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cit74
11-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Glad you enjoyed AFP last night, Chad. Any photos to share?

Unfortunately no - I know lame...we had a box of books - steph bought one for all of her directors - and it was late - so we just got through as best we could. But amanda did take a picture of steph and her box of books - I know a lot of good that does. It was still great and steph laughed out loud several times - well worth the time

ELazansky
11-22-2014, 05:55 AM
This showed up yesterday - nothing flashy, exactly what you'd expect from Easton Press. I really love the look of the leather books.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/StardustEaston_zps94e40c2a.jpg

becca69
11-22-2014, 06:11 AM
Is it blue or black? It looks blue on the Easton Press website and in their mailer.

ELazansky
11-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Is it blue or black? It looks blue on the Easton Press website and in their mailer.

It's blue - I took the picture at night and the room lighting was not the best

WeDealInLead
11-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Does it have that single colour illustration at the front like most Easton books do? I like their uniform look. Less is more.

Also, I'm looking for some signed trades: M is for Magic, Anansi Boys, Angels and Visitations.

ELazansky
11-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Does it have that single colour illustration at the front like most Easton books do? I like their uniform look. Less is more.

Also, I'm looking for some signed trades: M is for Magic, Anansi Boys, Angels and Visitations.

Nope, no color illustration at the front on this one.

erxbooks
11-24-2014, 07:35 AM
Does it have that single colour illustration at the front like most Easton books do? I like their uniform look. Less is more.

Also, I'm looking for some signed trades: M is for Magic, Anansi Boys, Angels and Visitations.


Call Dreamhaven books in Minneapolis for the signed trades. Neil was in the store last week.

ELazansky
11-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Don't you love getting packages and wondering what's inside? I completely forgot I pre-ordered these 18 months ago - matching number set:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/Interworld2014_zps100a8688.jpg
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/TheSilverDream_zps65680ced.jpg

Stockerlone
11-25-2014, 06:31 AM
In more than 100 public busses in my hometown Hamburg are used books that you can take for free .
Somewhere is a hidden a signed OCEAN by Neil Gaiman .

[URL="In more than 100 buses öffendlichen in my town there used books that you can take for free . On Friday has been hidden somewhere a signed book by Neil Gaiman .


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http://vhhbus.de/typo3temp/fl_realurl_image/buecher-im-bus-vhh-bu0.jpg

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Lookwhoitis
11-25-2014, 07:17 AM
that is awesome

mikeC
11-25-2014, 03:41 PM
that is awesome
x2

jhanic
11-25-2014, 04:31 PM
That's fantastic! (I also see one of James White's Hospital Station books there. I love that series.)

John

Patrick
11-27-2014, 11:59 PM
Glad you enjoyed AFP last night, Chad. Any photos to share?

Unfortunately no - I know lame...we had a box of books - steph bought one for all of her directors - and it was late - so we just got through as best we could. But amanda did take a picture of steph and her box of books - I know a lot of good that does. It was still great and steph laughed out loud several times - well worth the time
Cool.

My matching set of Interworld/The Silver Dream arrived too. Like you, Eric, I had forgotten all about them.

Patrick
11-28-2014, 12:02 AM
Double the flavor, double the fun.

sharki69
11-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Got my signed Gaiman from B&N. Thanks Chad :)

brionen
11-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Barnes and Noble had a bunch of signed titles available for Blck Friday, including the Anniversary Edition of American Gods. I went at about noon local time and they still had 1/2 dozen copies left. It took some searching to find a dust cover in good shape, but I found one that wasn't too dinged up. It has a special limitation page for the signature- it doesn't mention how many copies were signed. It started at cover price, but I was able to knock it down to $17 with my member discount and a coupon.

ELazansky
11-28-2014, 11:37 AM
5000 copies of each book was signed and distributed across the US

cit74
11-28-2014, 12:03 PM
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-11/69A5E6A0-9F3C-4AA8-AFE0-CDDEE5B411D0_zpsxlyatblz.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-11/69A5E6A0-9F3C-4AA8-AFE0-CDDEE5B411D0_zpsxlyatblz.jpg.html)

Apparently some books had higher limitations - somewhere online it said 5k-10k of the various books. When I went at 0805 all 4 copies were gone - and in my basket

cit74
11-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Sorry for upside down photo - kind of a pain editing on phone and waiting to upload:
Just a few others from b&n

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-11/592FDC91-56BC-45DA-827C-2C2A6D2E59F1_zpseyozic4i.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-11/592FDC91-56BC-45DA-827C-2C2A6D2E59F1_zpseyozic4i.jpg.html)

ELazansky
11-28-2014, 12:39 PM
I see my books in there :-)

By the way, in case anyone still wanted a copy, this is available for $15, marked down from $50 - http://borderlandspress.com/shop/books/the-hogben-chronicles-2/

Randall Flagg
11-28-2014, 12:47 PM
Sorry for upside down photo - kind of a pain editing on phone and waiting to upload:
Just a few others from b&n


Fixed it for you.

BTW, if you don't hold the camera/phone upside down, the images are fine.:lol1:


http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1417207562-592FDC91-56BC-45DA-827C-2C2A6D2E59F1_zpseyozic4i.jpg

Patrick
11-28-2014, 02:25 PM
I see my books, too!

sharki69
11-28-2014, 02:27 PM
I see my books in there :-)

By the way, in case anyone still wanted a copy, this is available for $15, marked down from $50 - http://borderlandspress.com/shop/books/the-hogben-chronicles-2/

Eric - Thanks for the link. Ordered one

cit74
11-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Sorry for upside down photo - kind of a pain editing on phone and waiting to upload:
Just a few others from b&n


Fixed it for you.

BTW, if you don't hold the camera/phone upside down, the images are fine.:lol1:


http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1417207562-592FDC91-56BC-45DA-827C-2C2A6D2E59F1_zpseyozic4i.jpg

Thank RF - I think my issue is I took the photo in landscape - with the shutter to my right - and that seems to flip it upside down - or my iPhone just doesn't like me

Randall Flagg
11-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Try taking it with the shutter to the left.
That or dump the iPhone for a real android....:wink:

Booknutt
11-30-2014, 04:38 PM
New print by Gaiman and David Mack.
http://neverwear.myshopify.com/products/brand-new-neils-new-years-wish-poem-limited-edition-print-by-david-mack

sharki69
12-02-2014, 07:07 AM
Neil Gaiman and Hayley Campbell will sign copies of The Art of Neil Gaiman @ B&N in NYC 12/15

Details here - http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/86077

Author Hayley Campbell and Neil Gaiman will sign copies of TAoNG. Neil Gaiman will sign one additional title or piece of memorabilia. Authors will personalize with a name and pose for photos

cit74
12-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Neil Gaiman and Hayley Campbell will sign copies of The Art of Neil Gaiman @ B&N in NYC 12/15

Details here - http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/86077

Author Hayley Campbell and Neil Gaiman will sign copies of TAoNG. Neil Gaiman will sign one additional title or piece of memorabilia. Authors will personalize with a name and pose for photos

Too bad I'm nowhere near NY - especially since he's signing one other item or memorabilia - at the events I've been too - he was only signing books - so he's lightened up a little

sharki69
12-04-2014, 06:33 AM
STARDUST - LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOXED SET OF TWELVE NUMBERED PRINTS, EACH SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS

250 copies
$1,200

http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/stardust/products/stardust

cit74
12-04-2014, 07:00 AM
STARDUST - LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOXED SET OF TWELVE NUMBERED PRINTS, EACH SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS

250 copies
$1,200

http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/stardust/products/stardust

Ok that's absurd and I can't believe any will sell at that price. The first set of 6 prints recently sold on eBay for $150 - I think the original prints were sold at $50 each so $300 for that set - to double that price is crazy. If anyone is trying to buy the prints to resell individually they'll never get that price or any return - well that's my opinion...

sharki69
12-04-2014, 07:14 AM
STARDUST - LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOXED SET OF TWELVE NUMBERED PRINTS, EACH SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS

250 copies
$1,200

http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/stardust/products/stardust

Ok that's absurd and I can't believe any will sell at that price. The first set of 6 prints recently sold on eBay for $150 - I think the original prints were sold at $50 each so $300 for that set - to double that price is crazy. If anyone is trying to buy the prints to resell individually they'll never get that price or any return - well that's my opinion...

I second

ELazansky
12-04-2014, 07:22 AM
STARDUST - LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOXED SET OF TWELVE NUMBERED PRINTS, EACH SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS

250 copies
$1,200

http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/stardust/products/stardust

I love Neil's writing, I really do, but I just can't handle all of these signed prints, broadsides, posters, etc. There must be hundreds of thousands of items out there with his signature on it. I see some folks on his Twitter feed complaining when a signed book is available for $100, saying it is too much and how can anyone spend that money on a book. $1200 for 12 prints is ridiculous. I'm sure someone will buy them.

I'm going to be more selective with what signed items I get from Neil and others going forward. I don't need any more flat-signed books from Neil, Joe Hill, Justin Cronin, etc. I like having one or two examples of each signature. Kind of makes for a more unique collection. Limited Editions are different. It is time to re-focus my collecting goals.

cit74
12-04-2014, 08:20 AM
STARDUST - LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOXED SET OF TWELVE NUMBERED PRINTS, EACH SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS

250 copies
$1,200

http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/stardust/products/stardust

I love Neil's writing, I really do, but I just can't handle all of these signed prints, broadsides, posters, etc. There must be hundreds of thousands of items out there with his signature on it. I see some folks on his Twitter feed complaining when a signed book is available for $100, saying it is too much and how can anyone spend that money on a book. $1200 for 12 prints is ridiculous. I'm sure someone will buy them.

I'm going to be more selective with what signed items I get from Neil and others going forward. I don't need any more flat-signed books from Neil, Joe Hill, Justin Cronin, etc. I like having one or two examples of each signature. Kind of makes for a more unique collection. Limited Editions are different. It is time to re-focus my collecting goals.

i agree whole heartedly - this can get way out of hand...

cit74
12-04-2014, 08:23 AM
as an aside - camelot does have a s/l mirror mask from sub press on their holiday list today:
http://camelotbooks.com/books/detail/day-3-of-the-12-days-of-christmas-sale

also i have an extra copy of the a fall from stardust portfolio set (haha i know we were just talking about portfolios) - these are unsigned - 29 prints, plus the two chapbooks - if anyone is interested I have it for $25 plus shipping - just pm me. Also i have an extra copy of HC angels and visitation - 1st edition/6th print for $30

jhanic
12-04-2014, 08:24 AM
I feel much the same way about Joe Hill. It's getting so that an UNsigned book of his is less common than the signed ones.

John

Aronstg
12-04-2014, 08:25 AM
STARDUST - LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOXED SET OF TWELVE NUMBERED PRINTS, EACH SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS

250 copies
$1,200

http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/stardust/products/stardust

I love Neil's writing, I really do, but I just can't handle all of these signed prints, broadsides, posters, etc. There must be hundreds of thousands of items out there with his signature on it. I see some folks on his Twitter feed complaining when a signed book is available for $100, saying it is too much and how can anyone spend that money on a book. $1200 for 12 prints is ridiculous. I'm sure someone will buy them.

