15 Writers Who’ve Graced the Cover of Time

Stephen King – March 27, 2000
The only author to grace Time‘s cover twice in recent years (he also appeared on the October 6, 1986 edition), King’s appearance followed the release of his story, “Riding the Bullet.” The story was essentially the first e-book, showing up on Softlock.com for a slim $2.50. The experiment nearly crashed the servers of its online publisher, but it proved that consumers would pursue a writer’s work off the page and onto the web.