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The “Bookplate” Solution

THE CHALLENGE: People have been asking me about how to get autographed copies of "WORK HAPPY: WHAT GREAT BOSSES KNOW" after its June 5th publication.  I love signed books myself,  and I really want to sign books for folks, wherever they are and wherever they may have purchased the book.  But -- shipping books back and forth seemed to be a pretty cumbersome endeavor.  I was determined to come up with a practical way to do this.  And then I thought of it... THE SOLUTION:  I came up with an idea I hope will work well for anyone who has purchased a book, no matter where they might be: Customized bookplates. "Bookplate" is really just a fancy name for a sticker -- something that's applied to the inside cover to identify the book's owner. I've had custom bookplates made for "WORK HAPPY: WHAT GREAT BOSSES KNOW." If readers would like to have their book signed, all they have to do is send me an email request.  I will sign and send a bookplate via good old snail mail.

The bookplate instructions are simple:

  • Address your request to jgeisler@poynter.org
  • Put "Bookplate Request" in the subject line
  • Tell me the name of the person(s) for whom I'll be signing a bookplate
  • Include any other info you might want me to include in the signature (i.e., "Congratulations on your promotion" or "To an already great boss!")
  • Include your mailing address
  • Be patient, please, since I'm often on the road teaching -- but I'll respond as quickly as I can!
Thanks! Jill
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