Taking the time to transcribe Neil Gaiman‘s keynote speech at the 2013 London Book Fair¬†(both just the conclusion and the whole speech) gave me a more intimate perspective on his overall message. I did the responsible thing in looking up other perspectives on what Gaiman meant in some of his soundbites, and was surprised to find that people heard the downfall of independent bookstores, the end to traditional publishing itself, too much apathy towards the digital monsters killing those latter two entities, and many more sentences of doom and gloom. I find that Gaiman’s message contains all of those sentiments – and none of them. The key to getting the bigger picture of the message comes from looking at how he organizes his speech.…