not influenced Hans-Åke too negative.
- No, it's not like I have to sleep with the lights, he says with a laugh.
Perhaps that will change this fall though when he and his family goes on a dream vacation to the US where they will visit Universal Studios, which offers a different kind of tourist attraction.
- They will re-create the settings from “The Walking Dead” and I'll run with zombies smiles Hans-Åke. Maybe after that he’ll start sleeping with the lights on. Unless he himself turns into a zombie that is...

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Articles about Lilja's Library

Posted: August 9, 2012, 02:21:23

Today two interesting items about Lilja's Library surfaced.

The first is an interview with me about the site in a Swedish newspaper. You can read it here. Click on the top cover and go to page 14.

The second is a review about my book that you can find here.

I am a sold out author!

Posted: May 31, 2012, 23:10:52

I am a sold out author! Cemetery Dance just informed me that the trade edition of my book is now officially sold out. If you’re looking for a copy you might be able to get one at the bigger retailers but don’t wait too long since they will only be able to sell what they have in stock. Amazon.com has some left but the only other edition available at this time is the eBook that you can get here. It’s only $7.75 and there is even a free excerpt for you to check out.

OK, that was a bit off topic but I just had to tell someone and it might be a good reason for you to check out this contest

Lilja's Library reaches 12,000

Posted: February 17, 2012, 15:15:45

Lilja's Library reaches 12,000 on facebook, come and join!.


3,000,000

Posted: February 9, 2012, 08:25:33

Today Lilja’s Library had its 3,000,000th visitor and I’d like to thank you for all your support during the years. Thanks!



Now we go for 4,000,000!

Tell the story of Marv and win IT

Posted: January 17, 2012, 23:10:08

It’s contest time here again at Lilja’s Library and this time I’m going to try something new. Most of you probably know Marv: The Library Policeman but few probably know who he was before he became Marv. Before Marv, his name was Marvin S and he was a normal human being like you and me…until that fateful night at the library that is… But what happened? Well, that is what I want you to tell me!

And you need to do it in the form of a story. The two best stories will then be crowned winners and before I tell you what the prizes are, here are some rules you need to follow.

1) You should base your story on the original illustration Glenn Chadbourne has done (see below).
2) The story should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words.
3) You need to send me the story at the latest on Sunday February 19th, 12 PM Midnight Swedish times (that is 6PM New York time).
4) You can submit as many stories as you like.
5) The story has to be written in English.
6) You should send the story to me by mail at info[a]liljas-library.com

That’s it!

And the prize then? Well, one lucky winner will get the original drawing by Glenn (eight and a half by eleven inches) used as inspiration for this contest and another lucky winner will get a copy of Cemetery Dance’s Gift Edition of IT. Really good prizes if you ask me. So, get to work. I really look forward to see what you come up with. And so does Marv…

To stay updated about this contest, upcoming contests and all news about Stephen King follow Lilja’s Library on facebook and twitter.

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Thanks to Glenn Chadbourne and Cemetery Dance for donating the prizes!

YouTube review of my book

Posted: January 2, 2012, 17:33:40

Here is a review of my book from YouTube that I just found. It’s done by Josiah Morgan who gives it a 3 out of 5 even though he thinks I’m probably an annoying person and not at all right to do interviews with people associated to King. What do you think, is he right?

Thanks for the support!

Posted: December 14, 2011, 16:05:25

The number of people who "Like" and follow Lilja's Library on Facebook and Twitter keeps increasing and if this keeps up I might just need to run a contest to thank you all next week as well...

25% of on Lilja's Library: The Book

Posted: November 30, 2011, 18:54:11

Thinking about getting a copy of my book? Well, I just checked with Cemetery Dance and they told me they only have 30 copies left. I also asked them if they would be willing to give my readers a discount. After all Christmas is coming right? And they agreed. They are giving you 25% of on my book if you order it from them. That means you pay $30 instead of $40. Mot bad if you ask me.

If you’re interested, here is what you should do.

1) Go to the Cemetery Dance website and add the book to your cart:
http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/lilja01

2) When you reach the PAYMENT page during the checkout process, just put the special code LILJA25 in the COUPON CODE field near the top of the page and then click the REDEEM button.

But as I said, they only have 30 copies left so hurry if you want one.

A preview of my book

Posted: August 5, 2011, 22:35:01

If you're thinking about getting a copy of my book but can't decide if it's something for you, head over to Amazon.com were you can check out a preview of it (the Kindle Edition). A very generous preview I might ad.

And if you want a copy of the hardcover they are still available here.

The could have been covers #6

Posted: July 25, 2011, 22:00:00

This is the finished cover and “Lilja’s Library” is once again in read, which is good. And you can also see what it looks like when the great quote from Peter Straub is added.

