Building a Signed Book Collection?

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For some reason, it wasn’t until I became an author that I became interested in collecting signed books. Maybe it’s the personal connection I feel to the author, even if I wasn’t actually there when they signed. But most of mine, really, were signed specifically for me and those will be the books I cherish forever.

I’ve met these authors or, at least, chatted with them online. They may not all be uber-famous or NYT bestsellers, but I have a personal connection to them. And having their book signed by them proves it…and something I can hang onto forever.

If you’re building a collection of signed books, I invite you to check out all the ones still up for bid in the Indie Authors Relief Fund. You never which of these authors may eventually become an uber-famous bestseller!

#15: Signed Copy of RETURN THE HEART by T.K. RICHARDSON

 

#16: Signed Copy of THE LIGHT OF ASTERIA + Character Name in a Future Kailmeyra Series Book by ELIZABETH ISAACS

 

#19: Signed Copies of GLIMPSE and GLIMMER by STACEY WALLACE BENEFIEL

 

#20: Signed Copy of A LIFE TRANSPARENT + Your Choice of Digital Format by TODD KEISLING

 

#24: Signed Copy of FIRE SEASON by VH FOLLAND

 

#26: Signed Copy of MORAL DILEMMA by RON FEASEL

 

#27: Signed Copy of the Upcoming Release of DREAM SMASHERS by ANGELA CARLIE

 

#28: Signed Copy of THE CHOSEN + Swag by SHEENAH FREITAS

 

#29: Signed One-of-a-Kind Expanded Reprint of MOONLIT DAYDREAMS by REBECCA CARTER

 

#30: Custom Paranormal Romance Hardcover by REBECCA CARTER

 

#31: Signed Copies of THE TETHER and ACCEPT ONE by NICK DAVIS

 

#32: Signed Copy of SHAPESHIFTER – THE DEMO TAPES: YEAR 2 by SUSAN HELENE GOTTFRIED

 

#34: Signed Copy or eBook – Your Choice – of VOYAGERS by K. NAPIER

 

#38-42: Signed Copy of WRECKER by DAVE CONIFER

 

#44: Signed Collection of Books for the Whole Family Donated by SCOTT NICHOLSON


#47: Signed Copy of RESCUE ME by TONI LELAND

 

#48: Signed Copy of YA Book TATTOO: THE AWAKENING by TONI LELAND

 

#49: Signed Copy of DEADLY HERITAGE by TONI LELAND

 

#50: Signed Copy of Paranormal Romance A GARDEN OF SECRETS by TONI LELAND

 

#51: Signed Copy of GAMBLING WITH THE ENEMY by TONI LELAND

 

#52: Signed Copy of HEARTS OVER FENCES by TONI LELAND

 

#53: Signed Copy of WINNING WAYS by TONI LELAND

 

#56: Signed Copies of A DISH SERVED COLD and BONDS OF HATE by ANDREW ASHLING

 

#62: Signed Copy of INSIGHT by JAMIE MAGEE

 

#66: Signed Copy of BLIND TASTING by A.C. HOUSTON

 

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4 Responses to Building a Signed Book Collection?

  1. Dawn Embers says:

    Wow. That is quite the collection of signed books. I had never really thought about getting books signed until I went to a conference where the keynote speakers also signed books. I missed Tamora Pierce’s signing cause she did it so late the one night, but she signed my book the next day after sitting next to me during a roundtable discussion. Fun times.

    Now I have a few more signed books, including Promise. 😉

  2. Kristie Cook says:

    Hi, Dawn! I think once you get one, you feel the need for more. Kind of like a drug, I guess. As they say, there could be worse addictions.

  3. Kristie, I love collecting signed books, too! I have a quite a few since I’ve pushed myself into the path of writing careerdom. Fun, fun, fun!!!

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  4. LRAtRandom says:

    It is a drug! I can’t quit, haha. I have all of Maria V Snyder’s books signed (she is a local author..and is awesome by the way) and now I just want to keep collecting! And that would be the reason I bid on so many of the Relief fund books! It’a a huge added bonus that the money went to a great cause! I didn’t win bids on all of the books I wanted, but such is life.

    I’m excited for all of my signed books to come in the mail and I will be stalking my mailman in the meantime 😉

    Do you have any recommendations on how to continue collecting now that the relief fund auctions are closed? I have a feeling not many authors come to my area (Central PA).

    Jen
    http://lratrandom.blogspot.com/

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