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The Dry Grass of August
"A must-read for fans of The Help." - Woman's World
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Signed copy?

Created: 12/11/11

Replies: 7

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
gwendolyndawson

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Signed copy?

Did everyone receive a signed copy of the book? When I opened up my copy, I was excited to see it's been signed by the author. Such a nice surprise!


Posted Dec. 16, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bethp

Join Date: 04/28/11

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RE: Signed copy?

That was a wonderful surprise for me too!


Posted Dec. 16, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jknapp

Join Date: 04/11/11

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RE: Signed copy?

Just now noticed that mine is signed also!!


Posted Jan. 12, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
juliaa

Join Date: 12/03/11

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RE: Signed copy?

No, mine is not signed, but I think I got one of the last copies sent out, so maybe there were not enough signed copies to go around.


Posted Jan. 12, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Carolina

Join Date: 12/05/11

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RE: Signed copy?

I might be able to clear up the mystery...the publisher sent me several cases of books last spring for me to sign. I remember it well because in my glee at seeing boxes of my book, I hugged the startled Fedex man (I don't think they get hugged very much). I signed something like a hundred and fifty books and sent them back to the publisher. They were all first printings (look at the copyright page: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -- if that's what yours says, it's a first printing (first editing, first printing). The book is now at an 8th printing (as of yesterday), and I think the signed firsts were all gone by December. Anyway, what you have must be that shipment I signed last spring. I don't know where they wound up, but at bookstores around the country, I imagine.

--Anna Jean


Posted Jan. 22, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
juliaa

Join Date: 12/03/11

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RE: Signed copy?

I see that the reason mine is not signed is that it is an "advance uncorrected proof.


Posted Jan. 22, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Carolina

Join Date: 12/05/11

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RE: Signed copy?

You're lucky to have a proof copy...the book is now in its 8th printing, 77,500 copies, and the proofs are rare. I did sign a few at the SIBA meeting in Daytona Beach in 2010, but not since then.

--Anna Jean


Posted Jan. 31, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sylviaj

Join Date: 09/14/11

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RE: Signed copy?

I don't have a signed copy, I must have gotten a late copy. I think I was one of the last people to get the book.


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