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ELazansky
02-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Here's are some Neil Gaiman collectible editions (all S/L). More on the way...

Anansi Boys

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

Coraline

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

M is for Magic

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

Interworld

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

Stories

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

Adventures in the Dream Trade

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

American Gods

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

Neverwhere

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

thegreattim
02-20-2011, 07:06 PM
I love those Hill House books, soooo well produced. It's too bad they had such an abysmal business sense. How are the SubPress books in comparison, now that they have taken over for HH?

Patrick
02-20-2011, 08:33 PM
Each item on this list is a link to photos in my collection thread here at TDT.org:

Signed/Limited edition of SHELF LIFE, with many contributors including Neil Gaiman (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=415482&viewfull=1#post415482)

The signed/limited anthology: 999 - NEW STORIES OF HORROR AND SUSPENSE, signed by Neil Gaiman and others (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=418427&viewfull=1#post418427)

First Edition hardcover of "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" written by Neil Gaiman, inscribed to me in person with a drawing of Batman (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=420693&viewfull=1#post420693)

"Absolute Sandman, Volume I" inscribed to me in person with a drawing of Morpheus (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=420694&viewfull=1#post420694)

Autographed copy of THE BLUEBERRY GIRL by Neil Gaiman (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=415483&viewfull=1#post415483)

That same autographed copy of THE BLUEBERRY GIRL now additionally inscribed to my wee daughter in person (me, not her) (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=420695&viewfull=1#post420695)

Subterranean Press signed/limited edition of CORALINE by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Dave McKean (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=321000&viewfull=1#post321000)

An inscribed 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=321904&viewfull=1#post321904)

The signed/limited edition of the anthology, STORIES, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, which features tales by a varied list of authors (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=582535&viewfull=1#post582535)

Subterranean Press produced SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH, STORIES IN HONOR OF JACK VANCE which contains a story by Neil Gaiman. Here is the proof and the signed/limited edition (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=448397&viewfull=1#post448397)

A signed copy of Neil Gaiman's children's book, THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS, with illustrations by Dave McKean (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=302784&viewfull=1#post302784)

Signed first editions of Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=286026&viewfull=1#post286026)

The original edition of Neil Gaiman's ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS. It was a book given away to schoolchildren in the U.K. (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=235215&viewfull=1#post235215)

The Signed/Limited edition of a book by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves: INTERWORLD (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=235209&viewfull=1#post235209)

The Signed/Limited edition of Gaiman's M IS FOR MAGIC (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=234793&viewfull=1#post234793)

A short story chapbook, Gaiman's SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR, signed by the author and the artist (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=308568&viewfull=1#post308568)

First trade edition of THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF THE DEPARTURE OF MISS FINCH signed by Gaiman (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=308569&viewfull=1#post308569)

Signed first trade edition of Gaiman's ANANSI BOYS (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=308574&viewfull=1#post308574)

Neil Gaiman was the Guest of Honor at Chicago Comicon 1993. Here is the limited edition autographed and doodled program (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=310984&viewfull=1#post310984).

The Signed/Limited edition of Neil Gaiman's MIRRORMASK (Dave McKean, artist) (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=234792&viewfull=1#post234792)


Not by Gaiman, but about the production based on his book, NEVERWHERE :
WHAT I THOUGHT I SAW, by Kelli Bickman - signed by the author (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=235205&viewfull=1#post235205)



I think that is everything. To be continued/edited if I missed anything.

thegreattim
02-20-2011, 09:00 PM
Holy freaking crap, Patrick. The Gaiman section is clearly something I never got a chance to read yet in your main collecting thread. This is hands down the best Gaiman collection I have ever seen in my life!! I am sooo impressed!! Very nice, sir.

I don't know what to say besides, "I'm jealous". :drool: Oh, and "Congratulations!" :D

Patrick
02-20-2011, 09:17 PM
Wow. :blush: Thanks, Tim. The Gaiman books are sprinkled throughout my collection thread, so even I didn't realize quite how much I had until making the list in the post above.

I have the S/L of ANANSI BOYS on the way to me.
I have the S/L of his short story collection, SMOKE AND MIRRORS from Subterranean Press (http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=gaiman06&Category_Code=PRE&Product_Count=13) on preorder.
I have the S/L of the anthology SMOKE AND MIRRORS from Cemetery Dance (http://www.cemeterydance.com/sh/chizmar13.html) on preorder (via Horror Mall). It contains a teleplay by Neil Gaiman.

On my Gaiman wish list are some of the books that Eric shows above, specifically the S/L's of NEVERWHERE, AMERICAN GODS and ADVENTURES IN THE DREAM TRADE. I am drooling over his collection.

thegreattim
02-20-2011, 09:40 PM
His collection is awesome indeed. I really didn't mean to slight it, I love all the S/Ls, especially American Gods.

With yours though, I was especially blown away by all of the sigs on the trade editions and the doodles too. I don't think I've ever seen a Gaiman doodle before. They were really cool!

Random thought: Someone needs to do an over the top edition of Good Omens, really, really soon. I'd buy the hell out of that, so to speak. I don't know if it's my appreciation of Pratchett too, but especially I love that book. It also could be because that is the first time I ever read Neil though, as well.

Patrick
02-20-2011, 11:02 PM
Oh, I don't think you slighted him at all.

Thanks for the kind words. If you're interested, here are my three posts in the Neil Gaiman thread in the Dutch Hill forum right after I went to see Neil Gaiman in person (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?374-The-Neil-Gaiman-thread&p=419998&viewfull=1#post419998) in July 2007.

I still need to read GOOD OMENS, but I'd buy an S/L of it despite that fact.

Tito_Villa
02-21-2011, 02:01 AM
I bought 2 paperbacks by Mr Gaiman from a local charity shop on saturday, looking forward to getting my first taste of him!

ELazansky
02-21-2011, 04:54 AM
Oh, I don't think you slighted him at all.

Its all good. I didn't post the pics to be in competition with anyone. Patrick has some great books there. It is great to see copies of books that I might want to add down the road. I have a few more in the mail to me as we speak (including some not on the list above), so once I get them I will surely display pics.

I like the books from Sub Press. They don't compare to the HH editions, but they are nice. I was going to preorder Smoke and Mirrors, but it says it is a year behind already and it is not listed on its "coming soon" list, so I didn't want to tie up any funds waiting years for a new book.

And Patrick, wait until you get your HH copy of Anansi Boys. It is one beautiful production.

More to come!

ELazansky
02-23-2011, 06:27 AM
A few more:

On Cats and Dogs (unsigned, not numbered - 5000 copies)

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

Anansi Boys (I wish I knew the exact details of this book. It was produced specifically for Ottakar's Bookstore in the UK. It is not numbered, and I have read that there are anywhere between 1000-2000 copies. My copy is signed by NG on the FFEP. I have read that all of these are signed, but I can't find definitive proof of that. Still a nice book, with silver gilt on the page edges)

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

More to come....

ELazansky
02-24-2011, 01:14 PM
The Graveyard Book (signed, numbered to 1500 copies):

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

swintek
02-24-2011, 01:54 PM
Eric, I love looking at your Gaiman collection- your pictures are absolutely stunning! Even though I have most of these books, I've never seen them look so good- even in person! What are you using? Please say it's some crazy-expensive camera, and not one of those "regular" digital ones (like I have and can't seem to get really good pictures from).

Ron

p.s. and how do you get the books to stand up so perfectly on that carpet!

ELazansky
02-24-2011, 02:09 PM
Ron,

Thanks for the kind words. As for the carpet, well, my office carpet is extremely old. It has no more fluff to it, so if I stand something up on it, it usually stays still. My camera rig is a Nikon D40 with an SB400 flash. I bounce the flash to the side off of a white wall, so it sends the light back to the picture without aiming it directly at the book, so I don't get flash spots in the picture. I then use Adobe Lightroom for some post-processing. I'm certainly no photo pro, but I know enough to do what I need to do.

Patrick
02-24-2011, 08:33 PM
Your photos look great whatever you're doing, and shame on you for tempting me so. Now I want to go get more Gaiman limited editions.

ELazansky
02-25-2011, 10:00 AM
The Machineries of Joy (limited to 100 copies, signed by Bradbury and Gaiman):

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

Patrick
02-25-2011, 03:17 PM
That's beautiful. Eric, a few questions for you:

1. Is your ADVENTURES IN THE DREAM TRADE the edition that is signed by both author and artist, or is it the one signed by the author?

2. Did your S/L of AMERICAN GODS come with the Reader's Copy that was issued along with the hardcover limited?

3. Any chance you could post a photo of the limitation/signature page of THE MACHINERIES OF JOY?

ELazansky
02-25-2011, 03:43 PM
That's beautiful. Eric, a few questions for you:

1. Is your ADVENTURES IN THE DREAM TRADE the edition that is signed by both author and artist, or is it the one signed by the author?

I just have the one signed by Gaiman. I wasn't planning on really picking this book up, but it was cheap and I couldn't justify spending the extra money for the artist signature.


2. Did your S/L of AMERICAN GODS come with the Reader's Copy that was issued along with the hardcover limited?

Yes, my copy has the Reader's Copy, with the same limitation number on the title page.
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/AmericanGodsReaders.jpg


3. Any chance you could post a photo of the limitation/signature page of THE MACHINERIES OF JOY?

Sure...here you go:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/TheMachineriesofJoy-LimPage.jpg

Patrick
02-25-2011, 03:59 PM
Thanks, Eric. I'll likely wait to spring for the traycased edition of DREAM TRADE signed by both. The Bradbury book looks like a very nice production. I really want an S/L of AMERICAN GODS with matching reading copy.

Someday.

willie3
02-26-2011, 10:51 AM
Very nice collection for both of you Eric & Patrick.