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Let me know what you think of this cover on facebook or twitter

The could have been covers #5

Posted: July 24, 2011, 22:00:00

Click for a larger imageThis one is the same as the finished one but with the baby blue and I’m glad they didn’t keep the blue on the finished cover. Here you can see that “The Book” has been removed and I must admit that it was a smart way to shorten the title and make it look better on the cover. One thing though that is somewhat of a lost is the fact that we now can’t see the Stephen King bust that is hidden by “Lilja’s”.

Let me know what you think of this cover on facebook or twitter

The could have been covers #4

Posted: July 23, 2011, 22:00:00

Click for a larger imageThis one I actually like quite a lot. It’s only real problem is that “Lilja’s Library” is in babe blue which I don’t think is the right color. And that the title of the book is way to long.

Let me know what you think of this cover on facebook or twitter

The could have been covers #3

Posted: July 22, 2011, 22:00:00

Click for a larger imageThis is probably the design that I like the least. The text is good but the way “The book” is put on the cover doesn’t look good at all. Any the font on my name is way too thin.

Let me know what you think of this cover on facebook or twitter

Lilja on iTunes

Posted: July 22, 2011, 21:07:58

Now you can buy my book on iTunes. If you do, please rate it. Here is the address.

The could have been covers #2

Posted: July 21, 2011, 22:00:00

Click for a larger imageThe difference here is that the text “The World of Stephen King” is more like the one on the finished versions and I definitely think it’s easier to read.

Let me know what you think of this cover on facebook or twitter

The could have been covers #1

Posted: July 21, 2011, 00:03:58

Click for a larger imageTo celebrate the release of my book in eBook format I will let you have a look at the different ”could have been cover designss” there where for my book. All designs where done by Gail Cross of Desert Isle Design and I’m not sure why she didn’t like the first ones but I will let you know what I think about them and hopefully you’ll give me your thoughts on each and every one of them as well, OK? I will show you a different cover each day for the next 6 days.

The text here is actually very fitting to Glenn’s illustration of Marv but a bit hard to read. I like it but think that my name is way too big.

Let me know what you think of this cover on facebook or twitter

Lilja's Library goes eBook

Posted: July 20, 2011, 23:57:18

Today Lilja’s Library enters the eBook market. As of now you can get my book as an eBook. Here are some of the places where you can get it:

Cemetery Dance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

A Blueline of Lilja's Library

Posted: March 13, 2011, 22:55:55

I got a picture sent to me of this rare edition of my book. It’s something called Bluelines and there is usually only one copy (occasionally there might be 2). The printer sends these to the publisher before the book is printed so they can confirm that everything looks as it should.


Oh, and if you havn't gotten a copy of my book and plan to, make is soon. The hardcovers are running low over at Cemetery Dance.

Unboxing

Posted: February 8, 2011, 15:43:12

Looks like this thing called Unboxing is a lot bigger than I first realized. You have probably seen the video I posted where Scott unboxes a copy of my book. Today I got a link to a second unboxing of my book (unfortunately the link was broken) and this got me thinking. If anyone out there has done or found an unboxing of Lilja’s Library, send me the link and I’ll post it on the site.

Lilja's Library: Lettered

Posted: February 1, 2011, 22:13:08

I guess most of you remember that there is a lettered edition of my book on the way. Well, here is a taste of it. This isn’t the finished version but something called “no tips” and what that is, is a lettered edition of the book without the signature page. You can still see how nice it looks. The difference between this and the trade is the following:


New endpaper


Different cover (color and texture)


Different front


Satin ribbon page marker

These “no tips” where used in a Grab Bag that Cemetery Dance sold and there where less than 12 done.

Lilja on YouTube

Posted: January 10, 2011, 16:15:52

I didn't even know I was reviewed on YouTube.com...


It's extra fun that Scott pronounces Lilja almost correct.

A review of my book

Posted: December 21, 2010, 08:46:03

Here is a wonderful review of my book by author Wayne C. Rogers.

There are still copies available from several stores if you're interested in getting a copy. And if you want it signed, that can be arranged as well. You'll have to pay postage to Sweden though.

Cemetery Dance
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Barnes and Noble
Borders

Looking for a signed book?

Posted: November 8, 2010, 15:09:47

I just wanted to let you know that I have signed a bunch of books that are now on sale over at VeryFineBooks.com. I signed these exclusively for this bookshop and as far as signed books these are the only ones that you can buy at the moment.

Veryfinebooks has also agreed to includes free shipping (within the US) and a 30 day money back guarantee (don’t know why you would want to return it though :-) ).

You can order it here.

A great review of my book

Posted: October 24, 2010, 00:04:22

Here is a great review of my book. Check it out.

An interview with yours truly

Posted: October 5, 2010, 00:06:21

I did a short interview for Cemetery Dance's newsletter some time ago. Today it was published. If you don't get the newsletter you can also check it out here.

