[Since writing this article, Kindlegraph was renamed to Authorgraph.]
Former Amazon developer Evan Jacobs has created a site that allows authors to sign Kindle books. Kindlegraph is another way to connect with your readers. If you only have print books available at Amazon, no problem. You can use Kindlegraph, too.
How does it work?
- You sign up at Kindlegraph and choose a “signature” style you like. I chose one that looked the most like my handwriting.
- You add your books. They must be available at Amazon.
- When a reader requests your Kindlegraph, you’ll receive an email.
- You log into Kindlegraph, write a personalized message, and attach your signature to it.
- The Kindlegraph is sent to the reader’s Kindle. At the Kindlegraph site, there’s an example of what the reader will receive.
The Kindlegraph doesn’t become part of the Kindle book. It’s a separate page. In fact, people don’t have to own your book to request your Kindlegraph.
As I mentioned, anyone can request your Kindlegraph; they don’t even have to own a Kindle. A Kindlegraph is a PDF file, so it can be sent as an attachment to an email address.
If a person doesn’t own your book, the Kindlegraph could lead to a sale. On the other hand, if this really catches on and folks start to collect Kindlegraphs for the sake of collecting them, authors could spend a significant amount of time “signing” Kindle books for people who aren’t interested in their books. This will only be a problem if Kindlegraphs really take off.
Signing up requires a Twitter account. Not a big deal. I’ve never tweeted, but I have an account.
If you haven’t signed up at Kindlegraph and you have books up at Amazon, check it out.