September 2, 2008

Innovative Graphic Web Video of Stephen King’s Forthcoming Short Story ‘N.’ Now Featured on Borders.Com

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders(R) announced that Stephen King's "N.," a series of innovative Web video episodes based on a previously unpublished King short story, can now be viewed at Beginning today and continuing through early October, Borders will premier one episode each weekday and will celebrate the finale of the series Oct. 6 with an exclusive interview with Stephen King. "N." tells the story of a psychiatrist who falls prey to the same mysterious and deadly obsession that plagues his patient. The story unfolds in 25 short, visually compelling episodes that include sound effects, an original score and a full cast of voices including that of Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Ben Shenkman. The short story "N." will be included in an upcoming collection of Stephen King short stories titled "Just After Sunset" (Scribner, Nov. 11, 2008), and will also be published as a comic book miniseries by Marvel, set to launch in 2009.

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The "N." video series was created through a partnership between Scribner and Simon & Schuster Digital, Marvel Entertainment and CBS Mobile specifically for viewing on small platforms such as mobile phone screens, personal entertainment devices and on the Web. With the availability of the series on, now even more King fans, as well as customers who may not be familiar with King's writing but who love graphic novels and comic books, will be able to watch and enjoy the thrilling "N."

"We're pleased to be able to offer our customers access to this incredibly innovative adaptation of Stephen King's 'N.' King is one of the most talented and prolific writers of our time and offering his stories in a cutting-edge comic book style format is something our customers, particularly those who love comic books and Manga, will enjoy and appreciate," said Borders Group Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing Rob Gruen.

The episodes were drawn by award-winning comic book artist Alex Maleev, whose drawings have appeared on NBC's "Heroes," and colored by famed comic book colorist Jose Villarrubia, best known for his collaborations with Alan Moore. They were adapted by Marc Guggenheim, co-creator of the ABC-TV series "Eli Stone" with creative oversight from Stephen King.

The "Just After Sunset" short story collection can be purchased in Borders and Waldenbooks stores and on for $28 beginning Nov. 11. Borders will also offer a special collectors edition of "Just After Sunset" complete with a CD of the "N." Web video series for $37.50. Pre-orders for both the regular and special edition of "Just After Sunset" are currently being taken on

About Scribner/Simon & Schuster

Scribner is a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic and multi-media formats. Its divisions include the Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

About Borders Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group, Inc. , is a leading retailer of books, music and movies with more than 28,000 employees. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates more than 1,100 stores primarily under the Borders(R) and Waldenbooks(R) brand names and recently launched for online shopping. For more information, visit

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