While Stephen King only published a print version of Joylandearlier this year, a $2.99 Kindle edition book review written by “Nick Walton“ has fooled a few digital book buyers on Amazon.
As you can see by the 72 one star reviews of the Kindle book “Joyland (Hard Case Crime) by Stephen King, a review,” many people thought they were buying a digital version of the King book.
The e-book is roughly seven pages. Bloog found a help wanted ad that appears to be soliciting a writer for this book. If the ad he found is in fact for Joyland (Hard Case Crime) by Stephen King, a review, the author was paid $20, not including the cost of the book. Here's a chunk of the synopsis on the Amazon listing for the e-book review:
Stephen King brilliantly transforms a regular crime novel, into an amusement park, with pleasant and unacceptable memories, that teeter you on the edge of his Ferris wheel. When the ride finally stops, you push the bar back, and step off, right inside Stephen King’s, Joyland. You smile for a moment, at the sounds and smells of the fair, but here, joy takes on a different meaning.
That's a whole, lot, of commas. I guess the author, was out of, breath.