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Simon & Schuster has admitted that the 900 “hand signed” copies of Bob Dylan’s new book ‘The Philosophy Of Modern Song’ – which the publisher sold through its website – were not actually signed by either of Dylan’s hands.

Or anyone else’s for that matter. An ‘auto pen’ machine was used instead.Miffed fans – who forked out $599 for each signed copy of the book – discovered that they’d been hoodwinked when they started sharing photos of their signed books online.

After they were shipped out to buyers last week, and recipients starting posting those photos, it very quickly became clear that every copy had an almost identical signature.There had apparently been some effort to cover up the fact that Dylan hadn’t actually so much as glanced at any of these books.

According to Variety, by Sunday afternoon, fans had identified seventeen slight variations of the machine drawn signature.The publisher’s initial response was to deny that there was anything fishy about the books, saying that the signatures were legit and pointing to the letter of authenticity mailed out with each one.

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