Will try to get some pics of my stuff not already pictured up in the next day or so.
(But my photo skills SUCK)

Karl

ELazansky
02-26-2011, 11:56 AM
Anyone have any idea when Smoke and Mirrors from Sub Press is due? Their website says March 2010. I hate to pre-order it if the book isn't going to come out for years...

willie3
02-26-2011, 12:35 PM
Anyone have any idea when Smoke and Mirrors from Sub Press is due? Their website says March 2010. I hate to pre-order it if the book isn't going to come out for years...

Eric, I asked Bill about this in mid-January.

Q:How is Smoke & Mirrors coming along?
Site still lists a pub date of March 2010.

A:We're waiting for Dave McKean, and expect him to resume work on the book in April/May.

Karl

ELazansky
02-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Thanks Karl. Maybe it will get done by the end of 2011.

Patrick
02-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Anyone have any idea when Smoke and Mirrors from Sub Press is due? Their website says March 2010. I hate to pre-order it if the book isn't going to come out for years...

Eric, I asked Bill about this in mid-January.

Q:How is Smoke & Mirrors coming along?
Site still lists a pub date of March 2010.

A:We're waiting for Dave McKean, and expect him to resume work on the book in April/May.

Karl
Thanks for the update, Karl. As one who preordered this book quite a while ago, I am very disappointed that they are letting it drag on this long.

goathunter
02-28-2011, 04:58 AM
Thanks for the update, Karl. As one who preordered this book quite a while ago, I am very disappointed that they are letting it drag on this long.

What are they (Subterranean) supposed to do about it if the artist isn't meeting his deadline? Besides get another artist, but all the pre-orders were for the McKean design and art....

Hunter

swintek
02-28-2011, 09:09 AM
Yeah, this is a pretty strange situation. McKean seems to have always been a reliable designer. His twitter stream indicates that he's been busy with quite a few other projects over the last year or so. I've been a fan for a very long time, going back to the early Sandman days, but at this point I'd welcome giving it over to someone else.


Ron

WeDealInLead
02-28-2011, 03:57 PM
Those are nice. I think once I pay the taxes I might take the plunge and get some Gaiman S/Ls. They'll look nice next to Absolute Sandman editions and Taverns of the Dead S/L. I loved Neverwhere (although the TV show was seriously lacking), American Gods and Anansi Boys.

ELazansky
03-09-2011, 01:04 PM
Coraline - I guess you could call this a "gift" edition. It is not signed or numbered, but the limitation page states that only 4000 copies exist. A special plate by Dave McKean is included, along with some additional stuff, like copies of notebook pages, etc.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/CoralineDiamond.jpg
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/CoralineDiamond-LimPage.jpg

Patrick
03-10-2011, 01:41 AM
Are we the "hobby market"?

ELazansky
03-10-2011, 03:43 AM
Not really sure if we are or not :) - I'd never seen this particular copy before, so I went ahead and bought it.

swintek
03-10-2011, 12:47 PM
This particular special edition of Coraline was put together by the comic book, toy, gaming, & collector card market distributor, DIAMOND, Inc. Hence, the "Hobby Market" reference. I preordered my copy through the comic book catalog PREVIEWS (Diamond's monthly catalog of all the forthcoming swag) all those years ago. In addition to the special features at the back of the book, the other thing that is different to the "trade" edition is the cool glow-in-the-dark ghosts on the dust jacket. I've got about 5 different editions of Coraline (including a comics adaptation hardcover), and this is my favorite one by far. Thanks for sharing it, Eric!

Ron

ELazansky
03-10-2011, 01:00 PM
Thanks for all of that info, Ron. I guess I now know why the seller called it the Diamond Edition. I remember Previews from my comic collecting days...

ELazansky
03-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Mirrormask (S/L, 500 copies)

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

The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases (650 copies - signed, not numbered. One of the few anthologies with NG that I own. Signed by 55 contributors, including Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, and China Mieville. Each author ("Doctor") wrote about a fictitious disease they created. It is pretty bizarre)

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

Randall Flagg
03-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Gorgeous books.

WeDealInLead
03-11-2011, 06:18 PM
Where could I buy that second book? I saw Tim Lebbon's sig and it has Mieville's and Gaiman's... that's enough for me right there.

ELazansky
03-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Where could I buy that second book? I saw Tim Lebbon's sig and it has Mieville's and Gaiman's... that's enough for me right there.

Camelot Books has it listed on their site - http://www.camelotbooks.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=&products_id=936 - I paid the same for it but got it somewhere else

biomieg
03-12-2011, 04:47 AM
Where could I buy that second book? I saw Tim Lebbon's sig and it has Mieville's and Gaiman's... that's enough for me right there.

Camelot Books has it listed on their site - http://www.camelotbooks.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=&products_id=936 - I paid the same for it but got it somewhere else

Is anyone willing to get a copy of this book and ship it to me (I'll pay for all expenses of course)? I tried but can't seem to get through the checkout at Camelot's website... thanks in advance!!!

WeDealInLead
03-12-2011, 06:40 AM
Hey man,

I just bought two copies, one for me and one for you. I'll let you know how much it'll cost all together when I receive them. Cool?

ELazansky, thanks man.

biomieg
03-12-2011, 12:15 PM
Awesome! Thanks a lot! I'm not a collector of signed books per se but I really liked the premise of this collection and the book looks great. Just send me a PM when you get the book and we'll work out the details.

ELazansky
03-12-2011, 12:46 PM
I think you guys will enjoy the book. The signature pages look like prescription pads.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/Thackery-LimPage.jpg

Patrick
03-12-2011, 11:05 PM
Agreed, it is an interesting, creative book with a lot of signatures for a very reasonable price.

If anyone is interested who hasn't seen these, more photos are posted in my collection thread here (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?510-Book-Collection-Patrick&p=598982&viewfull=1#post598982). (Just don't expect photo quality like Eric's!)

ELazansky
04-04-2011, 11:46 AM
I haven't added much lately, since I've got most of the regular S/L Gaiman's that I've been looking for (still hunting down the Angels and Visitations and the Sub Press version of The Graveyard Book). But I did just pick up this - Melinda, the last of the Hill House Publications. It comes in an envelope with the same limitation number as the book itself (mine got a little wrinkled, but that's OK). Here is a description - "Released by Hill House, this limited edition is an oversized hardcover volume actually designed by Matuzak. Each page is quite literally a work of art, beginning with the embossed front cover with its hand-placed colour plate and continuing inside with red-flecked art-quality paper imported from Germany specially for this book. The page numbers are presented uniquely, as part of a machinery cog design at the top of the pages. Each colour plate is set off by a simple black line frame and what appear to be two mechanical hinges, as if the plate were a literal door into Melinda's world, waiting to be opened."

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

Patrick
04-06-2011, 10:01 PM
Very nice, Eric. I've been thinking about picking up a copy of MELINDA. What exactly is in the envelope again? Also, any chance you might be able to take a photo or two of the interior? No worries if not, but thought I'd ask.

ELazansky
04-07-2011, 02:52 AM
Patrick,

The envelope has nothing else other than the book. I guess you could call it the slipcase, although the art print on the front is applied. The drawings inside are black and white, with 8 laid-in color prints by the artist. It is a short story, but I loved all of the Hill House books, so I just had to get it:

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/701/medium/Melinda1.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/701/medium/Melinda2.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/701/medium/Melinda3.jpg

Cutter
04-09-2011, 07:00 PM
Get it Patrick if you can Melinda is a beautifully designed book (as you would expect with Hill House).

Congrats Eric!

Cutter
04-09-2011, 07:03 PM
Not really sure if we are or not :) - I'd never seen this particular copy before, so I went ahead and bought it.

It is a much better copy than the Subterranean Press edition because it has all that extra bonus content.

Here's another to get and it's available at cost on Amazon. It's the movie tie-in edition and has a large bonus section like the Diamond Edition. Some of it's the same some of it's new. It's worth buying.

http://www.amazon.com/Coraline-Movie-Collectors-Neil-Gaiman/dp/B0046HAKMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1302404515&sr=1-1

Patrick
04-09-2011, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the photos, explanations and endorsements. I'll add that book to my Want List.

Geoff, I've read the book, but I have not seen the Coraline movie.

thegreattim
04-14-2011, 08:39 PM
Hey Gaiman fanboys:

A new S/L anthology at a very reasonable price. I already pre-ordered my copy. Lots of great authors besides Gaiman as well! Not only that, but proceeds support a reasonable cause, too.

http://newconpress.co.uk/books/fables-from-the-fountain/

ELazansky
04-16-2011, 07:36 AM
Hey Gaiman fanboys:

A new S/L anthology at a very reasonable price. I already pre-ordered my copy. Lots of great authors besides Gaiman as well! Not only that, but proceeds support a reasonable cause, too.

http://newconpress.co.uk/books/fables-from-the-fountain/

Thanks for that - can't pass up a s/l with Mr. Gaiman at that price!

ELazansky
04-16-2011, 07:38 AM
A few chapbooks:

Shoggoth's Old Peculiar - 5000 unnumbered copies:

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

Sunbird - 1000 numbered copies. Also pictured is the bottle of perfume that was inspired by the story:

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

Merlin1958
04-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Maybe I should give Gaiman a try. I loved Cronin's "The Passage" any suggestions from you folks for a "Newbie"?????

ELazansky
04-18-2011, 02:44 AM
Gaiman is going to either be a "love him" or "don't love him." The first book I read of his was Neverwhere, followed by American Gods and Anansi Boys (which loosely go together). His short story collections are great as well, but you'll notice some stories show up in multiple books. I liked Fragile Things. And his kids books should not be missed as well. Coraline is great.

WeDealInLead
04-18-2011, 02:27 PM
Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, American Gods. Pick one and be blown away.

thegreattim
04-18-2011, 05:36 PM
I consider myself a fan, but actually disliked American Gods and it's follow up novel and short story. (ducks thrown torch, upon which the word heretic is branded) Something about them leaves me feeling cold. What can I say?

