[responsive][/responsive]Pack that leftover turkey sandwich to go and meet me at Barnes & Noble. The bookseller has announced that they will offer half a million signed editions for sale on Black Friday, from more than 100 of their most popular recent books.
“The bookseller will offer 500,000 signed editions from more than 100 of today’s biggest authors, with a selection of 100 being available in every Barnes & Noble store nationwide beginning on Black Friday, while supplies last,” notes the staff at Talking New Media.
“An impressive group of leading authors including Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Amy Poehler, Donna Tartt, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Kinney, Joel Osteen, Mario Batali, Mo Willems, Rick Riordan, Rick Yancey, Rainbow Rowell and many more personally signed thousands of copies of their books as part of this unique campaign to deliver meaningful gifts to Barnes & Noble customers,” the article continues. “All signed editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday.”
What a fantastic way to leverage the unique properties of print books. According to Barnes & Noble, many of the authors have done more than simply sign their books.
“Some went beyond their signature to personalize the books, with Mo Willems, bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of popular children’s books (Pigeon series, Elephant & Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny series) drawing the head of his popular Pigeon character in his signed editions,” says the article.
“Brandon Stanton, author of last year’s runaway hit Humans of New York, included an illustration of a dinosaur in what he referred to as his special ‘dino’ edition of all of the copies he signed.”
The complete list includes a huge variety of books, so you’re likely to find the right gift for any reader on your list, young or old. Buy signed print books for the holidays this year and put some magic under that tree.