first signed books

What's this all about?
Bookstamp First Signed

UPDATE JULY 2007. This stamp will no longer be used for Regional first signings, but only for first signings of new editions of my books.

For quite a while now I've been inscribing any book 'firsts' with a handwritten appendment. From the vaguely exciting 'First signed copy of TN-2 ever' to the more mundane 'first signed copy in Lincoln for 2005'. This dates back to about 2002, and was all a bit ad hoc. Well, now there's an official stamp that goes with it, to make it all look a little more official. Besides, I just like stamps. It's the frustrated librarian in me. It's as simple as that. To learn more about other stamps, go to my Inky Stamps page.