That said, anything else I've picked up from him, and I mean anything, I've loved. Neverwhere, Sandman, The Graveyard Book. Good Omens was great if you go for British humour... And like Eric mentioned, Fragile Things was great. To me anyway, it is almost a perfect collection. Also, should you get the chance, check out any of the several audiobooks of his that Neil himself has narrated. His voice is *perfect* for his own stories. The man could be a professional narrator, if he chose.

Merlin1958
04-19-2011, 07:39 AM
Well alright then. Thx all!!!! I got some choices. Neverwhere sounds interesting.

Thx again!!! :thumbsup:

Patrick
04-20-2011, 11:40 PM
Hey Gaiman fanboys:

A new S/L anthology at a very reasonable price. I already pre-ordered my copy. Lots of great authors besides Gaiman as well! Not only that, but proceeds support a reasonable cause, too.

http://newconpress.co.uk/books/fables-from-the-fountain/

Thanks for that - can't pass up a s/l with Mr. Gaiman at that price!
Yes, thank you. I ordered a copy as well. £35.99 GBP including shipping to the US.

Ric
04-22-2011, 06:38 PM
You know how when you read a great book, you can see the movie in your head? When I was reading American Gods, I saw a comic book in my head. :)

I love Gaiman, although I do not collect his stuff. There are some beautiful pieces here!

ELazansky
04-23-2011, 09:23 AM
HBO is working on an American Gods miniseries - http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/playtone-options-neil-gaimans-american-gods-in-series-talks-with-hbo/

candy
05-02-2011, 05:35 AM
Just picked up Anansi boys,

Loved Neverwhere and American Gods.

Just finished The Graveyard Book.

ELazansky
05-02-2011, 05:49 AM
If you loved Neverwhere and AG, then I'm sure you'll like Anansi Boys as well.

WeDealInLead
05-02-2011, 04:24 PM
I ordered Making a Chair last night. I think it's going to look really nice framed next to the signed Insomnia print.

ELazansky
05-03-2011, 02:51 AM
That's funny - I have my Making a Chair print hanging right next to my Insomnia print...

Patrick
05-03-2011, 09:20 PM
Hey Gaiman fanboys:

A new S/L anthology at a very reasonable price. I already pre-ordered my copy. Lots of great authors besides Gaiman as well! Not only that, but proceeds support a reasonable cause, too.

http://newconpress.co.uk/books/fables-from-the-fountain/

Thanks for that - can't pass up a s/l with Mr. Gaiman at that price!
Yes, thank you. I ordered a copy as well. £35.99 GBP including shipping to the US.
My copy arrived yesterday! It is #22 of 200.
Anybody else receive theirs yet?

ELazansky
05-04-2011, 02:44 AM
Hey Gaiman fanboys:

A new S/L anthology at a very reasonable price. I already pre-ordered my copy. Lots of great authors besides Gaiman as well! Not only that, but proceeds support a reasonable cause, too.

http://newconpress.co.uk/books/fables-from-the-fountain/

Thanks for that - can't pass up a s/l with Mr. Gaiman at that price!
Yes, thank you. I ordered a copy as well. £35.99 GBP including shipping to the US.
My copy arrived yesterday! It is #22 of 200.
Anybody else receive theirs yet?

Wow...I thought their website said the book wasn't available until this week. I hope my comes soon...

ELazansky
05-05-2011, 08:20 AM
Well, my copy showed up today...

Fables from the Fountain (S/L 200 copies):

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

Randall Flagg
05-05-2011, 10:39 AM
I like that look. Congratulations.

biomieg
05-05-2011, 10:58 AM
You own some lovely books, Eric.

Patrick
05-08-2011, 12:31 AM
That's why I didn't take a photo, I knew Eric would do a much better job. Eric, what is the number of your book?

ELazansky
05-08-2011, 02:32 AM
That's why I didn't take a photo, I knew Eric would do a much better job. Eric, what is the number of your book?

I got the very low number 5

thegreattim
05-11-2011, 10:03 PM
Wow! Nice everyone. I ordered mine through Camelot, so I probably will not receive it for a bit, but it looks great! Can't wait.

ELazansky
05-16-2011, 08:56 AM
Just arrived today - The Very Best of Best New Horror (S/L 200 Copies)

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

Patrick
05-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Nice! Mine has yet to arrive.

Rahfa
05-27-2011, 07:16 AM
Any Neil Gaiman fans, take note:

http://www.riverrunbookstore.com/events/neil-gaiman-at-the-music-hall

You don't have to go to the event to get a signed book (in fact, he won't be doing a public signing)...just order from the bookstore.

Ben Staad
05-27-2011, 01:00 PM
Any Neil Gaiman fans, take note:

http://www.riverrunbookstore.com/events/neil-gaiman-at-the-music-hall

You don't have to go to the event to get a signed book (in fact, he won't be doing a public signing)...just order from the bookstore.

Thanks for the update....I went ahead and ordered a copy today. The people at riverrun are super easy to work with.

Patrick
05-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Thanks, Rahfa. I called the store earlier today and ordered a couple copies.

thegreattim
05-27-2011, 07:55 PM
Is the new edition a hardcover? Any chance RiverRun will be able to get Neil to personalize copies (I doubt it, but it sure would be sweet)?

Rahfa
05-28-2011, 01:13 PM
Is the new edition a hardcover? Any chance RiverRun will be able to get Neil to personalize copies (I doubt it, but it sure would be sweet)?

As far as I know, he won't do a public signing (these "Writers on the Stage" events are in a theater and the books are pre-signed)...but if you ask, maybe they can arrange it.

The owner's name is Tom....offer him double the price of the book and I bet he'd at least entertain the idea. (I don't know him, I just know his name)

Sam
05-28-2011, 04:30 PM
I have a signed and remarqued (not elaborate, but a nice doodle) first edition copy of Coraline. It's also inscribed. Does anyone have any idea what this particular book is worth?

Patrick
05-29-2011, 05:26 PM
Tim, when I called the other day to order a copy, they said he will not be inscribing - only signing. By the way, they also confirmed that these are First Editions of the 10th anniversary edition. I did not specifically ask if they are hardcover or paperback, but they are retail priced like hardcovers so I believe they are.

Sam, if your signed First Edition hardcover is the Harper Collins (2002) edition, they can be purchased for $100. The inscription, as always, will raise or lower the value depending on the perspective of each individual potential buyer.

ELazansky
05-31-2011, 07:14 AM
Sam,

I'd agree with Patrick. I paid $30 for a 1st of Coraline, but signed would definitely increase the value since it is such a popular story. A doodle makes it nicer, but the inscription could hurt. $75-100 sounds about right.

WeDealInLead
05-31-2011, 07:53 AM
I emailed the bookstore. Hopefully they'll ship to Canada.

Patrick
06-01-2011, 06:09 PM
He is also coming to the Bay Area - Berkeley to be specific. I cannot make it though. :(

I'd call the bookstore and order a copy here in California, but I already ordered a couple from the east coast.

Sam
06-04-2011, 11:36 PM
Tim, when I called the other day to order a copy, they said he will not be inscribing - only signing. By the way, they also confirmed that these are First Editions of the 10th anniversary edition. I did not specifically ask if they are hardcover or paperback, but they are retail priced like hardcovers so I believe they are.

Sam, if your signed First Edition hardcover is the Harper Collins (2002) edition, they can be purchased for $100. The inscription, as always, will raise or lower the value depending on the perspective of each individual potential buyer.

I just checked the book, and it is a First Edition, but NOT a First Printing. In fact, it's a First Edition, 15th Printing.

WeDealInLead
06-05-2011, 02:25 PM
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8418/bookcase008.jpg

Ben Staad
06-05-2011, 02:26 PM
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8418/bookcase008.jpg

Sweet! A very interesting addition to your collection. :thumbsup:

Randall Flagg
06-05-2011, 02:28 PM
I am glad you were dressed when you took the picture.:evil:

WeDealInLead
06-05-2011, 03:06 PM
Nudies upon request.

Patrick, what east coast bookstore will have these?

Patrick
06-05-2011, 10:17 PM
Any Neil Gaiman fans, take note:

http://www.riverrunbookstore.com/events/neil-gaiman-at-the-music-hall

You don't have to go to the event to get a signed book (in fact, he won't be doing a public signing)...just order from the bookstore.


Nudies upon request.

Patrick, what east coast bookstore will have these?
Check Rahfa's link quoted above.

Ben Staad
06-28-2011, 11:39 AM
Any Neil Gaiman fans, take note:

http://www.riverrunbookstore.com/events/neil-gaiman-at-the-music-hall

You don't have to go to the event to get a signed book (in fact, he won't be doing a public signing)...just order from the bookstore.

Received my copy today! It has a few bumps from shipping (padded envelope with some shipping paper around book) but nothing major. Thanks for letting us know about this Rahfa.

ELazansky
06-28-2011, 11:43 AM
I have one on the way from the Seattle signing. He posted some pics on his blog with all of the books he had to sign. It still amazes my that with all of the signings he did, and all of the stores that you could preorder a signed copy at retail, that there are still folks bidding up copies on eBay. Doesn't anyone know how to shop at other places than eBay?

ELazansky
07-05-2011, 02:52 PM
My latest S/L (running out of books to buy) - Shrouded by Darkness (S/L 200 copies)

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

WeDealInLead
07-05-2011, 03:14 PM
I've been watching that in My eBay for a week or two now. I'll probably pull the trigger next payday. Bad Moon has sales frequently though and last time I bought a lettered from him, he had a 20% off sale 2 days later. I'm hoping he has another one in the next month or so.

Do you have The Taverns of the Dead? It's signed by Gaiman.

ELazansky
07-05-2011, 03:21 PM
Taverns is one of the next items on my list, along with 999 and The Graveyard Book (Sub Press edition). You know how it is, only so much cash to go around.

