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becca69
11-29-2016, 03:22 PM
Amanda & Neil signed & personalized Christmas card for charity:

http://shop.amandapalmer.net/collections/featured/products/afp-2016-holiday-card-for-unhrc-signed-by-amanda

ELazansky
11-29-2016, 03:33 PM
There's some funny pics on Neil's Twitter feed of him signing 3500 blank pages for Norse Mythology. No "pre-signed publisher" page or any specific text. Just looks like an image and his signature. He signed 1000 with one bottle of ink and is moving on to the next bottle.

Saw that. Is there any indication which edition this is for? US or UK? Looking at the deckled edge of the paper I'm thinking US...

*edited to add: actually- in one photo the signed pages look deckled, and in the other- not...

I couldn't tell either. I know Waterstones has a preorder for a signed edition, so maybe they are for the U.K. Version?

swintek
11-29-2016, 06:56 PM
Can anyone who has copies of the new Headline illustrated editions of the American Gods "quartet" confirm that they denote first printings with a single "1" centered under the "This Edition Published By.." section of the indicia, rather than the "2" that appears on my copy just received from The Book Depository? Surprised that these are already in second printings.

Ron

cit74
11-29-2016, 07:33 PM
Can anyone who has copies of the new Headline illustrated editions of the American Gods "quartet" confirm that they denote first printings with a single "1" centered under the "This Edition Published By.." section of the indicia, rather than the "2" that appears on my copy just received from The Book Depository? Surprised that these are already in second printings.

Ron

I just got my 3 books today from Foyles (all except AG - that is coming separately) - and all 3 of those books have a single "1" centered under the headline publishing group line as you mentioned. So looks like they are into a second printing.

I think that it only cost me about $80 including shipping for those three from Foyles.

swintek
11-29-2016, 08:02 PM
Thanks. Just received the balance of my Book Depository order- all 2'nd prints except for ANANSI BOYS, which is a 1st. Bummed about this because now that I see the books in the flesh- they're very handsome. Now I'll have to pony up for return shipping to the UK (Ouch), and try beating the pavement for first printings of the other 3. Not looking forward to that. Ahh.. the "joys" of book collecting!

Ron

becca69
11-30-2016, 07:30 AM
Can anyone who has copies of the new Headline illustrated editions of the American Gods "quartet" confirm that they denote first printings with a single "1" centered under the "This Edition Published By.." section of the indicia, rather than the "2" that appears on my copy just received from The Book Depository? Surprised that these are already in second printings.

Ron

I just got my 3 books today from Foyles (all except AG - that is coming separately) - and all 3 of those books have a single "1" centered under the headline publishing group line as you mentioned. So looks like they are into a second printing.

I think that it only cost me about $80 including shipping for those three from Foyles.

I received my signed copies from Foyles last week and they are all 1sts with a "1". I didn't order unsigned American Gods but I was going to thru Book Depository... glad I didn't. I will have to find it somewhere else.

becca69
11-30-2016, 07:32 AM
Thanks. Just received the balance of my Book Depository order- all 2'nd prints except for ANANSI BOYS, which is a 1st. Bummed about this because now that I see the books in the flesh- they're very handsome. Now I'll have to pony up for return shipping to the UK (Ouch), and try beating the pavement for first printings of the other 3. Not looking forward to that. Ahh.. the "joys" of book collecting!

Ron

Contact them. Tell them you aren't happy with them and they should have you return them to a US facility. I sent one back by media mail. I took them a while but they eventually processed the return.

becca69
11-30-2016, 12:19 PM
https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/norse-mythology/

cit74
11-30-2016, 12:48 PM
https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/norse-mythology/

Nice - I hadn't ordered mine yet - but I'll get it from Goldsboro instead of waterstone.

somekindofstranger
11-30-2016, 12:54 PM
https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/norse-mythology/

No mention of a number so I assume these will be the same as waterstones copies

becca69
11-30-2016, 12:59 PM
https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/norse-mythology/

No mention of a number so I assume these will be the same as waterstones copies

Probably but they will have DJ covers and shipped well :D

cit74
11-30-2016, 01:49 PM
https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/norse-mythology/

No mention of a number so I assume these will be the same as waterstones copies

Probably but they will have DJ covers and shipped well :D

Exactly

swintek
11-30-2016, 02:03 PM
Thanks. Just received the balance of my Book Depository order- all 2'nd prints except for ANANSI BOYS, which is a 1st. Bummed about this because now that I see the books in the flesh- they're very handsome. Now I'll have to pony up for return shipping to the UK (Ouch), and try beating the pavement for first printings of the other 3. Not looking forward to that. Ahh.. the "joys" of book collecting!

Ron

Contact them. Tell them you aren't happy with them and they should have you return them to a US facility. I sent one back by media mail. I took them a while but they eventually processed the return.

Thanks- good advice! Done. There's a nice person at Foyles holding first printings of the other 3 for me (alas, all sold out of the signed copies), so, thanks all for the advice on that. I'll get it sorted, eventually.

Aronstg
12-01-2016, 09:08 PM
Does anyone know if there are any plans for a Limited Norse Mythology? Or is everyone just going for the signed UK 1sts?

ELazansky
12-02-2016, 02:46 AM
Does anyone know if there are any plans for a Limited Norse Mythology? Or is everyone just going for the signed UK 1sts?

I'm holding out for now, hoping that maybe Sub Press will do one. I've been skipping the pre-signed books lately. Just don't have the room on my shelves for them.

Booknutt
12-02-2016, 06:42 AM
Got my ARC of Norse Mythology yesterday. It's a lot smaller than I thought. For some reason I was expecting a brick of a book.

becca69
12-02-2016, 07:54 AM
Looking for a 1st UK American Gods illustrated edition if anyone has extra.

swintek
12-02-2016, 08:08 AM
Looking for a 1st UK American Gods illustrated edition if anyone has extra.

I believe Foyles still has them, becca. At least that what's someone there says. Although, I've been waiting to hear back from them with a paypal invoice for firsts of that and the 2 novellas...

becca69
12-02-2016, 09:05 AM
Looking for a 1st UK American Gods illustrated edition if anyone has extra.

I believe Foyles still has them, becca. At least that what's someone there says. Although, I've been waiting to hear back from them with a paypal invoice for firsts of that and the 2 novellas...

Thanks. I'll try there.

cit74
12-02-2016, 12:09 PM
Does anyone know if there are any plans for a Limited Norse Mythology? Or is everyone just going for the signed UK 1sts?

I'm holding out for now, hoping that maybe Sub Press will do one. I've been skipping the pre-signed books lately. Just don't have the room on my shelves for them.

I ordered the Goldsboro one, I've just been getting one of the signed copies and then waiting like everyone else to see if a limited gets released. I have t bothered trying to get every edition of every book - - as you say there's not enough shelf space

Stockerlone
12-06-2016, 09:53 AM
My Nicolaus present from me...
This HC was missing in my NG collection....

Neil Gaiman - American Gods
German HC - signed and remarqued
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/742/medium/PICT6600.JPG

Patrick
12-07-2016, 12:36 PM
^ Nice!

cit74
12-09-2016, 04:21 PM
This years humble bundle - has some repeats from last year - plus some new - rare stuff:

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/neil-gaiman-book-bundle

Neil Gaiman says:

A little over a year ago I released my rarest, earliest, and hardest to find work – books and comics – through Humble Bundle to fund charities that do good work. People were all so generous and enthusiastic that we broke records. More importantly, they made it possible for the CBLDF and for the charities supported by the Gaiman Foundation, including the CBLDF, to help make things better for people.

People asked if the books and comics in the Humble Bundle would be put up for sale afterwards. I said no. They were part of the Bundle.

The world is a more dangerous place than it was 14 months ago. Refugees need help and support. Freedom of speech is under threat.

I’ve brought back the original Humble Bundle of Gaiman rarities, and I have added some brand new bits, including audio stories. It supports the UN Refugee Agency, the CBLDF, and the Gaiman Foundation (which then, in its turn, supports other good causes). Get the books and stories and such for yourself if you missed out the first time. Give them as gifts to friends. It will make a difference.

cit74
12-09-2016, 04:22 PM
Here's whats included: cannot beat it for the price. Plus I can leave my Duran Duran alone now

he Humble Book Bundle: Neil Gaiman will run from December 7 – 21, 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.

What’s included in the bundle:

Customers can pay $1 or more for Adventures in the Dream Trade (essays, poems, lyrics, and original AMERICAN GODS blog),Gods & Tulips (controversial 1993 speech, an essay on running signings, and a speech on comics), Free Speeches (speeches by Neil, Frank Miller, and others),Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous (24 hour comic, written and drawn by Neil Gaiman), Ghastly Beyond Belief (Neil’s rare & never republished second book of oddball quotes), A Fall of Stardust with Charles Vess (new Stardust short story & poems, illustrated by Charles Vess), Sculpture Stories with Lisa Snellings(short fiction based on Snellings’ sculpture art),and Blood Monster with Marlene N. O’Connor (rare horror story from the legendary anthology Taboo).

Those who pay $8 or more will also receive Day of the Dead (fully annotated Babylon 5 script), An Honest Answer & Other Stories (collaboration with Bryan Talbot and Dave McKean), Feeders & Eaters with Mark Buckingham (collaborations with Mark Buckingham, including a comic about Alan Moore), Angels & Visitations (first collection of prose fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), Sweeney Todd & Other Stories with Michael Zulli (Neil’s lost, unfinished, never republished graphic novel with Michael Zulli), Neil Dreams with Rick Veitch(short comics of dreams by and about Neil, done by and with Rick Veitch), Message In A Milk Bottle (never before reprinted short story with brand new intro), Love, Fishie (poems by Neil & Maddy Gaiman, limited edition of 100), Neverwear: A Portfolio of Stories (collects Gaiman’s sought out and in many cases sold out story & art editions, featuring art by Jim Lee, David Mack, Roman Dirge, Molly Crabapple, Chris Riddell, Olivia, Jouni Koponen, Camilla D’Errico, and more), and the two controversial UK comics anthologies Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament, and Seven Deadly Sins, which also feature contributions from Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Dave McKean, Bryan Talbot and more. Also included in this tier is Neil Gaiman: Live at the Aladdin,which captures an unforgettable performance from Neil Gaiman’s 2001 Last Angel tour, and includes dramatic readings from his short fiction and poetry, including stories from his collections Angels & Visitations and Smoke and Mirrors.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Duran Duran (Neil’s first and rarest book!), A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff (out of print and collectible book of short fiction, essays, and poems), A Calendar of Tales (a brand-new 55 page ebook with art by Paul Roman Martinez), Warning: Contains Language(Gaiman’s first audio performance disc from 1995, featuring dramatic readings of stories and poems accompanied by music from Dave McKean and the Flash Girls), and Neil Gaiman: Speaking in Tongues(dramatic readings from 2004 including the 41 minute tour-de-force “The Facts In The Case of the Departure of Miss Finch”).

cit74
12-09-2016, 04:36 PM
If you bought this last year - looks like there are only 5 new items - 3 audio cd's and two new ebooks. Neverewhere - a portfolio of stories and Calendar of Tales

So I might have to donate at $15 - since the calendar of tales is in the last bracket.

Dan
12-09-2016, 04:39 PM
Anyone interested in The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains signed limited? I have the original shipping box also.

swintek
12-09-2016, 09:53 PM
Thanks so much for the breakdown of what is included, and what is new. Even though I have nearly all of this stuff in hardcopy- I was happy to donate the $15-$20 for the cause last year. Even happier to do it this year. For anyone who doesn't have a lot of this stuff- what a GREAT way to read/listen to it- for next to nothing, and, support a great cause.

cit74
12-09-2016, 10:37 PM
I agree - an incredible amount of material. I read one of the new items too quickly though - I thought it was neverwhere portfolio - but it's actually neverwear. If you're not familiar with neverwear - it's the site by cat mihos

http://neverwear.myshopify.com

You can find lots of gaiman prints from various artists, often some are signed. So the neverwear portfolio is a bunch of these prints - I actually have two of them - and my favorite by Roman dirge - Neil and the little dead girl - the one I have is signed by both gaiman and Roman.

jsmcmullen92
12-12-2016, 05:40 AM
Are these all ebooks or are they actual hard copies?

ELazansky
12-12-2016, 05:52 AM
Are these all ebooks or are they actual hard copies?