Last chance for a signed book

Posted: September 16, 2010, 22:28:40

Hi everyone. I just wanted to remind you... Today is the last day where you have a chance to get a signed first edition of my new book with your order at VeryFineBooks.com. Check it out now.

The winners are drawn...

Posted: September 15, 2010, 16:28:34

OK, the winners in the latest contest (the one where signed bookplates where the prize) has ended and here are the winners:

Twitter winner is: TheNeeko
Facebook winner is: Paul Thomas
Contest winner is: Dustin Whitney
And the one drawn from all entries are: David Humphrey

TheNeeko and Paul Thomas needs to send me their addresses.

Get my book signed

Posted: September 13, 2010, 20:14:40

Want to get a free Signed First Edition of my new book? Check out this really cool offer that VeryFineBooks.com has put together for you guys.

Win an artist’s plates from Lilja's Library!

Posted: September 5, 2010, 22:43:07

There have been questions about whether it’s possible to get a copy of the artist’s plates for copies of my book that The Overlook is selling even if you have gotten he book elsewhere. Well, ordinarily there wouldn’t but I have managed to get four extra copies that I will give away in a contest. And this time I’m taking advantages of all my outlets. Here is the four ways’ a winner will be drawn:

1) One winner will be drawn from everyone who retwitter this message on Twitter before midnight on Friday.

2) One winner will be drawn from everyone that likes this post in my facebookgroup before midnight on Friday.

3) One winner will be drawn from everyone that enters the contest on my site. This time there isn’t even a hard question you have to answer. You just have to tell me why you should have one of these artist’s plates.

4) For the last winner I will take all the entries from the above and draw one winner.

So, you got four chances of winning one of these artist’s plates. And if you do 1-3 you’ll have three chances to get drawn in the forth.

Good luck to everyone!

Artist plate for Lilja's Library

Click for a larger imagePosted: September 1, 2010, 21:07:19

Today I signed a bunch of artists plates for The Overlook. If you want one of these with your book you can order a copy here.

CD announces shipping of Lilja's Library

Posted: August 3, 2010, 23:33:23

NOW SHIPPING!

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
a massive book about Stephen King and his works
illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne

Featuring special appearances by Stephen King, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Mick Garris, Marsha DeFilippo, Michael Whelan, Stewart O’Nan, Glenn Chadbourne, Robin Furth, Steven Weber, Mark Stutzman, Frank Darabont, Jae Lee, Tyson Blue, and many others!

For over a decade now, Lilja has been one of the leading voices on the Internet when it comes to covering and reporting on Stephen King's books and movies. His website, Lilja's Library, is the die-hard fan's source for information about new King projects and breaking news, but Lilja has also featured his own in-depth reviews and interviews with many of the mostimportant people in King's world, including Stephen King himself.

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is a brand new massive collection of over 150 of those reviews, over 40 of those interviews, and other special features of interest to King readers everywhere. If you've never been to the website, you're in for a real treat as you catch-up with over 500 pages of articles and features that are sure to please any kind of Stephen King fan, from the general reader to the die-hard collector. And for Lilja's constant readers, there's original material in this special volume that has never appeared anywhere on his website before, and every article and review has been updated and revised for this release.

You have to see the table of contents to understand just how much great material is in this massive book, but just a few of the interviews include: Stephen King (twice!), Frank Darabont, Marsha DeFilippo, Mick Garris, Peter Straub, and many other people who have been involved in King's prolific career. The reviews include detailed commentary on well-known works by and about Stephen King, along with details about the rare works you might not have heard of, including the original scripts for Hearts in Atlantis, Stud City, and dozens of others; the original pilot for The Dead Zone that never aired on TV; Walking The Mile: The Making Of (a book that has never been released); the Pet Sematary and Secret Window, Secret Garden UK dramatizations; the dozens of Dollar Babies, and more!

There are also dozens of brand new features written exclusively for this volume, including interviews with Lilja himself and Glenn Chadbourne; reviews of short films such as "Here There Be Tygers," "Boogeyman," "Walking Ghost," "The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways," "Night Surf," "Stephen King's Gotham Café," "Sorry, Right Number," "Night of the Living Dead," and others; reviews of the script for "The Mist" and scripts that are currently in development (including Black House and From a Buick 8); reviews of books such as Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, and others; and much, much more!

If you're new to the world of Lilja's Library or already a constant reader, this special volume is a must-have for your collection! An exclusive Cemetery Dance Publications release, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world for this incredible book.

Click here to view the MASSIVE table of contents, read all of the praise for Lilja's work, or to place your order!

New look and release day for Lilja's Library

Posted: August 3, 2010, 23:03:38

Today is the day my book is released and to celebrate that the site has gotten a new look. The new look is more in the line of the cover of the book and I hope that you will all like both the new look and the book itself. Feel free to comment on both on facebook, twitter or in the guestbook.

Thanks to Anders for the new design.

