Monday, September 28, 2009

To boldly sign....

On the back of the New York Times' Sunday book review section is an ad for a 1997 first edition, early printing, of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S SON, "boldly inscribed by J.K. Rowling." The price? $9,500.

Okay, first - the price made my eyes bulge.

But then I got to wondering, what does "boldly" mean in this context?

Did she press hard on the pen?

Did she say something like, "I will be the best-selling childrens' book author ever!"

Whatever "boldly" means here, I bet she never imagined that a single copy of her first published book would be selling for that amount twelve years later.

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