Last year, Stephen King published a mystery novel called Joyland. Soon after, ebook sales for a book by Emily Schultz spiked.
This mystery’s solution is a simple one: Schultz published a novel, also called Joyland, back in 2006. King released his book as paperback-only when it was first released, to honor the pulp fiction that inspired his novel. Many unsuspecting customers on Amazon accidentally bought the ebook version of Schultz’s book instead of King’s.
Now the royalties are in, and Schultz is detailing her buying spree in a blog, “Spending the Stephen King Money.” It turns out, King doesn’t mind at all.
“I’m delighted for her, and I’m going to order her book,” King told EW. READ FULL STORY