Autographed E-Books Through Kindlegraph

Did you notice my new button in the sidebar? It says that I can “Kindlegraph” your books–actually personalize and autograph any of my books that you want.

Cool, right?

If you hit that button, it’ll take you to Kindlegraph, where you sign in with your Twitter account, and pick which book you want. From there, you’ll go to Amazon, and I’ll get a notice that some sweetheart out there wants my novel or my pamphlet personalized. When I sign in to Kindlegraph, it tells me who ordered the book and wants my autograph. (From what I understand, this isn’t limited to the ebooks, but, really, if you want an autographed soft-cover, you can buy your book here on my site.)

Evan Jacobs is the designer of this “wonder of modern technology,” and he acknowledges there are a few problems that he’s working to correct, but with the test-drive he developed into his system, I was able to see how it worked. The first thing that happened after I loaded my books onto his site was the receipt of a request for an autographed book. Of course, the invitation came from him–no one else knew I’d signed up. I got a notice both on my Kindlegraph page and in my email. I got to practice before we went “live.” Everything was fairly self-explanatory and easier than striking a match.

Speaking of the problems: the Kindle version of my book covers for Give the Lady a Ride and Public Speaking for Newbies look blurry through the Kindlegraph site. A couple of old pros with Amazon looked at the and at the originals on Amazon for me, and the covers are fine on Amazon, but they look pixelated on Kindlegraph.

Of course, another potential problem is that not everyone is with Twitter, or wants to be. If you can sign in only with a Twitter account, that may affect sales. I’m not sure if Jacobs is going to look into this or not, but I hope he does. Also, as is apparent by the name “Kindlegraph,” the service is not available for Nook books, and considering I’m a tad bit ticked off with B&N right now, I’m not sure I care.

Okay, maybe that was tacky. Still, the service is only available for Kindle.

One more problem–and for those who are quick to hit “send” before proofreading, this may be a biggie: I could not find how to edit my message. Believe me, it is my hope and prayer Jacobs figures out how to fix this little blooper, because I’m the quickest on the “send” draw ever!

Still, despite a few flaws, I think it’s the coolest thing since laptops were developed, and I’m looking forward to using it.

For my author friends, if you want to see a video of how this works, check out Evan’s site, Kindlegraph.

And if you’re a reader who hasn’t bought my book yet, click on the icon in the sidebar!

About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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6 Responses to Autographed E-Books Through Kindlegraph

  1. Very cool–you got me thinking. My publisher recently made one of my books available as an ebook and I wonder if I should look into this. Thanks for the idea, oh Linda-the-techno mage!

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    • Linda Yezak says:

      My publisher didn’t set this up for me, Carol. You can do it yourself, and since the sales go through Amazon, the pubber still gets a cut. All that’s required is your ASBN number. Kindlegraph finds the books on Amazon and uploads the covers to your Kindlegraph page. I created the button that links my site to my Kindlegraph page, although I feel almost certain Jacobs will figure out how to create the buttons himself.

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  2. I think this is just the most fun thing ever. Thanks for pointing it out!

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  3. Way cool! And I am glad it is working in your benefit. At least it is another step, maybe not perfect, but another tool to use. Very interesting!

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