NEWS - SHINING IN THE DARK

New Edition Of Shining In The Dark

Posted: January 3, 2020, 12:28
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2020 inleds med nyheten att Ekström & Garay släpper Varsel i Mörkret (Shining in the Dark) på svenska i storpocket under våren. Exakt datum och omslag kommer.

Swedish publisher Ekström & Garay will release Varsel i Mörkret (Shining in the Dark) in a Swedish trade paperback in the spring of 2020. Exact date and cover to come.

2020 Will Be The Year To Shine In The Dark

Posted: December 20, 2019, 23:31
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It’s been a great 2019 for my book Shining in the Dark and I’m very happy to let you know that 2020 will be just as exciting if not more. The one edition I can talk about so far is the Bulgarian audio edition that Storytel will release in February. That one will be followed by two new editions in languages that already excists as well as two edition in totally new languages. I’m sorry I can’t reveal what editions and languages they are but as soon as the publishers are ready I will. I’m very excited and as you can see, so is Marv.

Listen To Shining In The Dark In Bulgarian

Posted: November 28, 2019, 08:56
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I’m happy to tell you that in early 2020 Storytel in Bulgaria will release Shining in the Dark as an audiobook. No narrators have been selected yet but as soon as I know more, I’ll update you.

I still cherish the warm welcome I got when I was in Sofia, Bulgaria to promote the paperback in January last year and I hope you will all enjoy the audio book as much as the paperback! Personally, I can’t wait to hear the story’s read in Bulgarian even if I won’t understand a word…

This edition makes it a total of 15 different editions of the book, and you can check them all out here.



Shining In The Dark Now Out In Trade Paperback!

Posted: October 22, 2019, 11:07
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Today is the release day for the US trade paperback of Shining in the Dark. An edition I’m very proud of. You should be able to find it in any bookstore you usually get your books from as well as online, like Amazon.com.

I would also like to ask a favor of you. If you see it in the stores. Please take a photo of it on the shelf or in a selfie with yourself and send to me.

I hope you will all enjoy the book and its stories.

The Blue Air Compressor; Impossible To Film?

Posted: July 12, 2019, 14:11
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Screenrant lists 10 King stories that is (according to them) impossible to bring to the Big Screen and here is number 7. If you aren’t familiar with The Blue Air Compressor you can find it in Shining in the Dark, now out in 8 languages and 3 more to come. Check it out here.

And after you have, what is your thoughts, can it be a movie?

Help Me Find Isijavanje U Tami

Posted: June 12, 2019, 14:22
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The latest edition of Shining in the Dark is now out. You’ll find it in bookstores all over Serbia and the title is Isijavanje U Tami and I now want the help of all you readers out there! If you find it in your bookstore take a photo of the book, preferable with you in the picture as well, and send it to me. Thanks!

Narrating Shining In The Dark

Posted: January 31, 2019, 15:25
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Some photos from the recording of Shining in the Dark.

Jacques Roy narrating The Novel of the Holocaust by Stewart O’Nan, Drawn to the Flame by Kevin Quigley, The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, my introduction and my afterword! It’s amazing how much better my introduction sounds when you read it compared to when I hear it in my head. Thanks Jacques!

Robert Petkoff narrating The Blue Air Compressor by Stephen King!

Pete Simonelli narrating The Net by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek, An End To All Things by Brian Keene, The Companion by Ramsey Campbell and A Mother's Love by Brian James Freeman!

Madeleine Maby narrating The Net by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek and Aeliana by Bev Vincent!

Matthew Lloyd Davies narrating Pidgin and Theresa by Clive Barker!

Corey Brill narrating The Net by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek, Cemetery Dance by Richard Chizmar and The Keeper's Companion by John Ajvide Lindqvist!

