Sharing this cautionary tale for colleagues who autographtheir books.
Recently discovered my signature on Google images.
Posted by a bookseller advertising a used book for sale.
Why they thought just mentioning the book was
"signed by the author" was not sufficient, I have no idea.
Having already had my artwork stolen online and used,
(see my October 12, 2011 post)
I shudder to imagine the creative uses a signature
could be put to. Though the bookseller responded
immediately to my insistence on the signature's removal,
it took over 48 hours for Google to eliminate it.
Having signed zillions of books beginning years before the
internet came along, the cat is long out of the bag and left the
building decades ago.
I always sign books with a "book signing signature",
not my official legal signature.... but criminals and credit
issuers don't know that. Since its still a signature, who
can be sure of legal ramifications.
Rethinking signing books at all.
Maybe initials only.