New release date for my book; August 3rd

Posted: July 29, 2010, 14:20:31

Great news for anyone who’s waiting for my book. I just found out that it’s been moved up a week to August 3, 2010! That means it’ll be released in just 5 days!

Test copy of Lilja's Library passed with flying colors

Posted: July 27, 2010, 14:04:58

This arrived in the mail today! It’s the first copy of my book to leave the printer, a so called “Test copy” that the printer does first so that it can be checked for errors before the rest of the copies get printed. I’m very happy to tell you that this copy passed the test with flying colors!

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Lilja's Library facebook hits 1,000

Posted: July 17, 2010, 01:05:14

Some time ago I said that when the Lilja’s Library Facebook group reached 1,000 members I’d do a contest for the members of the group. Well, 1,000 have come and gone and now it’s time for the contest. On August 9, the same day my book is released, I will draw one lucky member who will receive a copy of my book Lilja’s Library – The World of Stephen King for free (signed if you so desire). All you have to do is be a member of the group on August 9 and you’ll be in the running. So, if you’re not a member yet, join now.

Only 2 limited left of Lilja's Library

Posted: July 12, 2010, 23:14:01

Cemetery Dance just informed me that there are now only two copies left of the limited (released in 52 copies) version of my book. So, if you're planning to get one, do is soon.

Order here.

Lilja's Library: The Comic

Posted: June 28, 2010, 16:29:09

If you have read my reviews of The Stand comics you already know that I’m a big fan of it. I love Mike Perkins and Laura Martin’s work on it and you can probably understand how excited I got when both Mike and Laura agreed to do a short comic strip about my upcoming book.

Since then I have seen some working versions of it and about a week ago I got the finished version (see below) and I don’t know about you but I’m extremely impressed with it! So, let me present Mike Perkins and Laura Martin’s original Lilja’s Library: The Comic!

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Special offer for Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King

Posted: June 18, 2010, 15:56:38

Glenn Chadbourne (who's illustrated Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King) has created an exclusive card for The Overlook Connection that is signed by me and Glenn. Overlook offers this card FREE if you buy the book from them but they only have a limited number to offer so head over to them now if you want one.

53 days until the release of Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King

Posted: June 17, 2010, 20:12:12

Today I'm happy to be able to finally give you the release date for my upcoming book; Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King. The release date is August 9 and that is just 53 days to go!

A review of Lilja's Library - The Book

Posted: May 30, 2010, 02:11:44

Here is a review of my upcoming book written by Kevin Quigley.

New interview with yours truly

Posted: May 26, 2010, 09:09:30

Here is an interview I did the other day with Talk Stephen King.

A preview of my book

Posted: April 22, 2010, 00:16:49

The facebook launch of Lilja’s Library yesterday is officially a success. In the last 24 hours more than 300 of you have joined and the numbers are growing as we speak. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your nice comments and kind posts about Lilja’s Library since I haven’t had the chance to do it personally.

To celebrate this I’m going to give you all a sneak peak from my upcoming book (released this summer by Cemetery Dance, order your copy here). The preview is in two parts. First you have this wonderful illustration featuring Lilja’s Library’s mascot Marve - The Library Policeman by Glenn Chadbourne. The second is an excerpt from the introduction to the book (this is not the entire introduction though, just enough to wet your appétit), written by none other than Bev Vincent. So, thanks for joining me on facebook (if you haven’t yet you can do so here) and enjoy the preview!

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Less then 5 copies left

Posted: March 10, 2010, 23:49:33

Cemetery Dance will soon let everyone know the release date for my book but they told me today that there are less then 5 of the 52 copies of the lettered edition left so if you are planning on getting one of those, don't wait to long. You can order here.


"...a must have for the Constant Reader."
— Fangoria #236 (Book of the Month)

A quote from Frank

Posted: February 1, 2010, 23:03:15

Here is something that I just had to share with you all. This is what Frank Darabont, screenwriter and director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist had to say about my book after he read it:


"Hans-Ake Lilja, the most dedicated Stephen King fan I know, takes the reader on a joyous, wide-ranging journey through King’s world and influence. Part scholarly in its approach, but in greater part a fan's love letter to King, it is an absolute must for the Stephen King completist."

Lilja's Library in Rue Morgue

Click for a larger imagePosted: January 2, 2010, 22:30:36

In issue #96 of Rue Morgue there is a review of my upcoming book. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a copy yet so if anyone has one and could scan the review for me, please mail me
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I made it...

Posted: January 2, 2010, 02:08:47

...to eBay :-)

New review of my book

Posted: December 28, 2009, 20:11:09

Bookgasm published a review of my book today. You can find it here.

Book of the month

Click for a larger imagePosted: December 18, 2009, 23:45:56

In the new issue of Fangoria (issue #289) you can find King's essay called What’s Scary but what I didn't know until tonight is that in that very same issue Fangoria selects my upcoming book, Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King as their "Book of the Month". How about that?

