What is a bookplate signed by author?
What is a bookplate? A bookplate is a plate for the book that the author hand signs for us to adhere inside the book. Each bookplate is hand signed by the author. Most bookplates are custom designed by our award winning designers for a specific book.
Is a book worth more if it is signed by the author?
There’s no rule. If a book is signed by the author, it may be worth more than an unsigned copy. For modern novels with authors still living, a signature will add somewhat to the price – perhaps ten to twenty-five percent. If the signature is very scarce, it may be worth more.
What do you do with a signed bookplate?
Growing in popularity, author signed bookplates are “laid-in” (loosely included) in the book. The laid-in process is preferred. If you later get the book signed by the author, you can then use the signed bookplate in a different book. In either event, an author signed bookplate increases the value of a book.
Are Waterstones books actually signed?
Whether beautifully bound, signed by the author or bursting with exclusive content, these collectible editions make exquisite gifts and are the perfect adornment to any bookshelf.
How do I protect my signed book?
Place archival tissue paper between each and every page. This will protect each page in case the book comes in contact with moisture and the ink bleeds onto the other pages. After all these years, the ink has set but if the book comes into contact with high humidity or moisture of any kind, the ink can run and bleed.
Are Signed books actually signed?
When a book contains a signature and nothing else, it’s considered “signed”. These can be valuable, but, contrary to what you might think, they’re often less valuable than “inscribed” copies (i.e. copies that contain a signature along with some other message, like “To Jenny, Enjoy, Stephen King”).