Last year through their coveted The Covers Collection, Suntup Editions gave Stephen King fans the opportunity to begin collecting prints of the iconic artwork that graced classic Stephen King novels such as Pet Sematary, ’Salem's Lot, and IT, and now they're releasing something that would please even the insanely high expectations of Annie Wilkes: the first-ever signed limited edition copies of Misery.
Scheduled to be published on August 8th and going up for pre-order on Suntup's online shop beginning Monday, February 12th, the new limited edition copies of Misery are a collector's dream come true. Featuring eight new illustrations by artist Rick Berry and immaculate, incredibly detailed craftsmanship, the new copies of Misery come in three versions: an Artist Gift edition signed by artist Rick Berry, and numbered and lettered editions signed by Berry and Stephen King.
In the official press release, photo gallery, and video below, you can learn more about all three editions of Suntup's gorgeous limited edition releases of Misery, which celebrated its 30th anniversary of its original publication last year. Will you be adding this collectible release to your bookshelf? We have a feeling that Annie would...
Press Release: IRVINE, CA, February 8, 2018 – Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, will publish the world’s first signed limited edition of Stephen King’s classic novel, Misery.
This is the first time Stephen King has approved the publication of a signed limited edition of Misery.
Originally published in 1987, Misery was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, and was later made into an Academy Award winning film starring Kathy Bates and James Caan, as well as an off-Broadway play of the same name.
Misery’s protagonist is Paul Sheldon, a writer famed for his Victorian-era romance novels that revolve around the life and loves of Misery Chastain. Following the completion of his latest book, Paul is rescued from a near fatal car crash by his self-proclaimed #1 fan Annie Wilkes, who transports the writer to her home only to hold him hostage after discovering what Paul has done to Misery in his latest book. Annie forces Paul to write a new book modifying the story – no matter what it takes.
This special oversized limited edition of Misery is published in three states: An Artist Gift edition, a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. The Artist Gift edition is signed by Rick Berry, and the Numbered & Lettered editions are signed by author Stephen King and artist Rick Berry. All three oversized books measure 7.5” x 10.5”.
All three editions feature eight new full-color illustrations by Rick Berry, whose critically acclaimed work includes the Donald M. Grant editions of The Talisman and Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Signed by Rick Berry, the slipcased Artist Gift edition includes a dust jacket with wrap-around artwork by Berry. It is a smyth-sewn binding with full imperial cloth, foil stamping and is offset printed on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper.
The Numbered edition is limited to 200 copies, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry . The first 185 copies are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 15 copies are numbered in red and reserved for private distribution. It is a full Japanese cloth, smyth-sewn binding featuring a blind stamped front cover, and a leather spine label stamped in 22K gold leaf. The edition is printed letterpress on Cranes Lettra Pearl White cotton paper, and housed in a custom clamshell box.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale lettered A-Z, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry. It is printed letterpress on moldmade Arches wove paper with a deckled fore edge, and handbound in full leather by Peter Geraty and Praxis Bindery in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Endpapers are marbled, and made exclusively for this edition. The binding is sewn with a hollow back designed to hold for 300 years.
The edition includes an original frontispiece print pulled from a wood engraving by renowned illustrator and designer Barry Moser. The print is limited to 26 copies and is signed by Moser. The title is made using six original Royal glass typewriter keys which are inset into the cover.
The book is housed in a custom walnut wood box designed to resemble an original Royal Model 10 packing crate, and features a black suede-lined book bed. The box is laser engraved and handcrafted by Dick Olson at his workshop in Farmington, New Mexico.
After launching Suntup Editions in early 2017, Paul Suntup has built a reputation for producing the finest quality books and prints. A life-long fan of Stephen King’s work, Suntup is known for creating beautifully crafted books that have become highly anticipated by fans and collectors.
“I remember the first time I picked up a copy of Misery when it was released in 1987,” says Paul Suntup, owner and founder of Suntup Editions. “I had just finished reading The Eyes of the Dragon, and I remember how excited I was that a new book by my new favorite author was out. I cannot believe that I now have this opportunity to publish a signed limited edition of Misery. It is a dream come true.”
A Lifetime Subscription to Suntup Editions is being offered concurrently with pre- orders of the signed limited edition of Misery. Subscribers who pay a one-time subscription fee, will then receive the Misery edition of their choice, and all future publications for the life of the press. Subscriptons are limited.
Publication is scheduled for August 8, 2018 and will be available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press from 8AM Pacific time on Monday, February 12th, 2018.
Suntup Editions publishes finely crafted limited editions of art and fiction. The mission of the press is to collaborate with today’s leading writers, artists, designers, printers and bookmakers to create superbly crafted books, portfolios and fine art prints.
Annie Wilkes & Misery Chastain Art © 2018 Rick Berry
Gift Slipcase Design and Macro Photography by Catherine Casalino Design