Patrick
07-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Any Neil Gaiman fans, take note:

http://www.riverrunbookstore.com/events/neil-gaiman-at-the-music-hall

You don't have to go to the event to get a signed book (in fact, he won't be doing a public signing)...just order from the bookstore.

Received my copy today! It has a few bumps from shipping (padded envelope with some shipping paper around book) but nothing major. Thanks for letting us know about this Rahfa.
I received mine from River Run as well. They (two signed copies) were wrapped neatly in shipping paper and came in a box with padding.


Eric, I hadn't heard of SHROUDED BY DARKNESS. Thanks!

Bev Vincent
07-06-2011, 02:12 AM
Borderlands Press is happy to announce the 15th and final title in our “Little Book” series!
A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff by Neil Gaiman
Signed by the author, numbered by us and limited to only 500 copies.
Ready to ship late October 2011.
$35 + $5 S&H

ELazansky
07-06-2011, 03:19 AM
Thanks for that info, Bev. I don't see a order link up at the Borderlands Press website yet though :-(

Ben Staad
07-06-2011, 04:04 AM
Thanks for that info, Bev. I don't see a order link up at the Borderlands Press website yet though :-(

Send BP an email about this and see what happens. It can't hurt anything and you never know they may be taken pre-orders.

Bev Vincent
07-06-2011, 05:18 AM
When I emailed to inquire, they responded with an invoice that you can pay via PayPal.

ELazansky
07-06-2011, 05:33 AM
Cool...I just sent them an email. Thanks all!

Dolso
07-07-2011, 03:28 PM
Hey Gaiman Guys~~

I've been meaning to do this for a while now but have been a bit ... (ahem)... busy with other projects.

I don't really collect Gaiman but Tom and Patrick turned me onto the S/L of "STORIES". I bought the trade to read & haven't enjoyed a book more for ages!!! I know that it's other authors but it was so enjoyable reading so many different stories ( Gaimans short "The Truth is a Cave....." is, in itself, worth the price!!)

Anyway, I made this case for myself and, if there's any interest, would be glad to make more. It's made of mahogany with a blue liner that comes real close to matching the color of the book spine. The engraving is colored & supposed to resemble the marbled design of the book. The interior of the engraving is designed to resemble the signature pages before each story. There is room below the cases 'signature box' to engrave the number of your S/L if you want. The price would range from $90 (un-engraaved mahogany slipcase) -- $105 (engraved with title, editors, box, limitation #) -- to $125 (title, author, limitation and 'marbling' engraved). Anyone that's interested, wants more info or just wants to inquire about it, PM me. As always, the grain of the wood will vary from case to case.

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/686/medium/Stories_w_book_2_doc.JPG

Title, editors, and 'marbling' engraving

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/686/medium/Stories_front_2_doc.JPG

Un-engraved 'plain-jane' case (if you can call finished mahogany "plain-jane")

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/686/medium/IMG_2401_doc.JPG

It's difficult to get an accurate pic of the color of the liner

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/686/medium/Liner_doc.JPG

Merlin1958
07-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Wonderful Case, as always Dick!!!!!!!


Always, very imaginative!!!!


:clap::clap::clap:

Patrick
07-07-2011, 04:50 PM
That looks great, Dick! How did you get the color into the "marbled" engraving?

Dolso
07-07-2011, 06:24 PM
That looks great, Dick! How did you get the color into the "marbled" engraving?

I must admit, the mahogany didn't turn out to look too much like Marble... but still sort of a neat effect. That's why I usually make my case first -- I make the mistakes on my own case...after all, practice makes perfect. The color is hand-painted with acrylic paint inside an engraved design.

Patrick
07-07-2011, 08:13 PM
I think the acrylic paint looks cool. :thumbsup:

WeDealInLead
07-12-2011, 02:07 PM
I have a S/L of The Taverns of the Dead for sale. I'll also trade (+/- $) for gift editions I don't have (UK Just After Sunset slipcased, UK The Colorado Kid artist editions in a slipcase, The Talisman.)

ELazansky
07-15-2011, 08:40 AM
Here's one everyone can go out and get - the new leatherbound American Gods/Anansi Boys from Barnes and Noble - only $20

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/AG-ABOmnibus.jpg

ELazansky
07-15-2011, 10:29 AM
And as mentioned upthread, Borderlands Press will be releasing:

A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff
(part of the "Little Books" series)
by Neil Gaiman


Signed by the author, numbered by us and limited to only 500 copies.

Ready to ship late October 2011.

$35
$5.50 S&H

Order link is now online - http://borderlandspress.com/littlegold.html

Patrick
07-15-2011, 03:32 PM
I like the design of that double-novel book.

Eric, I ordered one of those when it was first posted upthread. Thanks again for bringing it to our attention.

ELazansky
07-16-2011, 07:19 AM
Legends II - S/L 500 copies

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

sgc1999
07-19-2011, 10:59 AM
I have a signed limited copy of the graveyard book with my name printed by the publisher in the back. CREEEEEEEPY.... not really but kind of a cool gimmic. evryone who bought the limited got there name printed in the book.

WeDealInLead
07-19-2011, 11:47 AM
That's actually kind of cool.

ELazansky
07-19-2011, 11:48 AM
I agree - totally cool. Is that the Sub Press edition? That's one I haven't found yet at a decent price.

sgc1999
07-19-2011, 12:10 PM
Ya, its the sub press limited.

mystima
07-22-2011, 07:23 PM
Saw a signed copy of this at Half Price Books. I would have bought it if I had the money for it. They were selling for $85. Hoping to get the money at a later date and hoping it isn't sold by then.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/49/American_gods.jpg/200px-American_gods.jpg

ELazansky
07-23-2011, 03:44 AM
Saw a signed copy of this at Half Price Books. I would have bought it if I had the money for it. They were selling for $85. Hoping to get the money at a later date and hoping it isn't sold by then.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/49/American_gods.jpg/200px-American_gods.jpg

If it was for this edition, I think $85 might be a little too high. I only paid $45 for mine a few months ago. Keep shopping around, you can probably do better.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/AmericanGodsUS-LimPage.jpg

ELazansky
07-29-2011, 08:12 AM
Taverns of the Dead (S/L 400 copies) - thanks to WeDealinLead!

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

ELazansky
08-24-2011, 07:51 AM
999 - S/L 500 copies

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/999.jpg

Patrick
08-26-2011, 10:29 AM
Nice. Now go get SK's signature in it!

Cutter
08-29-2011, 10:43 AM
999 is a lovely book. I really like it!

ELazansky
09-29-2011, 02:13 AM
Here's another item I just picked up...

Snow, Glass, Apples Chapbook from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - not signed, but numbered to 1000:

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

Ben Staad
09-29-2011, 03:17 AM
FYI.....If you missed out on the signed "A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff" from Borderlands press they are now offering an unsigned version. http://www.borderlandspress.com/littlegold.html

ELazansky
09-29-2011, 03:22 AM
FYI.....If you missed out on the signed "A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff" from Borderlands press they are now offering an unsigned version. http://www.borderlandspress.com/littlegold.html

I would never miss out on a new Gaiman book - signed copy was ordered a while ago :biggrin1:

ELazansky
10-27-2011, 05:58 AM
Here's the first Snow, Glass, Apples chapbook produced by Dreamhaven Books. 5000 copies issued:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/SnowGlassApples1994.jpg

ELazansky
11-17-2011, 05:41 AM
I have finally be able to get one of my Gaiman "Grail" books. The Sub Press edition of The Graveyard Book has always been hard to find at a decent price. Finally find one in my price range. Very happy to have this one in my collection,

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

Ben Staad
11-17-2011, 05:47 AM
Very nice. Congrats on picking up one of your Grails.

sgc1999
11-18-2011, 09:03 AM
Very sweet!!!

Patrick
11-19-2011, 04:30 PM
Beautiful!

Ben Staad
11-19-2011, 06:36 PM
And as mentioned upthread, Borderlands Press will be releasing:

A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff
(part of the "Little Books" series)
by Neil Gaiman


Signed by the author, numbered by us and limited to only 500 copies.

Ready to ship late October 2011.

$35
$5.50 S&H

Order link is now online - http://borderlandspress.com/littlegold.html

Does anyone have an update on this book? I know Borderlands website stated they were shooting for an early November release but now it's late November. I sent Borderlands an email around Wednesday of last week however they haven't replied.

ELazansky
11-20-2011, 02:59 AM
And as mentioned upthread, Borderlands Press will be releasing:

A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff
(part of the "Little Books" series)
by Neil Gaiman


Signed by the author, numbered by us and limited to only 500 copies.

Ready to ship late October 2011.

$35
$5.50 S&H

Order link is now online - http://borderlandspress.com/littlegold.html

Does anyone have an update on this book? I know Borderlands website stated they were shooting for an early November release but now it's late November. I sent Borderlands an email around Wednesday of last week however they haven't replied.

I almost forgot about that book. I figure at this point, nothing is going to happen until after the holiday. I'll send an email to them as well today and we'll see if we get similar responses.

Patrick
11-21-2011, 07:44 PM
I forgot about it too. Thanks for the checking on it.

Patrick
11-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Anyone have any idea when Smoke and Mirrors from Sub Press is due? Their website says March 2010. I hate to pre-order it if the book isn't going to come out for years...

Eric, I asked Bill about this in mid-January.

Q:How is Smoke & Mirrors coming along?
Site still lists a pub date of March 2010.

A:We're waiting for Dave McKean, and expect him to resume work on the book in April/May.

Karl
Has anyone heard any more news on this since Karl's post last February? (The website still says March 2010.)

Bev Vincent
11-26-2011, 12:27 PM
And as mentioned upthread, Borderlands Press will be releasing:

A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff
(part of the "Little Books" series)
by Neil Gaiman


Signed by the author, numbered by us and limited to only 500 copies.

Ready to ship late October 2011.

$35
$5.50 S&H

Order link is now online - http://borderlandspress.com/littlegold.html

Does anyone have an update on this book? I know Borderlands website stated they were shooting for an early November release but now it's late November. I sent Borderlands an email around Wednesday of last week however they haven't replied.


