Re: Implementing Google Authorship Markup On Your Website -
"Turns out Google Authorshiop it isn't open to everyone, but I have no idea what the criteria are that gets you in or not in. In my case I was informed about the process direct from Google, but then I was pretty quick on the ball with it. I have a feeling they were keen to help the earlier adopters, so to speak, get up and running." - ImJustCreative