A while back, O’Reilly gave me a large stack of book plates.
In case you don’t know, a book plate is a sticker that you put in the front of a book. The idea is that I sign one, send it to you, and you stick it in your book. Then, you have a signed copy of that book. Serious book collectors, I’m sure, value book plates far less than a book that was actually signed by the author. But I don’t know how much that affects actual value.
Anyways, I still have this large stack of book plates, and they aren’t doing anybody much good. Someone mentioned on IRC the other day that they wanted a signed copy of my book, and so I sent them a signed book plate. It cost me $0.37 and made someone a tiny bit happier.
So, all of this is just to say, if you want a signed copy of my book, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address in my whois record, and I’ll send you a signed book plate. Or ask me on IRC.
Oh, and, somewhere, there are a bunch of them that are signed by both Ken and myself, but I’ve never actually seen any of those, so I’m not sure if there are any left.