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Stephen King e-story 'Mile 81' coming Sept. 1

Stephen King e-story 'Mile 81' coming Sept. 1

August 26th, 2011 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen King is back in the e-book game.

The horror master is releasing a short story in digital format only. Scribner announced Thursday that "Mile 81," a "chilling story" set at a rest stop on the Maine Turnpike, will go on sale Sept. 1 at a suggested price of $2.99.

The new book will also include an excerpt from King's upcoming novel, "11/22/63." Klout, a San Francisco-based website that helps measure online influence, will allow some users to download "Mile 81" for free.

King has a long history of writing stories as e-exclusives. His "Riding the Bullet" novella was an early Internet sensation when it came out in 2000.