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Official publishers :
Hardback :
1974 - 1978; Doubleday
1979 - 1997; Viking
1982 - ; Philtrum Press
1998 - ; Simon & Schuster
2000 - ; BOMC
2001 - ; Random House
2004 - ; Little Simon

Paperback :
1982 - 1997; Plume (Trade paperback)                                
1998 - ; Pocket Books

The Dark Tower - serie :
1982 - ; Donale M. Grant

DO I HAVE A FIRST EDITION, OR WHAT?
Here is a little help on how to find that first edition:

The early Doubleday books all say "First Edition" explicitly on the copyright page -- there are other identifiers for these books as well (see each book-link). For books that contain strings of numbers to denote the printing, the important consideration is the presence of the numeral 1 in that string, regardless of the format of the numbers. Some possible variations of the printing numbers are:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

All three of these denote a first edition. The numeral 1 will be removed for a second printing. Random House (Black House) is the exception to this. First edition copies will state "First Edition" on the copyright page and the number sequence will be "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3".

Trim size is given because Book Club editions are often smaller than trade editions. Note also that Book Club edition dust jackets are occasionally found on first edition books to replace lost or damaged jackets. Book Club edition dust jackets are easily identified because they do not have a price marked inside the front cover. Later printing trade edition dust jackets will often have a different price imprinted on them from what is found on the detail- page on each book.
The table below lists the first edition covers for each of Stephen King's books.


FIRST EDITIONS



CARRIE
1974
Doubleday

'SALEM'S LOT
1975
Doubleday

RAGE
1977
Signet

THE SHINING
1977
Doubleday

NIGHT SHIFT
1978
Doubleday

THE STAND
1978
Doubleday

THE DEAD ZONE
1979
Viking

THE LONG WALK
1979
Signet

FIRESTARTER
1980
Viking

CUJO
1981
Viking

DANSE MACABRE
1981
Everest House

ROADWORK
1981
Signet

CREEPSHOW
1982
PLUME

THE DARK TOWER I
1982
Donald M. Grant

DIFFERENT SEASONS
1982
Viking

THE RUNNING
MAN

1982
Signet

THE PLANT I
1982
Philtrum Press

CHRISTINE
1983
Viking

CYCLE OF
THE WEREWOLF

1983
Plume

PET SEMATARY
1983
Doubleday

THE PLANT II
1983
Philtrum Press

EYES OF
THE DRAGON

1984
Philtrum Press

THE TALISMAN
1984
Viking

THINNER
1984
New Americal Library

THE BACHMAN
BOOKS

1985
New Americal Library

SKELETON CREW
1985
Putnam

SILVER BULLET
1985
Plume

THE PLANT III
1985
Philtrum Press

IT
1986
Doubleday

THE DARK TOWER II
1987
Donald M.
Grant

MISERY
1987
Viking

THE
TOMMYKNOCKERS

1987
Putnam

MY PRETTY
PONY

1988
Whitney Museum




NIGHTMARES
IN THE SKY

1988
Viking

THE DARK HALF
1989
Viking

DOLAN'S CADILAC
1989
Lord John Press

THE STAND-
UNCUT

1990
Doubleday

FOUR PAST
MIDNIGHT

1990
Viking

NEEDFUL THINGS
1991
Viking

THE DARK TOWER III
1991
Donald M. Grant

GERALD'S GAME
1992
Viking

DOLORES
CLAIBORNE

1992
Viking

NIGHTMARES &
DREAMSCAPES

1993
Viking

INSOMNIA
1994
Viking

ROSE MADDER
1995
Viking

UMNEY'S LAST
CASE

1995
Signet

THE GREEN MILE 1
1996
Signet

THE GREEN MILE 2
1996
Signet

THE GREEN MILE 3
1996
Signet

THE GREEN MILE 4
1996
Signet

THE GREEN MILE 5
1996
Signet

THE GREEN MILE 6
1996
Signet

DESPERATION
1996
Viking

THE REGULATORS
1996
Dutton

SIX STORIES
1997
Philtrum Press

THE GREEN MILE
1997
Plume

THE DARK TOWER IV
1997
Donald M. Grant

BAG OF BONES
1998
Scribner

STORM OF
THE CENTURY

1999
Pocket Books

THE GIRL WHO
LOVED TOM
GORDON

1999
Scribner

THE NEW
LIEUTENANT'S RAP

1999
Philtrum Press

HEARTS IN
ATLANTIS

1999
Scribner

BLOOD & SMOKE
1999
Simon &
Schuster Audioworks

RIDING THE
BULLET

2000
Scribner/
Philtrum Press

THE PLANT 1
2000
Philtrum Press

THE PLANT 2
2000
Philtrum Press
click on the cover

THE PLANT 3
2000
Philtrum Press
click on the cover

SECRET WINDOWS
2000
BOMC

ON WRITING
2000
Scribner

THE PLANT 4
2000
Philtrum Press
click on the cover

THE PLANT 5
2000
Philtrum Press
click on the cover

THE PLANT 6
2000
Philtrum Press
click on the cover

THE PLANT
BOOK ONE:
ZENITH RISING

2000
Philtrum Press

DREAMCATCHER
2001
Scribner

BLACK HOUSE
2001
Random House

EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL
2002
Scribner

FROM A BUICK 8
2002
Scribner

THE DARK TOWER I
(revised and expanded)

2003
Viking

THE DARK TOWER V
2003
Scribner/Grant

THE DARK TOWER VI
2004
Scribner/Grant

THE DARK TOWER VII
2004
Scribner/Grant

THE GIRL WHO
LOVED TOM
GORDON

2004
Little Simon

FAITHFUL
2004
Scribner

THE COLORADO
KID

2005
Hard Case Crime

'SALEM'S LOT
2005
Doubleday
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