Stephen King’s drop-in baseball title, Blockade Billy, is getting strong reviews on its release day. Unlike many of King’s books, this one is just 120 pages long. USA Today says,

Short and sweet best describes this novella that shines for many reasons: King’s love for baseball, his irresistible storytelling style and the way he effortlessly pitches this story to us in the smoothest baseball lingo.

If you’re wondering why King went with indie publisher Cemetary Dance Publications for the book, The Baltimore Sun explains how that came about.

Cemetary Dance is publishing a limited edition of 10,000 copies. Scribner will be publishing a hardcover edition, with an additional short story, Morality and minus the illustrations in the Cemetary Dance edition, on May 25th, along with an audio edition. Below is the information on the Scribner publications.

Blockade Billy
Stephen King
Retail Price: $14.99
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: – (2010-05-25)
ISBN / EAN: 1451608217 / 9781451608212

Audio; UNABR; 9781442336582; $19.99

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