A Collector’s Guide to Stephen King Manuscripts, Galleys, Proofs and ARCs

This two-part video offers a (brief) collector’s guide to Stephen King manuscripts, galleys, proofs and ARCs. They can take many forms: from an original “idea notebook” handwritten by King, to a review copy that is identical to the first edition book except for a publisher’s sticker or stamp and the letter from the editor that came with it.

In this video I hope to introduce the many types of documents produced during the writing and publication process of the work of a best-selling author, that inevitably sometimes make their way onto the collector’s market. The first part deals with manuscripts.

Part two of the guide is about the sometimes confusing world of proofs, galleys and ARCs (Advance Reading Copies) and takes IT as a running example.