JoylandAccording to DBW, the Canadian author Emily Schultz hit the jackpot when Stephen King released his  hardcover bestseller Joyland.  It seems that Emily had the foresight to publish a literary fiction novel of her own entitled Joyland in 2006 and hundreds of impatient Stephen King fans mistakenly bought her novel when King’s eBook version was slow to come out.

The folks at DBW think this “underscores the power and importance of metadata” and wonder if “better metadata, that is — keywords, descriptions, etc.” could “have saved at least some readers from finding or buying the wrong book.”

In any case, Emily has made the best of it using her windfall “on things like a fancy dinner, more books and a haircut for her husband.”