Win Shining In The Dark On Audio

Posted: January 14, 2019, 18:59
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Very exciting times for Marv. In just three weeks (feb. 5th) Shining in the Dark will be out on audio from Simon & Schuster Audio in the US and Hodder & Stoughton in the UK. Narrators are Jacques Roy, Robert Petkoff, Pete Simonelli, Madeleine Maby, Corey Brill and Matthew Lloyd Davies.

To celebrate the release Simon & Schuster have given me five (5) download codes to give out to five lucky winners. All you have to do is answer three easy questions before February 4th.


If you want to pre-order it you can do so at the following links:

US:
Audible
Google Play
Amazon (download)
Amazon (CD)

UK:
Amazon (CD)
Audible

Sweden:
Adlibris

One Month Until Shining In The Dark Audio

Posted: January 4, 2019, 23:10
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Tomorrow it's one month (Feb. 5) until Shining in the Dark is released in both the US (from Simon & Schuster Audio) and the UK (from Hodder & Stoughton) as an audio book.

Today I got the list of all narrators and I’m very happy to be able to reveal who's reading what.

Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Introduction) by Hans-Åke Lilja
- Read by Jacques Roy

The Blue Air Compressor by Stephen King
- Read by Robert Petkoff

The Net by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek
- Read by Pete Simonelli, Madeleine Maby, and Corey Brill

The Novel of the Holocaust by Stewart O’Nan
- Read by Jacques Roy

Aeliana by Bev Vincent
- Read by Madeleine Maby

Pidgin and Theresa by Clive Barker
- Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

An End To All Things by Brian Keene
- Read by Pete Simonelli

Cemetery Dance by Richard Chizmar
- Read by Corey Brill

Drawn to the Flame by Kevin Quigley
- Read by Jacques Roy

The Companion by Ramsey Campbell
- Read by Pete Simonelli

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
- Read by Jacques Roy

A Mother's Love by Brian James Freeman
- Read by Pete Simonelli

The Keeper's Companion by John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Read by Corey Brill

Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Afterword)" by Hans-Åke Lilja
- Read by Jacques Roy

Robert Petkoff reads The Blue Air Compressor

If you haven’t already you can pre-order here:

US:
Audible
Google Play
Amazon (download)
Amazon (CD)

UK:
Amazon (CD)
Audible

Sweden:
Adlibris

Shining In The Dark UK Audio Release

Posted: December 17, 2018, 10:42
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Remember how I from time to time tell you that Marv is very excited about stuff that is happening? Well, today I’m happy to be able to reveal one of the things he’s happy about.

On February 5th 2019 Hodder & Stoughton in the UK will release Shining in the Dark on audio. Check it out here

Lilja Talks King In Sweden

Posted: October 12, 2018, 11:50
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Vill ni lyssna på mig prata Stephen King? Jag kommer under november att göra det på följande platser:

4/11 – Stockholm
Cosmopolite
Mer info

17/11 – Karlstad
Värmlands bokfestival
Nöjesfabriken
Mer info

Ett antal ex av boken Varsel i Mörkret kommer finnas till salu vid varje event.

German Shining In The Dark Out Today!

Posted: August 14, 2018, 08:00
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The German edition of Shining in the Dark is officially out today! Thanks to everyone who bought a copy and saw to it that the book sold out before it was printed. Thanks!

Feel free to send a photo of you and the book once you get it so I can post them here

Teaser For Swedish Cover

Posted: June 19, 2018, 15:16
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Remember how I told you there would be a brand-new cover for the Swedish edition of Shining in the Dark (Varsel i Mörkret)? Well, it’s done and here is a teaser. The cover is (like the original US cover) done by Vincent Chong.

UK Shining in the Dark Signed By 5 Authors!

Posted: May 10, 2018, 23:36
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Great news about the UK edition of Shining in the Dark. This edition (only released in 350 copies) will not only be signed by me and artist Francois Vaillancourt as first announced. Five of the authors (Stewart O’Nan, Brian Keene, Richard Chizmar, Ramsey Campbell and Brian James Freeman) have also signed the book!


