All posts tagged: author and reader connection

How to Support an Author in Three Clicks

  While hosting a podcast with authors from WildBlue Press it’s clear that there are easy ways to support authors and their books. Interviewing seasoned best-selling authors indicates that no matter what level of success they have achieved, they are always under the influence of the reader. So how much clout do you think you have as a reader of books? If you’re a reader, you are the reason that writers write! Don’t just read a book, put it away, or give it to your friends, savor the moments it took to bring the story to you in the first place and help support the author that gave you hours of pleasure. Click #1 Buy! No matter what format is your favorite, there are several ways to buy the book. If you prefer a hard copy, buy from an online bookseller like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or, better yet, directly from indie publishers like WildBlue Press. Most authors will offer signed copies directly from their websites to add to your collection. Local bookstores may carry books by your …

Kindlegraph! Digital Book Signing

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 …