I'm going to be more selective with what signed items I get from Neil and others going forward. I don't need any more flat-signed books from Neil, Joe Hill, Justin Cronin, etc. I like having one or two examples of each signature. Kind of makes for a more unique collection. Limited Editions are different. It is time to re-focus my collecting goals.

i agree whole heartedly - this can get way out of hand...

I third that. I have a few signed items by neil which I got in person but otherwise I'm not chasing anything. To me the only stuff with monetary value would be anything that is a S/L or getting his sig on some sandman stuff. I'd love to have a Sandman #1 signed by him in good condition or even one of the omnibus. Those are not on the top of my list though. I'm actually getting very interested in acquiring some McKean art.

mikeC
12-05-2014, 09:14 AM
Not sure if this was posted last year, sorry if it was.
pretty low audio but cool
http://jezebel.com/listen-to-neil-gaiman-read-charles-dickenss-a-christma-1489270222

ELazansky
12-08-2014, 07:12 AM
Picked up a few new items:

Taboo 6 - contains the Sweeney Todd chapbook. Still in original wrap (it looks so nice sealed up, not sure if I want to open it)

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Snapbucket/244F3FA3-C0B9-4923-8D86-0A60CC865CC2_zpss9yo1oeg.jpg

Sandman 50 Autographed Edition (bag is a little beat up but it has not been opened)

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Snapbucket/59949943-7555-4C56-8949-ED241A029B4D_zpscui2cffz.jpg


I have a PC Copy of The Hogben Chronicles signed by Neil. I would like to give this to someone who doesn't have a copy of it already. I'd just like $5 to cover the shipping. First person to POST and then PM me wins.

Aronstg
12-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Post

ELazansky
12-08-2014, 08:16 AM
We have a winner!

Aronstg
12-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Picked up a few new items:

Taboo 6 - contains the Sweeney Todd chapbook. Still in original wrap (it looks so nice sealed up, not sure if I want to open it)

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Snapbucket/244F3FA3-C0B9-4923-8D86-0A60CC865CC2_zpss9yo1oeg.jpg

Sandman 50 Autographed Edition (bag is a little beat up but it has not been opened)

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Snapbucket/59949943-7555-4C56-8949-ED241A029B4D_zpscui2cffz.jpg


I have a PC Copy of The Hogben Chronicles signed by Neil. I would like to give this to someone who doesn't have a copy of it already. I'd just like $5 to cover the shipping. First person to POST and then PM me wins.

I picked up a copy of Sandman #50 signed from a local comic book shop. They just had it in their regular bin of back issues and I think I paid $5 for it. That was a major score for me!! Still bagged and unopened and it was a number under 5000 also. Since I'll doubt I'll ever run into Neil with a CGC rep present, this is as close as I can get to an authentic Neil Sig on a comic book. Great find!

swintek
12-08-2014, 12:40 PM
I really love that (aborted) Sweeney Todd prologue in Taboo. Wish he and Zulli continued it somewhere else. That Penny Dreadful is a nice item!

sharki69
12-16-2014, 08:06 AM
Neil Gaiman had a reading/signing event last night at B&N in NYC. I planned to go, but work wouldn't allow me...BUT - my NY friend decided to go regardless. I shipped her 5 of my books, you know, just in case (event instructions allowed only 1 additional item to be signed by Gaiman). Well, not so many people showed up, so she managed to sign 4 !!! she also told me it was the best signing she have been to - funny, smart and now she want to read all his books....

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/50B73B90-6E8E-4D51-9744-F9FDD092C79C.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/50B73B90-6E8E-4D51-9744-F9FDD092C79C.jpg.html)


So here are my new P&J :)

The Sleeper and the Spindle (CA edition one of only 1,500 produced). Less than 5 copies ever signed before the event

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/9D990CBD-231B-4876-B7E7-3F052AFB6DC2.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/9D990CBD-231B-4876-B7E7-3F052AFB6DC2.jpg.html)


Stardust ARC

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/ACF4013A-8AC6-4E22-AEF0-56723D315EA6.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/ACF4013A-8AC6-4E22-AEF0-56723D315EA6.jpg.html)


Good Omens 1ST (William Morrow ed 2006)

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/7CBE64A8-B36A-4BBA-AA98-88157609DF9C.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/7CBE64A8-B36A-4BBA-AA98-88157609DF9C.jpg.html)


Neverwhere US 1ST

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/CFD51B90-5543-4FA0-8B46-9A9F5C3AAD9A.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/CFD51B90-5543-4FA0-8B46-9A9F5C3AAD9A.jpg.html)


Oh, and the "event book" - the Art of Neil Gaiman signed by Gaiman and Hayley Campbell

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/2D1D278B-FC58-4F7F-B199-FE1E5D1B5B9F.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/2D1D278B-FC58-4F7F-B199-FE1E5D1B5B9F.jpg.html)

Also - Thanks to Chad, Eric and Aron who helped me to prioritize the listing :)

herbertwest
12-23-2014, 04:17 AM
Did anybody listened to the audioplay of GOOD OMENS (Neil Gaiman / Terry Pratchett) by BBC2?
>>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04knthd

It will probably be released later on on disc or something

mikeC
12-23-2014, 09:08 AM
Did anybody listened to the audioplay of GOOD OMENS (Neil Gaiman / Terry Pratchett) by BBC2?
>>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04knthd

It will probably be released later on on disc or something

Cool, Thanks.
I like how he is releasing cast readings of his books. There was one of Graveyard Book released recently.

cit74
12-23-2014, 03:13 PM
also you can pre-order signed copies of trigger warning at mysterious galaxy in SD or alabama book smith:

http://mystgalaxy.com/Coming-Soon-Signed

http://alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies

WeDealInLead
12-24-2014, 06:17 AM
VJ books have them too. Neil posted pictures of proofs on his Twitter. Has anyone found one yet?

Booknutt
12-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Nicholas Was was made into a pop up book? Why haven't I heard of this? Was it extremely limited?

cit74
12-24-2014, 11:09 PM
Nicholas Was was made into a pop up book? Why haven't I heard of this? Was it extremely limited?

http://io9.com/5871017/neil-gaimans-morbid-1989-christmas-card-gets-transformed-into-a-pop-up-book

the video showing the book is in the link - from the sounds of it - it seems like it was made for this video production - were there ever actually any for sale? i don't think so - looks like a prototype someone (Nomsa) made

herbertwest
12-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Looks great! A bit like the babadook book !

becca69
12-25-2014, 04:24 PM
Received The Art of Neil Gaiman UK S/L for Christmas :)

cit74
12-26-2014, 07:32 AM
Received The Art of Neil Gaiman UK S/L for Christmas :)

very nice - i have to start flipping through that one

WeDealInLead
12-27-2014, 03:34 PM
I just picked up a bust of Morpheus from a local comic shop. Limited to 2000, original price was $75 CAN, I paid $20. It looks really nice next to all the library editions.

Aronstg
12-27-2014, 04:57 PM
I just picked up a bust of Morpheus from a local comic shop. Limited to 2000, original price was $75 CAN, I paid $20. It looks really nice next to all the library editions.

Nice pick up! Can you post a picture of it?

WeDealInLead
01-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Better late than never I suppose. Here's a picture:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/abouttosnap1/019_zps04bbc5a3.jpg

ELazansky
01-09-2015, 07:34 AM
Coming soon from PS Publishing:

BEST NEW HORROR #25
The reaction to PS becoming the home to Stephen Jones’s BEST NEW HORROR, the flagship of dark literature, has been as stunning as it was unexpected. Many thanks for all those folks who took the trouble to write and say so. We’re delighted, Steve is delighted and, clearly, you’re delighted too. It’s so great to be delighted—I think I’m gonna spend the entire year this way. But before I get too spaced, here’s the contributor listing for the signed and slipcased hardcover edition of BEST NEW HORROR 25 (£60):

KIM NEWMAN, 
 NEIL GAIMAN, NICHOLAS ROYLE, 
DANIEL MILLS, ANGELA SLATTER, 
 RAMSEY CAMPBELL, 
JOEL LANE (unable to sign), REGGIE OLIVER, MICHAEL CHISLETT, 
SIMON KURT UNSWORTH, LYNDA E. RUCKER, 
LAVIE TIDHAR, 
 HALLI VILLEGAS, 
 TANITH LEE
CLIVE BARKER (unable to sign), 
ROBERT SHEARMAN
, SIMON STRANTZAS, MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH, 
THANA NIVEAU, 
 STEPHEN VOLK

The sheets are still doing the rounds at the moment so we decided to hold off putting up an order page. But they’re more than halfway done so it won’t be long.

swintek
01-09-2015, 09:03 AM
Anybody got a line on where to preorder a signed copy of Neil's new collection? Was there some kind of confirmation that there would be one of those presigned, tipped in signature sheets for the "trade" edition- if that makes any sense?

Booknutt
01-09-2015, 10:13 AM
http://www.mystgalaxy.com/Coming-Soon-Signed

swintek
01-09-2015, 12:24 PM
http://www.mystgalaxy.com/Coming-Soon-Signed

Thank you much! I wonder, however, if this is going to be one of those special signed tip in sheet editions that I am after.

Booknutt
01-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Probably since he isn't touring and doesn't have an event scheduled there.

cit74
01-09-2015, 02:43 PM
http://www.mystgalaxy.com/Coming-Soon-Signed

Thank you much! I wonder, however, if this is going to be one of those special signed tip in sheet editions that I am after.

Here was my reply from mysterious galaxy a little ways back:

Order comment:
Hi Chad,
Thank you for your order! We will be getting signed copies from the publisher, so there won't be an opportunity for personalization. We have definitely ordered signed copies, so we should be able to fill your order. And we will take care to pack your book well.
Best wishes,
David
MGSD

my assumption is that these will be the tipped in signed sheets

swintek
01-09-2015, 04:13 PM
http://www.mystgalaxy.com/Coming-Soon-Signed

Thank you much! I wonder, however, if this is going to be one of those special signed tip in sheet editions that I am after.

Here was my reply from mysterious galaxy a little ways back:

Order comment:
Hi Chad,
Thank you for your order! We will be getting signed copies from the publisher, so there won't be an opportunity for personalization. We have definitely ordered signed copies, so we should be able to fill your order. And we will take care to pack your book well.
Best wishes,
David
MGSD

my assumption is that these will be the tipped in signed sheets

Thanks for the followup! I'm still trying to figure out if there is any direct evidence of a special presigned page edition even planned, like a twitter pic or mention from him. There's this quote from his Facebook page of Jan 7:

"Because I'll be in Australia I can't pre-sign these copies of TRIGGER WARNING. But Porter Square books will have a 1,000 signed copies, which I'll do once I'm back. They will ship about three weeks after the book comes out"

Which makes me think that if anybody could snag a bunch of the presigned copies- it would be Porter Square... (here is the link to Porter Square info: http://www.portersquarebooks.com/product/trigger-warning-neil-gaiman-signed-first-edition)

More thoughts...?

