Way in the back recesses of my mind this is something I have wanted to offer to my fans for a long time but, well, I shall be honest and admit that I simply hadn’t taken the time to figure out how to go about it! Ends up it was very easy and I am VERY excited to be able to extend this offer to all of you.
Here is the scoop: One question I hear so often is, “When are you coming to ______ (name of town) so you can sign my copy of your book?” With very few exceptions the answer is inevitably a nice variation of, “Never!” Not because I have no desire to visit every town on the planet, mind you! That would be fabulous and when I do travel outside of my tiny Central Valley California town for a signing, I always let you know! What I now have to offer is an option that is certainly not as fabulous as meeting in person, but will hopefully be a pleasing alternative.
The above book plates – a fancy term for a sticker that you can peel and place inside the jacket or front page of a book – were created as a way for me to write a personal message and add my signature for you to place inside my novel(s). Designs # 1, 2, and 3 were created by me, and design #4 was created as a gift to me from my pal Abigail Reynolds.
If this is appealing to you, all you need to do is the following:
1 – Send me a “self addressed, stamped envelope” (SASE) to this address:
Sharon Lathan, PO Box 74, Hanford, CA 93230
2 – Include a slip of paper indicating-
- The design # you prefer for each novel
- The name as you want it autographed to
- Any special message, if applicable
3 – Note your email address so I can contact you for questions
4 – If outside the USA just make sure the SASE is stamped with the standard stamp for international mailing of a letter-sized envelope. Basically whatever it takes to send the letter to me will be adequate for me to send back to you.
Aren’t they gorgeous? I will happily give one for each novel I am autographing, and a couple extras to pass to friends, as well as a few of my business cards. If anyone is interested in acquiring a larger quantity to pass out at your local book store, library, favorite shop, book club, or any where else, we can arrange that as well. Use the Email Form on the Contact Page and we can discuss your needs and the cost for me to provide for you. I am very happy to do so!
Coming soon will be awesome bookmarks for Austen Authors as well. Actually, they have already been printed and we are beginning to distribute them, but I do not have my supply as yet so cannot provide them to you. However, I will be able to do so by next month and over at Austen Authors we are working on a similar arrangement for distributing our awesome bookmarks. If you want to take a peek, click on this link: Austen Authors Bookmarks