All ebooks and PDF's

cit74
12-28-2016, 02:55 AM
A few new NG items - finally received the UK AG:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_4408_zpshgmuyunj.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_4408_zpshgmuyunj.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/P7XmBRGUQCqOCd82kj75Ew_thumb_440c_zpsnxkqittt.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/P7XmBRGUQCqOCd82kj75Ew_thumb_440c_zpsnxkqittt.jpg. html)

I forgot to take pics of the other 3 books in this release - but they are all up on the bookshelf - all double signed. AG just being the more difficult copy to find

cit74
12-28-2016, 03:00 AM
And this on - the UK s/n bookplate edition of Neverwhere - I have always been searching for this copy. This one is a little odd since the owner actually got their copy signed and inscribed in addition to the bookplate - not exactly sure why they did this - except maybe to have a physical signature in the book and not just a book plate. Either way I was not going to turn this copy away. The inscription is small, but I always loved the mind the gap addition in other copies.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_440d_zpsomkbbvtr.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_440d_zpsomkbbvtr.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/kNAIvaqGQjG2mLQDT3F85w_thumb_4411_zpsfz6occux.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/kNAIvaqGQjG2mLQDT3F85w_thumb_4411_zpsfz6occux.jpg. html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/SQKUjtBRm65viRbWVzwXw_thumb_4410_zpskvqlu5vh.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/SQKUjtBRm65viRbWVzwXw_thumb_4410_zpskvqlu5vh.jpg.h tml)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/ude5SCxtRZe1C0Nd7AVaA_thumb_440f_zpsgl3zuosb.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/ude5SCxtRZe1C0Nd7AVaA_thumb_440f_zpsgl3zuosb.jpg.h tml)

The book itself is in great condition. Who knows maybe I will get Gaiman to sign it a 3rd time this March...

becca69
12-28-2016, 09:00 AM
I was able to get an unsigned 1st UK print of the illustrated American Gods thanks to Simon. Now I have all 4 (3 signed).

somekindofstranger
12-28-2016, 09:35 AM
And this on - the UK s/n bookplate edition of Neverwhere - I have always been searching for this copy. This one is a little odd since the owner actually got their copy signed and inscribed in addition to the bookplate - not exactly sure why they did this - except maybe to have a physical signature in the book and not just a book plate. Either way I was not going to turn this copy away. The inscription is small, but I always loved the mind the gap addition in other copies.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_440d_zpsomkbbvtr.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_440d_zpsomkbbvtr.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/kNAIvaqGQjG2mLQDT3F85w_thumb_4411_zpsfz6occux.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/kNAIvaqGQjG2mLQDT3F85w_thumb_4411_zpsfz6occux.jpg. html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/SQKUjtBRm65viRbWVzwXw_thumb_4410_zpskvqlu5vh.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/SQKUjtBRm65viRbWVzwXw_thumb_4410_zpskvqlu5vh.jpg.h tml)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Gaiman/ude5SCxtRZe1C0Nd7AVaA_thumb_440f_zpsgl3zuosb.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Gaiman/ude5SCxtRZe1C0Nd7AVaA_thumb_440f_zpsgl3zuosb.jpg.h tml)

The book itself is in great condition. Who knows maybe I will get Gaiman to sign it a 3rd time this March...

I was watching that but was away near the end and missed getting a bid in! Great price I think, well done!

cit74
12-28-2016, 11:27 AM
Thanks - I was very happy with the price and the book

Patrick
12-29-2016, 10:03 PM
Very nice. Congrats!

cit74
12-31-2016, 04:35 PM
For all of you Gaiman and Dr. Who fans - there will be a new signed limited from Gauntlet press - NG Novella from 2013 - you can pre-order it now:

https://www.gauntletpress.com/product/nothing-oclock/

Tommy
01-03-2017, 03:49 AM
omit

mikeC
01-05-2017, 06:57 AM
I love these Robert McGinnis covers. I hope they make prints.
Anansi Boys one is my favorite.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d25Zyh4_SXU/V-IgraiuKVI/AAAAAAAA7Kg/WlW5rHBSjLwdxaGhzq_KE1mhErxw0q3OwCLcB/s640/AnansiBoys.png

Lookwhoitis
01-14-2017, 05:09 AM
Is there going to be a S/N LE of Norse Mythology?

somekindofstranger
01-14-2017, 06:17 AM
Is there going to be a S/N LE of Norse Mythology?

I haven't heard of one yet.

Aronstg
01-14-2017, 11:01 AM
Is there going to be a S/N LE of Norse Mythology?

Generally they don't do S/L on his short story collections and I would kind of assume this is a short story collection.

I'm really hoping to see another novel from him. Oceans was a few years back and it was a short read. There have been rumblings for a few years as to a true sequel to American Gods. I'd love to see that happen.

somekindofstranger
01-14-2017, 11:59 AM
Is there going to be a S/N LE of Norse Mythology?

Generally they don't do S/L on his short story collections and I would kind of assume this is a short story collection.

I'm really hoping to see another novel from him. Oceans was a few years back and it was a short read. There have been rumblings for a few years as to a true sequel to American Gods. I'd love to see that happen.

Actually, most of the collections do have s/l editions.
There were s/l editions for 'smoke and Mirrors', 'angels & Visitations' and 'm is for magic'.
(Trigger warning didn't have a 'proper' s/l but Goldsboro books did a signed/numbered trade edition).

somekindofstranger
01-14-2017, 12:00 PM
Is there going to be a S/N LE of Norse Mythology?

Generally they don't do S/L on his short story collections and I would kind of assume this is a short story collection.

I'm really hoping to see another novel from him. Oceans was a few years back and it was a short read. There have been rumblings for a few years as to a true sequel to American Gods. I'd love to see that happen.

I also am waiting for the next proper novel :-)

Aronstg
01-14-2017, 12:01 PM
Is there going to be a S/N LE of Norse Mythology?

Generally they don't do S/L on his short story collections and I would kind of assume this is a short story collection.

I'm really hoping to see another novel from him. Oceans was a few years back and it was a short read. There have been rumblings for a few years as to a true sequel to American Gods. I'd love to see that happen.

Actually, most of the collections do have s/l editions.
There were s/l editions for 'smoke and Mirrors', 'angels & Visitations' and 'm is for magic'.
(Trigger warning didn't have a 'proper' s/l but Goldsboro books did a signed/numbered trade edition).

My bad. I had Trigger Warning, Fragile Things and Unnatural Creatures in mind. I wasn't looking far enough back for smoke and mirrors and angels.

jonp
01-24-2017, 01:50 PM
I should be getting a couple of copies of the new Waterstones' signed edition of Gaiman's Norse Mythology. £20 + shipping at cost from U.K. PM me of interested.

ELazansky
01-27-2017, 11:12 AM
http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/best-new-horror-27-slipcased-limited-signed-hardcover-edited-by-stephen-jones-4212-p.asp?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ps_publishing_weekly_newsletter&utm_term=2017-01-27

Signed by Neil?

I don't know if want to keep collecting EVERY anthology with his signature in it. I'm just not a completist...

cit74
01-27-2017, 11:17 AM
http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/best-new-horror-27-slipcased-limited-signed-hardcover-edited-by-stephen-jones-4212-p.asp?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ps_publishing_weekly_newsletter&utm_term=2017-01-27

Signed by Neil?

I don't know if want to keep collecting EVERY anthology with his signature in it. I'm just not a completist...

Just emailed PS - so i will let you know what I find out. Agreed its not a must have - the story is elsewhere

cit74
01-29-2017, 06:50 AM
http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/best-new-horror-27-slipcased-limited-signed-hardcover-edited-by-stephen-jones-4212-p.asp?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ps_publishing_weekly_newsletter&utm_term=2017-01-27

Signed by Neil?

I don't know if want to keep collecting EVERY anthology with his signature in it. I'm just not a completist...

Just emailed PS - so i will let you know what I find out. Agreed its not a must have - the story is elsewhere

Apparently it is:


Hi Chad,

Yes the anthology is signed by everyone that is in it.

Best wishes

Nicky

cit74
01-29-2017, 07:01 AM
but i think you have plenty of time to decide - since PS still has signed copies of both volume #25 (with gaiman) and #26 on their site

ELazansky
01-29-2017, 07:52 AM
I have Best New Horror #25. Not sure if I am going to spend the cash on another anthology right now. I'm not that big a fan of the PS books.

cit74
01-29-2017, 06:16 PM
I have Best New Horror #25. Not sure if I am going to spend the cash on another anthology right now. I'm not that big a fan of the PS books.


Why? because lately they all look like they are out of the same mold? I here you on that one

ELazansky
01-30-2017, 07:11 AM
I have Best New Horror #25. Not sure if I am going to spend the cash on another anthology right now. I'm not that big a fan of the PS books.


Why? because lately they all look like they are out of the same mold? I here you on that one

The covers of their books lately are awful - did you see The Fireman cover? Wow....

And the books are, as you say, from the same mold. Nothing spectacular.

WeDealInLead
01-30-2017, 07:20 AM
Any interest in 999 from CD? Signed by Gaiman, Powers etc. $90 shipped to US.

swintek
02-01-2017, 01:04 PM
So.. as far as I can tell there is no pre-signed (on special tip-in sheet or no) US edition of NORSE MYTHOLOGY offered anywhere?

Ron

WeDealInLead
02-01-2017, 01:25 PM
The Strand is offering pre-signed copies:

http://www.strandbooks.com/pre-order-signed/norse-mythology-039360909x

swintek
02-01-2017, 01:50 PM
Excellent- thank you!

Merlin1958
02-01-2017, 04:27 PM
I couldn't find a Gaiman discussion thread so here goes. Just picked up "American Gods" to read after seeing the promo for the new cable series. Anyone give me an idea what I'm in for? The blurb sounded very interesting as did the trailer.

Booknutt
02-01-2017, 04:42 PM
You sir are in for excellence.

swintek
02-01-2017, 04:45 PM
It seems to be a Love It or Hate It kind of book. I think most of us here are in the Love It camp. It's one of my all time favorite novels, and I love the 2 shorter "Shadow" stories as well.

Merlin1958
02-01-2017, 04:47 PM
You sir are in for excellence.


It seems to be a Love It or Hate It kind of book. I think most of us here are in the Love It camp. It's one of my all time favorite novels, and I love the 2 shorter "Shadow" stories as well.

Cool!!! I can't wait for my next "Constitutional"!!! LOL


These days my best reading is in the "library"!!! lol lol

cit74
02-01-2017, 04:59 PM
One of my favorites - but that probably goes for most on this thread

cit74
02-01-2017, 05:02 PM
Only 2 months until Patrick and I (and the wives) get to meet Neil - hoping I can get a couple extra books signed.

Thanks for strand link for signed copies - already bought Goldsboro - will prob get US version as well

Booknutt
02-03-2017, 10:10 AM
Apparently Norton is offering signed US copies. My local bookseller that knows I like Neil contacted me today to see if I wanted one of the two copies they received. She said she was surprised by them. They were just packed in her regular order.

swintek
02-03-2017, 01:01 PM
Mysterious Bookshop has signed copies as well. Wonder if these will indeed be those pre-signed tip-in jobs that he usually does. Weird that there's been no real mention of them, though. I forget- is he doing an in-store at The Strand, and those copies will be signed at the event?

http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com/products/neil-gaiman-norse-mythology

cit74
02-03-2017, 06:30 PM
Mysterious Bookshop has signed copies as well. Wonder if these will indeed be those pre-signed tip-in jobs that he usually does. Weird that there's been no real mention of them, though. I forget- is he doing an in-store at The Strand, and those copies will be signed at the event?

http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com/products/neil-gaiman-norse-mythology

The Strand is an in store event - looks like he is physically only there and then a few days later in London. It might just be a speaking engagement with pre-signed copies. Then he will be at some smaller venues for meet n greet and Q&A over the next few months.


09 Feb 2017 New York, NY
Norse Mythology [STANDARD SEATING SOLD OUT]
15 Feb 2017 London, UK
Norse Mythology [STANDARD SEATING SOLD OUT]
29 Mar 2017 San Diego, CA
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
30 Mar 2017 Costa Mesa, CA
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
31 Mar 2017 Santa Rosa, CA
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
01 Apr 2017 Mesa, AZ
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
02 Apr 2017 Seattle, WA
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
04 Apr 2017 Boston, MA
Author Talk: Neil Gaiman
15 Apr 2017 Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Neil Gaiman and American Gods
06 Jul 2017 Austin, TX
Long Center Presents Neil Gaiman
07 Jul 2017 Dallas, TX
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
08 Jul 2017 Houston, TX
Society for the Performing Arts presents Neil Gaiman
10 Jul 2017 Hartford, CT
An Evening with Neil Gaiman

http://www.neilgaiman.com/where/

cit74
02-03-2017, 06:33 PM
Mysterious Bookshop is all sold out - but you can still pre-order from the Strand - that might lead me to believe that these will be signed day of event - based upon how many orders they have? Since the tickets to the event include a signed copy - but who the heck knows...

swintek
02-03-2017, 07:52 PM
Mysterious Bookshop is all sold out - but you can still pre-order from the Strand - that might lead me to believe that these will be signed day of event - based upon how many orders they have? Since the tickets to the event include a signed copy - but who the heck knows...

Wow, those (Mysterious Bookshop) copies went fast. Those had to be pre-signed copies, right? I only keep harping on this because I prefer the pre-signed, tip-in sheet "editions", whenever offered. For 2 reasons: They are (seemingly) more "limited" than a regular trade copy (signed or not), and- the signatures are de facto confirmed "authentic" by their nature. There's never a question.

Incidentally- and sort of unrelated- I'm curious as to why some of you would chase the UK pre-signed copies, and not necessarily the US editions (or, as an after-thought). Keeping with standard (old-school) book collecting principals, you collect the edition from which county the author is primarily associated with. Admittedly, this is a really tough call with Neil, with his dual nationalities, but when it's a toss up (as it might be here), you go with the "better" edition, and just down to quality of raw materials- that's nearly always US. So- thoughts?

