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Cartoonist extraordinaire, CCS alumni (Class of ’07, the Pioneer Class!) and good friend Colleen Frakes just emailed me this pic of our (Hank Wagner, Chris Golden and yours truly’s) book Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman on the racks at the world-famous Powell’s Book Store in the great Northwest –
It’s been a hoot to see the book everywhere.
I’m rather astonished, though, at the fact that only the indie booksellers seem to be racking Prince of Stories alongside Neil’s latest, the terrific The Graveyard Book — it seems a no-brainer, but there ya go. At least Powell’s has us alongside Terry Pratchett’s latest, and Terry did, after all, write the introduction to Prince of Stories.
In fact, I haven’t found a single non-indie bookshop racking Prince of Stories anywhere near a single Neil Gaiman book!If you find out otherwise, please, email me a photo: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a bookseller, or work in a bookstore, please email me a photo of your shop’s respective presentation of Prince of Stories, and be sure to give me your name, bookshop name, and where you are — I’ll post the pix here!
I’d be delighted to know I’m wrong, that bookshops everywhere are promoting this perfect Christmas gift for Neil Gaiman fans alongside the Neil Gaiman novels and books — which, again, seems to me the obvious place to rack such a book, especially during the heaviest Christmas shopping week and weekend of the year.
Do you have a display of our book along with Neil’s latest novel and his past bestsellers, graphic novels, DVDs (Stardust, Beowulf, Mirrormask, A Short Film About John Bolton, etc.)?
If not, why not?
With Neil’s brand-new Graveyard Book and our book fresh from the printers, wouldn’t such a display rack up sales for the holiday season?