NEWS - IF IT BLEEDS
A lot going on in the UK. Here is the latest newsletter from Hodder & Stoughton.
Here is the cover for the UK edition of If it Bleedes.
Pre-order here Posted: October 3, 2019, 18:32:00
Here is the finished US cover for If It Bleeds. There is also an excerpt here.
Thanks to Herbert West Posted: October 3, 2019, 16:23:55
If it Bleeds is listed to be 576 pages long over at Amazon and you can now pre-order it herePosted: October 3, 2019, 08:33:37
King’s next book If It Bleeds is a collection of four stories. They are:
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
The Life of Chuck
If It Bleeds
The book will be released on May 5th, 2020 and a place holder cover have been released (this is not the final cover).
If It Bleeds
Release Date: May 5th, 2020
From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat and the title story If It Bleeds — each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.
The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.
Here i s an interview with King that Rolling Stone did about Trump, The Institute and books to come...
King’s next book, If It Bleeds, is due out sometime in 2020. It’s a continuation of his ongoing Holly Gibney detective series. “I have to do a polish on that,” he says. “But it’s basically done.” He’s already jamming away on the one after that (though he’s not ready to divulge any details) and the sudden surge of interest in his work has been a great motivator to keep going. “I’m 71 years old,” he says, “and a lot of people my age are forgotten and I’ve had this late season burst of success. It’s very gratifying.”
King has now confirmed on Twitter that the title of the new Holly Gibney book is If It Bleeds. So, now we know.
Some additional information has appeared on the King 2020 book, If you bleed . Some sources say King said the title was If it bleeds from the words "If it bleeds it". I guess we have to wait and see what the right title is.
I also hear that the king said that the story is about a news anchor / journalist who is also a kind of vampire feed on human suffering when he chases his stories.
As always when many people hear the same thing, they will perceive it differently and therefore the information is a little fuzzy. Hopefully we will soon have more accurate info.
Oh, and I also heard that the king said he was thinking of a sequel to Salem's Lot .
At the Workplay festival King didn't only play with his band, The Rock Bottom Remainders, he also announced during a talk with Benjamin Percy that his next book will be called If You Bleed. He also revealed that Holly Gibney will be the main character in the book. It's being released in 2020.
In this interview with EW Richard Chizmar talks about Gwendy's Magic Feather. One question hinted on what King himself is working on...
But he didn’t want to write it himself?
He said, “I’m going to be spending the foreseeable future with Holly Gibney [a character in his Mr. Mercedes novels and The Outsider who is a major character in his newest book], but you should write it.”