Ron

cit74
02-04-2017, 01:39 AM
I'm not picky - lately I've been getting 1 of each (US and U.K.). It seems like the U.K. Signed books have been more widely advertised and easier to pre-order lately. i.e. From Goldsboro or waterstones. Whereas we've had to search a bit more for the us edition - which this forum has helped track most of these places down. Honestly, lately I think the U.K. Books (via goldsboro or waterstones or headline) tend to be nicer book quality than the US versions.

I don't go searching for all of the various signed editions - like those on a tipped in sheet vs flatsigned. If they're bought directly from a bookstore, especially one with an author event - that's all the proof I need. As an aside sometimes those U.K. Books are printed/released earlier than the US version too.

Lately we haven't been sure if there'll be US signed copies - so I'll be happy just to grab one - wether us or U.K. All of the goldsboro signed copies had sold out a few weeks ago as well - last time I checked the site they didn't have it listed in inventory anymore. That leads me to believe that there aren't a ton of signed copies. Maybe a few hundred to a few thousand? Typically in past for pre-signed tipped in books he's signed about 2K-5K - but this seems less than that - since signed copies haven't been that publicized and small Indy shops are only getting a handful of copies.

somekindofstranger
02-04-2017, 05:05 AM
...and at least the UK editions never have deckled page edges!!

swintek
02-04-2017, 09:30 AM
I'm not picky - lately I've been getting 1 of each (US and U.K.). It seems like the U.K. Signed books have been more widely advertised and easier to pre-order lately. i.e. From Goldsboro or waterstones. Whereas we've had to search a bit more for the us edition - which this forum has helped track most of these places down. Honestly, lately I think the U.K. Books (via goldsboro or waterstones or headline) tend to be nicer book quality than the US versions.

I don't go searching for all of the various signed editions - like those on a tipped in sheet vs flatsigned. If they're bought directly from a bookstore, especially one with an author event - that's all the proof I need. As an aside sometimes those U.K. Books are printed/released earlier than the US version too.

Lately we haven't been sure if there'll be US signed copies - so I'll be happy just to grab one - wether us or U.K. All of the goldsboro signed copies had sold out a few weeks ago as well - last time I checked the site they didn't have it listed in inventory anymore. That leads me to believe that there aren't a ton of signed copies. Maybe a few hundred to a few thousand? Typically in past for pre-signed tipped in books he's signed about 2K-5K - but this seems less than that - since signed copies haven't been that publicized and small Indy shops are only getting a handful of copies.

All valid points! Thanks for them. Very sound reasoning.

swintek
02-04-2017, 09:35 AM
...and at least the UK editions never have deckled page edges!!

Hmm. Even though deckled edges are traditionally a hallmark of fine press books- I tend to agree with you; they're a pain to "thumb" through.

becca69
02-04-2017, 03:25 PM
Alabama Booksmith has signed US copies.

cit74
02-04-2017, 06:10 PM
Alabama Booksmith has signed US copies.

You beat me to that - if only I had seen their email before I ordered one from The Strand - I would have given them my business

cit74
02-05-2017, 09:26 PM
I have no idea about that one - but look forward to hearing about it...

swintek
02-05-2017, 09:36 PM
I have no idea about that one - but look forward to hearing about it...

Oh boy. Now you've got me wondering about my memory so I'm deleting the comment until I can look back on the issue. So, no problems with The Strand, then?

swintek
02-05-2017, 09:46 PM
I'm not picky - lately I've been getting 1 of each (US and U.K.). It seems like the U.K. Signed books have been more widely advertised and easier to pre-order lately. i.e. From Goldsboro or waterstones. Whereas we've had to search a bit more for the us edition - which this forum has helped track most of these places down. Honestly, lately I think the U.K. Books (via goldsboro or waterstones or headline) tend to be nicer book quality than the US versions.

I don't go searching for all of the various signed editions - like those on a tipped in sheet vs flatsigned. If they're bought directly from a bookstore, especially one with an author event - that's all the proof I need. As an aside sometimes those U.K. Books are printed/released earlier than the US version too.

Lately we haven't been sure if there'll be US signed copies - so I'll be happy just to grab one - wether us or U.K. All of the goldsboro signed copies had sold out a few weeks ago as well - last time I checked the site they didn't have it listed in inventory anymore. That leads me to believe that there aren't a ton of signed copies. Maybe a few hundred to a few thousand? Typically in past for pre-signed tipped in books he's signed about 2K-5K - but this seems less than that - since signed copies haven't been that publicized and small Indy shops are only getting a handful of copies.

All valid points! Thanks for them. Very sound reasoning.

Of course, one day after I post about Gaiman's "slippery" nationality in regards of how to best collect him- he roundly contradicts me, and set's me straight. I've been collecting the wrong editions all along! That'll teach me: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/04/neil-gaiman-interview-books

Patrick
02-09-2017, 09:15 PM
Only 2 months until Patrick and I (and the wives) get to meet Neil - hoping I can get a couple extra books signed.
...
Holy s**t, we bought these tix so long ago I only just remembered this event.

cit74
02-09-2017, 11:46 PM
Only 2 months until Patrick and I (and the wives) get to meet Neil - hoping I can get a couple extra books signed.
...
Holy s**t, we bought these tix so long ago I only just remembered this event.

I keep them in the drawer under my checkbook - each time I balance it I'm reminded - but yeah it's been a good while...

becca69
02-10-2017, 10:48 AM
Only 2 months until Patrick and I (and the wives) get to meet Neil - hoping I can get a couple extra books signed.
...
Holy s**t, we bought these tix so long ago I only just remembered this event.

I keep them in the drawer under my checkbook - each time I balance it I'm reminded - but yeah it's been a good while...

You still write checks?? :wtf:

ELazansky
02-10-2017, 11:25 AM
I still write checks - the kid's schools won't take credit cards for field trips, etc. I also still use Quicken to balance and track everything. Some habits die hard... :-)

cit74
02-10-2017, 02:54 PM
I still balance all my payment (even those e-checks) in the old fashioned check book - and I have to still write a few - our landscaper for one and as Eric mentioned some school things - but between landscaping debt there are very few written checks. I've tried some online/app products for balancing the bills/checks/purchases - but I find I always come back to the checkbook and written ledger - I like doing the basic math ;) - the last app I used always screwed up after each update. Anyone have a favorite?

becca69
02-11-2017, 06:52 AM
My favorite is that I don't balance it :lol: I just check the account online to see if everything looks ok and pay all the bills from there. Maybe that's crazy but it doesn't stress me out anymore.

cit74
02-11-2017, 07:04 AM
My favorite is that I don't balance it :lol: I just check the account online to see if everything looks ok and pay all the bills from there. Maybe that's crazy but it doesn't stress me out anymore.

You sound like my wife - I don't balance hers (neither does she - nor does she look too closely) apparently that's my job. I check hers every time I balance mine (but mine has the mortgage auto pay and bigger bills - hence the importance). That's how I caught some recurring nursing bill that she never noticed - which needed to be stopped. Plus I gotta double check all those anonymous PayPal charges for all those mysterious books that keep arriving

somekindofstranger
02-12-2017, 03:18 AM
Neil has hinted at his next book;

"Thank you to everyone who bought & liked (link: http://bit.ly/NorseMythology) bit.ly/NorseMythology. (If you didn't like it, the next novel will be thick & set under London.)"

swintek
02-12-2017, 02:13 PM
Neil has hinted at his next book;

"Thank you to everyone who bought & liked (link: http://bit.ly/NorseMythology) bit.ly/NorseMythology. (If you didn't like it, the next novel will be thick & set under London.)"

Saw that, and gotta say- was a bit disappointed. I enjoyed Neverwhere, but a new Neverwhere novel before an American Gods? Starz is going to air the adaptation of the first book with no new material for additional "seasons"...

swintek
02-14-2017, 01:35 PM
Anyone get their Strand order for NORSE MYTHOLOGY processed yet?

ckovacs
02-14-2017, 01:43 PM
Anyone get their Strand order for NORSE MYTHOLOGY processed yet?

I received an email on the 12th that mine had been shipped, but the USPS tracking info still shows pre-shipment info received only.

I'd also ordered the UK signed edition and that was shipped and received within several days.

swintek
02-14-2017, 04:35 PM
Anyone get their Strand order for NORSE MYTHOLOGY processed yet?

I received an email on the 12th that mine had been shipped, but the USPS tracking info still shows pre-shipment info received only.

I'd also ordered the UK signed edition and that was shipped and received within several days.

Thanks. Still waiting on any movement on mine from The Strand. Is the UK signed on a unique sheet?

ELazansky
02-14-2017, 05:18 PM
From all the pics I have seen both the US and UK editions are just signed on the front free end paper. If there is an edition with a special limitation page, please let us know.

ckovacs
02-14-2017, 05:26 PM
Anyone get their Strand order for NORSE MYTHOLOGY processed yet?

I received an email on the 12th that mine had been shipped, but the USPS tracking info still shows pre-shipment info received only.

I'd also ordered the UK signed edition and that was shipped and received within several days.

Thanks. Still waiting on any movement on mine form The Strand. Is the UK signed on a unique sheet?

It arrived while I was out of country vacationing, and I've been stuck getting back...I should be back tomorrow and then will be able to open it.

ELazansky
02-15-2017, 03:25 AM
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16711535_10154248612536016_7579258168472261081_n.j pg?oh=b6208092f97e58ee94323c7d8d78cdb8&oe=59414D72

cit74
02-15-2017, 06:04 AM
I haven't heard anything from the strand about my copy - but Goldsboro already shipped

ckovacs
02-15-2017, 06:10 AM
I haven't heard anything from the strand about my copy - but Goldsboro already shipped

Tracking on my copy from the Strand has been updated to show it is en route since yesterday.

My UK copy came from Waterstones; it was shipped on the 6th and arrived on the 10th at home in Canada, which was amazingly fast.

Zaphod
02-15-2017, 06:22 AM
Is anybody here interested in buying a UK first print hardback of Stardust (the novel version published by Headline)? I've been going through some old boxes and found a few As New/As New copies that I've had probably since they were published. £25 each plus shipping at cost.

Message me if interested.

I'll update if I find any more unusual Gaiman items, I used to buy a lot of his stuff but I got collector fatigue trying to keep up with all the special editions and different versions.

becca69
02-15-2017, 06:34 AM
I'm interested in a 1st Stardust HC with Charles Vess if anyone has one (signed if possible).

cit74
02-15-2017, 07:30 PM
I'm interested in a 1st Stardust HC with Charles Vess if anyone has one (signed if possible).

You can occasionally find them on eBay - I have the green cover one - second edition. I've looked for signed red/blue ones in past and then just forgot about it (didn't need to be that complete - I have the 4 individual illustrated books - signed by both) - but of course a nice double signed one sold for about $65 a few weeks back - that's what I got for removing that search.

As for the strand just got notification it was shipped today - will see which gets to the door first

somekindofstranger
02-16-2017, 12:17 PM
From all the pics I have seen both the US and UK editions are just signed on the front free end paper. If there is an edition with a special limitation page, please let us know.

My uk signed copy from Waterstones was signed on a front paper but it seems the Foyles edition (with black page edges) has an extra tipped in signature page. Not a limitation page as such, but different to the other editions.

somekindofstranger
02-16-2017, 12:19 PM
Neil has hinted at his next book;

"Thank you to everyone who bought & liked (link: http://bit.ly/NorseMythology) bit.ly/NorseMythology. (If you didn't like it, the next novel will be thick & set under London.)"

Saw that, and gotta say- was a bit disappointed. I enjoyed Neverwhere, but a new Neverwhere novel before an American Gods? Starz is going to air the adaptation of the first book with no new material for additional "seasons"...

Neil answered this at the London event yesterday. He thinks season one is only about 25% of the novel, so they have plenty to be going on with!
'The Seven Sisters' will be the name of the new Neverwhere book (and he is 3 chapters through writing it!)

marakh
02-17-2017, 09:01 AM
I'm interested in a 1st Stardust HC with Charles Vess if anyone has one (signed if possible).

I have the Gift Deluxe signed edition still sealed

becca69
02-17-2017, 11:45 AM
This is the one I'm looking for:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/9781563894312-uk-300.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/9781563894312-uk-300.jpg.html)

swintek
02-18-2017, 02:59 PM
Alright, now I'm ticked off: found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neil-Gaiman-NORSE-MYTHOLOGY-Signed-HC-DJ-US-1st-1st-/162399369721?hash=item25cfc1b9f9:g:pb0AAOSwnHZYmgQ a :, which is indeed a US publisher issued signed on special tip sheet- right after receiving the regular, signed on title page copy I ordered from The Strand. You would think that between all of us Gaiman collectors gathered here- experts, it has to be said- someone would've been made aware that these were happening before a week after publication. This drives me nuts. I don't have $30 to throw away on an edition I felt cornered into buying by a complete lack of information by either the author or the publisher on just what was being offered. To make matters worse, it's looking like the UK Foyles signed on special sheet, black page stained, and stamped "Hammer" boards- is the best, most collectible edition now anyway. Would've loved to have known what my options were before everything went to $60+ $20 shipping on ebay.

