A new edition of The Bachman Books, including a new introduction titled "The Importance of Being Bachman," was released 24 September 1996 in conjuction with the publication of the Bachman "trunk-novel" The Regulators.
The US editions of this collection and the novel Rage were allowed to go out of print by the author and publisher because of the Heath High School shooting—a school shooting incident involving Michael Carneal. The remaining three novels are still in print and are published as separate books.
The Bachman Books is still in print in the United Kingdom although it no longer contains Rage. In a footnote to the preface of the more recent Bachman book Blaze (dated 30 January 2007) King wrote of Rage: "Now out of print, and a good thing."