A new review and quote

Posted: November 6, 2009, 22:10:28

Charnel House has posted a very positive review of my upcoming book by George Beahm. You can check it out here.

New quote

Posted: November 6, 2009, 07:49:40

Here is a new quote for my book the other day, this time from Stephen Spignes, author of several boos about King.


"Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King" is a major labor of love that is a treasure trove for King fans and in a category all its own. Lilja's combination of knowledge about King, his passion for King's work, and his writing and editing talents make for a magnificent tome that is a must-read for King lovers. It seems like Lilja has talked to everyone, and reviewed everything, and having all his interviews, articles, and reviews in one place is a goldmine for Constant Readers. M-O-O-N spells "Lilja" and we all owe our friend across the pond roaring thanks for this terrific book.

Stephen Spignesi

Delay and review for LL

Posted: November 2, 2009, 16:33:52

My book was planned for a November release but will be pushed forward to early 2010. The reason for this is that we sent out review copies to people hoping for quotes to use on the book and getting responses on that has been taking much longer than we expected. However both CD and I felt that it was worth waiting for even if it means the book will be delayed a few months.

With that said I'm also happy to chare this review of the book with you.

The first reviews

Posted: October 2, 2009, 08:12:00

As you might have read galley's of my book where sent out some time ago and now people are starting to mention it. And with the risk of sounding to proud of the book I'm going to publish links to all reviews here on the site, good AND bad, so if you find any, please send me the link.

- Insomnia (Spanish)
- Talk Stephen King
- Library Thing

My first quote for the book

Posted: September 29, 2009, 09:10:51

Cemetery Dance sent a copy of my book (a galley) to Peter Straub and he in return sent me this very kind quote that I just had to share with you all:


"Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is like beautifully prepared and presented red meat to any admirer of Stephen King. Mr. Lilja has tracked down his many quarries and used them to create this massive treatment of King's work and his world. His book is pure testimony to the love Stephen King is capable of arousing in his readers."
— Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman and Black House

Well, what can I say? I’m a very happy boy today!

The Galley

Posted: August 28, 2009, 21:40:53

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Click for a larger imageThe galley's of my book has reached Sweden and here are a couple of new photos of it.

Lilja's Library - The ARC

Click for a larger imagePosted: August 19, 2009, 22:06:08

Today I got this photo from Cemetery Dance. I haven't held the book in my hands yet but it does exist. Very exciting news!

Order Lilja...

Posted: August 7, 2009, 20:49:52

There's a spanish online store dedicated to Stephen King. It's called Restaurant De La Mente and there you can find for sale books, signed editions, magazines, comics, merchandising and more!

Starting today, the store is taking orders for Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King and due to all the payment options available, even those who don't own a credit card can secure a copy!

Check them out at here.

And the winners are...

Posted: July 19, 2009, 23:11:13

The race for an early copy of my book is over and here are the right answers and the winners that each will receive a galley of my book.

Question 1: When did the 2,000,000th visitor enters the site Swedish time (6 hours ahead of New York time)? A. Friday (July 10). B. Saturday (July 11) or Sunday (July 12
Answer 1: B. Saturday (July 11).

Question 2: When is the book version of Lilja’s Library being released (according to this site, not Amazon.com or anyone else)?
Answer 2: October 2009

Question 3: How many reviews do I have in the book?
Answer 3: 175

Question 4: How many interviews have I made for the book?
Answer 4: 40

Question 5: What did the first version of Lilja’s Library look like? A. Red printing on black background, B. White printing on black background or C. Red printing on white background
Answer 5: A. Red printing on black background

And the winners are:
Jesse Lankford
Stacey Bradley
Hannah R. Beck
John Suit
Douglas R. McDade

Interview with yours truly

Posted: May 15, 2009, 18:38:24

Here is an interview with yours truly about Lilja's Library, the site and the book.

Horror Mall

Posted: May 6, 2009, 13:37:29

Horror Mall is selling my book now for a discounted price if anyone is interested.

Thanks to Mario De Luca

Lilja from Amazon

Posted: April 27, 2009, 14:23:50

Now you can order Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King from Amazon site's all over the world:

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.de
Amazon.fr
Amazon.co.jp
Amazon.ca

Ask Lilja

Posted: April 22, 2009, 15:10:32

I'll be giving an interview for Veryfinebooks soon and if you want, you can be part of it by submitting your own question for me to answer here.

Lilja up for grabs...

Posted: April 20, 2009, 23:56:21

It looks like the cover for my book really appealed to people. Cemetery Dance has received several offers to buy the original artwork for private collections so they have now decided to put the front and (never-before-seen) back cover up for auction.

Here is all the info you need:


Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
2 Pieces of Original Color Artwork Up For Bidding NOW!
Stephen King and Glenn Chadbourne Fans Take Note! RARE Collectibles!