If you haven't already, order your copy here.

Send Photos Of You And Shining In The Dark

Posted: May 4, 2018, 20:13
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Shining in the Dark is being released all over and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Shining in the Dark. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a]liljas-library.com) of yourself and the book (any edition or language) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page, Gwendy’s Button Box page or the Sleeping Beauties page.

Check out all the Shining in the Dark photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

Last 24 Hours!

Posted: May 1, 2018, 00:00
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We’re now only 24 hours away from finishing the Kickstarter for the Swedish edition of Shining in the Dark, Varsel i Mörkret. But fear not, there are still a few copies left if you haven’t gotten yours yet. Just head over to the Kickstarter and one of the 666 copies can be yours.

But remember, there are only 24 hours left. After that, if there are copies left, the prize will be higher.


Thanks!
Lilja

70 hours left!

Posted: April 29, 2018, 00:56
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The Kickstarter for the Swedish edition of Shining in the Dark, Varsel i Mörkret, only has 71 hours left. At the moment we have collected 141% of the money we need to do the book so the book will be released (in September). What we try to do now is collect 200% of the money. If we do we’ll be able to release the book in hardback and with a new wonderful cover done by Vincent Chong that did the original cover. Just that will be worth buying the book for.

The Swedish edition will also include a brand new Brian Keene story. One that is so new that it’s not even done yet. Brian is working on it as we speak and it won’t be released anywhere else until 2019 at the earliest.

Also, if you don’t live in Sweden and still want the book it’s no problem. The book can be bought from everywhere in the world from this url! It will be a nice collectable, only released in 666 copies.

Oh, and if you’re thinking about getting the book, do it now because if you want until after the Kickstarter has ended, if there are even any copies left, they will be more expensive than they are now.

So, please help me reach the 200% goal. If you have already bought the book, please spread the word about it.

Thanks!
Lilja

Shining In The Dark Is Heading For Sweden

Posted: April 24, 2018, 21:48
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The Kickstarter I’m running to release Shining in the Dark in Sweden just reached 100%. The book will be released in September and the title will be Varsel i Mörkret.

Thank you all who made this possible!

Those of you who haven’t bought the book yet can do that here.

But that is not all. To celebrate this I’m happy to announce that Brian Keene (who has already written An End To All Things for the book) is, as we speak, writing a new short story, so new it dosn’t even have a title yet, that will be included in the Swedish edition of the book. This story will not appear anywhere else until next year...at the earliest.

Update: The Swedish Edition Of Shining in the Dark

Posted: April 21, 2018, 09:51
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On April 2nd a Kickstarter was launched to get Shining in the Dark translated into Swedish. I'm happy to be able to say that with 10 days left we have reached 79% of the needed amount. Thanks to everyone who has supported the Kickstarter.

But I need your help to finish the Kickstater with a BANG during it’s last week. All in all, I need 100,000 SEK (US$12,000) to do the book but I'm aiming higher. I want to collect twice that amount because then Vincent Chong who has done the original cover will do a new, unique cover for this edition. I will also be able to make it in hardcover and the way it deserves to be done.

So, if you haven't already, head over to the Kickstarter and support if you can. This will be a beautiful edition, only released in 666 copies and if you support it your name will be on the “Thank you” list in the book.

Update: The Swedish Edition Of Shining in the Dark

Posted: April 8, 2018, 12:14
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A week ago a Kickstarter was launched to get Shining in the Dark translated into Swedish. I'm happy to be able to annonce that after just a week we have already reached 50% of the needed amount. Thanks to everyone who has supported the Kickstarter.

But I need more help. All in all we need 100,000 SEK (US$12,000) to do the book (we how have a bit more than half of that). But I'm aiming higher. I want us to collect twice that amont because then Vincent Chong who has done the original cover will do a new, unic cover for this edition.

So, if you haven't already, head over to the Kickstarter and support if you can. This will be a beautiful edition and there will only be 666 copies made.