Book Signing Chores

Probably not the book signing you’ve dreamed about: “an American publisher…has posted an advertisement on Craigslist, the internet listing site, asking for 14 volunteers who can fake the signatures of two big-name authors of a forthcoming book; each successful applicant will be paid $25 for every 200 books signed. ‘You will need,” reads the advert, “to be able to copy the look and style of both authors’ signatures.’ It must be some book: the ersatz signings are scheduled to last 16 hours: with 14 people signing at a rate of four books per minute, that suggests more than 50,000 copies will be processed.”

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