Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Signings




I got a note today from a woman thanking me (like, five times) for signing a book for her husband. She wanted me to know how much it meant to him to have my good wishes and signature on his 35th birthday.  




I don't know if most people realize what a joy it is to be asked to sign a book.  That little bit of ink confirms the transcendence the written word. It acknowledges the  bond between writer and reader, the connection of separate generations and complete strangers, the writer's effort and the almost unbelievable power of literacy.  So if you ever want a book signed, I would LOVE to.  I will feel honored and I always have 6-10 fine tip sharpies in the back pack.

4 comments:

Kersheys said...

Signings!

We almost never get writers to do signings here in the Philippines. I remember how excited I was when Neil Gaiman came over last year. Lined up for about 4 hours just to get two books signed. I don't regret any bit of it.

Just wondering, would it be possible for me to go about getting your signature on my copies of your books? If so, how can I do this? Perhaps I could mail them to you along with some postage to pay for them being sent back as well :)

kathleen duey said...

Kersheys, I would love to sign your books. Let me do some research on what might be the best way....

xoxo
k

Janine said...

I can't wait to sign my first book! Thanks for sharing this - and what a fantastic photo!

I guess that is something a bit sad about everyone going to eReaders - where to sign?

kathleen duey said...

Janine,

I KNOW. You will love it and we will all really miss signing if it becomes obsolete. Maybe that will be one of the values of paper books that can't be recreated on a device.

At SF and Fantasy cons, there are always a few people who have me sign eight or ten books--because they are collectors and hope the books will be worth something down the line. Maybe, if signed books are are more rare, they will be more sought after? Sigh. I love signing book for KIDS.