We received a lot of positive emails about Glenn Chadbourne's stunning cover artwork for Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King, including several offers to buy the original artwork for private collections. We spoke with Glenn about these offers and he asked us to auction off the FRONT COVER and the never-before-seen BACK COVER artwork on his behalf. View these two beautiful full-color pieces below:

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*** HOW WE'RE SELLING THESE:
We'll be taking offers on behalf of the artist, Glenn Chadbourne, and selling to the highest bidder for each piece. We will be processing the sale either via PayPal or Credit Card and shipping these copies for our customers via UPS for US addresses, so they will be packed well and insured for the amount paid. No checks or money orders can be accepted for this special offer. Customers outside the US will be shipped via USPS at their own risk.

*** HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFER:
You may bid on the front OR the back cover OR both, but please be clear which one your offer is for.

Please email Mindy Jarusek at info@cemeterydance.com with your BEST OFFER as soon as possible if you're interested because this offer ends in just 72 hours. Serious bids only. The minimum bid for these is $199 per piece, but considering that full-color Glenn Chadbourne artwork often sells for up to $500, these would be a steal at that price, especially given the Stephen King subject matter!

Please put "LILJA'S LIBRARY Best Offer" in your subject line so these offers can be properly processed.

* The body of your email should include:
Your Name
Your Address
Your very best offer for the FRONT cover artwork
Your very best offer for the BACK cover artwork

Please send the final amount you are willing to offer for these copies. The deadline for this "best offer" is THIS WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2009 at 5 PM EST. The winner for each cover will be notified via email after the offers have been reviewed on Thursday. Your best offer is a binding agreement to purchase a copy at that price.

REMEMBER, if you make the best offer for one of these, you're getting the ORIGINAL artwork! No one else in the world will have what you have!

If you have any questions before you bid, please email Mindy and she'll help you out. As always, thanks for your continuing support!

Table of Contents and praise

Posted: April 19, 2009, 14:25:48

Table of Contents:
Introduction by Bev Vincent
An Original Interview with Lilja

Interviews
Section 1—Two Interviews With Stephen King

Section 2—Other Interviews
Tyson Blue
James Cole
Jay Holben
James Gonis
Stephen Spignesi
Peter Straub
Michael Piller
Ridley Pearson
Mick Garris
Michael Collings
Kristen Dalton
George Guidall
Richard Dooling
Ed Begley, Jr.
Marsha DeFilippo
Michael Whelan
Stewart O'Nan
Glenn Chadbourne
Robin Furth
Mikael Håfström
Mick Garris
Brandon Kihl
Steven Weber
Mark Stutzman
Mikael Håfström
Frank Darabont
Joe Quesada
Ralph Macchio
Robin Furth
Richard Isanove
Peter David
Philippa Pride
Jae Lee
Gregory Nicotero
Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
Marsha DeFilippo
Glenn Chadbourne

Book Reviews
Section 1—Books by King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Dreamcatcher
Secret Window, Secret Garden (audio)
Pet Sematary (audio)
LT's Theory of Pets (audio)
Black House
Everything's Eventual
Everything's Eventual (audio)
Riding the Bullet (audio)
The Wavedancer Benefi t (audio)
From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8 (audio)
The Man in the Black Suit (audio)
'Salem's Lot (audio)
The Devil's Wine
Building Bridges (audio)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (popup)
Faithful
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories
'Salem's Lot—Limited Edition
Carrie (audio)
The Things They Left Behind
The Shining (audio)
The Colorado Kid
'Salem's Lot: Illustrated Edition
The Colorado Kid (audio)
Bag of Bones (audio)
Cell
Stationary Bike (audio)
Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished
Lisey's Story
The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 1
Graduation Afternoon
Blaze
The Gingerbread Girl
Ayana
Mute
Duma Key

Section 2: The Dark Tower
The Gunslinger—Revised Edition
The Dark Tower—Concordance, Volume 1
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (audio)
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (audio)
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (audio)
The Road to The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower—Concordance, Volume 2
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
The Gunslinger Born #1
The Gunslinger Born #2
The Gunslinger Born #3
The Gunslinger Born #4
The Gunslinger Born #5
The Gunslinger Born #6
The Gunslinger Born #7
The Gunslinger's Guidebook
The Gunslinger Born (omnibus)
The Long Road Home #1
The Long Road Home #2
The Long Road Home #3
The Long Road Home #4
The Long Road Home #5
Dark Tower: End-World Almanac

Section 3: Books About King
The Essential Stephen King
Stephen King Universe
Revisiting Stephen King
Horror Plum'd
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (2nd Edition)
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (3rd Edition)
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book
The Stephen King Collector's Guide

Section 4: The Movies
Walking The Mile—The Making Of "The Green Mile"
Creepshow: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
Dreamcatcher—The Shooting Script
Hollywood's Stephen King
The Journals of Eleanor Druse

