Pssst Writers! Quick book signing trick.

If you’re an author, and lots of you are, you are going to sign books. Here’s a trick my friend Robert D. Smith taught me.

Always sign in blue sharpie, not black. Why? Well, the publisher can publish in black. Sometimes books are printed with a signature. If you sign in blue though, readers know with completely certainty that you actually signed it. It’s a small thing, but small things can be awesome.

Go blue!

  • Chandler
    Posted at 04:35h, 27 October Reply

    That’s fantastic, I actually have my first book signing coming up in three weeks. I’ll make sure I take a blue sharpie with me. 🙂

  • David Mike
    Posted at 06:04h, 27 October Reply

    I wondered why you signed in blue sharpie, that’s a great idea. I would probably sign in purple though. Not a fan of blue.

    • Heidi Bender
      Posted at 10:30h, 27 October Reply

      I agree on the purple over blue!

      • Jeff Purple
        Posted at 16:33h, 06 November Reply

        I may be bias, but chalk up another vote for signing in Purple!

  • Trisha Peach
    Posted at 11:07h, 27 October Reply

    I just got back from my first book signing. Wish I had known…! Live and learn.

  • paula h
    Posted at 12:10h, 27 October Reply

    its the same rule of thumb for autographs with professional sports players, just in case anyone was wondering

  • Brandon
    Posted at 19:22h, 27 October Reply

    go with the silver sparkly sharpie for extra bling!

  • Garrhet Sampson
    Posted at 02:11h, 29 October Reply

    That’s a good one!

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