Not sure who you talked to at L&L (email, that is), but...
I designed & composed the book for L&L (as well as contributed one small handling for Marked for Life
). I finished the book last May (2001).
Louis Falanga recently mentioned to me that they had just finished the dustjacket and that it is going to press. Ad copy has been written and I believe that this book will be featured in the next issue of "L&L Publishing Presents."
Expect to see the book sometime in late spring...
For an inside look at the contents, check out the Table of Contents at Doug Atkinson's Magic Reference Pages (a very helpful reference site containing contents and indexes for many, many magic books).
Check out the Cornelius listing at the following URL: http://magicref.tripod.com/booksjr/piercecornelius.htm
For the reference pages and other stuff from Doug, check out: http://magicref.tripod.com/
There is a lot of great stuff in this book that I am sure you will find to your liking!