Publishers can get away with hiring ghostwriters to write books on behalf of their authors but one publisher appears to want ‘ghostsigners’ to sign books on behalf of two authors. That’s a nice, easy life for those two authors – no aching wrists or mindnumbing boredom of signing book after book after book. On the secondhand and rare book market, any book advertised as signed by the author but in fact signed by someone else is basically fraud. I’m sure buyers and booksellers will not be happy about this development.
Nice job Gawker for spotting this one – I hope someone exposes the publisher’s identity.