Rant over.

herbertwest
02-20-2017, 03:50 AM
"Cities are not people" – an essay by @neilhimself, hidden in the SimCity 2000 library.
>>> https://twitter.com/gray/status/832557735719890944

WeDealInLead
02-20-2017, 08:53 AM
Alright, now I'm ticked off: found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neil-Gaiman-NORSE-MYTHOLOGY-Signed-HC-DJ-US-1st-1st-/162399369721?hash=item25cfc1b9f9:g:pb0AAOSwnHZYmgQ a :, which is indeed a US publisher issued signed on special tip sheet- right after receiving the regular, signed on title page copy I ordered from The Strand. You would think that between all of us Gaiman collectors gathered here- experts, it has to be said- someone would've been made aware that these were happening before a week after publication. This drives me nuts. I don't have $30 to throw away on an edition I felt cornered into buying by a complete lack of information by either the author or the publisher on just what was being offered. To make matters worse, it's looking like the UK Foyles signed on special sheet, black page stained, and stamped "Hammer" boards- is the best, most collectible edition now anyway. Would've loved to have known what my options were before everything went to $60+ $20 shipping on ebay.

Rant over.

Rant made sense. Not that I'd ever sell a (flat)signed Gaiman book (the minimum profit isn't worth the hassle IMO) but if I ever wanted to, a tipped-in sheet would go a long way to provide legitimacy of the signature. This also works the other way too; I'd rather pay a little extra to be 100% sure the signature isn't a forgery.

somekindofstranger
02-20-2017, 10:39 AM
Alright, now I'm ticked off: found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neil-Gaiman-NORSE-MYTHOLOGY-Signed-HC-DJ-US-1st-1st-/162399369721?hash=item25cfc1b9f9:g:pb0AAOSwnHZYmgQ a :, which is indeed a US publisher issued signed on special tip sheet- right after receiving the regular, signed on title page copy I ordered from The Strand. You would think that between all of us Gaiman collectors gathered here- experts, it has to be said- someone would've been made aware that these were happening before a week after publication. This drives me nuts. I don't have $30 to throw away on an edition I felt cornered into buying by a complete lack of information by either the author or the publisher on just what was being offered. To make matters worse, it's looking like the UK Foyles signed on special sheet, black page stained, and stamped "Hammer" boards- is the best, most collectible edition now anyway. Would've loved to have known what my options were before everything went to $60+ $20 shipping on ebay.

Rant over.

Rant made sense. Not that I'd ever sell a (flat)signed Gaiman book (the minimum profit isn't worth the hassle IMO) but if I ever wanted to, a tipped-in sheet would go a long way to provide legitimacy of the signature. This also works the other way too; I'd rather pay a little extra to be 100% sure the signature isn't a forgery.

To be honest, in this case I don't think the tipped in sheet helps with authenticity as it still doesn't say in print that it's a signed edition....and most people wouldn't even realise it was a tipped in page anyway!
For a £20 I don't think it matters either way but I do like the look of the foyles 'black' edition

becca69
02-20-2017, 02:32 PM
Alright, now I'm ticked off: found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neil-Gaiman-NORSE-MYTHOLOGY-Signed-HC-DJ-US-1st-1st-/162399369721?hash=item25cfc1b9f9:g:pb0AAOSwnHZYmgQ a :, which is indeed a US publisher issued signed on special tip sheet- right after receiving the regular, signed on title page copy I ordered from The Strand. You would think that between all of us Gaiman collectors gathered here- experts, it has to be said- someone would've been made aware that these were happening before a week after publication. This drives me nuts. I don't have $30 to throw away on an edition I felt cornered into buying by a complete lack of information by either the author or the publisher on just what was being offered. To make matters worse, it's looking like the UK Foyles signed on special sheet, black page stained, and stamped "Hammer" boards- is the best, most collectible edition now anyway. Would've loved to have known what my options were before everything went to $60+ $20 shipping on ebay.

Rant over.

Is there a link to the Foyles edition or is it sold out? I never saw that one. I ordered from Goldsboro.

sharki69
02-20-2017, 05:23 PM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

becca69
02-20-2017, 06:15 PM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

Did you check Alabama Booksmith?

sharki69
02-20-2017, 06:19 PM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

Did you check Alabama Booksmith?

Yep. Sold out

cit74
02-20-2017, 08:22 PM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

Did you check Alabama Booksmith?

Yep. Sold out

Maybe try calling the strand directly to see if they have any signed copies left

sharki69
02-20-2017, 09:40 PM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

Did you check Alabama Booksmith?

Yep. Sold out

Maybe try calling the strand directly to see if they have any signed copies left

Thanks Chad

Called them and all the copies left are unsigned

I think the publisher released small quantity of signed copies to stores . Haven't seen short supply of signed gaiman for a long time....

ckovacs
02-21-2017, 03:33 AM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

Did you check Alabama Booksmith?

Yep. Sold out

Maybe try calling the strand directly to see if they have any signed copies left

Thanks Chad

Called them and all the copies left are unsigned

I think the publisher released small quantity of signed copies to stores . Haven't seen short supply of signed gaiman for a long time....

There was a tweet yesterday that Oblong books in NY still had signed copies...

Booknutt
02-21-2017, 07:06 AM
The store I got mine from only got one per store. And they didn't know they were coming.

somekindofstranger
02-21-2017, 09:03 AM
Alright, now I'm ticked off: found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neil-Gaiman-NORSE-MYTHOLOGY-Signed-HC-DJ-US-1st-1st-/162399369721?hash=item25cfc1b9f9:g:pb0AAOSwnHZYmgQ a :, which is indeed a US publisher issued signed on special tip sheet- right after receiving the regular, signed on title page copy I ordered from The Strand. You would think that between all of us Gaiman collectors gathered here- experts, it has to be said- someone would've been made aware that these were happening before a week after publication. This drives me nuts. I don't have $30 to throw away on an edition I felt cornered into buying by a complete lack of information by either the author or the publisher on just what was being offered. To make matters worse, it's looking like the UK Foyles signed on special sheet, black page stained, and stamped "Hammer" boards- is the best, most collectible edition now anyway. Would've loved to have known what my options were before everything went to $60+ $20 shipping on ebay.

Rant over.

Is there a link to the Foyles edition or is it sold out? I never saw that one. I ordered from Goldsboro.

the link I had now goes to a 'page could not be found' so I think they are gone.

somekindofstranger
02-21-2017, 09:06 AM
this is a cached link to the original page: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/signed-norse-mythology-special,gaiman-neil-xsignf1900

sharki69
02-21-2017, 10:50 AM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

Did you check Alabama Booksmith?

Yep. Sold out

Maybe try calling the strand directly to see if they have any signed copies left

Thanks Chad

Called them and all the copies left are unsigned

I think the publisher released small quantity of signed copies to stores . Haven't seen short supply of signed gaiman for a long time....

There was a tweet yesterday that Oblong books in NY still had signed copies...

Thanks ! Ordered my copy

ckovacs
02-21-2017, 10:52 AM
Any chance that someone has extra copy of signed US norse mythology ? I'ts sold out everywhere....

Thanks

Did you check Alabama Booksmith?

Yep. Sold out

Maybe try calling the strand directly to see if they have any signed copies left

Thanks Chad

Called them and all the copies left are unsigned

I think the publisher released small quantity of signed copies to stores . Haven't seen short supply of signed gaiman for a long time....

There was a tweet yesterday that Oblong books in NY still had signed copies...

Thanks ! Ordered my copy

Fantastic! Glad I was able to help you out.

Lookwhoitis
02-22-2017, 05:45 AM
I missed out on getting a signed copy as well :( does anyone have an extra they would part with?

mkberger
02-25-2017, 10:35 AM
We have one signed copy of NORSE MYTHOLOGY currently on eBay at a low starting price ($24.95), and a second that we can sell direct. Feel free to PM if interested.

Merlin1958
02-25-2017, 03:03 PM
FWIW, I am enjoying "American Gods" so far. About 100+ pages in so far.

TacomaDiver
02-26-2017, 07:03 PM
Not that I'm selling, but I own that edition with both Gaiman's and Vess's signatures. I believe that I bought it from Dreamhaven since I never met Vess (but visited his college.)


This is the one I'm looking for:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/9781563894312-uk-300.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/9781563894312-uk-300.jpg.html)

mikeC
03-01-2017, 11:21 AM
American Gods comic adaptation

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/216493/american-gods-periodical-comic-kicks-off-next-month/

cit74
03-01-2017, 11:53 AM
American Gods comic adaptation

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/216493/american-gods-periodical-comic-kicks-off-next-month/

Cool, I'll wait for my signed limited oversized edition in 3 years

LokiJake
03-03-2017, 03:55 PM
I included a front shot only of Neverwhere with Thinner and Running Man on my collection post and have added some additional pics here after discovering Gaiman thread. Was advertised as Absolutely Fine Condition and Gaiman is one of my favorites. Since i recently added a bookshelf in office to make desk exclusively DT, I've had more space to get more books and stuff i'm reading (It's next to Straub and the Bachman books). The Condition was as advertised, for Signed limited edition 387/500 bookplate to FEP and i'm thrilled/feel lucky to have run across it.

3/11 - Decided to edit this post down to one pic showing my Gaiman adds together since I have them pictured individually now on my collection post. American Gods S/L 188 & 377 with above -Jake

3/14 - Another edit after receiving my Neverwhere preferred text and returning the American Gods #377 (it was faded and the 188 is mint).

http://i.imgur.com/evwsy3d.jpg

somekindofstranger
03-09-2017, 04:48 AM
Folio Society have announced a new version of American Gods, slipcased with artwork by Dave Mckean:

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/ACG/american-gods-neil-gaiman

Not sure I really need another version, but I love the artwork and I do have a £25 Folio voucher that needs using by July....

somekindofstranger
03-09-2017, 04:49 AM
I included a front shot only of Neverwhere with Thinner and Running Man on my collection post and have added some additional pics here after discovering Gaiman thread. Was advertised as Absolutely Fine Condition and Gaiman is one of my favorites. Since i recently added a bookshelf in office to make desk exclusively DT, I've had more space to get more books and stuff i'm reading (It's next to Straub and the Bachman books). The Condition was as advertised, for Signed limited edition 387/500 bookplate to FEP and i'm thrilled/feel lucky to have run across it.



Nice addition.

ELazansky
03-09-2017, 05:46 AM
Folio Society have announced a new version of American Gods, slipcased with artwork by Dave Mckean:

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/ACG/american-gods-neil-gaiman

Not sure I really need another version, but I love the artwork and I do have a £25 Folio voucher that needs using by July....

I'm with you. It does look really nice, but I don't need any more republished, reprinted, gift editions from Gaiman anymore.

cit74
03-09-2017, 06:30 AM
Folio Society have announced a new version of American Gods, slipcased with artwork by Dave Mckean:

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/ACG/american-gods-neil-gaiman

Not sure I really need another version, but I love the artwork and I do have a £25 Folio voucher that needs using by July....

I'm with you. It does look really nice, but I don't need any more republished, reprinted, gift editions from Gaiman anymore.

But it's the "ultimate collectors edition"???...well that's a far stretch.

capitalizing on the release of the tv series. Yeah I'm good - no need for that $120 book.

becca69
03-09-2017, 07:12 AM
That artwork is super awesome though... ugh!

Aronstg
03-13-2017, 04:48 PM
That artwork is super awesome though... ugh!

I'm with you on this Becca. The Folio books look tremendous and I'm a sucker for Dave McKean. Dave is one of the defining artists associated with Neil and especially for this book. I already own a couple of AG books but I think I'm going to bite the bullet on this one. I'd love to get this one signed by both Neil and Dave.

cit74
03-13-2017, 06:37 PM
That artwork is super awesome though... ugh!

I'm with you on this Becca. The Folio books look tremendous and I'm a sucker for Dave McKean. Dave is one of the defining artists associated with Neil and especially for this book. I already own a couple of AG books but I think I'm going to bite the bullet on this one. I'd love to get this one signed by both Neil and Dave.

I have to come clean - I actually succumbed to my inner Gaiman and ordered the book over the weekend - since I remembered that I will be seeing gaiman in 3 weeks - so hoping the book gets shipped out this week and is here in time. Oh yeah and I talked Becca into one as well - since I was already paying for the speedy shipping. So we hope to have 2 signed in a few weeks...by at least Gaiman - now if I can ever find McKean...

somekindofstranger
03-14-2017, 06:10 AM
That artwork is super awesome though... ugh!

I'm with you on this Becca. The Folio books look tremendous and I'm a sucker for Dave McKean. Dave is one of the defining artists associated with Neil and especially for this book. I already own a couple of AG books but I think I'm going to bite the bullet on this one. I'd love to get this one signed by both Neil and Dave.

