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* Stuff is Shipping
*Panuts 2000 Reprints and Returns
STUFF IS SHIPPING
If you’ve ordered Peaunts 2000, any of the Peanuts DVDs, or It’s The Pied Piper Charlie Brown, keep an eye on your mailbox. These items are now shipping, andyour copies should be on the way *unless* you asl ordered some not-yet-available item (such as the new book on the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas, or Charles M. Schulz: Conversations) and ask that your whole order be shipped at the same time. (Even if you asked that, your items may be on the way; sometimes, they ship the items as they come in, and still only charge you the one shipping charge.)

And if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like to preorder things, now is the time to surf on over to http://AAUGH.com and order these items!
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PEANUTS 2000 REPRINTS AND RETURNS
As I warned when I first reviewed the latest strip collection, Peanuts 2000, there is an error in the book. They collect all of the strips from 1999 and 2000 *except* for the farewell strips that ran as the last daily strip and the last Sunday strip. Some fans were still surprise to see those strips missing, and there was even a (false) rumor that the book was being recalled.

The good news is that a corrected printing is on the way. 50,000 new copies of this lovely all-color collection will start hitting stores at the end of this month.

But what if you already bought a copy and decide that you’d rather have the corrected edition rather than the first printing? Any reliable bookseller should accept your return, as long as you still have your receipt. (Don’t worry, the bookstore doesn’t get stuck; they return the book to the publisher, who made the mistake in the first place.) If you ordered your copy via AAUGH.com, then you can return the book to Amazon.com, which has a 30-day return policy. For more info on returning a book to Amazon, see: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/help/returns-policy.html
(Of course, my best recommendation is that, instead of returning the book, you give it to a kid who would really enjoy Peanuts. Spread the word!)

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I expect this will be the last newsletter for about a month. I don’t see a lot of new news coming down the pike, and besides, I’m getting married and my life is full. Keep sending me your questions and comments, but don’t be surprised if I take a while to respond!
–Nat Gertler proprietor http://AAUGH.com

General
Snoopy on the big screen

For those of you who like to keep track of every time Peanuts characters appear on screen,┬áMaestro, the new Leonard Bernstein biopic by Bradley Cooper, has the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade passing by outside a window, including prominent use of Snoopy. You can see the Snoopy moment with some commentary from …

General
Peanuts publisher buyout

Sources are reporting that KKR is buying Simon and Schuster, probably currently the biggest publisher of Peanuts thanks to their Little Simon-published storybooks, from the current owner, Paramount. Sometimes, when one company buys another, it makes no real difference, just a slight change in letterhead. However, KKR isn’t a media …

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Correct the record

While searching for something else, I stumbled across this announcement of the Kaye Ballard Peanuts album in the┬áChicago Sunday Times Magazine for January 15, 1961. Now, let’s take a zoom in on that drawing… and its caption. Magazine sections are generally created with a long lead time, allowing them to …