I almost forgot about that book. I figure at this point, nothing is going to happen until after the holiday. I'll send an email to them as well today and we'll see if we get similar responses.


I received an e-mail from them saying that the binder had messed up the signature sheets and they had to be re-signed, but to expect the book to ship "soon."

Patrick
11-27-2011, 01:18 AM
Thanks for the update, Bev.


In other news, here is an auction for a Lettered edition of Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS (http://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Gods-LETTERED-EDITION-Neil-Gaiman-SIGNED-Readers-copy-/150696387044?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item23163461e4).

ELazansky
11-28-2011, 06:09 PM
So I'm kinda torn here - Neil is personalizing bookplates for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for the holidays - http://cbldf.org/homepage/spirit-of-giving/

On the one hand, I know the fund is a good cause, so the "donation" would be fine by me. But, do I want to spend $100 for a bookplate that is personalized? I'd rather have the book personalized. What to do, what to do....

Patrick
11-28-2011, 06:54 PM
So I'm kinda torn here - Neil is personalizing bookplates for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for the holidays - http://cbldf.org/homepage/spirit-of-giving/

On the one hand, I know the fund is a good cause, so the "donation" would be fine by me. But, do I want to spend $100 for a bookplate that is personalized? I'd rather have the book personalized. What to do, what to do....
If I'm reading this correctly, CBLDF will mail the bookplates to the appropriate author, the author will inscribe and sign the bookplates and mail them back, then the CBLDF will affix them into whichever book you bought, and then mail you the book.

Most appear to cost about $100, but the giant oversize Absolute volumes cost $200 - presumably because the include the large book.

Does that sound right?


EDIT: GOOD OMENS and CORALINE are each $50. That seems more reasonable, knowing that you're not getting a First Edition.

ELazansky
11-29-2011, 05:13 AM
So I'm kinda torn here - Neil is personalizing bookplates for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for the holidays - http://cbldf.org/homepage/spirit-of-giving/

On the one hand, I know the fund is a good cause, so the "donation" would be fine by me. But, do I want to spend $100 for a bookplate that is personalized? I'd rather have the book personalized. What to do, what to do....
If I'm reading this correctly, CBLDF will mail the bookplates to the appropriate author, the author will inscribe and sign the bookplates and mail them back, then the CBLDF will affix them into whichever book you bought, and then mail you the book.

Most appear to cost about $100, but the giant oversize Absolute volumes cost $200 - presumably because the include the large book.

Does that sound right?


EDIT: GOOD OMENS and CORALINE are each $50. That seems more reasonable, knowing that you're not getting a First Edition.

That's how I read it too, Patrick. I guess I'm trying to decide if having a signed bookplate where he writes "To Eric" on it would be as special as if it was in a first edition copy of the book.

Patrick
11-29-2011, 07:56 PM
One option:

Ask them to send the book and personalized bookplate but without attaching the bookplate.

Then you could partner the personalized bookplate with any book of your choosing (presumably a 1st edition), either loose or affixed.

Just an idea.

mistercrowley
12-02-2011, 01:52 PM
How much would you say the Hill House version of Anansi Boys goes for?

ELazansky
12-02-2011, 02:25 PM
How much would you say the Hill House version of Anansi Boys goes for?

I paid $200 for mine earlier this year. Be sure to get the copy of the Notebook that comes with it. Without that, I'd say the book is worth a little less.

http://www.neilgaimanbibliography.com/books/anansiboys/anansiboys-hillhouse-notebooks.html

Patrick
12-02-2011, 03:13 PM
I paid $200 early this year as well.

A couple months ago Sub Press was offering some PC editions for $125. PC's tend to sell for a little less than their numbered counterparts.

mistercrowley
12-02-2011, 04:18 PM
Thanks guys.

Ben Staad
12-02-2011, 05:16 PM
And as mentioned upthread, Borderlands Press will be releasing:

A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff
(part of the "Little Books" series)
by Neil Gaiman


Signed by the author, numbered by us and limited to only 500 copies.

Ready to ship late October 2011.

$35
$5.50 S&H

Order link is now online - http://borderlandspress.com/littlegold.html

Does anyone have an update on this book? I know Borderlands website stated they were shooting for an early November release but now it's late November. I sent Borderlands an email around Wednesday of last week however they haven't replied.

I almost forgot about that book. I figure at this point, nothing is going to happen until after the holiday. I'll send an email to them as well today and we'll see if we get similar responses.

Well I now have two officially unreplied to emails. Did you have any luck Eric?

ELazansky
12-02-2011, 05:33 PM
I didn't get any response either. But Bev posted this up a few posts:

"I received an e-mail from them saying that the binder had messed up the signature sheets and they had to be re-signed, but to expect the book to ship "soon."

Ben Staad
12-02-2011, 05:36 PM
I didn't get any response either. But Bev posted this up a few posts:

"I received an e-mail from them saying that the binder had messed up the signature sheets and they had to be re-signed, but to expect the book to ship "soon."

Thanks. I missed Bevs post.

ELazansky
12-03-2011, 03:05 AM
My latest pickup - Violent Cases S/L (1000 numbered copies)

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

I'm running out of Gaiman books to buy. There are a few S/L's that I don't have, like Shelf Life, Spares, and Brighton Shock!, but he doesn't really contribute much to those books. I don't want to chase signatures. The hunt continues...

chrise
12-03-2011, 08:02 AM
I didn't get any response either. But Bev posted this up a few posts:

"I received an e-mail from them saying that the binder had messed up the signature sheets and they had to be re-signed, but to expect the book to ship "soon."

I also sent BP an email around the same time. I just heard back the other day:

"The book was delayed and is still at the printer.and will be shipped to us by Monday (holiday week will interrupt schedule).
It will require at least another week to hand-number all 500 and patiently pack and ship and address each personís order.
We are sorry for the length of time to finish this project (we want it done as much as you do . . . )"

Patrick
12-03-2011, 10:25 AM
Nice book, Eric. I hadn't heard of that one.

Thanks for the update, Chrise, and welcome to TDT.org!

chrise
12-04-2011, 08:59 AM
Nice book, Eric. I hadn't heard of that one.

Thanks for the update, Chrise, and welcome to TDT.org!

Thanks Patrick!

ELazansky
12-04-2011, 02:44 PM
I doubt this will be a signed edition since it is so cheap, but UK Bloomsbury is issuing a 10th Anniversary edition of Coraline in August of 2012:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coraline-Limited-Slipcase-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1408818620/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323038583&sr=8-1-spell

Patrick
12-05-2011, 12:51 AM
I doubt this will be a signed edition since it is so cheap, but UK Bloomsbury is issuing a 10th Anniversary edition of Coraline in August of 2012:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coraline-Limited-Slipcase-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1408818620/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323038583&sr=8-1-spell
I agree, it won't be signed. Bloomsbury's site lists it cheaply enough that I'm surprised it will even have a slipcase.

ELazansky
12-05-2011, 05:42 AM
I doubt this will be a signed edition since it is so cheap, but UK Bloomsbury is issuing a 10th Anniversary edition of Coraline in August of 2012:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coraline-Limited-Slipcase-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1408818620/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323038583&sr=8-1-spell
I agree, it won't be signed. Bloomsbury's site lists it cheaply enough that I'm surprised it will even have a slipcase.

I'm a sucker for a book in a slipcase :-)

Bev Vincent
12-06-2011, 07:46 AM
UPDATE: Neil Gaiman limited, signed edition of Little Gold Book gets delivered tomorrow (Wednesday) between noon and two. They start shipping Friday December 9th!

ELazansky
12-06-2011, 08:05 AM
Thanks for the update Bev!

Ben Staad
12-06-2011, 04:19 PM
UPDATE: Neil Gaiman limited, signed edition of Little Gold Book gets delivered tomorrow (Wednesday) between noon and two. They start shipping Friday December 9th!

Hooray! Thanks for the update.

Patrick
12-06-2011, 06:10 PM
Great, thanks!

Patrick
12-08-2011, 01:08 PM
In 2009, Dave McKean designed a set of stamps for the Royal Mail. Neil Gaiman wrote little stories to go with each stamp. Here are these MYTHICAL CREATURES:

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-MythStamps1.jpg

Unfolded:

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-MythStamps3.jpg

The back of the mint stamp holder envelope thingy...

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-MythStamps2.jpg

...with Neil Gaiman's contribution:

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-MythStamps4.jpg

ELazansky
12-08-2011, 01:38 PM
That''s cool, Patrick. I love little things like that!

Patrick
12-08-2011, 05:40 PM
Thanks, Eric. So do I. I like that it is a foreign (to me) set of stamps, and that they are in mint condition. I used to collect stamps when I was a kid, so this taps into some old memories as well.

Ben Staad
12-11-2011, 05:10 PM
UPDATE: Neil Gaiman limited, signed edition of Little Gold Book gets delivered tomorrow (Wednesday) between noon and two. They start shipping Friday December 9th!

This is the first item i've bought from Borderlands and I was wondering if they send out shipping notices via email????

OchrisO
12-16-2011, 12:07 AM
I can't afford this, so I thought I would point it out to you folks in case you were interested. The first and only edition of the screenplay that Neil wrote for Good Omens, number 409 out of only 500 copies. It is also signed.

On top of that, it is part of an auction series ran by Patrick Rothfuss called Worldbuilders that is a very good cause, tied to Heifer International. It helps people raise themselves up out of poverty and starvation. All over the world Heifer promotes education, sustainable agriculture, and local industry. They don’t just keep kids from starving, they make it so families can take care of themselves. They give goats, sheep, and chickens to families so their children have milk to drink, warm clothes to wear, and eggs to eat.

