My parents came over this weekend and asked me to sign their copy of Doomology! So here I am, signing my first autograph!
Considering that these are my parents we're talking about, and they're unlikely to have any other Doomology authors sign their copy (unless someone else happens to fall into their laps) we decided it didn't really matter. In fact, I imagine most anyone who asks me to sign Doomology (at least before I make more sales) will be people I know personally who aren't likely to seek out other autographs for the book. But I'm still curious about what the 'proper autograph etiquette'--if there is such a thing--would be in this instance. Both Google and Ask.com have been unhelpful, at least with the various ways I've attempted to word the query.
I signed my parents' copy next to my name and story on the table of contents, which strikes me as probably the best place. After all, if you had every author sign the title page you'd end up with a huge mess, and possibly some bigheaded person would sign in huge letters in the middle in an attempt to take center stage. But I wondered what other authors thought. Where would you sign?