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joefrank
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PostSubject: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:07 pm

3/23/2013
WHen my 2nd book " Dusty," was ready I was going to do a special author's page
with a few lines from the author then sign the page with my signature, a friend told
me don't ever put your signature on a public document, it could be copied, what is
your opinion ? Mine , maybe their right....
Cheers.Joe....
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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:10 pm

Dear Joe,

I have not done this myself because the demand for my signature in the books that I have sold has not been astronomical. I think is is something you have to work out for your own self. If you sell the book from your own house, you can have a sticker that you sign and affix. Other than that, if someone wants your personal signature on a book they buy, you would have to send them a sticker. Other people may know more how this is done.

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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:44 pm

You can make very attractive sticker, book plates on your computer and then send them to buyers of your books. I did prepare some, but no one requested them.
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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:56 pm

What else are you going to put on the book if someone asks you to sign it? i suppose you could put your initials. Has there been any problems with authors having their signature copied then used for nefarious purposes? Just wondering. I don't mind a sticker, but to slap a sticker on the book after someone buys it and asks you to sign it seems a bit impersonal.
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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:52 pm

The times that people have asked for a signed copy, I've written a short personal note and just signed my nickname "Don"
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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:30 am

I always put D K. Christi in books over the typed signature when asked. I also write notes and sign them DKC. The book plates are for those who buy books from Amazon & B.N. and online bookstores and then want a signature. Except that has only happened once. I have plenty of beautiful book plates though.
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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:12 pm

Whoever worries about autograph theft?
They would need more than that to impersonate us.
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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:14 pm

joefrank wrote:
3/23/2013
WHen my 2nd book " Dusty," was ready I was going to do a special author's page
with a few lines from the author then sign the page with my signature, a friend told
me don't ever put your signature on a public document, it could be copied, what is
your opinion ? Mine , maybe their right....
Cheers.Joe....

My opinion is that they are paranoid.
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PostSubject: Re: SIGNING A BOOK WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ? GOOD IDEA -BAD IDEA   Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:00 am

One can have more than one signature. The signature one uses for signing a book can be different from the signature one uses for a check or other legal documents.
A signature by itself is not something to treasure. A note that goes with the signature is important. I treasure the signed copy I have of Don's books and from Dick Stodghill. With the signature was a note that makes it special.
I treasure the note from Jimmy Carter that he signed, "Jimmy". That was not his Presidential signature. Signing it, "Jimmy" made his note more personal.
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