Bob Dylan addresses controversy after using device to ‘hand-sign’ copies of new book
The employment of a machine to “hand-sign” copies of musician Bob Dylan’s latest book sold for $599 each was criticized as a “mistake in judgment.”
After being assured that he would personally autograph the book rather than using a computer, the singer apologized in response to fan criticism.
The musician revealed that 900 copies of his new book, “Philosophy of Modern Song,” signed by Dylan, will be sold for hundreds of dollars apiece.
When autograph images were examined online, fans discovered that each book had an exact replica of Dylan’s signature.
Dylan wrote on his Facebook page that he had a “severe attack of vertigo” and opted to use the autopen.
The suggestion to use an auto-pen was made to him, along with the guarantee that this sort of thing happens “all the time” in the literary and artistic realms, he added.
The performer expressed profound “regrets” and claimed he wished to “quickly remedy” the issue.
“Those who purchased the ‘Philosophy of Modern Song’ limited edition, we wish to apologize,” the publisher Simon & Schuster said in response.
Customers were informed by the publisher that they would receive an immediate refund.
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