If there’s one thing I’ve passed along in all these years, I sincerely hope it’s that this little writer likes shiny new things. Well, alright, in all honesty that’s probably not the only thing, probably not even the biggest of things, but it’s today’s topic so I had to talk it up proper-like.
As the title has likely tipped you off, the subject today is a little gem called Authorgraph. Now, I had heard about this nifty gadget back when it was still called Kindlegraph, and I’ll admit I was slow to hopping on the bandwagon, but I have since come around. And so we begin with…
One of the feelings we bibliophiles seem to love is the ability to personalize our literature. Already, we want to lose ourselves in the story, to become characters and be carried away, to different times and different places. We read because we love. What we read sticks with us, becomes engrained in our soul–and hopefully makes for some witty quotes at those fancy dinner parties (because who doesn’t love a fancy dinner party?). As such, it’s no surprise that the opportunity to take such a book, something we already love, and make it all the more special by adding a personal note from the mind behind it.
It’s why book signings are so popular. For the little guy, it’s an opportunity to help bolster one’s name; for the already popular it can mean an opportunity to connect with hundreds of fans, and share a joint passion.
Yet e-books put a bit of a kink into that plan. Who wants to be the fellow left out? All your friends have the scribbles, and all you got was this t-shirt–well, that and the Amazon Fire saying, “Well sure, they have a signature, and a book, but can they play SOLITAIRE on that book? I didn’t think so.” Things could hit a boiling point.
Conclusion? Not good at all.
Enter: The Authorgraph
The Authorgraph is a way to keep the e-readers in the loop. The more observant among you may have notice the new button the side of this page. Say: hi, button. Through Authorgraph (and that button), readers can request a signature from an author, to be delivered to their e-copy, and consequently, the author can take his time and personalize it to his liking. Low and behold, by the end of the week you could have a gracefully (hopefully legible–some of us write like doctors) signature adorning your e-copy, and you never need feel left out again.
Which, in a long and rambling way, is my way of saying: for those of you wonderful folks that took a chance on an indie author and bought up a copy of The Hollow March, I can now sign it for you, pretty as you please. Just follow this link, or click on the button.