I have to come clean - I actually succumbed to my inner Gaiman and ordered the book over the weekend - since I remembered that I will be seeing gaiman in 3 weeks - so am hoping the book gets shipped out this week and is here in time. Oh yeah and I talked Becca into one as well - since I was already paying for the speedy shipping. So we hope to have 2 signed in a few weeks...by at least Gaiman - now if I can ever find McKean...

I got my shipping notice today, for delivery tomorrow (but I am in the UK).
Great idea re the signing. Its a shame he didnt do a signing in London at his recent visit (just pre-signed books for sale).

I get the feeling a Dave McKean signature might be more feasible on this side of the pond, as he makes more UK appearances (I was lucky enought to meet him in November at an event for his Black Dog graphic novel, at which he was kind enought to sketch and sign my Mirrormask 1st for me). I am not sure if he anything scheduled at the moment though.

cit74
03-14-2017, 06:54 AM
That artwork is super awesome though... ugh!

I'm with you on this Becca. The Folio books look tremendous and I'm a sucker for Dave McKean. Dave is one of the defining artists associated with Neil and especially for this book. I already own a couple of AG books but I think I'm going to bite the bullet on this one. I'd love to get this one signed by both Neil and Dave.

I have to come clean - I actually succumbed to my inner Gaiman and ordered the book over the weekend - since I remembered that I will be seeing gaiman in 3 weeks - so am hoping the book gets shipped out this week and is here in time. Oh yeah and I talked Becca into one as well - since I was already paying for the speedy shipping. So we hope to have 2 signed in a few weeks...by at least Gaiman - now if I can ever find McKean...

I got my shipping notice today, for delivery tomorrow (but I am in the UK).
Great idea re the signing. Its a shame he didnt do a signing in London at his recent visit (just pre-signed books for sale).

I get the feeling a Dave McKean signature might be more feasible on this side of the pond, as he makes more UK appearances (I was lucky enought to meet him in November at an event for his Black Dog graphic novel, at which he was kind enought to sketch and sign my Mirrormask 1st for me). I am not sure if he anything scheduled at the moment though.

Very cool - McKean on this side might be more of a stretch. No shipping notice yet - but hopefully soon

cit74
03-14-2017, 06:57 AM
I take that back - I did receive an email this morning and in the banner it said "Your Folio Order is on its way" - there was no actual shipping information. But the body of the email thanked me for my order and now that I am a customer...yada yada yada. So I guess that is notification?

somekindofstranger
03-14-2017, 11:58 AM
Also, interestingly, on the Folio Society's Facebook page they were asked which text it was.
They replied it was the Authors preferred text, "and we have actually made some further corrections as well, with Neil Gaiman's agreement"

So technically it's a revised authors preferred text!

LokiJake
03-14-2017, 07:37 PM
I have to come clean - I actually succumbed to my inner Gaiman and ordered the book over the weekend - since I remembered that I will be seeing gaiman in 3 weeks - so hoping the book gets shipped out this week and is here in time. Oh yeah and I talked Becca into one as well - since I was already paying for the speedy shipping. So we hope to have 2 signed in a few weeks...by at least Gaiman - now if I can ever find McKean...

I'm very happy that my collection has expanded from DT only to add some Bachman and Gaiman books (most recent add from today on my collection post). I started thinking about the Folio American Gods and pulled the trigger.

Then i got bummed b/c through my inattention I'm missing the Santa Rosa appearance (I live in N. Cal Brentwood) and it's sold out. I could have been at the Meet & Greet if i had just done some research earlier in the year. Sometimes emotions are like a roller coaster :-) Hope you get your signature. Normally I would just arrange a trip to my company's office in San Diego where there are still some seats left, but with my wife due in 1-2 weeks she may not approve me abandoning her and the Newborn for a week long factory/office trip just to go see Gaiman...

cit74
03-14-2017, 07:54 PM
I have to come clean - I actually succumbed to my inner Gaiman and ordered the book over the weekend - since I remembered that I will be seeing gaiman in 3 weeks - so hoping the book gets shipped out this week and is here in time. Oh yeah and I talked Becca into one as well - since I was already paying for the speedy shipping. So we hope to have 2 signed in a few weeks...by at least Gaiman - now if I can ever find McKean...

I'm very happy that my collection has expanded from DT only to add some Bachman and Gaiman books (most recent add from today on my collection post). I started thinking about the Folio American Gods and pulled the trigger.

Then i got bummed b/c through my inattention I'm missing the Santa Rosa appearance (I live in N. Cal Brentwood) and it's sold out. I could have been at the Meet & Greet if i had just done some research earlier in the year. Sometimes emotions are like a roller coaster :-) Hope you get your signature. Normally I would just arrange a trip to my company's office in San Diego where there are still some seats left, but with my wife due in 1-2 weeks she may not approve me abandoning her and the Newborn for a week long factory/office trip just to go see Gaiman...

Sorry you'll miss out on the meet n greet - but it's probably better than the story you'd have to tell you're child about why you missed them being born...but look dear I got this awesome book inscribed to you :)

Glad to hear you on the forum - we are pretty good about announcing signings, etc and when/where tickets might be available - for future events. Although gaiman events are getting much fewer and farther between. I mean when ocean came out - I think I saw gaiman at 3 separate events within a year. The last time was the live reading of the truth is a cave in SF - so it's been a little while.

Merlin1958
03-14-2017, 08:00 PM
I gotta say, "American Gods" is not slaying me so far and I am over 200 pages in.

WeDealInLead
03-15-2017, 04:57 AM
I gotta say, "American Gods" is not slaying me so far and I am over 200 pages in.

AG doesn't even crack my Gaiman Top 5.

Information no one asked for but I'm still providing:

1. Sandman
2. The Graveyard Book
3. Coraline
4. Fragile Things (or M is for Magic, depends on the mood)
5. The Ocean

I like his comics a lot more than novels. I obviously do like the novels a lot...I just like the comics a ton more.

somekindofstranger
03-15-2017, 05:30 AM
I gotta say, "American Gods" is not slaying me so far and I am over 200 pages in.

AG doesn't even crack my Gaiman Top 5.

Information no one asked for but I'm still providing:

1. Sandman
2. The Graveyard Book
3. Coraline
4. Fragile Things (or M is for Magic, depends on the mood)
5. The Ocean

I like his comics a lot more than novels. I obviously do like the novels a lot...I just like the comics a ton more.

Interesting! for me, I prefer his written work to the comics!
Top 5 are probably
-Smoke and Mirrors
-American gods
-Stardust
-Ocean
-Neverwhere

I did enjoy Graveyard book and coraline a lot, but I dont tend to go back to them as much as the others

mikeC
03-15-2017, 05:40 AM
I gotta say, "American Gods" is not slaying me so far and I am over 200 pages in.

You probably won't like it more the more you read.
It is a very odd book, I just re-listened to it and it was much better the second time around but I wouldn't say I love it now. He did say in the new intro that he wanted to write a book that meandered and it totally does and I actually appreciated that the second time.

My wife loves mythology and lore and she loved it so maybe if you know all the gods and those stories it's more of a blast of a read.

My favorite by him is the Ocean at the End of the Lane.

somekindofstranger
03-15-2017, 09:08 AM
My AG arrived today. Its a very nice edition overall.
Dave's artwork is, as expected, stunning.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OyR5Emtxw4SXbwF8KLS4JYjTzv8_HCm-HIA05Z5F3FEGHiwh3M-maqCpNZj3z0_sOEc_z2STVo93cZfbpo4KW82YKpeDUyFYwcnYz Dj2pwAgNyEmPSfAkPHik8k6HnVhiE9PM3wfQCp6R8Tlfpla1x9 ec5G-gYU-0YAoEKtb7zqiybFmnpSxGcncSNoK_ORBPIRkfemJ82MqmdC0v8 fqijCupR2DFE2pe_R3iucg-X2Hp7xA14OGL33NAc1_HkUBOlPnZG8K7Sj3uuXbEKVeEaTeSge dXbEdKL9a5bcNNS9LWmumeNqQJ9qT8yJk9ewDYiYgazPVm0eK9 6pGs1BUDmnUUmge4r3-CncSwYECCrij8YkzvQm29cHLWilpKLa_fMX-c8v9NLvvchcF4QKfOOkaIOIrS3Qa6kvGODnOpa__ckrijtQbWU Njv89Yal3TyEXRKqhE2wnmnZP_hck_WuCK7BYFvT8HSXDZEN1E IuqsJzJPjIv4yRjto2iIuBL-Epu7b7ES5t5vtyyn5qG2fzF9K0msQoS86a8i1nTWKqJiCW96dO zXJoJmrU6c0tRloJ-ASSZK0rr-j8IEj3E056m4iAlNDsDbKwNXl4wdLfuT_npRAqwP=w851-h638-no

TacomaDiver
03-24-2017, 05:26 AM
Does anyone know if Neil is signing books on his current "An Evening With..." tour? I know that the VIP session in Seattle specifically mentions no signing, but I don't know about after the event.

racerx45
03-24-2017, 09:13 AM
No signing at the Santa Rosa VIP event either.

cit74
03-24-2017, 10:06 AM
No signing at the Santa Rosa VIP event either.

yeah - a little disappointed that theres no signing - no idea how many are actually in the VIP sections at these events. But it should still be a fun evening and a chance to meet neil (maybe grab a photo) and another fun evening...

becca69
03-24-2017, 01:50 PM
No signing at the Santa Rosa VIP event either.

yeah - a little disappointed that theres no signing - no idea how many are actually in the VIP sections at these events. But it should still be a fun evening and a chance to meet neil (maybe grab a photo) and another fun evening...

You should still take a book bag ;)

cit74
03-24-2017, 01:51 PM
No signing at the Santa Rosa VIP event either.

yeah - a little disappointed that theres no signing - no idea how many are actually in the VIP sections at these events. But it should still be a fun evening and a chance to meet neil (maybe grab a photo) and another fun evening...

You should still take a book bag ;)

Always do ;)

Patrick
03-24-2017, 08:01 PM
No signing at the Santa Rosa VIP event either.

yeah - a little disappointed that theres no signing - no idea how many are actually in the VIP sections at these events. But it should still be a fun evening and a chance to meet neil (maybe grab a photo) and another fun evening...

You should still take a book bag ;)

Always do ;)
Two books max to a declared "no signing" event.
At least they should have some signed books available for sale. I bet there are tons of extra signed copies of OCEAN they still need to liquidate.

LokiJake
03-26-2017, 04:40 PM
My Folio AG arrived and happy i grabbed it before taking a book buying break for my new NG section. Nice artwork :)

http://i.imgur.com/6g3vMzL.jpg

cit74
03-31-2017, 10:49 PM
Just got settled in from another fun evening. Met up with Steve, Patrick and Khegan at local brewery before the Gaiman meet n greet:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/IMG_7355_zpsp5yzmlev.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/IMG_7355_zpsp5yzmlev.jpg.html)

After a couple of beers we headed to a local Puerto Rican restaurant for some good food and conversation. Then it was off to the Luther Burbank center

cit74
03-31-2017, 10:57 PM
The VIP event was very small in number - maybe 50 people - in a nice room with some tables, food and beverages. Initially they had a table set off to the side and the hostess told us how the evening would go - and it sounded like he'd stay there and she'd bring groups up to meet him for pictures. She said no flash photography and he'd probably not be signing anything. My ears pricked up at probably - was there a chance...maybe

Well actually Neil didn't follow that plan - he just made his way around the room, talking with each group of people and taking pictures with everyone. And my mind went kinda numb as he was in the room, just a mere feet away from me - so if my memory is not correct - Steve & Patrick please feel free to correct me.

So when we were on deck we all stood up to get our chance. Since the event people said we were moving along since Neil didn't have much time left, they got all of our cameras - ready to get our pictures. Here's one example:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/IMG_7353_zpsrxwmtoyj.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/IMG_7353_zpsrxwmtoyj.jpg.html)

cit74
03-31-2017, 11:06 PM
What I failed to mention - prior to the photo op - I placed my two books on our table - in plain view, these were stacked on top of each other (it was a tiny table):

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/IMG_0256_zps4jxd3alx.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/IMG_0256_zps4jxd3alx.jpg.html)

I don't think I saw Neil sign any books prior to coming to our side but f the room. He did sign a picture from the nose picker (I'll let Steve and Patrick share that story if they like - since they witnessed the horror, not me).

So when Neil took his pictures with us, my books were on the table. I didn't hand them to him, nor did I even ask if he'd sign them. After the pictures he started taking with us - and noticed the books on the table and asked if those were indeed Duran Duran books and whose were they. Of course I couldn't hold back and said they were mine. And he goes - we'll bring them over here and let me sign them - as he pulled a sharpie out from his inside jacket pocket. I bring them over and he notices there are 2 and then he saw the HC - and I'm not sure exactly what he said but I think it was along the lines of wow - don't see that too often. And he goes on to tell us that he had to spend $800 to buy his own copy of the HC online. He talked a little about the book - he was unsure how many HC were made - but he thought maybe a 100 send to distributors. And then he said these will probably be the rarest books he signs for awhile.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/IMG_0256_zps4jxd3alx.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/IMG_0256_zps4jxd3alx.jpg.html)

cit74
03-31-2017, 11:16 PM
Doh, sorry - that last photo was supposed to be these:

First the softcover

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/IMG_0257_zps8zckzxhr.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/IMG_0257_zps8zckzxhr.jpg.html)

And then the HC - he flipped through the pages while he talked to us - maybe trying to figure out which one to sign - but couldn't get the same one as above (since that's directly on inside flap of SC) since it's not readily available as you open the book (its page 2):

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/IMG_0258_zpsznxatrye.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/IMG_0258_zpsznxatrye.jpg.html)

So as he's signing the books I could only hope to someday get signed - my brain went to mush. I was star struck and able to thank him and shake his hand after he signed both books.

