Various post-holiday notes

I hope that all of you who were Christmassing had a good one, and all of you who are Hannukafying are taking pleasure in these last few hours of the festival. Me, I not only got presents for both holidays, I got Peanuts presents for both. I’ll have pictures of the bit of statuary once I stage it. There are a number of minor matters I should cover here today:

  • If you’re looking for discounts on Peanuts books, today is a good day to head to your local Barnes & Noble bookstore, as they are offering 50% off all hardcover books — so it might be a great day to grab any Complete Peanuts or Peanuts Every Sunday that Santa didn’t bring you that they might have in stock… or even a copy of Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects. (The online store is only offering 50% offf a limited selection of titles, and a quick check finds no Peanuts titles among them. However, the website can be used to look up whether your local store has copies of a book in stock, which might help you decide whether it’s worth a trip to the store.)
  • According to Billboard, the bestselling album in the nation for the week ending December 24 was the new Taylor Swift album. Number 2? The A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack! Seriously — an over-a-half-century-old jazz album was a breath away from the very top of the charts. Now, I expect sales to plummet now that the holiday has passed, but nonetheless, it says something about the staying power of the bald-headed kid and his sad little tree.
  • Speaking of that soundtrack… I did at one point note that the relatively cheap edition was listed as coming with the same liner notes book as the ultra-deluze one. Well, it turns out that whereas the expensive version gives you an actual full-on book, the cheaper version gives you the same material in a little booklet.

Meanwhile, 2023 is barreling its way here, quick as anything. May it be a good one! (Let’s face it, we’re grading years on a curve these days…)

Sam’s Club special

AAUGH Blog reader Bill alerted us to the fact the Sam’s Club stores have the boxed set The Peanuts Collection for a mere $11.98, about $9 less than when Costco had that set two years ago, and far far less than the total cost of the enclosed books (The Peanuts …

Discount Schulz e-books

With my publisher hat on, I just launched our Cyber Monday sale, offering 9 different titles in PDF format for $5 apiece. While some of these are about half the price that I’ve sold these ebooks for before, the two that will be of interest to Schulz fans I’ve never …

Quick bits

I, your friendly neighborhood AAUGH Blogger, had a six minute conversation about Peanuts on Minnesota’s mighty WCCO radio during drive time this morning. You can listen to it here. Blog reader Asher sent in  query about whether there were any Black Friday sales on Peanuts stuff, particularly Peanuts books. I …