I’m happy to sign your book if I can. Some common ways to get a book signed are:
- At a book signing. Book signings are an investment for booksellers. It is customary to buy the book you’re getting signed at the bookstore holding the signing. If you already own the book, it’s good manners to buy at least one book of any kind on the day of the signing. Be aware that depending on the crowd size, we may have to limit the number of books I’ll sign and/or personalize.
- At a convention. I generally have a specific signing time during each convention. The lines are often long, so plan for that. You can also catch me after a panel, or another time at a convention, and ask for a quick signing. I’ll be happy to oblige as long as I don’t have too many people at a time, and I don’t need to rush off for something. Use your judgement on this, and try to be polite.
- From my store. We carry signed leatherbound books and try to reprint and keep them in stock as often as we can. We occasionally have signed hardcovers of my other books as well. I sign orders as often as I can when I’m not on tour, but the demand is more than I can meet right now so we may not be able to carry many in the store anymore.
- From other stores. I often sign extra stock when I’m in a bookstore for a signing, or just passing through (like in airports). You can call stores I’ve been in, or I’m planning to visit, to see if they’re able to either hold or ship a book for you. I often will do a special signing at Sam Weller’s in Salt Lake City near release day for mail order customers.