Lilja At Goodreads

Posted: January 25, 2017, 14:27
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…

Article About Lilja's Library

Posted: June 4, 2015, 11:47
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.

Limited ed. of my book now shipping!

Posted: April 28, 2013, 00:15
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)

Lilja in the papers

Posted: August 13, 2012, 00:29
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
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
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. 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


Posted: February 9, 2012, 08:25
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
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!

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YouTube review of my book

Posted: January 2, 2012, 17:33
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?

25% of on Lilja's Library: The Book

Posted: November 30, 2011, 18:54
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:

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
If you're thinking about getting a copy of my book but can't decide if it's something for you, head over to 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
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
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
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
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

The could have been covers #2

Posted: July 21, 2011, 22:00
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
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

A Blueline of Lilja's Library

Posted: March 13, 2011, 22:55
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.


Posted: February 8, 2011, 15:43
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
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
I didn't even know I was reviewed on

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

Looking for a signed book?

Posted: November 8, 2010, 15:09
I just wanted to let you know that I have signed a bunch of books that are now on sale over at 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.

An interview with yours truly

Posted: October 5, 2010, 00:06
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
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 Check it out now.

The winners are drawn...

Posted: September 15, 2010, 16:28
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
Want to get a free Signed First Edition of my new book? Check out this really cool offer that has put together for you guys.

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

Posted: September 5, 2010, 22:43
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!

CD announces shipping of Lilja's Library

Posted: August 3, 2010, 23:33

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
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
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
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
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
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
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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