Amazon Inadvertently Sold An Autographed Copy Of My Book

September 24th, 2014

Following a lecture I gave last week at George Mason, a student showed me a copy of my book he purchased from Amazon, and much to my surprise, it had my autograph on it! I was really confused, because I had never autographed copies for Amazon. Then it hit me. At one of my events, I autographed a number of books that the book store could sell. It seems those books did not sell, and the book store sent it back to the publisher, with my John Hancock. No one, apparently, noticed, and Amazon sold the book–with my scribble on the author page–as “new.” I imagine these things do happen.