Patrick
01-10-2015, 10:15 AM
Thanks for the link, Chad. I placed my order.

sharki69
01-11-2015, 06:52 PM
Got this today

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/6DFC19F2-7F44-4E34-94F3-A9BF44B92313.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/6DFC19F2-7F44-4E34-94F3-A9BF44B92313.jpg.html)

Booknutt
01-16-2015, 09:50 AM
I just got an email confirming that there will be publisher issued signed copies of Trigger Warning. There should be an email blast going out soon from Harper that will link to a list of all the indie stores that will be receiving copies.

swintek
01-16-2015, 12:47 PM
I just got an email confirming that there will be publisher issued signed copies of Trigger Warning. There should be an email blast going out soon from Harper that will link to a list of all the indie stores that will be receiving copies.

Great! Thanks for posting. Figured that there would be one. The comment by him that preorders through Porter Square had to wait for him to get back to the states to sign threw me, though.

sharki69
01-16-2015, 04:28 PM
I just got an email confirming that there will be publisher issued signed copies of Trigger Warning. There should be an email blast going out soon from Harper that will link to a list of all the indie stores that will be receiving copies.

Great! Thanks for posting. Figured that there would be one. The comment by him that preorders through Porter Square had to wait for him to get back to the states to sign threw me, though.

Good news. Thanks Bookhunt

You can pre-order (and hopefully not wait too long) at

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore - http://www.mystgalaxy.com/Coming-Soon-Signed
Alabama Booksmith - http://alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies (says mid-January)

Adreena
01-18-2015, 08:47 AM
I'm so in love with this thread.
Was anyone able to get Ocean at the end of the lane? The 260 limited uk edition?

cit74
01-18-2015, 08:59 AM
I'm so in love with this thread.
Was anyone able to get Ocean at the end of the lane? The 260 limited uk edition?

I do have a copy (bought with the help from one of the uK members on here - what a site). I am pretty sure there are photos up on my collection thread

cit74
01-18-2015, 08:59 AM
I'm so in love with this thread.
Was anyone able to get Ocean at the end of the lane? The 260 limited uk edition?

oh - and welcome to the site :)

Adreena
01-18-2015, 09:30 AM
I'm so in love with this thread.
Was anyone able to get Ocean at the end of the lane? The 260 limited uk edition?

oh - and welcome to the site :)

I'll have to dig around and look for them. It looks like such a beautiful book from the pictures I have seen.
This thread is the reason I joined. I just started collecting some of Gaiman's stuff. It's the first time I've really collected books.
Thanks. :)

ELazansky
01-18-2015, 12:29 PM
I am still trying to track one down at a reasonable price.

sharki69
01-18-2015, 02:07 PM
I'm so in love with this thread.
Was anyone able to get Ocean at the end of the lane? The 260 limited uk edition?

oh - and welcome to the site :)

I'll have to dig around and look for them. It looks like such a beautiful book from the pictures I have seen.
This thread is the reason I joined. I just started collecting some of Gaiman's stuff. It's the first time I've really collected books.
Thanks. :)

Welcome Adreena, you'll find this thread (and the forum) very useful with a lot of knowledge and nice people. Don't hesitate to ask any questions :)

Have fun

Dan
01-18-2015, 02:15 PM
I was looking at getting the Absolute Sandman books. I can get them brand new sealed for about $55 each. Does anyone know if they only made a single printing of these, or could I be getting a later printing?

Booknutt
01-18-2015, 02:23 PM
Fairly certain the first one went into later printings.

Dan
01-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Fairly certain the first one went into later printings.

Thanks! I may hold off and try to pick them up used.

cit74
01-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Fairly certain the first one went into later printings.

Thanks! I may hold off and try to pick them up used.

on the copyright page at very bottom paragraph - mine do say first printing (there is no number line) - and they were printed from 2006-2011 - so I would have to guess there are later printing

Booknutt
01-18-2015, 02:58 PM
DC/Vertigo usually don't do number lines. I believe they just state which printings they are.

Adreena
01-18-2015, 05:29 PM
I am still trying to track one down at a reasonable price.

I've been stalking ebay for about a month trying to do the same. Today someone had it listed on ebay for a decent price they included the Stardust gift edition too, so I had to get it. I'll keep an eye out for you if you'd like.

Thank you, Sharki69. I'll definitely do that. :)

Patrick
01-19-2015, 01:06 AM
Fairly certain the first one went into later printings.
I am absolutely certain.

Patrick
01-19-2015, 01:09 AM
I'm so in love with this thread.
...
Welcome to TDT.org, Adreena. Please make yourself at home and don't hesitate to jump into any of the conversations - Gaiman or otherwise.

(By the way, after a mere five posts, more member privileges open to you.)

Adreena
01-19-2015, 06:46 AM
I'm so in love with this thread.
...
Welcome to TDT.org, Adreena. Please make yourself at home and don't hesitate to jump into any of the conversations - Gaiman or otherwise.

(By the way, after a mere five posts, more member privileges open to you.)
Thank you very much!
I've actually avoided most of the forum since I haven't finished reading the Dark Tower yet. I'm still on Song of Susannah and I don't want to accidentally run into any spoilers!

cit74
01-19-2015, 07:39 AM
I am still trying to track one down at a reasonable price.

I've been stalking ebay for about a month trying to do the same. Today someone had it listed on ebay for a decent price they included the Stardust gift edition too, so I had to get it. I'll keep an eye out for you if you'd like.

Thank you, Sharki69. I'll definitely do that. :)

That was a very good price - at issue - book mint always has nice items - right at or below issue price. Always seems very reliable too.

Adreena
01-19-2015, 12:33 PM
I agree. I haven't seen any under $500 and this also had Stardust included. I'll have to start following them. Montprops is an awesome seller too, they almost always have Batman & Gaiman for decent prices as well. They had sold the Sandman Omnibus Silver edition for a nice price and I missed it. :(

sharki69
01-23-2015, 07:42 PM
If you are around Denver, CO - Neil will have a book signing 2/6 at Old Firehouse Books

http://www.oldfirehousebooks.com/gaiman

herbertwest
01-24-2015, 05:45 AM
The new book will soon be available. No proofs out there?

Booknutt
01-24-2015, 07:26 AM
There are proofs. Seems like they printed them
Really late. I've seen picture proof of them and have one on the way to me.

WeDealInLead
01-24-2015, 07:29 AM
If anyone finds a place that will have the new collection with an option to have it inscribed, please post it here.

ELazansky
01-24-2015, 08:11 AM
If anyone finds a place that will have the new collection with an option to have it inscribed, please post it here.

You might want to check this store - http://www.oldfirehousebooks.com/gaiman

They won the Ocean contest, so as far as I know, it is going to be the only bookstore signing in the US.

cit74
01-24-2015, 10:50 PM
If anyone finds a place that will have the new collection with an option to have it inscribed, please post it here.

You might want to check this store - http://www.oldfirehousebooks.com/gaiman

They won the Ocean contest, so as far as I know, it is going to be the only bookstore signing in the US.

they also note you can pre-order any other books they have to be signed. Might be worth a call. They have all of the absolutes listed as available - I am not dropping another $500 just to get those signed.

cit74
01-24-2015, 10:52 PM
As an aside - if anyone is interested in a complete run of the sandman comics - all in very nice condition - drop me a line. I think 8 of them are signed - 7 by Gaiman (including #8 - Death) - most that are signed by Gaiman are also signed by 1 or 2 of the artists as well. The signed copies are all in the #2-17 range - I cannot remember the exact ones - but I can easily check. I am getting ready to put these up on ebay - so just let me know

Merlin1958
01-25-2015, 07:51 PM
I'm not up to date on, Gaiman's stuff, but we have an auction currently live for a signed copy I beleive...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/201269843591?_trksid=p2060778.m1431.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Aronstg
01-25-2015, 07:55 PM
As an aside - if anyone is interested in a complete run of the sandman comics - all in very nice condition - drop me a line. I think 8 of them are signed - 7 by Gaiman (including #8 - Death) - most that are signed by Gaiman are also signed by 1 or 2 of the artists as well. The signed copies are all in the #2-17 range - I cannot remember the exact ones - but I can easily check. I am getting ready to put these up on ebay - so just let me know

Are these comics CGC signature series books ?

ELazansky
01-27-2015, 04:39 PM
Neil is coming to Philly on May 2. I probably could have actually gone to see this show, but I'll have company in town that weekend, so I have to pass. Oh well...I don't think it is a signing. Just a performance. Still would have been neat to see.

cit74
01-27-2015, 09:09 PM
Neil is coming to Philly on May 2. I probably could have actually gone to see this show, but I'll have company in town that weekend, so I have to pass. Oh well...I don't think it is a signing. Just a performance. Still would have been neat to see.

Is he doing a reading? Or performing with amanda again?

ELazansky
01-28-2015, 03:24 AM
The website says An Evening with Neil Gaiman Msy 2 at 8pm. Looks like it is a reading. No mention that Amanda is going to be there or a scheduled signing.

cit74
01-28-2015, 06:35 AM
The website says An Evening with Neil Gaiman Msy 2 at 8pm. Looks like it is a reading. No mention that Amanda is going to be there or a scheduled signing.

That looks similar to event he will have in SF on 12 March - that's already way sold out (small venue - same place we saw amanda palmer last year)

somekindofstranger
01-29-2015, 05:22 AM
Limited number (60) of signed 'Wish' prints are now available from neverwear:
http://neverwear.net/collections/frontpage/products/brand-new-neils-new-years-wish-poem-limited-edition-print-by-david-mack

becca69
01-29-2015, 07:16 AM
The website says An Evening with Neil Gaiman Msy 2 at 8pm. Looks like it is a reading. No mention that Amanda is going to be there or a scheduled signing.

Do you know when these will be on sale?

ELazansky
01-29-2015, 07:49 AM
The website says An Evening with Neil Gaiman Msy 2 at 8pm. Looks like it is a reading. No mention that Amanda is going to be there or a scheduled signing.

Do you know when these will be on sale?

Friday at 10am. Check livenation.com and search for Gaiman

herbertwest
01-29-2015, 11:26 AM
Started reading TRIGGER WARNING last night :)

somekindofstranger
01-30-2015, 05:02 AM
My copy of Trigger Warning arrived today. I bought the UK 'Waterstones Exclusive Edition' - which amounts to 3 extra pages containing an interview with Neil.
Nice as an extra, but for that I am glad it was the same cover price!

somekindofstranger
01-30-2015, 05:13 AM
Did any one pick up the collectors edition of Hansel & Gretel? I would be interested to know what peoples thoughts were on it.

ELazansky
01-30-2015, 05:39 AM
Did any one pick up the collectors edition of Hansel & Gretel? I would be interested to know what peoples thoughts were on it.

