Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Once More, With Peeling


(Last year, several readers took advantage of an offer so generous, so irresistible, that it was nearly unparalleled in the history of book-selling. Since I was never in it for the money, and since I'm nearing the level of sales that will bump my royalties up close to the price of a stamp, I'm going to do it again.)

It occurs to me that my book makes a wonderful gift -- and 'tis the season. Here's how you can give it to your most favorite person in the world (actually, I'm guessing you have dozens of favorite people in the world) with a personalized inscription, signed by me:

If you email me with a name and any sort of inscription request you have (within broadly interpreted rules of decency), I'll personally write and sign it on a nice adhesive panel you can stick onto the front page of your book (that's it at the top of this post.) And I'll even pay the postage (which, as far as I can tell, is about equal to the royalty I'd get on the book). (I say that because I haven't heard from the publisher in a while...) Include in the email your postal address, which I promise I'll trash as soon as I mail your inscription, and will use it for no other purpose. Email me at sid dot schwab at gmail dot com (or, my profile at the right has a direct link) and title it "book inscription" or something even more clever.

4 comments:

Dreaming again said...

HEY! That's a really good idea!

Maybe I should try that for my book!

Santiago said...

Haha, that time of the year again :P

once again, thanks a lot for sending that lil page... Few days ago i was invited into the OR (sorta "hey premed kid come see some blood)
and i had at least something to talk about (your book and the sticky page of course)

Health Train Express said...

Sid, I am unable to resist my compoulsion(s) to use Amazon.com..now I have a good reason to do so.

Gary L

Pteryxx said...

I've already purchased and given away my copy - but if you would be so kind as to send me a bookplate with your appropriate inscription, I will gladly go fetch it off the New Arrivals section of the Jefferson Carnegie Library and affix it therein.