One of the complaints with ebooks that I have heard time and time again is that you can’t autograph an ebook. That was true for a while. However, this week I looked into the Kindlegraph.
What is a Kindlegraph you ask? Until today I would have been asking the same question. I was recently forwarded a link from my publisher regarding the Kindlegraph. Today I sat down to figure out what the heck it really is and how to utilize it.
In short, it is an electronic avenue for authors to use so that they can in fact personally autograph their ebooks. Each autograph is personalized. You can’t set up a standard autograph that goes on to each book. You also don’t automatically get an autographed ebook. You have to request it. To break it down….
- Go to http://www.kindlegraph.com/.
- Sign up for an account. If you have a twitter account you can sign up through twitter. This made the process very quick and easy, which I like.
- The creator of the Kindlegraph (Evan) will send you a request to autograph. This will walk you through the process of creating your first autograph.
- The process gives you a tiny box to type in your autograph. It is a standard font in the box, but when it is placed, it is a handwriting font and looks pretty good if you ask me.
- You will then be prompted to create a signature. You have several choices in this regard. I was able to find one that was a pretty good match. As I am left-handed this came as a happy surprise to me.
- You preview, you post, that’s it. Done.
Quick, easy, and understandable.
1. Go to http://www.kindlegraph.com/
2. Search for you book. Click request Kindlegraph under the book cover.
3. Follow the prompts. Basically you have to add Kindlegraph to your email list for your kindle, but it gives you good directions that are easy to follow.
4. An email/request is sent to the author.
5. After the author autographs it, it is delivered to the kindle.
That’s it. Yes you don’t get the excitement of actually MEETING the coveted author, but you do at least get the personalized autograph. All in all not a bad perk. We will see how it turns out.
Do any of you, readers or writers, use this application? What do you think of it? Have you found anything you don’t like? If anyone has my ebook and would like to get it Kindlegraphed now’s your chance. I would love to hear how your experience is with it. Do you think it is viable and useful to the reader?