The Deluxe Edition with the signed art print? I bought it. It is the same book as the Trade Edition, with a tipped in signed limitation page and the matching signed art print. I like it.

cit74
01-30-2015, 06:04 AM
Did any one pick up the collectors edition of Hansel & Gretel? I would be interested to know what peoples thoughts were on it.

The Deluxe Edition with the signed art print? I bought it. It is the same book as the Trade Edition, with a tipped in signed limitation page and the matching signed art print. I like it.

I agree w Eric - they haven't sold that many since the first wave - since they're still selling #150-249

sharki69
01-30-2015, 09:56 PM
https://www.facebook.com/neilgaiman/posts/10152593086881016

So... last month I signed about 5000 copies of TRIGGER WARNING. And Morrow, my publisher, has sent them out to the following independent bookshops across the US. The bookshops should have them for sale on Tuesday. See if there's one of these bookshops near you. Go and visit it. Buy a book from them, or more than one. Buy an unsigned copy of Trigger Warning if they run out of signed ones. Support your local independent bookshops...

cit74
01-31-2015, 07:35 AM
https://www.facebook.com/neilgaiman/posts/10152593086881016

So... last month I signed about 5000 copies of TRIGGER WARNING. And Morrow, my publisher, has sent them out to the following independent bookshops across the US. The bookshops should have them for sale on Tuesday. See if there's one of these bookshops near you. Go and visit it. Buy a book from them, or more than one. Buy an unsigned copy of Trigger Warning if they run out of signed ones. Support your local independent bookshops...

Thanks for link to the list - a good list to know for other authors too - glad there are so many in Cali. If somewhat even distribution of 160 or so shops - about 30 books to each (although from past experience it probably won't be even)

Booknutt
01-31-2015, 07:48 AM
According to my harper rep they were ordered by the case. That's ususally 20-24 per case.

cit74
01-31-2015, 07:56 AM
After looking at that list I was amazed at how many of the stores I knew - either going to there website to order, calling them in past or even visiting them live. When I've seen gaiman, Roth, howey, hill, rothfuss in the past few years - it was always at one of those shops or in a theater sponsored by them. A great list - I copied it and spaced it out better in pages. If you want a copy I can email it to you (or you can do the same) - a great reference list

cit74
01-31-2015, 07:57 AM
According to my harper rep they were ordered by the case. That's ususally 20-24 per case.

So at least 1 case per shop and other big stores might get 2 or 3

2929
01-31-2015, 10:43 AM
https://www.facebook.com/neilgaiman/posts/10152593086881016

So... last month I signed about 5000 copies of TRIGGER WARNING. And Morrow, my publisher, has sent them out to the following independent bookshops across the US. The bookshops should have them for sale on Tuesday. See if there's one of these bookshops near you. Go and visit it. Buy a book from them, or more than one. Buy an unsigned copy of Trigger Warning if they run out of signed ones. Support your local independent bookshops...

Thanks for posting this (we are not on Facebook).

Was able to confirm with our local store that they'll have signed copies, and was able to get a pre-order in.

ELazansky
01-31-2015, 02:11 PM
Well those signed copies won't be hard to find. I think I have one or order from Mysterious Galaxy. And what's with Neil always signing 5000 copies? I wonder how many Gaiman signed items there are on Earth...

Aronstg
02-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Well those signed copies won't be hard to find. I think I have one or order from Mysterious Galaxy. And what's with Neil always signing 5000 copies? I wonder how many Gaiman signed items there are on Earth...

There are a lot. That is why his signature doesn't add a ton of value. Like many things, it all depends on what he has signed.

cit74
02-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Spoke w someone at old firehouse today - where Gaiman's only "book signing" is. He will be inscribing copies of trigger warning - you just need to order online and in comments section just state to whom you would like the book inscribed - just in case anyone's interested. Plus you can bring three books from home to be signed - if only I knew someone going then I could finally get my duran Duran books signed - alas that might never happen

sharki69
02-02-2015, 09:34 PM
Spoke w someone at old firehouse today - where Gaiman's only "book signing" is. He will be inscribing copies of trigger warning - you just need to order online and in comments section just state to whom you would like the book inscribed - just in case anyone's interested. Plus you can bring three books from home to be signed - if only I knew someone going then I could finally get my duran Duran books signed - alas that might never happen

Thanks Chad. Ordered :)

uturn83
02-03-2015, 04:55 AM
Thanks!, ordered

WeDealInLead
02-03-2015, 10:52 AM
Damn, their website must have a glitch or something. I spoke to someone there and they said they ship internationally but when I get to the checkout page, it fails to calculate the shipping and I can't see the Paypal option the man said should be there. Too bad, I was going to three books.

For anyone interested, Gaiman will inscribe anything bought at the store, no limit.

sharki69
02-05-2015, 07:32 AM
Received my signed copy of Trigger Warning yesterday from Alabama Booksmith. Looks like the 5,000 signed copies has "special" tipped in page

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/26ACE887-D932-4594-8FA8-333CF219A5E5.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/26ACE887-D932-4594-8FA8-333CF219A5E5.jpg.html)

swintek
02-05-2015, 08:29 AM
Received my signed copy of Trigger Warning yesterday from Alabama Booksmith. Looks like the 5,000 signed copies has "special" tipped in page

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/26ACE887-D932-4594-8FA8-333CF219A5E5.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/26ACE887-D932-4594-8FA8-333CF219A5E5.jpg.html)

Thanks, much! Was hoping it would have the tip in sheet. Don't know why he never made the distinction- in all the voluminous mentions of "signed copies". Anyway, got a copy coming from a bookstore up in Santa Cruz. Called all around Los Angeles on tuesday and they were all gone before lunch. Anyone read Black Dog yet?

Dan
02-07-2015, 09:24 AM
I picked up a signed copy of Trigger Warnings this morning. The book store had four copies. I picked out the best looking copy. The other three had significant dings in the corners and minor tears to the boards. I would have picked up a couple extra for people who needed them, but they didn't seem up to collectable quality.

Patrick
02-07-2015, 10:33 PM
Ron ordered a copy from my hometown while I ordered mine all the way from Alabama? I'm an idiot.

sharki69
02-08-2015, 07:41 AM
Neil signed for 11 (!!) hours at Old Firehouse books event....

From @neilhimself twitter - "It's 3:12 am and I'm leaving @OFirehouseBooks. I started signing there at 3:50 pm. My everything hurts, but the people were marvellous."

becca69
02-09-2015, 08:45 AM
Received my signed copy of Trigger Warning yesterday from Alabama Booksmith. Looks like the 5,000 signed copies has "special" tipped in page

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/26ACE887-D932-4594-8FA8-333CF219A5E5.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/26ACE887-D932-4594-8FA8-333CF219A5E5.jpg.html)

I got one of these also.

swintek
02-09-2015, 09:13 AM
Ron ordered a copy from my hometown while I ordered mine all the way from Alabama? I'm an idiot.

Ha! That's the modern age for you. "Efficiency". My copy from Bookshop Santa Cruz arrived in perfect condition, I was happy to note. Now, to find ANY time to actually read it. Tougher and tougher lately.

ELazansky
02-10-2015, 05:39 AM
Clearing out some shelf space, getting rid of duplicates. If anyone needs, PM me and we can work out a deal:

Ocean - paperback 1/1 signed
Anansi Boys - hardcover 1/1 signed - SOLD
American Gods 10th Anniversary - hardcover 1/1 signed
Truth is a Cave - hardcover 1/1 signed

sharki69
02-13-2015, 03:06 PM
Got my inscribed copy from firehouse books event.

That's the real first without the tip in page

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/45BB14EC-F66C-4938-8FE3-C9647A4788AC.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/45BB14EC-F66C-4938-8FE3-C9647A4788AC.jpg.html)

ELazansky
02-13-2015, 03:18 PM
Got my inscribed copy from firehouse books event.

That's the real first without the tip in page



The edition with the tipped-in page is a real first too.

Lookwhoitis
02-13-2015, 05:05 PM
Wish I would've gotten an inscribed one. (I bought the tipped in copy from Mysterious Galaxy)

My first name is Neil as well so I like seeing Neil sign a book to Neil, rofl

ELazansky
02-13-2015, 06:49 PM
I'm just fine with my tipped in copy. Matches my other books from Neil that have similar pages. Having a signed book where he just writes your name on the top of the page doesn't really feel like an inscription to me.

cit74
02-13-2015, 10:40 PM
I'm just fine with my tipped in copy. Matches my other books from Neil that have similar pages. Having a signed book where he just writes your name on the top of the page doesn't really feel like an inscription to me.

True, especially when I wasn't there to have it signed in front of me. However, I did get my copy from old firehouse today - and I had asked it to be signed to chad and Caleb - and neil did actually write both calebs and my name in the book (I've been getting that done in a few of my books lately) so I'm happy to add that copy as well as the one with the tipped in page.

I think I did this for my copy of golden son too - but since that's on its way to pierce to actually get signed I can't recall…reminds me of the Seinfeld car rental episode about taking a reservation…

ELazansky
02-14-2015, 03:59 AM
I'm not trying to sound like a jerk here, and if I do, I apologize. I'm just getting a little jaded at the whole signed book thing. The tipped in signature page is now becoming a regular part of collecting. To be honest, even limited editions are for most part done with tipped in signature pages. You can even buy pre-signed books at Target. They're losing their luster a little bit in my eyes. Of course, it is always better when you can meet the author and have it signed in front of you. That certainly makes the book more special. But the mail order option where the author "inscribes" it to me...I on the fence about it. I'm not really there, so it isn't really for "me." They just take a bunch of signed copies and then the author adds your name. But that's just the way I am feeling lately. I'm glad that everyone got the books from his signing, and the Chad and Caleb collection will hopefully mean a lot to both of you as he gets older.

Don't get me started on Golden Son :-)

WeDealInLead
02-14-2015, 07:51 AM
I had Trigger Warning inscribed because I thought it'd be "neat". I'm not going to spring for a limited edition when it comes out so to have it inscribed to me and my girls was cool. No extra added value but to me it's a little special than a flatsigned. If we had any local stores with tipped-in pages, I'd have gotten that one instead.

Also, buying flatsigned (I really don't like this term) Gaiman books on eBay is tricky business. I bought only one from a seller I trust 100%. I bought a flatsigned book from Eric (thanks again!) on here but other than that, buying signed trades on eBay is just asking for trouble. An extra inscription by Gaiman adds a little authenticity I think.

Lookwhoitis
02-14-2015, 08:31 AM
I kind of think Neil has signed so much that he has almost devalued his own signature.

I also kind of think that Neil is the closest author to sai King when it comes to capturing the imagination of the masses in a mythic fashion.

I'm pretty susceptible to wanting to own signed Gaiman books, though. It doesnt matter to me if its flatsigned, personalized or S/N LE. I think I want one of each, LOL

sharki69
02-14-2015, 12:14 PM
I'm just fine with my tipped in copy. Matches my other books from Neil that have similar pages. Having a signed book where he just writes your name on the top of the page doesn't really feel like an inscription to me.

