Signing and Personalization Specifics
When you purchase a copy of one of Brandon's books through his store, there are several ways you can get your book inscribed. Please write one of the options below in the "Signing Instructions" box on the paypal form. (Note, you have to watch for the box, since it's not something you HAVE to fill in. The form will send without it. If you mistakenly forget to give signing instructions, you can email them to Brandon's assistant Becky at email@example.com.)
Please remember that if you do not specify one of these options, Brandon will by default apply his signature but will not write anything else in your book.
If you write this in the "Signing Instructions" box, Brandon will sign the book but will not do anything else to it. This is the default, but you can specifically request this just to be doubly sure.
SIGN AND DATE
If you write this in the "Signing Instructions" box, Brandon will sign the book and date it, but will not do anything else. Do not write this if you want the book personalized!
PERSONALIZED TO: (NAME HERE)
If you write this, or if you just write a name in the Signing Instructions box, Brandon will sign the book to that person's first name. If you want the last name too, please write "Include Last Name" after you write the name. Brandon will write a message to the person as well, something that comes to mind. A quote from the book, a thank you for reading, that sort of thing.
PERSONALIZED TO: (NAME HERE) ONLY
If you write this, Brandon will personalize the book as above, but will not include any kind of message or quote along with the personalization.
PLEASE WRITE THIS: "YOUR MESSAGE HERE"
Brandon will write the exact words you put between the quotes. EXACTLY as you write them. Please, if you want Brandon to write a message, use the quotes with the "Please Write This." He's happy to write personal messages, but sometimes people will write obscure phrases in the signing instructions section and won't explain if this is a note to Brandon or if it's something to write in the book. (If you write Thanks for everything! for instance, it's hard to tell if that's directed at Brandon or the person you're going to give the book write. Instead, write PLEASE WRITE THIS: "Thanks for Everything!")
DATES AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONS
You may also ask for Brandon to date the signature, or give him other instructions. You may ask for a first printing of the book you are ordering, and Brandon will try to find one—but we do not make any promises about printings.
If you give other instructions for personalization, please err on the side of being specific. It is sometimes difficult for him to understand what you want, and he has to send his assistant to ask for clarification. This can delay you getting your book!