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Feb 9, 2017 5:58 PM

Mailing Signed Books

I am mailing some books to a gift store to sell for me. They would like me to autograph them. Since I will not be there in person, I cannot really personalize them. Should I just sign my name? Sign and date? Or, say With Gratitude, Sign and Date? Any suggestions?

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1. Feb 9, 2017 6:43 PM in response to: Gnomehome
Re: Mailing Signed Books

When I sign books I sign my name - that's all.  Let's see what others say!



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2. Feb 9, 2017 9:12 PM in response to: danwiz
Re: Mailing Signed Books

I sign "Rod Serling."

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3. Feb 10, 2017 4:28 AM in response to: Gnomehome
Re: Mailing Signed Books

I'd suggest adding something that is meaningful to your book along with your signature.


"Keep the home fires burning"


"Keep the mystery alive"




What genre is your book?



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4. Feb 10, 2017 5:09 AM in response to: Gnomehome
Re: Mailing Signed Books

I was asked to do the same for my "Nothing Men," which (spoiler alert) is about cannibals. Inside I wrote, "We're all just meat." Then I signed and dated.

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5. Feb 10, 2017 6:23 AM in response to: Gnomehome
Re: Mailing Signed Books

I write something like "best wishes," "best of luck," etc. with my author signature "LF".  My book is a gift book for new moms, so this works.  But I've definitely also seen authors just sign their names.  I leave space above this text in case I need to add something later...  At times, I've done events at these stores and when people buy the book with me there, I'll add a personal message above the generic and then date it at the bottom of the page.


Hope this helps!

--Lori Fettner


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