True, especially when I wasn't there to have it signed in front of me. However, I did get my copy from old firehouse today - and I had asked it to be signed to chad and Caleb - and neil did actually write both calebs and my name in the book (I've been getting that done in a few of my books lately) so I'm happy to add that copy as well as the one with the tipped in page.

I think I did this for my copy of golden son too - but since that's on its way to pierce to actually get signed I can't recall…reminds me of the Seinfeld car rental episode about taking a reservation…

I prefer flatsigned over inscribed. In this case I already had the tipped in book and Chad mentioned Gaiman will inscribe if requested, so why not ? I'm at my early stage of collecting, so maybe I'm still excited every time I'm getting signed Gaiman book :)


But that's just the way I am feeling lately.

Eric - you worries me..... :)

ELazansky
02-14-2015, 12:43 PM
But that's just the way I am feeling lately.

Eric - you worries me..... :)

Thanks for the concern :smile:

I remember how I felt when I first started collecting. Every new book I got was a joy. I'm glad you got the inscribed book, Shac. Its nice that authors still have the time do that for their fans. Its not like they have time to write formal inscriptions in thousands of books.

Just going through a collector's rut lately. Trying to figure out what to aim for next. I'm trying to avoid the "buy something just because" feeling I get sometimes. But when I go for a while without something new...you guys know how that feels. Trying to be a smart collector and not a hoarder.

Maybe I'll start collecting inscribed but not signed books like the copy of Golden Son I got :-)

I guess should fill you guys in on that since it has come up in a few posts. A few of us ordered copies of Golden Son by Pierce Brown from a website which I won't name. Pierce was nice enough to date in inscribe the books, but he didn't sign them. A few of us have sent the books directly to Pierce to have them signed. No word form him yet, but hopefully, he will sign them and send them back.

cit74
02-14-2015, 09:28 PM
But that's just the way I am feeling lately.

Eric - you worries me..... :)

Thanks for the concern :smile:

I remember how I felt when I first started collecting. Every new book I got was a joy. I'm glad you got the inscribed book, Shac. Its nice that authors still have the time do that for their fans. Its not like they have time to write formal inscriptions in thousands of books.

Just going through a collector's rut lately. Trying to figure out what to aim for next. I'm trying to avoid the "buy something just because" feeling I get sometimes. But when I go for a while without something new...you guys know how that feels. Trying to be a smart collector and not a hoarder.

Maybe I'll start collecting inscribed but not signed books like the copy of Golden Son I got :-)

I guess should fill you guys in on that since it has come up in a few posts. A few of us ordered copies of Golden Son by Pierce Brown from a website which I won't name. Pierce was nice enough to date in inscribe the books, but he didn't sign them. A few of us have sent the books directly to Pierce to have them signed. No word form him yet, but hopefully, he will sign them and send them back.

Sorry Eric - I knew I'd opened up a can of worms (:)) slipping that one in. Although that might be a new collection to start - imagine that conversation with the author - please just write my name and the date, but don't sign it - thanks. That would really throw them.

Back on the thread - how's everyone enjoying the new book? I'm only 2 stories in.

ELazansky
02-15-2015, 03:08 AM
Back on the thread - how's everyone enjoying the new book? I'm only 2 stories in.

I'm at about the same place - I read the Introduction and the first two stories. Gonna try to sit down today and find some reading time.

Booknutt
02-15-2015, 06:33 AM
I'm almost done with it. Just have Black Dog to go. I
I'm enjoying it. Gaiman is one of those rare authors where i can hear his voice in my head when reading his stories. (Might just be his distinct voice.)

cit74
02-15-2015, 03:41 PM
I'm almost done with it. Just have Black Dog to go. I
I'm enjoying it. Gaiman is one of those rare authors where i can hear his voice in my head when reading his stories. (Might just be his distinct voice.)
I agree - very distinct - I have most of his books on audio too - I enjoy listening to him read. I have yet to read the ocean - but I listened (first time I ever heard a story before reading it) while I was traveling. I got the audio books for my wife since hardly has any time for reading - but she's seen neil a few times and loved his story telling. I really hope the deluxe cave story includes a dvd from either the SF or ny event (or any of the other ones for that matter).

Patrick
02-15-2015, 08:28 PM
Eric, from time to time I take breather for varying periods as well. Nothing wrong with that.

Also, to keep things fresh, more and more I find other random authors that I enjoy (even if only for a single book) and attend a signing or order their book signed/inscribed. Nothing to do with market values, but just for the love of signed editions of books I enjoy.

somekindofstranger
02-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Almost a year later than expected, yesterday I finally received a copy of the "Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman exhibition catalog" from the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco! Did anyone else get a copy (I dont think they are on sale anymore)?

"The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents the official Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman exhibition catalog.This 144-page full-color catalog showcases over 100 pieces from the museum exhibition, reproduced in full color to capture every detail of the original artwork. Highlights include more than 20 pages from the groundbreaking first issue of Sandman; eight pages from “The Sound of Her Wings,” featuring the first appearance of Death from Sandman #8; full-color paintings by Yoshitaka Amano, Barron Storey, J.H. Williams III, and series cover artist Dave McKean; beautiful, unretouched pencil artwork by famed illustrator Michael Zulli; and highlights from Neil Gaiman‘s personal collection of Sandman artwork. Grains of Sand features new text pieces by Sandman co-creators Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg as well as Sandman: Overture artist J.H. Williams III"

cover:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SOH-R7gYWH4/VONHXBWuJOI/AAAAAAAAADk/SF0XMYU-8e8/w270-h480-no/20150217_081617.jpg

Bookplate 1, drawn by Dave Mckean, signed by Neil, Dave Mckean and someone else:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MhKe_sxjEYE/VONHSAx9aZI/AAAAAAAAADM/OvSLBSbzeZo/w270-h480-no/20150217_081659.jpg

Bookplate 2, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QbkdWAtRIzo/VONHQk4NazI/AAAAAAAAADA/YrfGbKik0mY/w270-h480-no/20150217_081709.jpg

Bookplate 3: JH Williams III
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vqF4P5YykhE/VONHOlsq9PI/AAAAAAAAAC0/wIBbPEWspeU/w270-h480-no/20150217_081736.jpg

and as one of the first 25 orders, I also received an exclusive print illustrated and signed by Worlds’ End artists Gary Amaro and Steve Leialoha:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8wuSjdbmxVk/VONHTwnCw1I/AAAAAAAAADY/UXNHEtoVrlw/w270-h480-no/20150217_081638.jpg

and a sample of the contents: a page of Death:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-up6uOCNRQPc/VONHNZE1gpI/AAAAAAAAACk/D_NC1e7jOvQ/w659-h371-no/20150217_081757.jpg

Its a very nice thing to have. My only minor niggle is that it isnt hardback,so I may have to invest in a slipcase or traycase for it!

Ben Staad
02-17-2015, 08:01 AM
Has anyone here sold or bought "A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff" recently? I looked on EBAY and there were four sold recently with a large range ($60-$550) between sales prices. I'm not much of a Gaiman fan (and not a seller at all) but was thinking of putting my copy up for sale. Thanks!

somekindofstranger
02-17-2015, 08:11 AM
Has anyone here sold or bought "A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff" recently? I looked on EBAY and there were four sold recently with a large range ($60-$550) between sales prices. I'm not much of a Gaiman fan (and not a seller at all) but was thinking of putting my copy up for sale. Thanks!

I think the variation is due to 3 different 'states' :

- the original numbered, limited signed edition goes for the highest price, but fluctuates wildly. I missed a UK ebay auction that ended at £72, which I guess is around $100-$110? But have seen them go for a lot more than that in the past.

Due to demand, an unsigned edition was later released. I have one of these and paid about £30 for it a few years ago so thats about $45/50 I think. Personally I dont think it is worth any more than that.

Some people then get the unsigned edition signed, and sell it a signed edition!...I guess prices here vary depending on whether the bidders realise it is not the original signed/limited edition.

erxbooks
02-17-2015, 08:42 AM
Has anyone here sold or bought "A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff" recently? I looked on EBAY and there were four sold recently with a large range ($60-$550) between sales prices. I'm not much of a Gaiman fan (and not a seller at all) but was thinking of putting my copy up for sale. Thanks!

There were 2 versions of the book. A signed limited edition and an unsigned trade edition. The unsigned trade has been selling for $60-$90. Signed limited is worth $175-200

uturn83
02-17-2015, 11:00 AM
Good signature?
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/tn0AAOSw-yxU3Al0/$_57.JPG

Ben Staad
02-17-2015, 11:06 AM
Thanks. Mine is the signed limited and is 110/500. I appreciate the feedback and didn't realize there was another edition.

WeDealInLead
02-17-2015, 11:10 AM
Good signature?
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/tn0AAOSw-yxU3Al0/$_57.JPG

Probably but I wouldn't risk it. There is also the trade edition with the tipped-in signature page, try tracking one down. Not much difference in price.

ELazansky
02-18-2015, 07:41 AM
Good signature?
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/tn0AAOSw-yxU3Al0/$_57.JPG

It is probably good, just sloppy.

I've got a few extra signed books if your interested - let me know.

Ocean - paperback 1/1 signed
American Gods 10th Anniversary - hardcover 1/1 signed
Truth is a Cave - hardcover 1/1 signed

cit74
02-21-2015, 05:51 AM
A couple new/old Gaiman titles coming out this summer/fall:

http://smile.amazon.com/The-Sleeper-Spindle-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0062398245/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1424526214&sr=1-3

Looks like the sleeper and spindle will be rehashed again - after our small world book day books (which would be true 1/1). This one is listed as illustrated by Chris Riddell - so my assumption is that it will be like graveyard book/coraline/milk book - probably more like milk book in size - since these were all illustrated by Riddell.

cit74
02-21-2015, 05:56 AM
And then this summer - July 1st

http://firewireblog.com/2015/02/21/the-sandman-gallery-edition-hardcover/

Big format should fit nicely with absolute editions. Only saw it for preorder on forbidden planet UK - no us sites - but they'll pop up soon.

cit74
02-21-2015, 06:00 AM
A couple new/old Gaiman titles coming out this summer/fall:

http://smile.amazon.com/The-Sleeper-Spindle-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0062398245/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1424526214&sr=1-3

Looks like the sleeper and spindle will be rehashed again - after our small world book day books (which would be true 1/1). This one is listed as illustrated by Chris Riddell - so my assumption is that it will be like graveyard book/coraline/milk book - probably more like milk book in size - since these were all illustrated by Riddell.

I guess the publishers weren't telling the whole truth when they said the prior copy would be the only HC version printed of the story - maybe they meant in 2014? Or figured another quick way to make money - on a story just reprinted in trigger warning???

WeDealInLead
02-21-2015, 06:18 AM
Please...please...gasp...no...more.