Here is the auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180777037802?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Here is a bit about Worldbuilders. There will be a lot of other nice auctions showing up soon on Rothfuss's blog: http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2011/12/worldbuilders-2011/

ELazansky
12-16-2011, 06:46 AM
That is freaking ridiculous. I just purchased that book for $320 mint in the box, and the auction is currently at $898! I know it is for charity, but seriously...

OchrisO
12-16-2011, 06:58 AM
It was only at about $200 when I posted it yesterday. I guess there's a lot of interest in it. It is the only one of the 400 on ebay right now. I'd imagine it would be hard to get ahold of after the initial release. Is yours signed? I wasn't sure if all 400 were or if this one was specially.

ELazansky
12-16-2011, 07:21 AM
Yep, mine is signed. All 500 of the issued books were signed:

Author: Neil Gaiman
Originally published in/as: Numbered hardcover in cardboard, lettered hardcover in box
Note: Only the book's casing is different between the numbered and lettered editions
Publisher: Hill House Press
Cover Art: n/a
Publication date: 2004
Limitation Numbered: 500
Limitation Lettered: 52
ISBN: n/a
UPC: n/a
Price: Free with subscription

I'm thrilled for the seller and the charity. I'm just very surprised at how the auction is going.

ELazansky
12-16-2011, 07:43 AM
And one more thing -- their are currently 4 copies of "A Screenplay" on ABeBooks, ranging from 466.98 to 750.00 -- the the winning bidder on the auction is WAY overpaying.

OchrisO
12-16-2011, 09:11 AM
I would imagine they are paying just as much for being able to assist Patrick Rothfuss(who is an insanely popular author in his own right) be able to raise money and be a part of saying I helped Patrick Rothfuss give X dollars to Heifer International. He's done Worldbuilders before and people pay crazy amounts for stuff in the name of charity. The same thing happens at Penny Arcade's charity auction for their Child's Play charity every year.

ELazansky
12-17-2011, 02:57 AM
So it looks like The Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff has shipped, since someone is already selling it on eBay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Signed-d-1st-Ed-LITTLE-BOOK-GHASTLY-STUFF-Neil-Gaiman-NEW-HC-BOOK-/380394742797?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item58914b240d#ht_685wt_1163

Has anyone heard anything from Borderlands Press? They don't respond to emails, and it looks like they don't send out shipping confirmations. I'd really like to know if I am getting my copy.

And as a follow up - the auction for the signed "A Screenplay" is close to $2,000 with 5 days to go.

mistercrowley
12-17-2011, 06:22 AM
They have been shipping for a little while now E. I've emailed with them before and always received a response. Maybe your emails are ending up in a spam inbox or vice versa? Can't figure out why else they wouldn't respond.

Ben Staad
12-17-2011, 06:48 AM
So it looks like The Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff has shipped, since someone is already selling it on eBay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Signed-d-1st-Ed-LITTLE-BOOK-GHASTLY-STUFF-Neil-Gaiman-NEW-HC-BOOK-/380394742797?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item58914b240d#ht_685wt_1163

Has anyone heard anything from Borderlands Press? They don't respond to emails, and it looks like they don't send out shipping confirmations. I'd really like to know if I am getting my copy.


Yep I finally received a reply yesterday. Here is what I was told:

"we had several delays at the bindery and received the books late last week.

The books are shipping this entire week. We are a small press and each order
is packed and addressed one at a time and we have more than 600 orders to
process . . . . We thank you for your patience."


They have been shipping for a little while now E. I've emailed with them before and always received a response. Maybe your emails are ending up in a spam inbox or vice versa? Can't figure out why else they wouldn't respond.

This is the only ordering experience I've had with BP and it took them a month and four emails from me to get a reply. This may be an isolated incident however this is not the type of communication I like or expect from any company I have dealings with.

mistercrowley
12-17-2011, 07:01 AM
It doesn't make them look good that's for sure.

ELazansky
12-17-2011, 08:22 AM
I haven't heard a word since I paid a few months ago. Very annoying. At least CD keeps sending out updates so we know where we stand.

Ben Staad
12-17-2011, 08:08 PM
After all my complaining about BP the book actually showed up today. I will post a photo of it tommorow when I get a moment. I will say I really like the poem that the book is opened with. It is called "Before You Read This" and seems to set a pretty cool tone for the book.

Bev Vincent
12-18-2011, 05:25 AM
I got my copy, too.

ELazansky
12-18-2011, 05:53 AM
I guess mine will show up this week. Still bothersome that I have no way of knowing the status of the order.

mistercrowley
12-18-2011, 04:02 PM
Communication is very important in the small press and BP appears to have really wet the bed with this one.

Patrick
12-18-2011, 11:05 PM
Hi, I've been offline all weekend, but mine arrived on Friday just before I left town for the weekend.

That charity auction is crazy wildly successful ($1,925 thus far). Good for the cause! I'm assuming the high bids are by people who care more about the charity itself than the auction item.

Patrick
12-19-2011, 01:27 AM
Here is the signed limited edition of Neil Gaiman's A LITTLE GOLD BOOK OF GHASTLY STUFF, produced by Borderlands Press.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-GhastlyStuff1.jpg

The limitation page. My copy is #425 of 500.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-GhastlyStuff2.jpg

Table of Contents.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-GhastlyStuff3.jpg

Overall, it's a neat little book, well worth the price paid.

Patrick
12-19-2011, 01:29 AM
Just for fun: Advanced Reading Copy of an edition of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE that I picked up for two bucks.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JHPatrick/Books%20II/Gaiman-NeverwhereARC.jpg

I'm not an ARC collector, but the price was right.

ELazansky
12-19-2011, 05:37 AM
I'm not an ARC collector either, but I certainly would not have passed on that for $2 either.

While I brood over my Ghastly Book delay, here's a new purchase for me:

A Fall of Stardust - an art portfolio which includes the chapbook "Wall: A Prologue" by Neil Gaiman, only available in this set:

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

Brice
12-19-2011, 08:36 AM
I like that a lot.

ELazansky
12-19-2011, 10:58 AM
Got my Ghastly Book today - very cool.

Also picked up this item - The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch. - not signed, limited or anything like that. The first printing was limited to 15000 copies.

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

Patrick
12-19-2011, 11:58 AM
Glad to hear your Ghastly Book arrived, Eric. I wasn't thrilled with the little barely-padded envelope, but mine arrived ok as you saw above. Hope yours did too.

I like that STARDUST art portfolio. Is there any info on that (limitation, signatures, etc.)?

ELazansky
12-19-2011, 12:23 PM
Glad to hear your Ghastly Book arrived, Eric. I wasn't thrilled with the little barely-padded envelope, but mine arrived ok as you saw above. Hope yours did too.

I like that STARDUST art portfolio. Is there any info on that (limitation, signatures, etc.)?

There's no limitation or signatures. Back in 1998, Karen Vess was in a serious car accident, so the artists got together to make this portfolio as a fundraiser. Here are some more of the specifics:

"Wall: A Prologue" Short story by Neil Gaiman
"Septimus' Triolet" Poem by Neil Gaiman
"Song Of The Little Hairy Man" by Neil Gaiman
"The Old Warlock's Reverie: A Pantoum" Poem by Neil Gaiman
"The Duke Of Wellington Misplaces His Horse" Short story by Susanna Clarke
Art plates by William Stout, Michael Mignola, Terri Windling, Bryan Talbot, Jill Thompson, Paul Chadwick, P. Craig Russell, Mark Crilley, Elizabeth Johns, Michael Zulli, Robin Mullins, Lisa Snellings, Terry Moore, Tony DiJerlizzi, Linda Medley, Lorenzo Mattotti, Zander Cannon, Dave McKean, Jeff Smith, Trina Robins and Steve Leialoha, Gary Gianni, Janine Johnston, Stan Sakai, Michael Kaluta, Moebius, Rebecca Guay, Geoff Darrow, Brian Froud and Charles Vess

Patrick
12-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Interesting. Cool way for them to pull together for one of the family. Thanks for sharing, Eric.

ELazansky
12-24-2011, 12:09 PM
Merry Christmas to me -- A Screenplay S/L (500 numbered and 52 lettered). This screenplay based on Good Omens was never made available for sale to the public. It was only offered to subscribers of the Author's Preferred Series. The charity auction for this item listed upthread finished at $2000. Not even close to what I paid for mine, and I'm thrilled to own a copy of what I consider one of the scarcer Gaiman books to find.

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

Brice
12-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Congratulations!


You know....the way you worded that makes it sound like you payed much much MORE than the mere 2k from the charity auction. I'm guessing/hoping you meant the opposite though. :lol:

ELazansky
12-25-2011, 03:56 AM
Congratulations!


You know....the way you worded that makes it sound like you payed much much MORE than the mere 2k from the charity auction. I'm guessing/hoping you meant the opposite though. :lol:

Now that I read that back, you're right. I mean to say I paid much less than $2000. Guess that's why I have a Math degree and not an English one :-)

Patrick
12-26-2011, 10:51 PM
Nice addition, Eric. I've been thinking about picking up one of those. Someday.

