Gawker noticed a legitimate ad on Craigslist seeking 14 people to forge the autographs of a two person bestselling writing team.
Requirements: You must be able to demonstrate your ability to precisely copy the authors’ signatures.
I’m sure that there are few people in prison who could help you out on that and you’d only have to pay them $0.40 per day. I can’t decide if the authors are that horribly lazy. Whether the publisher is opening itself up to legal ramifications from paying people to learn to forge other’s signatures. Or whether the authors hate their readers so much that they can’t bear to be within a table’s width of them. Or whether that many people really, really want a signed book that in order to save the authors’ from repetitive stress injury, these ghost signers are necessary.
Via the Guardian.