I'll have to check out that Sandman in person before buying it.

somekindofstranger
02-21-2015, 07:02 AM
A couple new/old Gaiman titles coming out this summer/fall:

http://smile.amazon.com/The-Sleeper-Spindle-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0062398245/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1424526214&sr=1-3

Looks like the sleeper and spindle will be rehashed again - after our small world book day books (which would be true 1/1). This one is listed as illustrated by Chris Riddell - so my assumption is that it will be like graveyard book/coraline/milk book - probably more like milk book in size - since these were all illustrated by Riddell.

I assume this is simply the US release of the edition we got in the UK in November.
It's a beautiful edition with fantastic illustrations

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1408859645/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1424530838&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=sleeper+spindle&dpPl=1&dpID=61C027p2xHL&ref=plSrch

somekindofstranger
02-21-2015, 07:14 AM
And then this summer - July 1st

http://firewireblog.com/2015/02/21/the-sandman-gallery-edition-hardcover/

Big format should fit nicely with absolute editions. Only saw it for preorder on forbidden planet UK - no us sites - but they'll pop up soon.

There's a bit about it on this page too (scroll down a lot) http://www.newsarama.com/23549-dc-comics-may-2015-solicits-dc-collectibles-collections.html

$175 it says.

cit74
02-21-2015, 09:17 AM
A couple new/old Gaiman titles coming out this summer/fall:

http://smile.amazon.com/The-Sleeper-Spindle-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0062398245/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1424526214&sr=1-3

Looks like the sleeper and spindle will be rehashed again - after our small world book day books (which would be true 1/1). This one is listed as illustrated by Chris Riddell - so my assumption is that it will be like graveyard book/coraline/milk book - probably more like milk book in size - since these were all illustrated by Riddell.

I assume this is simply the US release of the edition we got in the UK in November.
It's a beautiful edition with fantastic illustrations

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1408859645/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1424530838&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=sleeper+spindle&dpPl=1&dpID=61C027p2xHL&ref=plSrch

That's true - forgot I had that one sitting on bedside table - my bad. Then no need for md to get u.s. Release

cit74
02-21-2015, 09:19 AM
And then this summer - July 1st

http://firewireblog.com/2015/02/21/the-sandman-gallery-edition-hardcover/

Big format should fit nicely with absolute editions. Only saw it for preorder on forbidden planet UK - no us sites - but they'll pop up soon.

There's a bit about it on this page too (scroll down a lot) http://www.newsarama.com/23549-dc-comics-may-2015-solicits-dc-collectibles-collections.html

$175 it says.

Forbidden planet already had it marked down to $135 (£87) on their website - although their shipping usually makes up for the savings

Lookwhoitis
02-21-2015, 09:25 AM
*kicks self for not completing reading the whole sandman series yet*

:Ball Kick:

:rofl:

cit74
02-21-2015, 11:09 AM
I'm going to be putting a complete sandman run on ebay soon, plus extras and about 8 of them signed by Gaiman (plus others) - including #8 - first appearance of death. All in very nice condition (not the essentials/reprints). If anyone is interested just drop me a line. 3 complete sets recently sold on eBay for $300/390/445 - none had any signed books. I'm happy to entertain offers in that range.

ELazansky
02-21-2015, 12:30 PM
Haven't they published enough different editions of The Sandman already? I am getting sick of these "new" editions.

Lookwhoitis
02-21-2015, 10:44 PM
Haven't they published enough different editions of The Sandman already? I am getting sick of these "new" editions.

It is not a new edition of the Sandman. It is a special edition that focuses on the Art. These high quality "Artist Editions" are meant to focus on the comic art alone vs the story and are usually B&W only and full sized. IDW was the first publishing house to put out these types of books and they sell out quickly with the OOP ones commanding higher prices on the secondary market.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist%27s_Edition

It looks like Graphitti Designs has gained the contract to put out a similar type publication based on the Sandman series.

ELazansky
02-22-2015, 03:02 AM
Haven't they published enough different editions of The Sandman already? I am getting sick of these "new" editions.

It is not a new edition of the Sandman. It is a special edition that focuses on the Art. These high quality "Artist Editions" are meant to focus on the comic art alone vs the story and are usually B&W only and full sized. IDW was the first publishing house to put out these types of books and they sell out quickly with the OOP ones commanding higher prices on the secondary market.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist%27s_Edition

It looks like Graphitti Designs has gained the contract to put out a similar type publication based on the Sandman series.

I'm aware that it won't have new material, as I have the Artist Edition of Born Again from IDW. I still think they have milked The Sandman for every penny they can. How many different books can you have of one series - regular comics, hardcover collections, trade paperbacks, the paperback slipcased set of the first three books, the trade paperback slipcased set of all ten books, Absolute Editions, the Annotated Sandman, Omnibus Editions, the limited edition Omnibus set, Artist Editions....did I leave anything out?

cit74
02-22-2015, 06:58 AM
Haven't they published enough different editions of The Sandman already? I am getting sick of these "new" editions.

It is not a new edition of the Sandman. It is a special edition that focuses on the Art. These high quality "Artist Editions" are meant to focus on the comic art alone vs the story and are usually B&W only and full sized. IDW was the first publishing house to put out these types of books and they sell out quickly with the OOP ones commanding higher prices on the secondary market.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist%27s_Edition

It looks like Graphitti Designs has gained the contract to put out a similar type publication based on the Sandman series.

I'm aware that it won't have new material, as I have the Artist Edition of Born Again from IDW. I still think they have milked The Sandman for every penny they can. How many different books can you have of one series - regular comics, hardcover collections, trade paperbacks, the paperback slipcased set of the first three books, the trade paperback slipcased set of all ten books, Absolute Editions, the Annotated Sandman, Omnibus Editions, the limited edition Omnibus set, Artist Editions....did I leave anything out?

Well the regular comcs later had an essential line - ;) but yes this has been beaten to death. I own a few IDW big ass books - like the watchmen which are pretty neat (and signed) - but not sure about this one. Oh - you forgot the dust covers book and multiple books discussing the series itself - if you want to include those. I'm not sure if there is another series out there that has generated so many books discussing itself.

ELazansky
02-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Get it while you can - http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/neil-gaiman-trigger-warning-signed-first-edition-4330.html

sharki69
02-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Get it while you can - http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/neil-gaiman-trigger-warning-signed-first-edition-4330.html

Got it. Thanks !

1 per costumer :)

Highbury
02-23-2015, 08:39 AM
So a signed first edition with the stamp basically at 20 pounds? Ouch.

ELazansky
02-23-2015, 08:43 AM
So a signed first edition with the stamp basically at 20 pounds? Ouch.

The regular UK trade is 13 pounds, so it is well worth paying the extra 7. At least to me it is.

sharki69
02-23-2015, 08:45 AM
So a signed first edition with the stamp basically at 20 pounds? Ouch.

The regular UK trade is 13 pounds, so it is well worth paying the extra 7. At least to me it is.

To me too. I'm surprised it's not sold out already

cit74
02-23-2015, 08:55 AM
Just ordered mine. It's not sold out because of how its announced - just their regular email that came out at 0807 PST on a Monday - or 11 am est - which is around 4pm in the UK - basically a time when most people are at work and might not check their email too often - like us. So this one can easily be missed. Plus it sounds like they have their stock (sale date is today) and only 250 - so unlikely that neil will sign 250 more once these sell out. I imagine it'll be sold out by the end of today or tomorrow morning. (And up on ebay in a week).

ELazansky
02-23-2015, 08:57 AM
Another way to look at it - the U.S. had 5000 first editions with the tipped in signature page. This UK edition will only have 250 copies. It will sell out quickly.

Highbury
02-23-2015, 09:00 AM
Fair point. Good call.

Lookwhoitis
02-23-2015, 09:49 AM
got one. Thankee sai.

ELazansky
02-23-2015, 01:08 PM
Just ordered mine. It's not sold out because of how its announced - just their regular email that came out at 0807 PST on a Monday - or 11 am est - which is around 4pm in the UK - basically a time when most people are at work and might not check their email too often - like us. So this one can easily be missed. Plus it sounds like they have their stock (sale date is today) and only 250 - so unlikely that neil will sign 250 more once these sell out. I imagine it'll be sold out by the end of today or tomorrow morning. (And up on ebay in a week).

And it is now SOLD OUT - that went fast...

somekindofstranger
02-23-2015, 01:17 PM
Get it while you can - http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/neil-gaiman-trigger-warning-signed-first-edition-4330.html
Thanks! Got one.
For some reason their email went to my junk folder so I wouldn't have seen it until it was too late.

Stockerlone
02-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Get it while you can - http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/neil-gaiman-trigger-warning-signed-first-edition-4330.html
Thanks! Got one.
For some reason their email went to my junk folder so I wouldn't have seen it until it was too late.

Damn... the book was in my cart but i was a little bit to slow...:angry:

cit74
02-23-2015, 04:19 PM
Just ordered mine. It's not sold out because of how its announced - just their regular email that came out at 0807 PST on a Monday - or 11 am est - which is around 4pm in the UK - basically a time when most people are at work and might not check their email too often - like us. So this one can easily be missed. Plus it sounds like they have their stock (sale date is today) and only 250 - so unlikely that neil will sign 250 more once these sell out. I imagine it'll be sold out by the end of today or tomorrow morning. (And up on ebay in a week).

And it is now SOLD OUT - that went fast...

You were right - with only 250 copies it went fairly quick - but I guess we expected that.

Topo77
02-24-2015, 01:29 AM
I was lucky to get one copy :lol1:

herbertwest
02-26-2015, 08:02 AM
Neil Gaiman's review of "Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’", in the NYT Sunday Book Review
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/books/review/kazuo-ishiguros-the-buried-giant.html

somekindofstranger
03-03-2015, 03:50 PM
I saw Neil give the 'Douglas Adams memorial lecture' this evening. He had a seat on the front row and luckily we were just a few rows back. He kindly signed some things for people whilst politely trying to leave!

I have carried this book to 2 previous events in London so am very pleased that I have finally got one of my favourite editions signed in person :-)

https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10991569_10153575034303362_6689266045647385434_o.j pg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9

swintek
03-03-2015, 04:24 PM
Very cool. Congrats! Amongst so many different incarnations- that is the edition of choice.

ELazansky
03-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Very nice. A great edition to have signed.

sharki69
03-03-2015, 07:01 PM
VERY COOL !!!

cit74
03-03-2015, 07:54 PM
Very nice indeed - I'm sure the Douglas Adams event was nice too. Gaiman will be in SF next week - unfortunately I won't be there :(

somekindofstranger
03-04-2015, 04:58 AM
The lecture was streamed live and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8UU-F1Yorg

swintek
03-04-2015, 10:05 AM
You don't see these too often anymore. Pricey, already..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEIL-GAIMAN-Ancient-Emperor-Mapmaker-SIGNED-NUMBERED-CHAPBOOK-2003-Hill-House-/301545448948?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46358265f4

ELazansky
03-04-2015, 11:48 AM
That's probably going to go a lot more before the auction is through.

Booknutt
03-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Somewhat tempts me to sell mine. But I'm not going to break up my Hill House set.