Steve was able to get in a question as well - asking about how his quote made it into a recent episode of criminal minds. He mentioned someone involved in the show (I didn't catch the name - I swore he said Kirsten dunst- but I must be mistaken) had seen him at an event and mentioned the got that into the show. I can't say exactly how long he spoke with us - maybe 5 minutes or so, maybe a little more - but so worth it. The VIP area was really nice, well run and a small crowd.

cit74
03-31-2017, 11:26 PM
As for the rest of the evening - Neil spoke for around 90 minutes - he mixed questions on cards from the audience with reading excerpts from his books and sharing other news. He mentioned he's working on the sequel to Neverwhere (which most of us knew), as well as another Odd story - so revisiting his mythology roots. There might be a book about frogs down the road. And something that excited me was starting the casting on the 6 hour TV program - a joint venture between the BBC and Amazon - for Good Omens :)

And he shared how he collaborated with Sir terry pratchett on writing good omens. I didn't get a chance to submit a question. But as I was sitting there listening to him read a Poem (he did ask us in the VIP gathering if we had a poem we wanted him to read) and I only wished I asked him to read one of the poems framed in my office - the day the saucers came - so my evening was complete when he ended the evening by reading that exact poem.

So that's my recounting of the evening, it might not be exactly 100% correct, but that's the version that I'll remember best.

Booknutt
04-01-2017, 05:03 AM
Sweet!

ckovacs
04-01-2017, 05:39 AM
Glad to hear you got to meet Neil and get those books signed. I've been fortunate to have lunch with him a couple of times, and share a dinner. He's a great conversationalist and a really wonderful person.

cit74
04-01-2017, 08:11 AM
Glad to hear you got to meet Neil and get those books signed. I've been fortunate to have lunch with him a couple of times, and share a dinner. He's a great conversationalist and a really wonderful person.

You'll have to let us know how those came about - sounds like great times

racerx45
04-01-2017, 10:20 AM
As for the rest of the evening - Neil spoke for around 90 minutes - he mixed questions on cards from the audience with reading excerpts from his books and sharing other news. He mentioned he's working on the sequel to Neverwhere (which most of us knew), as well as another Odd story - so revisiting his mythology roots. There might be a book about frogs down the road. And something that excited me was starting the casting on the 6 hour TV program - a joint venture between the BBC and Amazon - for Good Omens :)

And he shared how he collaborated with Sir terry pratchett on writing good omens. I didn't get a chance to submit a question. But as I was sitting there listening to him read a Poem (he did ask us in the VIP gathering if we had a poem we wanted him to read) and I only wished I asked him to read one of the poems framed in my office - the day the saucers came - so my evening was complete when he ended the evening by reading that exact poem.

So that's my recounting of the evening, it might not be exactly 100% correct, but that's the version that I'll remember best.

I think the only thing I would have changed in your accounting of the evening would be to start with ďThe evening was an ĎAdventureí!Ē. Other than that it was well said.

For me the two high points were hearing Neil talk about the upcoming American Gods TV series and that his favorite episode (for now) is #4, which contains nothing he has written. There was a question about his feeling on having his work adapted. Neil told a story about selling an early story for a stage production and seeing it opening night. He soon realized that they were performing it word for word and he even started mouthing along with the dialogue. Half way thru the performance he came to the conclusion that the show was terrible because of this. So it was very exciting to then hear how pleased he is with the new TV show and how much he is enjoying what others are expanding on from his work.

The other high point was the Duran Duran adventure. Hearing Neil ask for the books so he could sign them was so unexpected. Seeing his delight when he saw that one was a hardcover was amazing. All of that pales in comparison to my enjoyment of watching Chadís reaction throughout the whole event. It was pure shock and awe and for a solid 10 minutes Chad was clearly in an alternate state of consciousness.

Drinks and dinner before the show was a great time and I am looking forward to the next event.

Warning *** Nose Picker Story ***
Since Chad mentioned it; here it is. Proceed ask your own risk
A family showed up late to the VIP event and as it happen walked in to be the next group for Neil to meet. Being a small event everyone that was already there were good natured and no one seem to take too much notice of this. Our group had a brief laugh and waited our turn. Then it happened. The daughter, about 9 or 10 years old, started to pick her nose just inches in font of Neil Gaiman! I say started because it was not a quick poke and pick, it was a legitimate exploration event. I was truly in shock at seeing this and could not believe it. I said something to our group and they all dismissed it as I must have been mistaken in what I saw. Then we all watched as she went for round two. This time she had found her target and gave it a good inspection once it was out. I think you all know what is coming next, I started saying no please donít, but there was no stopping it, she ate it. We were all stunned, not that a child would do this but that it was happening right in front of Neil. He didnít show any indication that this was happening and I hope that her being so close that she was too short for him to notice. Thankfully this was over and we were distracted with our turn to meet Neil.

Sadly this is not the end of the story. As we sat enjoying the VIP setting and talking about our encounter with Neil I glanced over my shoulder and saw the true horror, the father was now picking his nose! I quickly turned away and said oh my god. Patrick and Khegan said what, I told them, and they both said nooo! Unfortunately for them they had a direct view. We said no wonder the girl had no issue doing what she had done with the example her father was setting. As was talked there was an ongoing tally and when it reached #5 we all agreed we were no longer in a VIP event and should make our way to our seats for the show.

ckovacs
04-01-2017, 12:01 PM
Glad to hear you got to meet Neil and get those books signed. I've been fortunate to have lunch with him a couple of times, and share a dinner. He's a great conversationalist and a really wonderful person.

You'll have to let us know how those came about - sounds like great times

The three events were each from charity auctions or purchases for "tea with Neil" or the like. With the first my family (wife and two children) and I had dinner with Neil at a restaurant. Surprisingly, no one seemed to recognize him, or at least, no one bothered us. The other two were lunches at restaurants, my wife accompanying me, and again each time was for about two hours. We invited his editor Jennifer Brehl along, who we are friends with. All three times it was a lot of laughs and great conversation. Each time, when it was clear that the time with Neil was ending, I'd pull out a knapsack full of all unsigned books and comics, upwards of 50-60 things. My wife would be shaking her head in horror, saying "Chris, no, this is so embarrassing," and Neil would say, "no, it's OK, I understand, I've been there too." And he'd patiently - quickly - sign everything and even take time to inscribe some things or draw in them. And then take more time for goodbye hugs and photos.

People had warned me not to try to meet famous people whom I admire because they might turn out to be jerks in real life. This is not the case for Neil. He is very friendly and personable, and I'm delighted and honored to have met and had occasions to interact with him.

somekindofstranger
04-02-2017, 01:06 AM
Looks like a great night. Wish they had done the VIP thing at the UK event.

sharki69
04-02-2017, 05:36 AM
Awesome night ! Looks like You guys had a blast . Gaiman is the man !!

LokiJake
04-02-2017, 02:17 PM
As for the rest of the evening - Neil spoke for around 90 minutes - he mixed questions on cards from the audience with reading excerpts from his books and sharing other news. He mentioned he's working on the sequel to Neverwhere (which most of us knew), as well as another Odd story - so revisiting his mythology roots. There might be a book about frogs down the road. And something that excited me was starting the casting on the 6 hour TV program - a joint venture between the BBC and Amazon - for Good Omens :)

And he shared how he collaborated with Sir terry pratchett on writing good omens. I didn't get a chance to submit a question. But as I was sitting there listening to him read a Poem (he did ask us in the VIP gathering if we had a poem we wanted him to read) and I only wished I asked him to read one of the poems framed in my office - the day the saucers came - so my evening was complete when he ended the evening by reading that exact poem.

So that's my recounting of the evening, it might not be exactly 100% correct, but that's the version that I'll remember best.

Thanks for the account and glad it was such a blast!

bugen
04-03-2017, 07:34 PM
Just saw this video. It's perfect if you love Gaiman:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cK-8jnub5Q&t=318s

somekindofstranger
04-05-2017, 10:12 AM
Neil will be appearing at the annual Hay Festival with Stephen Fry.

https://www.hayfestival.com/p-12211-neil-gaiman-and-stephen-fry.aspx

Earlier the same day Chris Riddell will be hosting his last event as the 'Childrens Laureate and in the evening Amanda Palmer is performing.

cit74
04-05-2017, 07:33 PM
I know that we rarely pull up questionable Gaiman sigs (unlike SK) - but can anyone tell me who exactly signed this book:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SANDMAN-1993-hardcover-Signed-Original-SKETCH-by-NEIL-GAIMAN-/382027642857?hash=item58f29f37e9:g:MpIAAOSw4CFY4VH 1

haha - i just read the questions below:

Q: How can this signature be verified? I have looked at his signature and I have to say this does not look like a style he has used. I am a serious buyer and if you have some associated proof it is his signature I will buy it. Do not mean to challenge the assertion but signature frauds are prevalent. Many thanks! Apr-04-17
A: Hi -- My husband, Denis Kitchen, has published Neil Gaiman, is a a good friend of his, and seen numerous Neil signatures. Furthermore, Norm Witty was book dealer of high integrity who was never known to deal in forgeries. We have every confidence that this is an authentic sketch and signature. Very best -- Stacey Kitchen

Aronstg
04-05-2017, 09:42 PM
I know that we rarely pull up questionable Gaiman sigs (unlike SK) - but can anyone tell me who exactly signed this book:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SANDMAN-1993-hardcover-Signed-Original-SKETCH-by-NEIL-GAIMAN-/382027642857?hash=item58f29f37e9:g:MpIAAOSw4CFY4VH 1

haha - i just read the questions below:

Q: How can this signature be verified? I have looked at his signature and I have to say this does not look like a style he has used. I am a serious buyer and if you have some associated proof it is his signature I will buy it. Do not mean to challenge the assertion but signature frauds are prevalent. Many thanks! Apr-04-17
A: Hi -- My husband, Denis Kitchen, has published Neil Gaiman, is a a good friend of his, and seen numerous Neil signatures. Furthermore, Norm Witty was book dealer of high integrity who was never known to deal in forgeries. We have every confidence that this is an authentic sketch and signature. Very best -- Stacey Kitchen

Neil's signatures vary a ton from his book signatures and some of his Sandman signatures. Some of his Sandman stuff is really rushed and has a very pronounced G... that being said, that signature is one of the worst I've seen and I wouldn't A. Full y trust it and B. wouldn't want it. Also that drawing is a tiny bit suspect also.

somekindofstranger
04-06-2017, 03:59 AM
It doesn't look like any variant of his sig that I have.

That and the bad sketch would put me off

ckovacs
04-06-2017, 04:55 AM
I know that we rarely pull up questionable Gaiman sigs (unlike SK) - but can anyone tell me who exactly signed this book:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SANDMAN-1993-hardcover-Signed-Original-SKETCH-by-NEIL-GAIMAN-/382027642857?hash=item58f29f37e9:g:MpIAAOSw4CFY4VH 1

haha - i just read the questions below:

Q: How can this signature be verified? I have looked at his signature and I have to say this does not look like a style he has used. I am a serious buyer and if you have some associated proof it is his signature I will buy it. Do not mean to challenge the assertion but signature frauds are prevalent. Many thanks! Apr-04-17
A: Hi -- My husband, Denis Kitchen, has published Neil Gaiman, is a a good friend of his, and seen numerous Neil signatures. Furthermore, Norm Witty was book dealer of high integrity who was never known to deal in forgeries. We have every confidence that this is an authentic sketch and signature. Very best -- Stacey Kitchen


That's definitely not his signature. Doesn't look like it belongs to any of the artists in the book either. I do get the impression that it ends in a "y" but it's definitely not Samuel Delany's signature either. His is very neat.

If not a deliberate forgery, it might be a gift inscription from one person to the recipient.

cit74
04-06-2017, 05:12 AM
Glad we are all on the same page. Possibly the first letter is a G. But everything else is all over the place. I did get a reply from the seller regarding my question:

showed Denis your message. He's going to email the photo to Neil himself for further clarity. Thanks for the head's up.

Often times you might only be able to make out the N, sometimes e, L and G. But they're in that order - haven't seen the G first like that

Booknutt
04-06-2017, 06:39 AM
And now it's ended. :doh:

cit74
04-06-2017, 07:03 AM
I'll give them credit for ending it - especially while trying to get clarification

swintek
04-06-2017, 07:23 AM
That one is rough, indeed. I do know that Denis Kitchen (of legendary Kitchen Sink Press) is an extremely reputable dude...

