Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Signature Pages

I'm taking a break from signing pages for the limited edition. A thousand copies. The only way to get it done is to pace yourself.

All signatures are made in sepia ink with a handmade Bortoletti dip pen, using either a Murano glass tip or a reconditioned vintage steel nib. It's given me a healthy respect for old-style penmanship, which this - I fear - is not.

But while I don't have the best hand in the world I'm making an effort to ensure that every signature will be recognisable to some degree, if not entirely legible. There's a notion among some writers that any kind of mark on a book will do. My feeling is that if a reader's making the extra outlay, then they're due the value.

So it's taking a little while, fitting it in around everything else. But the end's in sight.