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Stephen King Limited Editions

Published on 17 November, 2020

Authored by Titan Books

We're delighted to announce details of the Limited Editions of LATER by Stephen King! Pre-order links are now live! 

Standard Unsigned Hardcover Edition:

ISBN: 9781789096552 | Price UK: £39.99 | Price US: $50.00

Click here to preorder: Forbidden Planet (UK) | Another Universe (US)

LATER by Stephen King is a new trade paperback novel published by Hard Case Crime in March 2021. Hard Case Crime is also producing a rare collector’s edition of the book in hardcover, which will be offered in three strictly limited variations!

The three versions of this limited edition are: a Lettered Signed Hardcover Edition, a Numbered Signed Hardcover Edition, and an Unsigned Hardcover edition.

The hardcover limited editions all feature two exclusive covers painted by acclaimed artist Gregory Manchess, each on its own separate dustjacket. These covers are variants to the standard trade paperback edition. The bonus jacket is a mock-up cover of The Secret of Roanoke by Regis Thomas, a fictitious novel that features prominently in the plot of Later.

Each hardcover edition also includes eight original exclusive illustrations by artist Rob Gale and the back cover features an exclusive map created especially for this Limited Edition in the classic “mapback” art style by artist Robert Hack, a reading ribbon, head and tail bands and quality endpapers.

The Lettered Edition will be limited to 26 copies, signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King and packaged in a stylish black traycase with ribbon, styled with the Hard Case Crime logo. The Numbered Edition will be limited to 374 copies, signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King. The Unsigned Hardcover Edition will be limited to 2500 copies.

Head over to EW.com to read an excerpt from the book, and check out the exclusive covers painted by Gregory Manchess!


The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave. 

LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King’s classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.

Exclusive internal illustrations by artist Rob Gale


PAPER STOCK & WEIGHT: 50# natural Trade Book, 412ppi

SPECIAL FINISHES: Head and Tail Bands, quality endpapers, reading ribbon, foil on dust jacket

BINDING: 5 ½” x 8 ½” HB

DUSTJACKET: Variant from TPB edition, plus featuring bonus dust jacket wrapped underneath so fans can switch if they want. Bonus jacket is mock-up cover of The Secret of Roanoke by Regis Thomas, a novel that features in Later. Both HB dustjacket paintings by Gregory Manchess.

TRAYCASE SPECIFICATION (Lettered Edition only): Black, with a single hit of gold foil on the front with HCC logo, and a ribbon. Cartonned and shrinkwrapped. 

TIP-IN SHEET: YES – 90gsm Parch March Bright white, no image

SIGNED: YES – Signed tip-in sheet by Stephen King (Lettered and Numbered Editions only)

LETTERED: Lettered edition X out of 26.

NUMBERED: Numbered edition X out of 374

LIMITED TO: 2,500 HB unsigned, 374 signed and numbered, 26 signed and lettered

Interior Illustrations:

PAPER COLOUR, STOCK & WEIGHT: Printed in the main text, so same paper stock


ARTIST: Rob Gale

Mapback Illustration: 

PAPER COLOUR, STOCK & WEIGHT: Printed on the back cover of the main dust jacket


ARTIST: Robert Hack


LATER By Stephen King

Hardcover | Pages: 256pp | Illustrations: 8

Publishing Date: March 30, 2021

Lettered Edition SOLD OUT

ISBN: 9781789097443 | Price UK: £250 | Price US: $300 

Numbered Edition SOLD OUT

ISBN: 9781789097436 | Price UK: £89.99 | Price US: $120.00

Standard Unsigned Hardcover Edition:

ISBN: 9781789096552 | Price UK: £39.99 | Price US: $50.00

Click here to preorder: Forbidden Planet (UK) | Another Universe (US)