Electronic books have come a long, long way thanks to ereaders such as the Amazon Kindle. The one complaint about reading a whole tome onscreen (example: that your eyes would end up straining) has all but vanished in thin air, and now everybody knows that reading an ebook does not entail any kind of significance difference or wear than reading a conventional book. There is one noticeable drawback to ereaders opposed to a physical book, getting a book autographed. An autographed ebook is never the same – the thrill of having a book signed by its author has no exact equivalent. The closest equivalent has been introduced by a new service: Kindlegraph.
In essence, Kindlegraph.com is a platform that lets the consumer have any ebook autographed and dedicated by its author. The service is free, and it is powered by Twitter – you authenticate who you are by signing in to Twitter, and once you have done so you can connect with your favorite author and request an autograph. If he/she accepts, the autograph will be sent straight to your Kindle. It is not the same as having an autographed book on your shelf, but it is the closest equivalent in the digital world so far.
The implications of Kindlegraph are just now being explored. One benefit for consumers overseas is that now they too can get their book autographed by their favorite author without the extra hassle of expensive shipping costs. Another benefit is the possibility of online “signing” events hosted by authors in conjunction with live chat or webinar events promoting the release of a new digital book by a particular author. Digitally published authors are no longer touring the country doing “book signings”, after all, up until now, there was no way to “autograph” a digital ebook. There is no denying the fact that books are going digital and in going forward new innovative applications such as Kindlegraph are redefining our previous concepts, ultimately ushering in new enhancements to digital technology.
My book: STORM OF PASSION is available in Kindle format and just today, I “Kindlegraphed” my first digital copy. If you wish for me to digitally inscribe your Kindle download, simply click here to make a request and I will be more than tickled to oblige.
Authors, you can sign up here for your own Kindlegraph.