“A pleasure to hold, a delight to read.”

Founded in 2017 by Brian James Freeman, Lividian Publications is a publisher of hardcover special editions by bestselling authors including Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Catriona Ward, Stewart O’Nan, Peter Heller, Michael Koryta, Bentley Little, and Joe Hill.

Lividian Publications works with our favorite authors and artists in a variety of genres to publish significant books in elegant editions using time-honored methods and handsome materials. These are truly modern special editions crafted with old world charm.

Not only will you be proud to display our beautiful editions in your office or home library, but our high-quality materials and production techniques create distinguished volumes you can pass down for generations of readers to enjoy.

That doesn’t mean these books are only meant to be looked at, though. Each title is designed with readability in mind. We believe a gorgeous production that cannot be read defeats the entire purpose of a book.

In 2022, we added high quality trade hardcover and trade paperbacks to our lineup to bring acclaimed works that had previously only been published in hard-to-find special editions to a wider audience.

We hope you’ll take a few moments to learn more about our projects, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

About the founder:
Brian James Freeman is a bestselling author and editor whose work has been translated into more than a dozen languages throughout the world. For nearly twenty years, he was the managing publisher of Cemetery Dance Publications and Lonely Road Books where he worked with Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Gillian Flynn, Scott Smith, Frank Darabont, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, Max Brooks, Michael Koryta, Justin Cronin, Joe R. Lansdale, Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, Stewart O’Nan, and many other acclaimed authors.