#BookBloggerHop | Books Signed By The Author

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

Have you ever gotten a book signed by the author?

(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)

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Oh my gosh, YES!

I low-key collect signed books and have grabbed them whenever I have the opportunity.

My first ever signed book was the collection of poetry by James Dickey (picture #2). You may remember him for his book Deliverance which became a famous movie that is referred to still today. I was gifted it by Dickey as part of my university’s award for being the best student in the English department. James Dickey was the artist in residence that year.

I met James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Charles Frazier (in person), and Terry Goodkind (virtually) and had their books signed after hearing them speak. Those were big fan moments for sure. My husband asked Jeff Wheeler to send me a copy of the first book I reviewed of his, The Killing Fog, since he featured it on his facebook page.

The big stack of YA Fantasy books in picture #1 all came through my monthly Fairy Loot box and not only are they signed but they have colored edges and other gorgeous attributes like foil and crazy beautiful illustrations on the inside of the cover.

The rest of the books, the one in the pretty box (picture #3) and the Evanovich and Reichs books (picture #1) were all gifted to me by my husband.

Do you have any books signed by the author ?

37 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Books Signed By The Author”

  1. Like you, I have several FairyLoot novels. I also have a few signed novels I won in giveaways. I would love to own more signed books by my favourite authors but when the special and signed editions cost double of what I’d pay ordinarily (usually because of shipping costs), I always bow out before buying cos I just can’t justify the extra expense to myself 😅

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    1. That’s always nice for authors to send signed editions of their books. I had one author promise me one, but it never came and I was surprised by how truly disappointed I was. I wanted to add it to my collection. But, oh, well!

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  2. I’ve won some and been sent some as thank yous, I’ve also got a few from a signing event. I haven’t managed to attend a convention where the authors give talks, I hope I can do that some time in the future. The Fairly Loot box books are absolutely gorgeous but the books your husband has acquired are probably the best ones!

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    1. I love going to author talks. Even if I haven’t read the book they are mostly talking about, I find them fascinating. And, my husband does have a knack for giving me beloved gifts ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. I have several books signed by the authors. We have a well-attended bookfest locally and I’ve gotten several copies there. I also saw Stephen King speak in Nashville and got a signed copy I treasure all of those books.

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    1. Your signed copies makes me realize how much I would love to meet Philip Pullman in person. I bet his talks are fascinating. That’s a nice collection you have ❤️

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      1. I would be too intimidated and wouldn’t know what to say! I don’t actively collect signed copies but if they are the same price as an unsigned copy, or they turn up in a charity shop, then why not? 🙂

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  4. Fabulous collection Tessa. What a thoughtful gift from your husband.💜I have yet to get a signed book. Maybe one day…

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  5. What a great collection of signed books. I don’t have any books signed by the author. But, I don’t have many physical books either.

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    1. That would be interesting to have a signed ebook. Easy but I would always be worried that it would disappear into the great unknown of the cyber world.

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  6. You have quite the collection, Tessa. That’s awesome!
    I only have a handful of signed books—two by Preston & Child, one by Jim Butcher, and several by author friends. They all hold spots of honor on my bookshelf.

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  7. Ooh, you have quite the collection! I just started a FairyLoot subscription and I also have a few other signed books I’ve picked up when they have them in bookstores.

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  8. That sounds like a nice collection! I can safely say, I don’t have any signed copies of anything. Since I mostly read ebooks and audiobooks, I guess it would be a bit challenging…

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  9. That’s so cool that you’ve met that many authors! I’ve only met a couple, and they weren’t super popular. The book box autographed books are fun to collect as well. Great topic! 😀

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    1. I’ve been very fortunate. The library does a lot and so does Davidson College and the local bookstore which are both right up the street, literally. They bring so many popular authors to the area. It’s very cool.

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  10. I’m quietly collecting signed books too, Tessa. I went to my first ever book signing event back in 2019 and came home with quite a few. Thanks for sharing your treasures with us. X

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