A few days ago, we asked you to submit your questions about finding and collecting Stephen King books. Since many of
you are quite big fans, the response has been overwhelming.
Thank you to everyone that submitted their questions. You can now read the answers here, to some of the questions listed below:
1. Shaun Weiss asks "How old were you when you started to write horror books? As a child would you
know you be a writer?"
2. Howard Auerbach asks " Are you going to reprint "The Plant" I was able to get first six chapters. But the final chapters were never printed online and cant get final story anywhere."
3. Jodi Ford asks "How collectable are editions that have a facsimile of Stephen King’s signature & which booksellers are trustworthy to give accurate descriptions"
4. Bonnie I'Anson asks:
1. How does a fake signature on a 1st edition King affect the value?
2. Want is the best way to protect your collection?
5. Scott Krasche has 2 questions:
1. "Gutter codes. There’s list saying what the code is for a first (in terms of Doubledays) - but is there a logic to figuring out what the codes mean?"
esoteric - is there any rhyme or reason as to why some books get limited/small press editions and not others? Is it some sort of contract issue?"
6. Peter Dennis Pautz asks:
1: "Where to obtain original DJs to replace old torn ones?"
2: "How to find a specific number of the Grant edition of THE GUNSLINGER?"
7. Anthony Bryant wants to know: "I have
two signed books. What is the best way to verify if a Stephen King signature is authentic?"
8. Hans von Wirth wants to know:
"What is the best strategy for someone who is not financially blessed but would love to own a signed Stephen King book?"
2) "What do you think is the most luxurious Edition of all King Books?"
How will I know for sure that the signature is real, because you only hear that King hardly signs any books?
Do signed books come with a certicate to prove the signature is real?
10. Tom Draheim asks "Why is it difficult for Stephen King completists to find a first edition paperback of Firestarter?"
11. Kimberley Heath want to know: "In King’s early books it is
almost impossible to tell the difference between a trade edition and book club edition."
12. Stephen Michael Robinson wants to know:
1) "Are there any Richard Bachman books out there that are available for collectors?"
2) "Is there a good way to verify that a signed book is really signed by Stephen King?"
13. Martin Reid want to know:
1. "Are UK FIRST
Editions worth collecting?"
2. "Are cemetery dance books worth buying?"