Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Fraud / Approved Forgeries / Misunderstanding
Nearly every blog in the bibliosphere has posted on the Craig's List ad for forgers. To sum, the ad is seeking folks to: "ghost sign copies of a newly released book on behalf of the authors. You will need to be able to copy the look and style of both author's signatures." No one has been able to get a hold of the firm advertising for these "ghost signers".... until now.
I just got a very tired young lady on the phone and asked about the position. She said, "It was a mistake. A big misunderstanding. That project is not going forward." She said the ad was, or should be, taken down already. I asked which authors it was for, and she said she was not privileged to give out that information. I asked which publisher and got the same answer only more curt.