Sunday, February 26, 2017

Posthumous Publishing, Part 13, Signed, Sealed and Delivered

The Pros and Cons of Posthumous Publishing

Part 13: Writer’s Cramp and Pre-Autographed Editions

It’s always difficult to anticipate how many copies of our book might be sold. Of course, it’s much harder for the dead writer. Posthumous autographs can be a terrible bother. Obviously, autographed copies fetch a premium, especially after several hundred years. It’s a wise author who personalizes his greeting, and with a bit of care and planning it’s a less-difficult task than you might first imagine. A standard message works best: “To (blank), my biggest fan. Thanks for the memories…” It’s best to do just a small bit of autographing each day, before you die: 25-100 seems to be a good number for most. If you already have arthritis, autograph by proxy might be the solution for you. Rubber stamps are a low cost, time-saving option. 

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