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Stephen King Skipping E-book on New Novel

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Writer Stephen King arrives at the premiere of "The Mist" presented by Fujifilm and Vault at the Ziegfeld Theater on November 12, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Stephen King, e-book champion and veteran of roughly every major publishing format available, is opting to keep his new horror novel Joyland strictly as a paper book. "I have no plans for a digital version," King says. "Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one." Does King count Amazon as an "actual bookstore," though? Because Joyland is available for pre-order there. Also: What does "stir their sticks" mean?

Photo: Bryan Bedder/2007 Getty Images