Another way for authors to connect with readers in the digital age.
Although not quite as personal as physically shaking hands or listening to a reading, e-book owners can still have a personalized message from the author in their e-book with Kindlegraph.
The technology is straightforward enough — readers sign in using Twitter, and select the book which they would like ‘signed’ (authors, or their publishers, have to opt in to have their books featured). The request is then forwarded to the author who — using Docusign‘s API — can write a short message and digitally sign it. The signed message is then forwarded to the reader’s Kindle, as a separate file……TechCrunch
Not only is Kindlegraph a way for readers to experience something personal from the author of their favorite book, but it gives those readers who may not be able to attend an author event or book signing an opportunity to make that digital connection.
Authors are able to add the service as another tool in their marketing tool box and find personal exposure to readers who may otherwise not have the chance to receive a signed message. It’s also a great service to offer for virtual book signings where author and reader can meet virtually through Google Hangouts, Skype or any of the video based services.
Yes, change is sometimes difficult to accept, but, as we all now know, ebooks are here to stay and gaining ground daily through all sources. It’s unrealistic to think an author can personally plan signing events in all venues, but Kindlegraph gives them an alternative to reach readers around the globe in a more personalized way.
ImaginePublicity authors, Diane Fanning and Susan Murphy Milano are offering personalized messages through Kindlegraph, and I’m sure there will be more to come from our other authors.
To have your Kindle copy of their books signed, follow the links below!
Diane Fanning Kindlegraph: http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/DianeFanning
Susan Murphy Milano Kindlegraph: http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MurphyMilano
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Wow! This is very cool! Unfortunately, it doesn’t apply to my current type of authorship! Boo Hoo! Congrats Imagine Publicity for hooking up with the creator! Now that’s saavy!
Author of “Another Kind”
I am blown away! Thank you so much! I’ll be contacting the rest of our authors to encourage them to take advantage of Kindlegraph and become part of the “elite” ImaginePublicity Group.
Hi! I’m the creator of Kindlegraph.
Thanks for writing a post about the service. To make it easier for readers to find all of your authors I’ve created an Imagine Publicity group page: http://www.kindlegraph.com/groups/imaginepublicity. Just let me know when other authors sign-up and I’ll be sure to add them to the group.
Evan Jacobs, Founder