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Old 06-17-14, 12:42 PM
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Author With Same Title as Stephen King: Fans Buy Wrong Book

I'm Emily Schultz. My first novel came out eight years ago. It was called Joyland. Last year Stephen King released a print-only novel with the same title. That was cool, until a few King readers bought the e-book version of my novel by mistake and started leaving negative and confused Amazon reviews.

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Did they think Emily Schultz was the new Richard Bachman?
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Old 06-18-14, 02:04 AM
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Re: Author With Same Title as Stephen King: Fans Buy Wrong Book

What's really annoying is this asshole:



If it's not bad enough that he's trying to trick people into thinking he's the Stephen King, he's charging $4.99 for a story Amazon lists as 25 pages long.

I've seen people doing the same thing with Joe Hill, but it's easier to fall for it in that case because Hill has a bunch of short stories available singly on the Kindle.
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Old 06-18-14, 05:09 AM
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Re: Author With Same Title as Stephen King: Fans Buy Wrong Book

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
I've seen people doing the same thing with Joe Hill, but it's easier to fall for it in that case because Hill has a bunch of short stories available singly on the Kindle.
Joe Hill? You mean this guy?:

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Old 06-18-14, 10:24 AM
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Joe Hill? You mean this guy?:

No, this guy, Stephen King's son:



If you've never heard of him, you need to check his books out. He's every bit as good as his dad.
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He looks just like him too .
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Old 06-23-14, 09:34 PM
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Re: Author With Same Title as Stephen King: Fans Buy Wrong Book

I've enjoyed Joe Hill's books. Right now I'm reading NOS4A2 and I like it. I also recommend Hill's short story collection 20th Century Ghosts.
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I've enjoyed Joe Hill's books. Right now I'm reading NOS4A2 and I like it. I also recommend Hill's short story collection 20th Century Ghosts.
I wasn't a fan of his novels, but 20th Century Ghosts has some GREAT stories in it. Would also recommend.
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