ELazansky
01-11-2012, 03:44 AM
New Ray Bradbury tribute book coming out this summer from Gauntlet - 500 copy S/L includes Neil Gaiman: http://www.gauntletpress.com/cgi-bin/gauntletpress/perlshop.cgi?ACTION=template&thispage=ShadowShow&ORDER_ID=135803424

Shadow Show

Ray Bradbury


Set for publication Summer 2012
Gauntlet Press and Borderlands Press are working in a collaboration on a signed limited edition of a Ray Bradbury tribute book of short stories. Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America’s most beloved authors. In a much-celebrated literary career that has spanned seven decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work. In SHADOW SHOW, editors Sam Weller and Mort Castle have collected short stories from 26 of the most celebrated authors today to honor Ray Bradbury and his contribution to the literary canon. Also included is an introduction in personal essay form by Ray Bradbury, "Second Homecoming", written specifically for SHADOW SHOW.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Sam Weller and Mort Castle - Introduction

Ray Bradbury - Second Homecoming

Neil Gaiman - The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury

Margaret Atwood - Headlife

Jay Bonansinga - Heavy

Sam Weller - The Girl In The Funeral Parlor

David Morrell - The Companions

Thomas F. Monteleone - The Exchange

Lee Martin - Cat on a Bad Couch

Joe Hill - By The Silver Water Of Lake Champlain

Dan Chaon - Little America

John McNally - The Phone Call

Joe Meno - Young Pilgrims

Robert McCammon - Children Of The Bedtime Machine

Ramsey Campbell - The Page

Mort Castle - Light

Alice Hoffman - Conjure

John Maclay - Max

Jacqueline Mitchard - Two Of A Kind

Gary Braunbeck - Fat Man And Little Boy

Bonnie Jo Campbell - The Tattoo

Audrey Niffenegger - Backwards In Seville

Charles Yu - Earth: (A Gift Shop)

Julia Keller - Hayleigh's Dad

Dave Eggers - Who Knocks?

Bayo Ojikutu - Reservation 2020

Kelly Link - Two Houses

Harlan Ellison - Weariness

Patrick
01-11-2012, 07:57 PM
I just mentioned this in another thread, but I ordered the S/L of SHADOW SHOW with slipcase. The jump in price to the edition with Bradbury's autograph was too high a hurdle for me.

ELazansky
01-12-2012, 03:38 AM
Same here, Patrick. I couldn't pass up a S/L with Gaiman, Hill, and Morrell signatures, especially for $100 total with the slipcase.

mystima
01-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Saw a signed copy of this at Half Price Books. I would have bought it if I had the money for it. They were selling for $85. Hoping to get the money at a later date and hoping it isn't sold by then.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/49/American_gods.jpg/200px-American_gods.jpg

If it was for this edition, I think $85 might be a little too high. I only paid $45 for mine a few months ago. Keep shopping around, you can probably do better.


went back to said bookstore above and they raised the price and had a sticker on it saying it was a first edition...the price is now $200. I was like you are kidding right....I don't think they have a clue.

ELazansky
01-15-2012, 04:11 PM
Wow...$200 is ridiculous for that edition. Where do some sellers get their ideas of values?

Ben Staad
01-15-2012, 04:13 PM
Wow...$200 is ridiculous for that edition. Where do some sellers get their ideas of values?

I agree! I'm not sure how many he signed but $200 seems like a crazy price.

ELazansky
01-15-2012, 04:23 PM
Wow...$200 is ridiculous for that edition. Where do some sellers get their ideas of values?

I agree! I'm not sure how many he signed but $200 seems like a crazy price.

I think that edition had 5000 tipped in signature pages.

Ben Staad
01-15-2012, 04:37 PM
Wow...$200 is ridiculous for that edition. Where do some sellers get their ideas of values?

I agree! I'm not sure how many he signed but $200 seems like a crazy price.

I think that edition had 5000 tipped in signature pages.

Thanks for the info. Based on the estimate of 5,000 I would say $200 is a crazy price. Of course this is just my opinion.

ELazansky
01-15-2012, 04:59 PM
Wow...$200 is ridiculous for that edition. Where do some sellers get their ideas of values?

I agree! I'm not sure how many he signed but $200 seems like a crazy price.

I think that edition had 5000 tipped in signature pages.

Thanks for the info. Based on the estimate of 5,000 I would say $200 is a crazy price. Of course this is just my opinion.

I agree. If this is the book in question, I paid $45 for mine:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/AmericanGodsUS-LimPage.jpg

Ben Staad
01-15-2012, 05:09 PM
Wow...$200 is ridiculous for that edition. Where do some sellers get their ideas of values?

I agree! I'm not sure how many he signed but $200 seems like a crazy price.

I think that edition had 5000 tipped in signature pages.

Thanks for the info. Based on the estimate of 5,000 I would say $200 is a crazy price. Of course this is just my opinion.

I agree. If this is the book in question, I paid $45 for mine:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/AmericanGodsUS-LimPage.jpg

LOL! I guess it wasn't much of an "estimate". Maybe I should break out mine and see what I own. :)

swintek
01-20-2012, 03:59 PM
I do also think $200 is a bit high for that book, but not exorbitantly. The book is a bona fide modern classic, beloved by many, and won pretty much every major award in the field the year it came out. It just celebrated its tenth anniversary, will soon be a major HBO series, and even was recently issued as one of those Barnes and Noble "Leather" bound Classics! It's the true first edition, and first "limited" edition. I think it should command a good premium. I judge it by- "If I didn't have it, what would I be willing to pay for it?", and I'd go $150.

ELazansky
02-02-2012, 01:54 PM
Here's something new - A Distant Soil #25 Limited Edition - S/L to 450 copies

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

jhanic
02-22-2012, 05:48 AM
I had almost forgotten I had this. It's a special charity book issued by Waterstone's, I think back in 2009. It contains a number of VERY short stories by various authors, including J.K.Rowling and Neil Gaiman, all written in the authors' handwriting, in what approximates a post card size and card stock. The J.K.Rowling story is a "prequel" to the HP series, featuring James Potter (Harry's father) and Sirius Black, back when they were teenagers. I'd estimate its length at about 1000 words.

Front:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/WhatsYourStoryfront.jpg

Back:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/WhatsYourStoryback.jpg


John

Patrick
02-22-2012, 09:19 PM
Very cool, John. I want one!

ELazansky
02-24-2012, 08:50 AM
Easton Press is selling a signed copy of American Gods - done in their normal leatherbound way - $99

http://www.eastonpressbooks.com/leather/product.asp?code=2820

swintek
02-24-2012, 12:30 PM
Wow. Thanks for posting that, Eric! Hadn't seen that. Mulling it over now. Don't care that much for these Easton's when they have that "generic" design; something that isn't related to the story in some way. But, still...

ELazansky
02-24-2012, 01:56 PM
I'm with you. I only own one Easton Press book, but I couldn't pass it up for $99. I need to browse their catalog more often :-)

Patrick
03-04-2012, 08:02 PM
I receive flyers and catalogs from Easton frequently. Most of the time, they go straight into the recycle bin as soon as I open them. Opening yet another Easton mailer and seeing this flyer surprised me! At a higher cost I might have declined, but at this price, I ordered one.

swintek
03-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Yeah, I pulled the trigger, too. I'm usually not much of a completist- I'm a "best edition possible- for the money" kind of collector. Having said that, this will be something like the 5th edition of this novel I will have bought. Even though I don't care much for the generic cover stamping, and lack of illustrations (really the only two ways to make an Easton book stand out from all their other "regular" editions)- I still think I'll like this edition. It is real leather (unlike the Barnes & Noble edition) with great fabric endsheets and good paper. As it's one of my all time favorite novels, I'm sure I'll take it for a spin at some point down the line.

ELazansky
03-05-2012, 11:46 AM
Yeah, I pulled the trigger, too. I'm usually not much of a completist- I'm a "best edition possible- for the money" kind of collector. Having said that, this will be something like the 5th edition of this novel I will have bought. Even though I don't care much for the generic cover stamping, and lack of illustrations (really the only two ways to make an Easton book stand out from all their other "regular" editions)- I still think I'll like this edition. It is real leather (unlike the Barnes & Noble edition) with great fabric endsheets and good paper. As it's one of my all time favorite novels, I'm sure I'll take it for a spin at some point down the line.

This will make my 8th copy (9 if the Kindle copy counts). I've got:

1 ) US First
2 ) US First with tipped-in signature page
3 ) US First (10th Anniversary Edition)
4 ) US First (10th Anniversary flatsigned)
5 ) Hill House S/L
6 ) Hill House Reader's Copy
7 ) B&N Omnibus
8 ) Easton Press Signed (to come)

It is such a great book, I can't seem to pass up any copy written in English :-)

ELazansky
03-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Well, gang, here it is, fresh from Easton Press:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/AmericanGodsEaston.jpg
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/AmericanGodsEaston-LimPage.jpg

swintek
03-22-2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks for posting, Eric! Sent in my RSVP card, but have yet to receive either book or invoice. Looks good!

Ron

Patrick
03-25-2012, 11:55 PM
Thanks for posting that. Mine is in the mail. I wasn't thrilled about this production, because I knew I'd buy it. Now I hope they do a companion signed ANANSI BOYS.

willie3
04-25-2012, 05:54 PM
Just an FYI...

Issue #40 of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern will contain

"...new stories from Neil Gaiman and Etgar Keret and David Vann (can you guess which one contains pterodactyls and Aztecs?)..."

LINK (https://store.mcsweeneys.net/products/mcsweeneys-issue-40)

Karl

Patrick
04-26-2012, 12:51 PM
My Easton Press edition arrived last week, but I haven't cracked the shrinkwrap yet to check it out.


Thanks for the McSweeney's update!

ELazansky
04-27-2012, 05:57 AM
Stardust Deluxe Signed Edition is up for preorder at Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Stardust-Edition-Deluxe-Signed-Limited/dp/0062220837/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335534974&sr=8-1

swintek
05-03-2012, 11:06 AM
My Easton Press edition arrived last week, but I haven't cracked the shrinkwrap yet to check it out.




Wow. Exactly the same here. That's weird for me- I ALWAYS open everything, and even (gasp!) READ my limited editions. For some reason, I'm just not motivated to crack the wrap on this. I guess it's a couple reasons: First, it's an Easton book, and thus I know exactly what it looks like on the inside, and since there are no illustrations to check out... and also- Eric has provided such beautiful photos of the book and sig page- I don't really need to even open it! I'm sure I will one day, though. It's already starting to gnaw at me....:unsure:

Ron

herbertwest
05-05-2012, 02:47 AM
I really loved AMERICAN GODS and just started ANANSI BOYS...

ELazansky
05-05-2012, 02:51 AM
Anansi Boys is a great story - I'm sure you will enjoy it as well!