Merlin1958
04-07-2017, 02:33 PM
I'm just about done with, American Gods. I've heard there is a sequel in print or coming? I guess I am looking for a little back ground on his "world" and perhaps what to read next. Much appreciative for any and all help.

ckovacs
04-07-2017, 03:42 PM
I'm just about done with, American Gods. I've heard there is a sequel in print or coming? I guess I am looking for a little back ground on his "world" and perhaps what to read next. Much appreciative for any and all help.

He hasn't written the sequel yet. But there are two novellas involving the main character, titled "Monarch of the Glen" and "Black Dog." Plus the novel Anansi Boys shares some characters but isn't a sequel per se.

Lookwhoitis
04-09-2017, 05:18 PM
I'm just about done with, American Gods. I've heard there is a sequel in print or coming? I guess I am looking for a little back ground on his "world" and perhaps what to read next. Much appreciative for any and all help.

what did you think bill? did you like it at all after initial misgivings?

Read Anansi Gods next.

I loved both books but im a mythology buff...

Looking forward to the tv show

Merlin1958
04-10-2017, 08:05 PM
I'll give them a go, but I have to say "American Gods" didn't "slay" me.

swintek
04-12-2017, 12:15 PM
Hey All. I'm still looking for 3 of the recent UK AG "Quartet" (illustrated by Daniel Egneus) books in First Printings, if anyone happens to have extras or know where they can be found (I do have a first of AB, need the others) Thanks.

Ron

Aronstg
04-12-2017, 04:47 PM
Looks like Neil will be participating again with Independent Bookstore Day with a special edition of Norse Mythology.

http://www.bookweb.org/news/special-edition-norse-mythology-be-released-independent-bookstore-day-35968

cit74
04-12-2017, 05:38 PM
Looks like Neil will be participating again with Independent Bookstore Day with a special edition of Norse Mythology.

http://www.bookweb.org/news/special-edition-norse-mythology-be-released-independent-bookstore-day-35968

Interesting - is it just a different cover??

Aronstg
04-12-2017, 05:49 PM
I haven't heard any further details. Sounds like Neil will make an announcement soonish.

herbertwest
04-17-2017, 02:18 AM
It will be Indie #bookstoreDay on the 29th of April, and to celebrate a VERY limited edition of Norse Mythology.

https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/853713803053334528


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9kALTRUQAEA5yJ.jpg



There will be about 2,500 copies with that cover, only available in Indie Bookstores. No special audiobook cover planned.
> https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/853724319163314177

Yes, only the cover is different.
> https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/853718119856123904

ELazansky
04-17-2017, 04:57 AM
I'll have to see if I can pick up a few of those at my local indie bookshop on the 29th. When the Finders Keepers broadside came out, I went in a few weeks later and they still had a ton of them. Maybe I will get lucky again this year

cit74
04-17-2017, 05:03 AM
I'll have to see if I can pick up a few of those at my local indie bookshop on the 29th. When the Finders Keepers broadside came out, I went in a few weeks later and they still had a ton of them. Maybe I will get lucky again this year

Let me know if you manage to find any. For last several years I'm working again that day and nearest indie bookstore is too far away to get to when I'm working

ELazansky
04-17-2017, 06:28 AM
I'll have to see if I can pick up a few of those at my local indie bookshop on the 29th. When the Finders Keepers broadside came out, I went in a few weeks later and they still had a ton of them. Maybe I will get lucky again this year

Let me know if you manage to find any. For last several years I'm working again that day and nearest indie bookstore is too far away to get to when I'm working

No problem - we'll see if my store even orders them for sale, but if they do, I'll get what I can.

becca69
04-17-2017, 07:45 PM
I would love a copy if anyone can get an extra... no indies around me.

LokiJake
04-17-2017, 08:21 PM
[/QUOTE]

Let me know if you manage to find any. For last several years I'm working again that day and nearest indie bookstore is too far away to get to when I'm working[/QUOTE]

I'm checking with Diesel in Oakland if they are going to have any and will let you know what they say

LokiJake
04-17-2017, 08:23 PM
Let me know if you manage to find any. For last several years I'm working again that day and nearest indie bookstore is too far away to get to when I'm working

I'm checking with Diesel in Oakland to see if they will have any and will let you know what they tell me.

They said they are not getting any in. I'll look around as i think i'll be able to visit anywhere that day in NorCal :)

mikeC
04-21-2017, 10:23 AM
The designer posted the intro sequence

http://www.antibody.tv/projects/americangods.html

reminds me of the TP Sandman covers.

cit74
04-21-2017, 03:59 PM
The designer posted the intro sequence

http://www.antibody.tv/projects/americangods.html

reminds me of the TP Sandman covers.

Nice - seems very McKean esque

sharki69
04-23-2017, 05:44 PM
Coralline proof for $15 . 2 available

https://www.ebay.com/itm/252891547947

TravelinJack
04-26-2017, 09:16 AM
I'll have to see if I can pick up a few of those at my local indie bookshop on the 29th. When the Finders Keepers broadside came out, I went in a few weeks later and they still had a ton of them. Maybe I will get lucky again this year

Let me know if you manage to find any. For last several years I'm working again that day and nearest indie bookstore is too far away to get to when I'm working

No problem - we'll see if my store even orders them for sale, but if they do, I'll get what I can.

I would also be interested in a S/L Norse Mythology should you get enough to spare.

ELazansky
04-26-2017, 09:52 AM
I'll have to see if I can pick up a few of those at my local indie bookshop on the 29th. When the Finders Keepers broadside came out, I went in a few weeks later and they still had a ton of them. Maybe I will get lucky again this year

Let me know if you manage to find any. For last several years I'm working again that day and nearest indie bookstore is too far away to get to when I'm working

No problem - we'll see if my store even orders them for sale, but if they do, I'll get what I can.

I would also be interested in a S/L Norse Mythology should you get enough to spare.

They are not going to be signed. It is the regular trade edition with a white cover.

There is only one local bookshop near me that I can try to get to. I'll pick up whatever I can if I'm able to attend.

TravelinJack
04-26-2017, 10:24 AM
I'll have to see if I can pick up a few of those at my local indie bookshop on the 29th. When the Finders Keepers broadside came out, I went in a few weeks later and they still had a ton of them. Maybe I will get lucky again this year

Let me know if you manage to find any. For last several years I'm working again that day and nearest indie bookstore is too far away to get to when I'm working

No problem - we'll see if my store even orders them for sale, but if they do, I'll get what I can.

I would also be interested in a S/L Norse Mythology should you get enough to spare.

They are not going to be signed. It is the regular trade edition with a white cover.

There is only one local bookshop near me that I can try to get to. I'll pick up whatever I can if I'm able to attend.

Gotcha - ok thanks for clarifying

cit74
05-01-2017, 07:04 PM
I wil probably have a few of the indie bookstore day covered Norse Mythology books - I will know better by next week when they all arrive (and I figure out how much they actually cost). I was able to order one from several of the local Indie shops - and they all were kind enough to ship. Although one shop "followed" the rules and would not sell over the phone the day of - instead they said to call back the next day and if they had any they would sell it then - which they did have and did sell. So I did my part by supporting most of the Copperfield stores around town - plus I have been to a bunch of the events that they have sponsored - so I figured it was the right thing to do.

sharki69
05-02-2017, 04:24 AM
Chad - that's great.

I have extra copy if someone is interested.

Btw- the copies I have are 8th printing

cit74
05-02-2017, 06:36 AM
Chad - that's great.

I have extra copy if someone is interested.

Btw- the copies I have are 8th printing

The ones I saw online were all 8th printing as well - pretty impressive for a book just out a few months

cit74
05-16-2017, 10:10 AM
Looks like I have 3 copies left of the Norse mythology Independent Bookstore Day alternate covered books. They're all 8th printings - just like those on eBay.

$45 total per copy includes media mail shipping in USA - and $20 of each sale will be donated to haven fund.

International buyers welcome but you'd have to cover actual shipping costs.

Please PM me if interested

ELazansky
05-17-2017, 05:29 AM
Anyone know more information about this? https://www.amazon.com/Neil-Gaiman-Dream-Dangerously-Blu-ray/dp/B072LMWG92?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072LMWG92&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Booknutt
05-17-2017, 05:53 AM
That was the documentary released about the tour for Ocean at the End of the Lane.

ELazansky
05-17-2017, 06:41 AM
Cool. Thanks.

swintek
05-17-2017, 07:20 AM
That doc aired on Starz recently, timed, no doubt in conjunction with their American Gods launch. Watched it with the family over dinner. It was really interesting!

cit74
05-17-2017, 09:48 AM
And dreamhaven has a few signed gaiman items in stock from when Neil stopped by a few months ago:

http://dreamhavenbooks.com/product-category/signed/page/2/

I think there are 5 books signed by Neil - I picked up troll bridge and free country since I didn't have those as stand alone copies either

cit74
05-19-2017, 06:34 PM
I am not sure if anyone is interested in the Melinda signed triptych:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/332208306381?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

but I will have a few coming my way sometime next week (or the following week) - I should have 1 to sell and it should be less than the price on ebay listing above (which is a pretty good price) - $65 plus shipping. PM if interested

mikeC
05-22-2017, 07:48 AM
I had no idea they made a movie about How to Talk to Girls at a party. I always thought that was a weak story but seems to be more of his popular ones.

mikeC
05-24-2017, 05:33 AM
Did anyone get to see the Likely Stories show? I'd love to see it but I guess it's a UK only show?

becca69
05-24-2017, 12:06 PM
Anyone have an extra American Gods S/L the want to part with at a fair price?

Booknutt
05-28-2017, 04:33 PM
Yes this is my listing, yes I'm probably crazy. But I want to see what happens. https://www.ebay.com/itm/222527514069

swintek
05-28-2017, 09:23 PM
Fantastic listing, Booknutt. Great description of just how rare- and nearly impossible to obtain- this complete set is. I truly consider it one of the absolute best "sets" of a particular publisher- and author- in this field of collecting. A rare perfect pairing of writer and visionary publisher that produced some of the nicest examples of modern fine press publishing. Best of luck!

Ron

cit74
05-28-2017, 09:38 PM
Completely agree - some beautiful books and so tough to obtain a matching numbered set.

Booknutt
05-29-2017, 04:20 AM
Thanks y'all!

ckovacs
05-29-2017, 04:35 AM
Yes this is my listing, yes I'm probably crazy. But I want to see what happens. https://www.ebay.com/itm/222527514069

In the description you say that the Anansi Boys double-slipcase is rare and you know of only one other copy out there. But the double-slipcase is what subscribers received, and i have that. My number was #27 and I have a complete set.

One thing missing in your listing is the small companion to American Gods, two books in one, Only The Gods Are Real / An Astonishingly Incomplete Bibliography, which was mainly released with the lettered edition but some copies were also released alone.

Some of the items that were issued unsigned, such as the reader's copy of American Gods, and the unsigned Anansi promo, I did get signed later.

I've also got all the lettered editions that Hill House released, which included American Gods, Anansi Boys, A Screenplay, and Melinda. I think that's all of them.

Booknutt
05-29-2017, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the info. I thought the extra slipcase only got out to a few people.

ckovacs
05-29-2017, 04:46 AM
Thanks for the info. I thought the extra slipcase only got out to a few people.

I don't know how many subscribers got their copies before Hill House folded, but I did get mine. I was in frequent contact with Peter then, and I continue to communicate with him and Jennifer periodically.

swintek
05-29-2017, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the info. I thought the extra slipcase only got out to a few people.

For the record, I was an early series subscriber, received all the "freebies" and extras- but, never did get the Anansi Boy's "big" slipcase. I wrote Peter a bunch at the time, trying to get one, but- as we all know- that was the end of HH.

somekindofstranger
05-30-2017, 02:19 PM
Fantastic collection booknut.
I cannot afford though so will drool from afar!!!

Booknutt
05-30-2017, 02:30 PM
Thanks!

ckovacs
06-01-2017, 03:27 PM
You can get a double-signed (Gaiman and McKean) and remarqued copy of the Folio edition of AMERICAN GODS from this bookseller, or just a Gaiman-signed copy:

http://www.analectabooks.com/neil-gaiman--american-gods---signed-uk-hb-first-folio-illustrated-edition.html

I bought one of the double-signed copies and they're vanishing, only one is listed as unsold now.

somekindofstranger
06-02-2017, 01:57 AM
You can get a double-signed (Gaiman and McKean) and remarqued copy of the Folio edition of AMERICAN GODS from this bookseller, or just a Gaiman-signed copy:

http://www.analectabooks.com/neil-gaiman--american-gods---signed-uk-hb-first-folio-illustrated-edition.html

I bought one of the double-signed copies and they're vanishing, only one is listed as unsold now.

I just came to post about those too!
Interesting...I wonder how he came about those.

Personally I think its quite expensive (certainly the plain flat-signed by neil copies) for what is non-limited edition, but they are obviously selling and so perhaps the fact that Neil is now limiting the signings that he does is having an effect on the market?

ckovacs
06-02-2017, 02:35 AM
You can get a double-signed (Gaiman and McKean) and remarqued copy of the Folio edition of AMERICAN GODS from this bookseller, or just a Gaiman-signed copy:

http://www.analectabooks.com/neil-gaiman--american-gods---signed-uk-hb-first-folio-illustrated-edition.html

I bought one of the double-signed copies and they're vanishing, only one is listed as unsold now.