Section 5: Other Reviews
Walpuski's Typewriter
The Night Country
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Assassination Vacation
Blue November Storms
Masters of Horror 1-6
Masters of Horror 7-10
Masters of Horror 11-13
Heart-Shaped Box
Development Hell

Movie Reviews
Section 1: Television

Rose Red
Carrie (remake)
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital—The Pilot
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital—Death's Kingdom
'Salem's Lot (remake)
Riding the Bullet
Desperation
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 1 & 2
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 3 & 4
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 5 & 6
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 7 & 8

Section 2: The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone—Pilot
The Dead Zone—The 1st Half of Season 1
The Dead Zone—The 2nd Half of Season 1
The Dead Zone (DVD)
The Dead Zone—The 1st Half of Season 2
The Dead Zone—The 2nd Half of Season 2
The Dead Zone—Season 1 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 2½
The Dead Zone—The Original Pilot
The Dead Zone—Season 3
The Dead Zone—Season 3 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 4
A Very Dead Zone Christmas
The Dead Zone—Season 5 Premier
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episode 2
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 3—5
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episode 6
The Dead Zone—Season 4 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 7 - 9
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 10 - 11
The Dead Zone—Season 6

Section 3: The Movies/DVDs
Rose Red (DVD)
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (DVD)
Riding the Bullet (DVD)
Quicksilver Highway (DVD)
Children of the Corn / Creepshow 2 (DVD)
Desperation (DVD)
1408
1408 (DVD)
The Mist
The Mist (DVD)

Section 4: The "Dollar Babies"
The Last Rung on the Ladder
Paranoid
The Lawnmower Man
Strawberry Spring
Rainy Season
Autopsy Room Four
The Man in the Black Suit
The Road Virus Heads North
La Femme dans la Chamber
All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
Umney's Last Case
Home Delivery
Popsy
I Know What You Need
El Sueño de Harvey
Suffer the Little Children

Section 5: The Scripts
Insane Clown Poppy
Hearts in Atlantis
Stud City

Section 6: Other Oddities
Territories (audio)
The Gunslinger (influenced by) (audio)
The Gunslinger / The Drawing of the Three (audio)
Christine—Collector Car
SCarrie: The Musical (audio)

Part 6: New Reviews
Here There Be Tygers
I Am The Doorway
The Gunslinger
Luckey Quarter
Boogeyman
Walking Ghost
The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways
Night Surf
Stephen King's Gotham Café
Sorry, Right Number
Srajenie
Llamadas
Suppr.
Night of the Living Dead
The Mist (The Script)
Black House (The Script)
From a Buick 8 (The Script)
Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World's Most Popular Author
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

Part 7: Afterword
Lilja's Final Word


Praise for Lilja's Library, the website:
"Lilja's Library is not only the best of all the Stephen King websites now up on the web, it is one of the best of all current websites now up, being lively, informative, colorful, and wonderfully well-organized. It is a pleasure to visit Lilja's Library."

— Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman and Black House


"A very impressive site, and by far one of the best on Stephen King! Done with great commitment, obvious passion, and reverence for its subject. It's always a pleasure to log on to Lilja's Library and see what's happening in the world of King."
— Frank Darabont, director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist


"Lilja's Library is a required surf stop for the serious King fan."
— Mick Garris, director of The Stand, The Shining and Riding the Bullet


"Everything I want to know, and more, about Stephen King-I find at Lilja's Library"
— Mikael Håfström, director of 1408


"The wealth of information and the latest news updates available on Lilja's site is amazing. Lilja possesses the same level of devotion to Stephen King as Kathy Bates from Misery, the only difference between the two is... Lilja has a computer."
— Jae Lee, illustrator of The Dark Tower comic


"Lilja's Library has emerged from among the ranks of Stephen King information sites as THE go-to place for all the latest news, reviews, interviews and rumors. If it's not bookmarked in your favorites list, it should be."
— Bev Vincent, author of The Road to the Dark Tower


"Lilja's Library is a great website packed with information"
— Robin Furth, author of The Dark Tower Concordance and The Dark Tower comic.


"Lilja's-Library is a wildly enthusiastic look at the world of Stephen King. Any King fan can certainly indulge themselves with reviews, interviews, sneak peaks and plenty of nostalgia. Stephen can ditch his day-planner as long as he has this site bookmarked."
— Mark Stutzman, cover illustrator to many of Stephen King's books


"Lilja's Library is the most comprehensive, thorough, and up-to-the-minute source for Stephen King news on the web. It's a labor of love and an invaluable resource for us SK fans."
— Richard Dooling, novelist, producer, and writer for Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital


"A one-stop shop for everything King Related, Lilja's Library is the place on the net for the most in depth information for the discerning Stephen King fan—I have yet to find a website with more thorough, detailed, accurate and up-to-date information."
— Jay Holben, director of Stephen King's Paranoid.


