Lullaby not scrapped

Five comic series previously published by Alias Comics have found new homes:

D&D Murder

A sensational murder trial in Detroit, which will be broadcast live on Court Tv Extra, is sure to put D&D in the public consciousness as the RPG is central to both prosecution and defense arguments:

Neil Gaiman Stardust, Beowulf

Titan Books has acquired worldwide rights to create the Official companion volume for the big budget fantasy movie based on Neil Gaiman�s Stardust:
Another Neil Gaiman movie project -- his script (with Roger Avary) for Bob Zemeckis� adaptation of Beowulf -- is in the news.  It opens next month and over 1,000 theaters will show it in 3-D (Is it time to stock up on your favorite translation of the 9th Century epic?):

300 & Colbalt 60

Zack Snyder, who directed the forthcoming adaptation of Frank Miller's 300, has signed to helm an adaptation of the cult comic book Cobalt 60:


Great Spam Subjects

factor in upon his journey psychohistorians HARI SELDON


Christopher (Batman Begins) Nolan's The Prestige, which stars Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, was the surprise winner at the weekend box office-and find out how the 3-D re-release of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas did:




"An Irrational Fear of Running Out of Reading Materials." This word combines
the Greek negating "a-" with "biblio-" and "-phobia." See entries for both."


[BI] Discarding sentimental but probably worthless books

Pity the poor book loving non-book seller. The only way I can have 
Thanksgiving is to discard books. Lots of them. You know how the dominos go. The  only
way I can have overnight guests is to pick up the boxes of photo disks 
scattered around the spare room. The only way to do that is to clean off some 
shelves. The only way to clean off the shelves is to move books off the  shelves,
but to where? A book sale probably, which isn't as bad as throwing them  out.
But still, it's hard. First are the standards for discarding. Do I keep  books
that belonged to my late family members as children 60, 70, 100 years ago? 
The answer is usually. Then there's the distraction element. You can't get  rid
of a book without first reading a few paragraphs. If it's a book of short 
stories, then you might have to scan several of them. Then you have to  wonder
why you ever picked some books up to begin with. Take "Growing Nuts  in the
North." Why do I have this book? It's not likely I will ever start  growing nuts.
Going nuts, maybe. You get to the point where you throw up  your hands and
write an e-mail. So far about 20 books are firmly in the discard  box. Back to
work. More boxes to fill.
Sally Spooner
BookFinder Insider -- http://lists.bookfinder.com/mailman/listinfo/insider


NEWS: OOOPs! Errant elbow costs $100 million

Steve Wynn is a billionaire casino owner in Las Vegas. He recently agreed to
sell Picasso's "Le Reve" for $139 million, almost $100 million more than he
had paid for the painting nine years ago.

Wynn was showing the painting off to friends when he turned, and hit the
painting with his elbow, tearing a hole in the canvas.

The sale is off.

Complete story at:


Miyazaki's Tales From Earthsea

According to the New York Times the Sci Fi Channel is holding up the potential theatrical release of Goro Miyazaki's Tales From Earthsea, the most popular film in Japan this summer:


Nightmare in 3-D!

Disney is releasing the cult hit �Tim Burton�s The Nightmare Before Christmas� in a new 3-D version in over 150 theaters across North America on October 20th:


Early Book Humor

> on Amazon.com
> Publisher: Cupples & Leon (January 1, 0008)

Well, even the most callow bookseller should recognize this as a typo.

The Cupples & Leon imprint did not even *exist* before March, 0018, when
Ximendes Cupples bought out Ioshua Leon's earlier partner, Tiberius
Calpurnius Tiso. The Cupples & Leon imprint was very successful- among
their best selling titles were "Everything You Need to Know About
Investing in Pompeiian Real Estate", "Lead Pipework for the Noble Home",
and "Gladiators for Dummies". The partnership was abruptly terminated in
February, 0019 when Cupples, while researching "Gladiators for Dummies
-II", was sat on by a bored elephant.

-Forrest, Bibliogrofer


"Indie bookstores fight chains, Internet"


>>Adam Brent knew his 11-year-run selling best sellers and new releases was
over when mail carriers started walking into his building to deliver books
from Amazon.com to the tenants upstairs

"Literally, they didn't walk downstairs or take the time to make a phone
call," Brent said of the neighbors of Brent Books & Cards in the city's
business district.<<

bookselling video


Amusing spam subject line...

You want to measure your penis but it is afraid of the ruler.


Fwd: 15 Reasons Why Airplanes Are Better Than Women!

1) Airplanes usually kill you quickly - a woman takes her time.

2) Airplanes can be turned on by a flick of a switch.

3) Airplanes don't get mad if you do a "touch and go."

4) Airplanes don't object to a preflight inspection.

5) Airplanes come with manuals to explain their operation.

6) Airplanes have strict weight and balance limitations.

7) Airplanes can be flown any time of the month.

8) Airplanes don't come with in-laws.

9) Airplanes don't care about how many other airplanes you've flown before.

10) Airplanes and pilots both arrive at the same time.

11) Airplanes don't mind if you look at other airplanes.

12) Airplanes don't mind if you buy airplane magazines.

13) Airplanes expect to be tied down.

14) Airplanes don't comment on your piloting skills.

15) Airplanes don't whine unless something is really wrong.

16) However, when airplanes go quiet, just like women, it's usually not good.