WeDealInLead
05-05-2012, 12:54 PM
I see it as a sort of companion to American Gods, perhaps an easier read than AG though. YA?

I wish he'd write a book for adults again.

WeDealInLead
05-05-2012, 06:58 PM
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5743/julianodos011.jpg

ELazansky
05-06-2012, 02:42 AM
I loved Sandman, and I love the DC Absolute Editions...but I never bought any of the 4 pictured above. Not sure why. I guess I always found something else to by instead. But still very nice!

WeDealInLead
05-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Technically, I didn't buy them either. My wife gets me one for either Christmas or Valentine's. They're really nice, each one has an introduction by some big shot writter (A. Moore etc), Gaiman's writting and notes, sketches, covers, promotional materials etc. Worth the money. I think Dreamhaven Books has signed editions but at full price. These were $75 each from Amazon with free shipping.

biomieg
05-06-2012, 12:01 PM
They look amazing. I'm a little afraid to open the can of worms that graphic novels are (I can't even afford all the regular novels I would want to have) but this looks tempting!

swintek
05-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Those Absolute Sandman's are some of the nicest books you'll ever see for the money. Not to mention essential reading, imho.

Ron

Brice
05-09-2012, 08:31 PM
I think I might need those Sandmans.

Patrick
05-09-2012, 09:03 PM
My Easton Press edition arrived last week, but I haven't cracked the shrinkwrap yet to check it out.

Wow. Exactly the same here. That's weird for me- I ALWAYS open everything, and even (gasp!) READ my limited editions. For some reason, I'm just not motivated to crack the wrap on this. I guess it's a couple reasons: First, it's an Easton book, and thus I know exactly what it looks like on the inside, and since there are no illustrations to check out... and also- Eric has provided such beautiful photos of the book and sig page- I don't really need to even open it! I'm sure I will one day, though. It's already starting to gnaw at me....:unsure:

Ron
Well said. I might have to go ahead and remove that shrinkwrap now... well, maybe tomorrow.


HW, I'm interested in your reaction to ANANSI BOYS.


Gotta love those ABSOLUTE editions!

Faddah Callahan
05-09-2012, 09:30 PM
Good ole Easton Press. I almost got that myself.

My only autographed Gaiman is a copy of "The Graveyard Book." Not personalized or anything; I believe I deduced that it had come from a Barnes and Noble book signing or somesuch. The question is, how did I get it? I found it one day while cleaning out my bookshelf. I don't recall seeing him, and I think I would recall that. How odd...

WeDealInLead
05-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Those Absolute Sandman's are some of the nicest books you'll ever see for the money. Not to mention essential reading, imho.

Ron

Bio, Brice.. get on it. Sandman doesn't read like a comic book at all. It's basically one very long Gaiman novel fully illustrated. The lettering in it is absolutely fantastic. I hope I'm not the only one who geeks over that stuff but each character from The Dreaming has his/her own style of lettering and then you end up voicing their lines differently in your head.

Each of those books took me almost a solid month to finish, they're in the 400 page range. I could take more pictures of the inside if there is any interest.

Brice
05-15-2012, 08:19 PM
Could you just take pictures of each page so I can read them now?

Robert Fulman
06-12-2012, 11:57 AM
I poked through the thread, and didn't see the Slipcased S/L of "Adventures in the Dream Trade". I currently have this listed in Collectible Classifieds thread, if anyone's interested in making a offer, but I figured I might as well post pictures here for those who haven't seen it:

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6577/003txt.jpg http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/8764/004kq.jpg

Patrick
07-11-2012, 10:18 AM
Stardust Deluxe Signed Edition is up for preorder at Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Stardust-Edition-Deluxe-Signed-Limited/dp/0062220837/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335534974&sr=8-1
I just ordered a copy of this via Subterranean Press' website.

Since Amazon packs books so poorly, I didn't want to risk smashed corners, etc. and have to deal with the risk of sending things back, etc.

No Amazon discount, but the peace of mind is worth it on collectible book purchases.

ELazansky
07-11-2012, 11:18 AM
Amazon has been better lately. I think I'll take my chances for now. I read that Neil signed 1000 signature pages, so I don't think there will be any shortage of books. If Amazon screws up, I'm sure I'll find it somewhere else for issue price.

Patrick
07-17-2012, 01:34 PM
I've posted this in the other two threads on the site where it would be applicable, but to remain on topic for this thread... um... I sure hope they do a limited edition!

For the Sandman fans out there, on the 25th anniversary of the first issue, Gaiman has big news for us:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GndnR7oSYYk&feature=player_embedded

WeDealInLead
07-17-2012, 03:58 PM
Threadless Shirts (google it) have printed up a short story by Geiman in a series of 4 t-shirts. They're pretty expensive ($25 each) but seem to be nicer quality than Teefury.

herbertwest
07-19-2012, 11:09 AM
Any completist here?
An essay from by Neil is available in the 2013 edition of Writers & Artists : yearbook.

Among other writers are also Terry Pratchett & JK Rowling.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Writers-Artists-Yearbook-2013/dp/1408157497/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342724881&sr=8-2&keywords=Writers+%26+Artists+%3A+yearbook+2013&tag=csk21-20

ELazansky
07-21-2012, 08:05 AM
Just got this today - Coraline 10th Anniversary S/L Edition:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/Coraline10th.jpg

Brice
07-21-2012, 08:35 AM
I like the look of that a lot...and love the story.

Patrick
07-21-2012, 11:42 AM
Nice, Eric!

willie3
07-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Just got this today - Coraline 10th Anniversary S/L Edition:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Books/Coraline10th.jpg

Very Nice !!

Would you share where you acquired it?

Karl

ELazansky
07-22-2012, 11:43 AM
I got it from Amazon.uk. I preordered it in December, so I don't know if they have anymore. There is an unsigned edition as well.

Stockerlone
07-22-2012, 11:48 AM
My Stories - Neal Gaiman & Al Sarrantinio signed limited
with custom made blue slipcased

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/742/medium/PICT4306.JPG

All what i wanted. A plain simple blue slipcase.
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/742/medium/PICT4304.JPG

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/742/medium/PICT2997.JPG

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/742/medium/PICT2998.JPG

jhanic
07-25-2012, 11:06 AM
I just got this from Hatchards:


Hatchards Special Editions

Hatchards is pleased to announce that we are now taking advance orders for the following special edition:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £25

There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.

Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. His diverse catalogue of books includes the novel The Graveyard Book, winner of the Carnegie Medal 2010 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009, Stardust (made into a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (made into a major 3D-animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He has won the Nestle Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals. He is co-creator of the hugely successful New York Times bestseller the Edge Chronicles.

This special 10th anniversary edition is signed by both author and illustrator and presented in a slipcase.

This title will be available in August.

If you would like to place an advance order for the above title then please telephone 020 7439 9921 and ask to speak to the Children's Department or visit the Special Editions section of our website, www.hatchards.co.uk.


I just ordered a copy.

John

ELazansky
07-25-2012, 11:24 AM
I saw that too, but Amazon still has 2 left for £19.99 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coraline-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1408818620/ref=tmm_hrd_title_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343244208&sr=1-2. Funny that Hatchard's is preordering while Amazon is selling it. Plus, Amazon packed the book nice and it arrived unharmed.

mistercrowley
07-25-2012, 01:16 PM
Is it the s/l that link goes to?

ELazansky
07-25-2012, 04:47 PM
Yes it is - the unsigned edition is 7.79

Patrick
07-25-2012, 10:42 PM
I saw that too, but Amazon still has 2 left for £19.99 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coraline-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1408818620/ref=tmm_hrd_title_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343244208&sr=1-2. Funny that Hatchard's is preordering while Amazon is selling it. Plus, Amazon packed the book nice and it arrived unharmed.
I ordered a copy. Keeping my fingers crossed.

ELazansky
08-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Looks like Neil is FINALLY writing a new novel - from his FB page:

"Psst. The title of my new novel for adults, which will be published in the US and the UK in the summer of 2013, is The Ocean at the End of the Lane."

Patrick
08-08-2012, 08:54 AM
I saw that too, but Amazon still has 2 left for £19.99 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coraline-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1408818620/ref=tmm_hrd_title_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343244208&sr=1-2. Funny that Hatchard's is preordering while Amazon is selling it. Plus, Amazon packed the book nice and it arrived unharmed.
I ordered a copy. Keeping my fingers crossed.
My copy arrived last night. I have not yet removed the shrinkwrap, but the book shipped perfectly fine. Thank you, Amazon UK!




Looking forward to Gaiman's new book next summer, Eric. Thanks for posting about it!

chrise
08-15-2012, 02:40 PM
Would anyone have any idea of the value for the lettered version of the Subterranean's The Graveyard Book?
Thanks!

ELazansky
08-16-2012, 07:34 AM
Good question - the limiteds are listed for 600-750 on ABE, but not selling. I think I paid around 350 for my numbered copy, so maybe the lettered is somewhere around 800-1000? I'm not very good at the whole valuation thing.

swintek
08-16-2012, 12:40 PM
Would anyone have any idea of the value for the lettered version of the Subterranean's The Graveyard Book?
Thanks!

Is there any difference between the limited and the lettered? Besides, the "letter", of course, but in the binding? Never seen one.

Ron

ELazansky
08-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Would anyone have any idea of the value for the lettered version of the Subterranean's The Graveyard Book?
Thanks!

Is there any difference between the limited and the lettered? Besides, the "letter", of course, but in the binding? Never seen one.

Ron

Limited: 500 numbered copies, bound in cloth and marbled paper, slipcased, signed by author and artist.

Lettered: 26 copies, signed by author and artist, hand bound in the finest materials, with an original remarque by Dave McKean in each copy, housed in a custom traycase.

chrise
08-17-2012, 04:29 PM
Eric,
Thanks so much for the info!!
Any idea what the original price was on the lettered? I thought it was around $1000 but can't find it listed anywhere.