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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.


Nov. 20th, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
Would that God the gift could gie us, to see ourselves as others see us...
Shocked that greedy chancers are so blatant about turning a quick buck. Instead of returning the baseballs, why not donate them to a local peewee team? In fact, instead of all the bother and time wasted "returning to sender", items not 'pre-arranged' with you could be donated to charities e.g. clothing to a homeless centre, toys to a children's hospital, books to colleges/schools etc.Your admin time alone winnowing the chaff from the grain must be horrendous & how will you know something is not 'pre-arranged' until you open it? Then you have to re-wrap all the unsolicited crap, address it, take it to the post office and arrange to pay all the individual postage costs? I say that's spinach and to hell with it. I take my hat off to you all though; for keeping your integrity in the face of such stark profiteering (excuse the pun). Why are there so many Littlefingers in the world...? Sigh.

Edited at 2012-11-20 05:10 pm (UTC)


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