Here are my tips:
Top Tip - It helps if you can spell your own name.
1. Use indelible ink (some people read in the bath or while standing in the rain at bus stops)
2. Take your time, nobody likes a mis-spelled dedication or a crossing out, and you can't get Tipp-ex in shops any more.
4. Relations like you to dedicate it on the front left inside cover so it can never be removed except by dipping it in a bath of paint-thinners or blow-torching it off.
5. Some people look miffed if you sign it best wishes when someone else has very best wishes so try to standardise your greeting unless you want fisticuffs over the table.
6. Someone suggested I should write "for" so-and-so, not "to" so-and-so, which apparently makes it sound like a gift. (And they've just paid for it.)
7. If your book has a jacket, the signature should not be hidden under the jacket where nobody can see it - this means you must write either very small or sideways.
8. Practise writing your pen name a few dozen times even though it feels faintly ridiculous doing it, because otherwise it comes out looking like something you might have written on the front of an exercise book at primary school.
|A Jane Austen signature, don't ask,|
can't tell which body part that is...