I just came to post about those too!
Interesting...I wonder how he came about those.

Personally I think its quite expensive (certainly the plain flat-signed by neil copies) for what is non-limited edition, but they are obviously selling and so perhaps the fact that Neil is now limiting the signings that he does is having an effect on the market?

The email to customers announcing these books started out like this:

Good day, Collectors;

It's been a pretty busy week so far, with a five hour queue at Hay for Neil Gaiman (broken by an awesome spontaneous performance by his wife, Amanda Palmer, who played to the crowd with a backing fiddler the likes of whom I have not heard before) as well as two separate trips to see Alan Lee, who epitomises Tolkien with his iconic art. The books in question - 'American Gods' (currently playing to rave reviews on Amazon Prime) and 'Beren and Luthien' are available here in signed states not available anywhere else.

somekindofstranger
06-02-2017, 04:13 AM
That's odd. I had my folio edition signed at hay too but they had a policy of Norse gods plus one other only to be signed. I did see a few people with this on the queue so I can only think he had a group of friends queuing with 1 copy each (which annoys me a bit as that just made the queue even longer for the real fans)

Personally I got my folio edition signed and dedicated and also my 'Calendar of tales' - I had it tucked under my arm due to the one other book policy, but Neil saw it and said 'wow you've got one of those' and gladly signed it too.

ELazansky
06-02-2017, 04:49 AM
I look at this in two ways:

1) The book retails for $120 from Folio. They are selling the signed copy for approximately $320, thus valuing the signature at $200.
2) It will be difficult to get this book signed by Neil unless you happen to catch him somewhere, so for the complete collector, this is a must have.

For me, since I am not a "Gotta catch 'em all" collector, I think the price is too high for the signed one. I'll take my Hill House edition of AG over anything else all day.

ELazansky
06-02-2017, 04:50 AM
Yes this is my listing, yes I'm probably crazy. But I want to see what happens. https://www.ebay.com/itm/222527514069

You have a lot of watchers. Anyone email you with an offer? I think the starting price is good for what you're offering.

Booknutt
06-02-2017, 05:08 AM
Yes this is my listing, yes I'm probably crazy. But I want to see what happens. https://www.ebay.com/itm/222527514069

You have a lot of watchers. Anyone email you with an offer? I think the starting price is good for what you're offering.

No, no bites yet.

cit74
06-02-2017, 05:44 AM
I look at this in two ways:

1) The book retails for $120 from Folio. They are selling the signed copy for approximately $320, thus valuing the signature at $200.
2) It will be difficult to get this book signed by Neil unless you happen to catch him somewhere, so for the complete collector, this is a must have.

For me, since I am not a "Gotta catch 'em all" collector, I think the price is too high for the signed one. I'll take my Hill House edition of AG over anything else all day.

Agree completely with your assessment - even I passed on these signed and Remarque copies - they are nice, but I'm not a completist (although it doesn't seem that way at times). I did bring the folio AG with me when I met Neil in Santa Rosa in march - but I left it in my car - since I only brought my copies of Duran Duran with me - since I really wanted those signed (and this was billed as a non-signing event, just a meet n greet). But I too wondered the ties Steve (analecta has to get several Remarque books - he must be friends or neighbors with McKean).

cit74
06-02-2017, 05:47 AM
I look at this in two ways:

1) The book retails for $120 from Folio. They are selling the signed copy for approximately $320, thus valuing the signature at $200.
2) It will be difficult to get this book signed by Neil unless you happen to catch him somewhere, so for the complete collector, this is a must have.

For me, since I am not a "Gotta catch 'em all" collector, I think the price is too high for the signed one. I'll take my Hill House edition of AG over anything else all day.

And soon you'll have a nice addition to your Hill House AG (I just need a few days to get it shipped :) ).

somekindofstranger
06-02-2017, 06:56 AM
Dave Mckean answered this himself on facebook:

"I like Steve, and he's sent me many books over the years to sign, and he's bought books directly from me. He sent me 7 AG's and I forgot about them for 6 weeks. I felt rather guilty about this, so doodled in them all as well as signed them. He's a pro-active indi bookseller worth supporting."

Aronstg
06-02-2017, 08:42 AM
I agree that the signed copies are over priced but I do think that is close to a fair price for the double signed and Remarque copies. Probably why those sold out rather quickly.

somekindofstranger
06-02-2017, 08:45 AM
I agree that the signed copies are over priced but I do think that is close to a fair price for the double signed and Remarque copies. Probably why those sold out rather quickly.

So next time I go to an event with Dave, I know what book i shall be packing to take with me!!!

ym2000
06-02-2017, 12:42 PM
I agree that the signed copies are over priced but I do think that is close to a fair price for the double signed and Remarque copies. Probably why those sold out rather quickly.

I bought one.
Not sure about triple the published price but I know Steve put in a lot of work and effort in getting it all organized. To me it was well worth it.

swintek
06-02-2017, 03:20 PM
I didn't get one of these- too $$$- but, I will say that I recently re-read the book, and was alternating between 3 or 4 different editions, just because (well, why have 10 different editions if you're not even going to crack the damn things!). And, as lovely as that Hill House edition is- and it truly is- I just found myself a bit more comfortable with the Folio. It just feels and reads extremely well. So- a signed copy of what may well be the "best" edition of a seminal (Multiple award winning) novel- is hard not to put a high premium on. Congrats on those who got one.

Also, re: Folio: Between this and their recent gorgeous Lovecraft volume- they are doing some great work lately...

cit74
06-02-2017, 03:31 PM
Agreed on folio - I just bought the douglas adams/hitchhikers guide set - its very well done

cit74
06-24-2017, 05:31 AM
Just FYI I have an extra copy of Norse mythology with alternate independent bookstore day cover - $40 shipped in US
Also have an extra Melinda triptych - signed by both Gaiman and Dagmara - $75 shipped in US - that one is #9 (out of a 200 limitation - but 200 were not made/sold - so actual limitation is less)

Or I'll make a deal if you want both items

somekindofstranger
06-29-2017, 10:33 AM
Ps Publishing are having a sale which includes Fearie Tales at £95 (reduced from £249)

http://pspublishing2.com/fearie-talessigned-tray-cased-hardcover-edited-by-stephen-jones-910-p.asp

Patrick
06-30-2017, 10:40 PM
Ps Publishing are having a sale which includes Fearie Tales at £95 (reduced from £249)

http://pspublishing2.com/fearie-talessigned-tray-cased-hardcover-edited-by-stephen-jones-910-p.asp
Thanks! I just ordered a copy. I had passed on the original price, but this is much more palatable.

cit74
07-02-2017, 05:28 AM
Ps Publishing are having a sale which includes Fearie Tales at £95 (reduced from £249)

http://pspublishing2.com/fearie-talessigned-tray-cased-hardcover-edited-by-stephen-jones-910-p.asp
Thanks! I just ordered a copy. I had passed on the original price, but this is much more palatable.

That it is - and a really nice book to boot - but I already have one (and no I didn't pay the original price - a much cheaper eBay option). This is a nice book - but was overpriced initially

cit74
07-20-2017, 03:50 AM
Heres a pretty good deal from book mint - if you didn't already have this version of stardust:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Signed-ltd-Neil-Gaiman-STARDUST-THE-ART-OF-NEIL-GAIMAN-mint-BUY-IT-NOW-89-/201991593569?hash=item2f07a31e61:g:pZUAAOSwgQRZb6P r

somekindofstranger
08-05-2017, 01:11 AM
It looks like Peter (ex hill house) is selling 3 more copies of the william morrow Neverwhere s/l at a very reasonable price..

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/232427477813

cit74
08-05-2017, 04:50 AM
Very good price if u don't have one and peter is great to
Work with

ELazansky
08-11-2017, 05:24 AM
Get yours quick - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/neverwhere-illustrated-edition-neil-gaiman/1126481614?ean=9780062839879

From Neil's FB page - "Barnes and Noble will be offering signed editions of the forthcoming Chris Riddell illustrated version of Neverwhere. The numbers are limited (as I have to sign them next week) so they are taking advance orders now. It's a gorgeous book. (And yes, author's preferred text, and How the Marquis Got His Coat Back ).

swintek
08-11-2017, 07:14 AM
Get yours quick - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/neverwhere-illustrated-edition-neil-gaiman/1126481614?ean=9780062839879

From Neil's FB page - "Barnes and Noble will be offering signed editions of the forthcoming Chris Riddell illustrated version of Neverwhere. The numbers are limited (as I have to sign them next week) so they are taking advance orders now. It's a gorgeous book. (And yes, author's preferred text, and How the Marquis Got His Coat Back ).

"Forthcoming"? We already have this.. or do we have the UK and this is the US debut?

ckovacs
08-11-2017, 07:41 AM
Yes, it's the North American edition debuting. I already have the UK one too but ordered this. And checking now, it seems to have gone out of stock at least temporarily. They must have reached the quota.



Get yours quick - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/neverwhere-illustrated-edition-neil-gaiman/1126481614?ean=9780062839879

From Neil's FB page - "Barnes and Noble will be offering signed editions of the forthcoming Chris Riddell illustrated version of Neverwhere. The numbers are limited (as I have to sign them next week) so they are taking advance orders now. It's a gorgeous book. (And yes, author's preferred text, and How the Marquis Got His Coat Back ).

"Forthcoming"? We already have this.. or do we have the UK and this is the US debut?

swintek
08-11-2017, 09:48 AM
Yes, it's the North American edition debuting. I already have the UK one too but ordered this. And checking now, it seems to have gone out of stock at least temporarily. They must have reached the quota.



Get yours quick - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/neverwhere-illustrated-edition-neil-gaiman/1126481614?ean=9780062839879

From Neil's FB page - "Barnes and Noble will be offering signed editions of the forthcoming Chris Riddell illustrated version of Neverwhere. The numbers are limited (as I have to sign them next week) so they are taking advance orders now. It's a gorgeous book. (And yes, author's preferred text, and How the Marquis Got His Coat Back ).

"Forthcoming"? We already have this.. or do we have the UK and this is the US debut?

Got it, thanks. Wanted another one of these for the daughter anyway. Glad I ordered right away. Thanks for the heads-up, Eric!

cit74
08-11-2017, 06:36 PM
If anyone happened to get more than one copy please let me know - I was a little late to the party on this one.

becca69
08-11-2017, 06:55 PM
If anyone happened to get more than one copy please let me know - I was a little late to the party on this one.

Me too.

cit74
08-11-2017, 07:02 PM
At least I presume this'll be the same as the UK version - which I think I have at home (have to double check once I get back) - and those were signed by riddell and Gaiman if memory serves me anything...anymore

somekindofstranger
08-12-2017, 04:55 AM
At least I presume this'll be the same as the UK version - which I think I have at home (have to double check once I get back) - and those were signed by riddell and Gaiman if memory serves me anything...anymore

Yes, the signed UK editions were signed by both Neil and chris

Booknutt
08-15-2017, 10:32 AM
Taking offers in a signed copy of Ghastly Beyond and Belief. In good condition. Especially for a mass market published in 1985.

And a signed by Gaiman and Kelli Bickman copy of Bickmans's book What I Thought I Saw. A collection of photos taken on the set of Neverwhere. This in fine condition.

Pictures can be emailed of both books.

louis2003b
08-15-2017, 11:07 AM
Selling
Subpress
Interworld Matched Lettered set
Interworld Matched Limited set

Hill House
Anansi Boys limited

Pm me if you are interested

Booknutt
08-24-2017, 03:28 PM
Up for your offers please:

U.K. American Gods. Signed in fine shape.
Anansi Boys. Numbered ARC
Coraline ARC
Coraline the graphic novel ARC
Don't Panic. Original UK first edition with the blank page 42. Not in the greatest shape.
Fragile Things numbered ARC
Good Omens ARC signed by Gaiman. Good condition.
M is for Magic ARC
Norse Mythology ARC
Ocean at the End of the Lane. 1st HC signed
Ocean at the End of the Lane ARC
Trigger Warning ARC
View from the Cheap Seats ARC
Mirrormask s/l subterranean press
Duran Duran TP only in Good condition.

Pictures can be sent of any the books.

Booknutt
09-14-2017, 10:03 AM
Up for your offers please:

U.K. American Gods. Signed in fine shape.
Anansi Boys. Numbered ARC
Coraline ARC
Coraline the graphic novel ARC
Don't Panic. Original UK first edition with the blank page 42. Not in the greatest shape.
Fragile Things numbered ARC
Good Omens ARC signed by Gaiman. Good condition.
M is for Magic ARC
Norse Mythology ARC
Ocean at the End of the Lane. 1st HC signed
Ocean at the End of the Lane ARC
Trigger Warning ARC
View from the Cheap Seats ARC
Mirrormask s/l subterranean press
Duran Duran TP only in Good condition.

Pictures can be sent of any the books.

All of these are still available. And my wife just lost her job this morning. So anybody needs any of the above books please make an offer.