ELazansky
03-04-2015, 01:30 PM
Somewhat tempts me to sell mine. But I'm not going to break up my Hill House set.

If you have AG, the Reader's Copy, and the chapbook with matching numbers, I would NEVER split it up, no matter what

Booknutt
03-04-2015, 01:45 PM
Somewhat tempts me to sell mine. But I'm not going to break up my Hill House set.

If you have AG, the Reader's Copy, and the chapbook with matching numbers, I would NEVER split it up, no matter what

I have the complete Hill House Gaiman set.

cit74
03-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Somewhat tempts me to sell mine. But I'm not going to break up my Hill House set.

If you have AG, the Reader's Copy, and the chapbook with matching numbers, I would NEVER split it up, no matter what

Although I'm sure someone here would make you an offer - gotta agree with Eric - wouldn't ever split that up - just too rare to have all the same number (we'd love to see a picture though). And a nice complete set. I'm just happy my AG number is #95 - which makes it easier for me to pass this one by. But if someone has that number AG - I'm sure they'll be paying for it

Booknutt
03-04-2015, 01:55 PM
Yeah, most likely if I ever sell any of the Hill House stuff it'll be as a set. Especially since I have a low number. #47

swintek
03-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Somewhat tempts me to sell mine. But I'm not going to break up my Hill House set.

If you have AG, the Reader's Copy, and the chapbook with matching numbers, I would NEVER split it up, no matter what

Also, A SCREENPLAY, which, if you were a subscriber, was sent to you FREE- in a matching number as the rest of your books, et al.

For that, if you also have Melinda, Anansi Boys, and the Anansi boys chapbook- they should all be the same number. Can't remember if the Anansi Boys Notebook was numbered as well... think so.

Booknutt
03-04-2015, 02:24 PM
Yeah I have all of those. And my slipcase on Anansi Boys may be unique. I was communicating with the Hill House owner and he mentioned a slipcase he was working on to hold the book in its slipcase plus the bonus chapbook of Gaiman's notes. He wanted my opinion on it and sent me one. It's essentially a double slipcase. Shortly afterwards they went under. So as far as I know these were never offered to anyone else.

swintek
03-04-2015, 02:50 PM
Yeah I have all of those. And my slipcase on Anansi Boys may be unique. I was communicating with the Hill House owner and he mentioned a slipcase he was working on to hold the book in its slipcase plus the bonus chapbook of Gaiman's notes. He wanted my opinion on it and sent me one. It's essentially a double slipcase. Shortly afterwards they went under. So as far as I know these were never offered to anyone else.

You have what is somewhat of a mini Holy Grail to me: that very prototype slipcase. I tried like hell to get Pete to get back to me with one, but the timing- as you say- was right as they were imploding, and I never got one. Might not be a big deal to some, but I wish that I had gotten one of those. The only other thing from them that I really wished I had is Only The Gods Are Real, the small companion book to the AG Lettered. That little book and the super-overkill wooden box/marbled door were not enough to justify a Lettered purchase for me.

cit74
03-04-2015, 04:02 PM
I think I saw the combined slipcase once in an auction - it might have been one from Gregg at dreamhaven. Since I already had the book and notebook (not combined slipcase though) - I didn't bother. And I only saw one of the lettered AG up on Abe's a while back - I think they were asking close to $2200 or more. All nice things to look at - alas they won't be in my collection anytime soon.

Does the combined slipcase have the wood cut spider inlay as well?

Booknutt
03-04-2015, 04:12 PM
No. No woodcut. Just plain black.

Lookwhoitis
03-04-2015, 04:38 PM
U guys are the Gaiman gurus!

sharki69
03-04-2015, 05:36 PM
Found this - nice story on AG Lettered

http://www.awfulbooks.com/awfulbooks/reviews/A-E/American%20Gods/American%20Gods.html

cit74
03-04-2015, 06:07 PM
Found this - nice story on AG Lettered

http://www.awfulbooks.com/awfulbooks/reviews/A-E/American%20Gods/American%20Gods.html

Great link - thanks. That is a nice looking production. I think the one I saw on Abe's actually had some type of damage to the door/hinge.

sharki69
03-04-2015, 06:10 PM
Found this - nice story on AG Lettered

http://www.awfulbooks.com/awfulbooks/reviews/A-E/American%20Gods/American%20Gods.html

Great link - thanks. That is a nice looking production. I think the one I saw on Abe's actually had some type of damage to the door/hinge.

He also reviewed others Gaiman books, and rated them - pretty cool

somekindofstranger
03-05-2015, 01:31 AM
I Would love a Hill house set. I have Anansi Boys (with the various extra) but that is all so far. I hope to pick up some of the smaller works at reasonable prices at some point, but I suspect a complete American Gods will forever stay out of my price range!!

herbertwest
03-06-2015, 01:57 AM
I have been listening to a few conference by Neil Gaiman during the last few days at work, and I find Neil very intriguing, with a peculiar voice, and having 'accurate words' (i dont really know how to say what I want to say)
Anyway, a few of those nice contributions

>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKWszhTZ-bM ( at the end he read a good short story)
>>> at the Douglas Adams conference, on the themes of Life, Immortality and stories : http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/04/neil-gaiman-douglas-adams-writer-genius

donarumo
03-09-2015, 06:39 PM
Just wanted to say I'm so happy I found this thread! I've been collecting Neil Gaiman since about 1992 and the pages of this thread are a goldmine of images. Thinking about posting my own collection here pretty soon.

cit74
03-09-2015, 09:13 PM
Just wanted to say I'm so happy I found this thread! I've been collecting Neil Gaiman since about 1992 and the pages of this thread are a goldmine of images. Thinking about posting my own collection here pretty soon.
Welcome to the site

mikeC
03-10-2015, 05:43 AM
I have been listening to a few conference by Neil Gaiman during the last few days at work, and I find Neil very intriguing, with a peculiar voice, and having 'accurate words' (i dont really know how to say what I want to say)
Anyway, a few of those nice contributions

>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKWszhTZ-bM ( at the end he read a good short story)
>>> at the Douglas Adams conference, on the themes of Life, Immortality and stories : http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/04/neil-gaiman-douglas-adams-writer-genius

Thanks for this. He reads his own audiobooks and they are awesome. So great to hear him read his stories.

ELazansky
03-10-2015, 06:29 AM
Just wanted to say I'm so happy I found this thread! I've been collecting Neil Gaiman since about 1992 and the pages of this thread are a goldmine of images. Thinking about posting my own collection here pretty soon.

Post away - even if you have books we've already posted, it is OK to post yours. Sometimes I see books posted that I did not know about, so don't be shy :-)

sharki69
03-10-2015, 08:39 AM
Just wanted to say I'm so happy I found this thread! I've been collecting Neil Gaiman since about 1992 and the pages of this thread are a goldmine of images. Thinking about posting my own collection here pretty soon.

Post away - even if you have books we've already posted, it is OK to post yours. Sometimes I see books posted that I did not know about, so don't be shy :-)

Yeah....welcome to the site. As Eric said - don't be shy....

Looking forward to see some photos

swintek
03-10-2015, 11:01 AM
Just wanted to say I'm so happy I found this thread! I've been collecting Neil Gaiman since about 1992 and the pages of this thread are a goldmine of images. Thinking about posting my own collection here pretty soon.

Show us your wares!

somekindofstranger
03-10-2015, 12:48 PM
Just wanted to say I'm so happy I found this thread! I've been collecting Neil Gaiman since about 1992 and the pages of this thread are a goldmine of images. Thinking about posting my own collection here pretty soon.

welcome! I keep meaning to post my whole collection here too, but never seem to get around to it!

donarumo
03-10-2015, 05:43 PM
Okay, you asked for it. :) This was fun taking images of everything.

First, Sandman comics. Not a complete run unfortunately. I have the first twelve and then a scattering of some others I've found at comic shops over the years.
http://i.imgur.com/AYv7bGK.jpg

Though I did manage to purchase a signed copy of #75.
http://i.imgur.com/A5h1LBe.jpg

Some other miscellaneous Sandman related comics and books including Dream Hunters stuff and the latest Sandman Overture issues. I'm still waiting on cover B of issue 4 to come in the mail.
http://i.imgur.com/VQZRnmm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/KmyQuZB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/l1ubtmI.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/M0JIpvQ.jpg

My Sandman hard covers and soft covers.
http://i.imgur.com/1Pm930u.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uTQzmdf.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/j4HcXQR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OyOwixz.jpg

And the obligatory Absolutes.
http://i.imgur.com/OjEpMgo.jpg

Some more miscellaneous Sandman books including the adorable Little Endless book even though it's not Neil's.
http://i.imgur.com/HG6BhqA.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HYlHgJK.jpg

donarumo
03-10-2015, 05:44 PM
Death stuff including both mini-runs.
http://i.imgur.com/tmqImXF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rqpsC46.jpg

1602 Issues and Collected
http://i.imgur.com/rwGd1Lj.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lswVSLZ.jpg

Eternals. This includes a stack of issues all packaged together that I've never opened.
http://i.imgur.com/4GiM82V.jpg

The Vertigo sample and Black Orchid collected.
http://i.imgur.com/aBf66xI.jpg

Miscellaneous books including individual issues of Black Orchid.
http://i.imgur.com/jGnAWE6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XmObWRB.jpg

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
http://i.imgur.com/sWaaG7E.jpg

Audio CDs and various films, DVD and BluRay. Two of the CDs are signed.
http://i.imgur.com/ALeNlrl.jpg

Two word paperbacks. I will sometimes pick up a Gaiman paperback when I don't want to "ruin" one of the new hard covers I've bought by actually reading it.
http://i.imgur.com/PuY4pZT.jpg

Some of the hard covers I have signed including one inscribed.
http://i.imgur.com/64OPKVx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/mbBQFo8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/o8DkN27.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Klcp9gm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/khlK5L3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fF83N9D.jpg

The hard covers. Most are first edition.
http://i.imgur.com/yWkCZbb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/WzAxxfa.jpg

These two things which I have still yet to read.
http://i.imgur.com/pcitFXV.jpg

donarumo
03-10-2015, 05:44 PM
Some recently purchase items.
http://i.imgur.com/Nf0K1gm.jpg

Various odds and ends.
http://i.imgur.com/llzsM5u.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RQCMcLp.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jes6fFl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lt54nQT.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3q5YKl3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/q7JF2yr.jpg

Mirrormask, the illustrated film script, signed.
http://i.imgur.com/I4BfUjo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/MS5PEac.jpg

Some Stardust bits.
http://i.imgur.com/MTH99us.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IJhxWDB.jpg

And finally, the pride of my collection. A set of Hillhouse release, all numbered 200. When they fist took subscriptions, they held some numbers backed in case anyone asked for them. I asked for number 100 or 200 and 200 was available.
http://i.imgur.com/L5auaEn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/faa7uif.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RULg8au.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nhzxqcd.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kovu7XC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jTFB3Rv.jpg

donarumo
03-10-2015, 05:48 PM
Phew. That's everything I think. I have more coming in the mail including the Chu books.

sharki69
03-10-2015, 08:56 PM
SWEET !!!! impressive collection. Thanks for sharing. Love the Hillhouse set.

