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Sending things to our office

George has, in the past, been happy to sign books or memorabilia for fans who were willing to ship them to him. Unfortunately, in recent months, primarily due to the success of the HBO show, the volume of incoming items has gotten too high. This is primarily due to resellers who want to get George's signature on things they then sell on eBay or through other channels.

To put a stop to this so that it doesn't take up so much time, I'm implementing the following policy for signatures:

* Any package sent to this office that has not been pre-arranged with our office administrator at grrmbooks@gmail.com will be refused and returned unopened.

* Items unrelated to George's work will not be signed (yes, I'm talking to you guy who sent us a giant box of baseballs to be signed)

* All signature requests must include the name of the person for whom the item is being signed, and will be personalized at George's discretion. No sending us 20 books "just signatures please"

* If you are a book dealer looking for signatures for your store, contact the office administrator at the above email address and we'll see if we can help you.

If you're a legitimate fan that wants a book signed, please contact us and we'll help you arrange that. If you want George to sign a hundred book plates so you can sell them on eBay for grossly inflated prices, sorry, you're out of luck.

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Bill Dunn
Nov. 19th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Good Plan...
...I'd never even thought of sneding books to be signed and to expect the guy to sign books (or other stuff) just to increase its resale value is incredibly stupid in my opinion. I have some books signed by authors, but I have obtained them either by going to an author signing, or though some author approved method like signed page. All of them for for myself and personallized to myself (Well expect for one signed by a YA author that is signed to my daughter, and held in trust until see is of age for the book) and are a treasure for myself alone, not for monetary gain.

I alwys thought that if I ever got famous enough for someone to want my signiture I'd probably set some artificial max on the number book or whaterver, only sign them at an appearance, and only personallize them. Probably makes me a Jerk in some eyes though I imagine.

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