Posted on November 22, 2022 at 9:53 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Reviewers have generally liked Bob Dylan's new release, The Philosophy of Modern Song.
But there has been some criticism ... from buyers who thought they were purchasing limited-edition individually autographed copies.
Variety reports that on Friday, readers who spent $599 for copies signed by Dylan — of which there were only 900 — were eagerly sharing pictures of the signature.
That was how sharp-eyed people noticed the eerie similarity among the autographs — leading them to realize an "autopen" was used.
Autopens capture a person's signature and then, using a mechanized pen, reproduce the signature.
By Sunday, publisher Simon & Schuster acknowledged the complaints and offered both an apology and refund.
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