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rkliebenstein



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PostSubject: Signing a book as a gift...not at a book signing event   Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:26 pm

Fellow Authors;
What is the proper etiquette for signing a book? I am sending (complimentary) books to a prospective client, and I do not know if it is too presumptuous to sign the books.

Any words of wisdom from some experienced authors?

Thanks,

RK Kliebenstein
Phone 623 572-5050
eMail rk@askrk.com

Author of: "How To Invest in Self-Storage", "How To Make Money in Self-Storage", "How To Make MORE Money in Self-Storage"
CEO and Leader of Coast-To-Coast, LLC.
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PostSubject: Re: Signing a book as a gift...not at a book signing event   Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:54 pm

Inside the front cover of Ghost Orchid on the very first page is " D. K. Christi" in the center of the page. I sign my name above that typewritten signature on all books. When I become famous on a national and world scale, those who have books with my signature will be glad for it. In the meantime, those who wish to part with my books are passing the potential value on to their friends or to the second hand store.

My belief is that a book that is of sufficient value to publish and make available to the general public is by an author valued sufficiently to include an original signature if he/she wishes.

I don't put their name in the book unless they request it. That way they can gift the book to someone else if they wish.
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PostSubject: Re: Signing a book as a gift...not at a book signing event   Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:53 pm

rkliebenstein wrote:
Fellow Authors;
What is the proper etiquette for signing a book? I am sending (complimentary) books to a prospective client, and I do not know if it is too presumptuous to sign the books.

Any words of wisdom from some experienced authors?

Thanks,

RK Kliebenstein
Phone 623 572-5050
eMail rk@askrk.com

Author of: "How To Invest in Self-Storage", "How To Make Money in Self-Storage", "How To Make MORE Money in Self-Storage"
CEO and Leader of Coast-To-Coast, LLC.
I would not sign a book to a prospective client. Books to reviewers, newspapers or agents should not be signed.

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