Repost – Jan. 17th clips

And sometimes the Google cache is your friend.

Actually, the only recent clip to add is an article by Bruce Owen that ran in today’s Winnipeg Free Press about how police are still attempting to catch the person who last summer used a con similar to the one in American Gods to rob a mall; the article quotes Neil’s blog entry from Sept. 11.

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Neil has two books nominated for 2003 Booksense Book of the Year; American Gods in the Paperbacks category, and Coraline in the Children’s Literature category. If you are a working in an store that’s a member of the American Booksellers Association, I believe you are eligible to vote for these awards; the online version of the ballot, as well as information on how to fax or mail in your ballots, is at Bookweb.org

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from the December 11 The Bookseller

Following the success of Neil Gaiman’s first novel for children,Coraline, Sarah Odedina at Bloomsbury has signed up his second, The Graveyard Book, which is as yet unwritten but “promises to be an astounding, challenging and chilly read about a young boy brought up by various spectral inhabitants of a graveyard”. Bloomsbury bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Dorie Simmonds for publication in 2004.

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An article in the January 5th Minneapolis Star Tribune, notes Neil should be writing a “short story or essay” for Audio Books Today

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William Finkel from Meetup asked me to spread the word that the next “International Neil Gaiman Meetup Day” was going to be Monday, February 3rd (it’s the first Monday of each month). What Meetup does is allow people to find and connect locally with other people sharing common interests. For more info and to register, go to neilgaiman.meetup.com

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According to today’s Sci Fi Wire, the Good Omens film is “on life support”.

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Matt from Shocklines posted to YahooGroups that Night Shade Books was publishing Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, edited by Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts, around Halloween. Neil contributes an ailment to it.

You think I make this stuff up, don’t you?

More info available at Shockline’s Yahoo store.

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Yesterday on COMICON.com Pulse, Heidi MacDonald reported that the final judgement in the Gaiman vs McFarlane had been issued.