ELazansky
03-11-2015, 03:49 AM
Very nice collection - lots of cool items

jhanic
03-11-2015, 03:59 AM
WOW!! I don't collect Gaiman, but WOW!!

John

swintek
03-11-2015, 07:58 AM
Beautiful collection! You're not missing much, it looks like. Thanks so much for taking the time to show it off. Love looking at all this stuff.

WeDealInLead
03-11-2015, 08:11 AM
Ooh, I just saw Cain and Abel (from Sandman) bookends at my local comic shop. They were $150. I bet I could throw together a box of comics I could trade in for that.

donarumo
03-11-2015, 08:53 AM
Wow! Thanks everyone! Much better reactions than the questionable looks I usually get from people who come over.

jhanic
03-11-2015, 11:33 AM
Wow! Thanks everyone! Much better reactions than the questionable looks I usually get from people who come over.

Most people just don't understand collectors.

John

Lookwhoitis
03-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Wow! Thanks everyone! Much better reactions than the questionable looks I usually get from people who come over.

Most people just don't understand collectors.

John

unless of course you are on this site!

Brian James Freeman
03-11-2015, 11:44 AM
Most people just don't understand collectors.

John

Shouldn't someone put that on a t-shirt for the next Haven Foundation fundraiser?

Brian

cit74
03-11-2015, 08:32 PM
Most people just don't understand collectors.

John

Shouldn't someone put that on a t-shirt for the next Haven Foundation fundraiser?

Brian

And remember to include the asterisk *

*especially my spouse

ELazansky
03-17-2015, 06:26 AM
It has been a while, but I tracked down another book that I did not have - not sure how many S/L editions I have left to get. Here is Keep Out the Night, limited to 100 signed copies:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/Keep%20Out%20the%20Night_zpsknbj8aki.jpg
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/Keep%20Out%20the%20Night%20-%20Lim.%20Page_zpspuiytfyq.jpg

swintek
03-17-2015, 10:50 AM
Sweet book, Eric. And, holding to my theory that #100* should be as equally "desirable" as #1 (if at all), then- great number!

*Edited to clarify- the last number in the run, whatever that number is.

Aronstg
03-17-2015, 11:07 AM
A few questions.

Has anyone looked at Neil's older signature on Sandman comics? Is it just me or does it vary a lot from his signature in his books? Specifically I was looking at the Sandman #50 where there were 5000 signed editions with a CoA. Does anyone else have this issue and have they compared that to his signatures elsewhere?


Also.. what is the market value for the S/L American Gods... both the Hill House version and the Eastman Press version?

Thanks

goheat
03-17-2015, 11:09 AM
Congratulations,. Eric! Looks like the book is in great condition, and you got #100 of 100!

ELazansky
03-17-2015, 11:57 AM
A few questions.

Has anyone looked at Neil's older signature on Sandman comics? Is it just me or does it vary a lot from his signature in his books? Specifically I was looking at the Sandman #50 where there were 5000 signed editions with a CoA. Does anyone else have this issue and have they compared that to his signatures elsewhere?


Also.. what is the market value for the S/L American Gods... both the Hill House version and the Eastman Press version?

Thanks

I checked my Sandman 50 against Trigger Warning. It is somewhat different. There is only an N for Neil where in his books it looks like at least an Ne. Last name looks a little different too. But I don't worry about that too much. The comic was signed 22 years ago. My signature looks different now compared to how I signed my name in 1993.

cit74
03-17-2015, 07:43 PM
A few questions.

Has anyone looked at Neil's older signature on Sandman comics? Is it just me or does it vary a lot from his signature in his books? Specifically I was looking at the Sandman #50 where there were 5000 signed editions with a CoA. Does anyone else have this issue and have they compared that to his signatures elsewhere?


Also.. what is the market value for the S/L American Gods... both the Hill House version and the Eastman Press version?

Thanks

I checked my Sandman 50 against Trigger Warning. It is somewhat different. There is only an N for Neil where in his books it looks like at least an Ne. Last name looks a little different too. But I don't worry about that too much. The comic was signed 22 years ago. My signature looks different now compared to how I signed my name in 1993.

and i think his signature probably varied from #1 through #5000 in that lot as well. I have some of his s/n chapbooks - actually 2 of the same one (that one with the black and white cover - drawing blank of the name)- and the signature's look completely different - I think that was a 1500 run.

Just got my goldsboro Trigger warning in the mail today - #223

Booknutt
03-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Quick! There's a what looks to be a first edition possibly first printing of Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 for $40. They won't let me open to verify the printing. Anybody want it or think I should take the risk and try to flip it. (I already have a copy.)

Booknutt
03-20-2015, 02:06 PM
It's obviously the original plastic wrap.

cit74
03-20-2015, 03:19 PM
With the reprints it might be hard to turn much of a profit - and who knows once opened - if it were me and I already had one I probably wouldn't bother

Booknutt
03-20-2015, 05:44 PM
I passed on it. Saw a first first of Girl On The Train I've been wanting.

cit74
03-20-2015, 06:33 PM
I passed on it. Saw a first first of Girl On The Train I've been wanting.

good choice - couldn't answer your grim question - i have them both on the shelf but have yet to read either

viperdesmith
03-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Hi all,
I have a very rare edition of Fortunately The Milk. I used to work in Waterstones (UK bookseller chain) and as part of a promotion shortly before publication Bloomsbury sent advanced copies to randomly selected employees. They're hardback with a unique cover, the signatures of both Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell as well as being numbered 65/100. These editions were only ever made available to Waterstones employees.

I was hoping to find out how much something like this is worth? :)

Here are photos;
Front:
http://i61.tinypic.com/20k6m3k.jpg

Back:
http://i57.tinypic.com/f3dnxj.jpg

Spine:
http://i61.tinypic.com/2aez6zd.jpg

Inside:
http://i57.tinypic.com/2m4wv4n.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/xeenp2.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/17s185.jpg

Edit: Bonus artwork in the back, possibly unique; I don't have a standard edition to compare against.

ELazansky
03-22-2015, 03:43 PM
That is a really cool copy of Milk. I have never seen it before, so I'm having a hard time coming up with a value. On the good side, it is a unique cover, or at least it is one I have never seen. But it is signed on a bookplate, which I personally am not a fan of. Also, are there only 100 copies of this book, or did they just take 100 from the print run, number them, and slap a bookplate in? All in all, still a unique and interesting item. Maybe some others would like to throw an estimate out there? Thanks for sharing.

viperdesmith
03-22-2015, 03:45 PM
Thanks :)

As far as I know they only made the 100 that were given out.

somekindofstranger
03-22-2015, 04:13 PM
I have no idea!
Is that your copy on ebay btw?

viperdesmith
03-22-2015, 04:29 PM
It is, yeah :)

cit74
03-22-2015, 05:34 PM
i remember seeing those covers (and trying to get one) - when they first came out there were a few on eBay. But I think they all were in the $65-85 range. As for the book plate - that is similar to the one in the paperback ARC that I have - but those were only signed by Gaiman .That ARC is a fair bit more rare. The regular edition - signed goes for around $35-45; those double signed and various editions would run between those two prices - $45-65. And the signed ARC's right around $100 - maybe $85-125 - realistically. I think this copy would fall right below the ARC in value/price - so right in the $65-85 range - does that sound about right?

these are all my estimation/guesses. i.e. I would not be paying more than those prices if I were looking for a copy personally - nor would I expect much more than that if selling - but that all depends upon the buyer :)

viperdesmith
03-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Thank you for the advice cit :) I may have been wrong about the rarity of these; it's interesting others went on sale. From the communications we received at work it sounded like these were exclusives for us and as selling these things on while still employed often ends with dismissal I assumed most would still be in the original owners hands. I'm only selling mine because I've left and need money. I'm actually quite sad to be letting it go but from what I've seen in this thread it will hopefully end up in a good home :)

I've put a price of £70 on it for now, does that sound fair? The auction is here - http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=281638118391 if anyone is interested. Feel free to make me an offer as I would much rather take a bit less money and know that it's going somewhere it will be appreciated :) if anyone is willing to offer payment as a bank transfer and cut eBay out I can offer free postage and shipping.

Like I said I'm actually sad to be parting with it. As well as a sealed, double signed and numbered special first edition of The Long Earth by Pratchett and Baxter. For the same reason as the Gaiman book above; knowing that will go to someone for whom it will be special makes me feel much better about selling it.

Patrick
03-25-2015, 11:14 AM
i...right in the $65-85 range - does that sound about right?

these are all my estimation/guesses. i.e. I would not be paying more than those prices if I were looking for a copy personally - nor would I expect much more than that if selling - but that all depends upon the buyer :)
I would pay $85 outside of eBay if it included shipping. Viperdesmith, that's an offer.

viperdesmith
03-25-2015, 11:18 AM
Someone just made me an offer for the book; I'm fine with shipping it overseas but that's not something I can afford to do myself until the 20th of next month. If whoever offered is willing to pay by bank transfer I can negotiate the most appropriate form of shipping with you :)

I'm fairly new to eBay so PayPal holds funds from me until shipments are complete, which I can't afford to do right now overseas. Sorry to disappoint.

Edit: just saw your post! That's fine with me :) is bank transfer ok? PM me whatever details you need.

viperdesmith
03-25-2015, 11:25 AM
In fact, is PayPal instant if not through eBay? If so that would work nicely for me :)

Patrick
03-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Now that you have 5 posts, we can move this to PM. I'll shoot you a message.

viperdesmith
03-25-2015, 03:30 PM
Ok :) the only stipulation from my end is that I need enough up front to ship the item. I'm happy to take the payment in halves; upfront and when you receive, if that works?

Patrick
03-25-2015, 10:31 PM
Although you are new here and therefore an unknown, you seem genuine and I will trust that you are a person of your word, so I will pay you in full upfront.

Kids, don't try this at home.

viperdesmith
03-26-2015, 11:59 AM
That's hugely appreciated, thank you :) I sent you a message with PayPal details and I'll keep you updated on progress. From what I gather all overseas mail through Royal Mail has tracking as standard but I'll look at what various couriers are offering, I don't want to send it without tracking just in case.

sharki69
03-27-2015, 03:49 PM
I have extra copy of Trigger Warning S/L UK edition 1/250. PM if interested

cit74
03-28-2015, 10:31 PM
I'm just curious - what do you all think of this signature up on ebay -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Good-Omens-SIGNED-Neil-Gaiman-and-Terry-Pratchett-2006-1st-Edition-/331512563659

Personally it just doesn't seem right to me - just curious as to what others think

cit74
03-29-2015, 01:28 AM
Just announced the deluxe sandman overture will go on sale in November - although I haven't seen any live pre-order links. I imagine TFAW - things from another world or midtown comics will have something up soon.