Titan Books's line of pulp novels, Hard Case Crime, will be releasing a new Stephen King novel called Joyland in June 2013. The book is set in a North Carolina amusement park in 1973. The title will mark King's second book with Hard Case, after the bestseller, The Colorado Kid. Joyland will not be published digitally, and will appear in paperback only.
Speaking to the decision to do Joyland for Hard Case, King said: “I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”