Press Release: Mister B. Gone

September 2007


Mister B. Gone

The astonishing new novel from bestselling author Clive Barker.

Mister B. Gone marks the long-awaited return of Clive Barker, the great master of the macabre, to the traditional horror story. This bone-chilling novel, in which a medieval devil speaks directly to the reader, claims to be a never-before-published demonic autobiography penned in the year 1438. The sole copy was buried by an assistant from the workshop of Johannes Gutenburg, and disappeared without a trace. Until now...

A demon known as Jakabok has embedded his very self inside each word of this book, making it a vehicle for the forces of darkness to finally conquer all things good and holy in the world.

Major Marketing Campaign

National print advertising
National media campaign
National radio interviews
Major review coverage and print features
5-city author tour: Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle
Online Marketing campaign
Official author site:
MySpace outreach through

"Clive Barker is the prince of horror." - Time

On sale October 30, 2007 One day laydown

Fiction 978-0-06-018298-4 trim: 5½ x 8¼ - 224 pages - $24.95 ($31.50 Can.)
Also available on unabridged CD from HarperAudio

Deluxe Packaging

Conceived, written, and packaged as an "authentic," just discovered medieval memoir written by a powerful demon, Mister B. Gone will feature:

Distressed paper-over-board cover with foil and debossing
Printed four-color endpapers and stained edges
Interior printed in full color to recreate aged, yellowed paper and typeset in period font

Harper - An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

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