"I've had a delightful time exploring Lilja's Library. I especially like the arrangement of materials. Everything is clearly labeled, easy to access, and well (and fully) discussed. It is certainly among the best and most comprehensive sites I've visited."
— Michael Collings, author of The Work of Stephen King and Horror Plum'd


"For a one-stop place to check out the latest King news, not just in America but worldwide, this is the only place you need to go. And the best thing about this is—in Lilja's Library, you don't need a borrower's card!"
— Tyson Blue, author of The Unseen King and Observations from the Terminator


"As New Line Cinema and film director Peter Jackson discovered, it simply makes good sense — and good business — to keep the fans online informed of what's going on; and in the Stephen King community, there are only a handful of sites worth your precious time. Lilja's Library is one of them. A die-hard King fan who has painstakingly and, over a period of many years, built up his website so that it's in the first rank of King websites, "LL" (Lilja's Library) is an essential website to surf if you REALLY want to know what's going on in Stephen's kingdom. Hard-working, responsible, and dedicated to putting out the news for a worldwide audience, Lilja is a publicist's dream: He'll get the word out and do it in a professional and timely manner. As the author of more books about Stephen King than anyone else on the planet, I've got to say that Lilja has my respect and admiration because of his efforts to keep the King community informed, and as they say, you can take THAT to the bank."
— George Beahm, author of Stephen King A to Z and Stephen King Country


"Lilja's Library is one of the best resources on the Internet for all things King. In addition to being a wonderful support for our extensive collection of Stephen King audiobooks, Lilja is an absolute pleasure to work with! I highly recommended the site for all fans of Stephen King."
— Theresa Pantazopoulos, Publicity Manager, Simon & Schuster Audio


"There some utterly definitive web sites I depend upon for their accuracy and specific focus and on my list is Lilja's Library for all things Stephen King. Lilja does an extraordinary amount of work maintaining one of the most comprehensive King sites on the Web. Lilja's Library is the kind of loving, meticulously accurate web site that King's work inspires in his fans. King fans around the world owe him enormous gratitude for keeping us all up to speed on all the goings-on in the kingdom of King."
— Stephen Spignesi, author of The Lost work of Stephen King and The Essential Stephen King


"Lilja's Library is the quintessential resource for anybody — fan or professional — seeking information on anything related to Stephen King and his multitude of books, films and television productions. If there's anything you need to know about a Stephen King project, go to Lilja's Library first!"
— Eric A. Stillwell, former Associate Producer, The Dead Zone


Available in two states:
- Trade Hardcover Edition ($40)
- Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker, each copy featuring an ORIGINAL Glenn Chadbourne drawing on the signature sheet ($250)

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King - The Book

Click for a larger imagePosted: April 15, 2009, 16:40:00

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
by Hans-Ake Lilja
illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne


About the Book:
For over a decade now, Lilja has been one of the leading voices on the Internet when it comes to covering and reporting on Stephen King's books and movies. His website, Lilja's Library, is the die-hard fan's source for information about new King projects and breaking news, but Lilja has also featured his own in-depth interviews with the most important people in King's world, including Stephen King himself.

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is a brand new massive collection of over 150 of those reviews, over 40 of those interviews, and other special features of interest to King readers everywhere. If you've never been to the website, you're in for a real treat as you catch-up with over 500 pages of articles and features that are sure to please any kind of Stephen King fan, from the general reader to the die-hard collector. And for Lilja's constant readers, there's original material in this special volume that has never appeared anywhere on his website before, and every article and review has been updated and revised for this release.

You have to see the table of contents to understand just how much great material is in this massive book, but just a few of the interviews include: Stephen King (twice!), Frank Darabont, Marsha DeFilippo, Mick Garris, Peter Straub, and many other people who have been involved in King's prolific career. The reviews include detailed commentary on well-known works by and about Stephen King, along with details about the rare works you might not have heard of, including the original scripts for Hearts in Atlantis, Stud City, and dozens of others; the original pilot for The Dead Zone that never aired on TV; Walking The Mile: The Making Of (a book that has never been released); the Pet Sematary and Secret Window, Secret Garden UK dramatizations; the dozens of Dollar Babies, and more!

There are also dozens of brand new features written exclusively for this volume, including interviews with Lilja himself and Glenn Chadbourne; reviews of short films such as "Here There Be Tygers," "Boogeyman," "Walking Ghost," "The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways," "Night Surf," "Stephen King's Gotham Café," "Sorry, Right Number," "Night of the Living Dead," and others; reviews of the script for "The Mist" and scripts that are currently in development (including Black House and From a Buick 8); reviews of books such as Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, and others; and much, much more!

If you're new to the world of Lilja's Library or already a constant reader, this special volume is a must-have for your collection! An exclusive Cemetery Dance Publications release, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world for this incredible book.

Read more about the book here:

http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/lilja01