Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's this about KINDLEGRAPH?


Kindlegraph
lets authors send personalized inscriptions and signatures ("kindlegraphs") directly to the electronic reading devices of their fans.

Readers - contact your favourite authors and collect e-autographs!

Authors - reach your readers in an even more personalised way!

There's a very useful mini-video on how it works on the site, but here is a brief, additional run-down.

I'm an Author, what do I do? 
* Sign up for Twitter, if you haven't already. You DON'T have to use Twitter after that, although you may learn to love it :). Either way, you only need a Twitter ID at the moment for Kindlegraph.
* Go to Kindlegraph and use your Twitter ID to register you as an author. You'll be asked to add a contact email address. Now readers can find you there!
* Add your book(s). All you need is the Amazon ASIN reference, it's listed on the Amazon book page. Copy or type that in, then the book will appear on your Author page with a "Request Kindlegraph" button underneath for a reader to use.



* When a reader requests a Kindlegraph, you'll get an email letting you know. You sign into Kindlegraph, find "Requests" at the top right of your screen, follow that link to the request and write something to them. Kindlegraph offers an automated signature for your message, but you can add your own. Press "Send Kindlegraph" and off it goes!

I'm a reader, what do I do?
You don't need to own or buy the book in order to receive a Kindlegraph, nor do you need to own a Kindle. The Kindlegraph is not inserted into the e-book. It arrives as a separate document. This allows a reader to create a "collection" on their reading device and keep all of their Kindlegraphs together.
* Sign on to Twitter as above.
* Go to Kindlegraph, search for your favourite author(s), click on any of their books and send a request. You can add a personal message to them if you want.
* When they've completed a Kindlegraph back to you, you'll get an email notification. You can then access it on your Kindle, on your iBooks, or directly from the Kindlegraph site. Log in, look for "My Collection" at the top right of the screen, and your Kindlegraphs are accessible as PDFs, attached to a copy of the cover art.

Authors, want to check how it works?
Request a Kindlegraph for yourself, from your own book! Or buddy up with another author and request from each other. Then you can follow through the process and see what it looks like.


To request a personalized signature go to http://kindlegraph.com/books or click on the authors link:

Participating Carina Press Suspense and Not Your Usual Suspects authors:
Toni Anderson             http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/toniannanderson
Wynter Daniels             http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/WynterDaniels
Marcelle Dubé              http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MarcelleDube
Rita Henuber                http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/ritahenuber
Kathy Ivan                   http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/KathyIvan
Clare London               http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/clare_london
Maureen Miller             http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MaureenAMiller
Julie Moffett                 http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/JMoffettAuthor
Wendy Soliman            http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/wendyswriter
Carol Stephenson         http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/CStephensonFL
Shirley Wells                http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/Shirley_Wells
Julie Wachowski          http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/JulieWachowski
Josh Lanyon                 http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/JoshLanyon
Sharon Cullen               http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/SharonCullen
Shelley Munro              http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/ShelleyMunro
Angela Henry               http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MystNoir

Come and support these great authors. It's a chance to say "HI", and enjoy a personalised souvenir for books you've enjoyed - or are looking forward to!

25 comments:

Julie Moffett said...

I love the ability to get the autographs of all my favorite authors! Fun stuff!! :)

MaureenAMiller said...

I promise this time not to get too emotional. :) I love Kindlegraphing!

Marcelle Dubé said...

Too much fun! Loved doing this the last time (and getting all those autographs from great NYUS writers)!

Rita said...

Woot! This is Fun
Hello to our readers. Any questions?

Alanna Coca said...
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Alanna Coca said...

Kindlegraph is awesome! Thanks for this list :)

Rita said...

You are very welcome Alanna

Kathy Ivan said...

Being able to sign our books, even virtually, is such a thrill. I get a bit misty every time somebody requests one.

I've set up my own collection and am constantly adding to it. It's such a novel idea, and so very easy to do.

Plus, you can get all the NYUS authors with all the links listed. Great idea!

Jennifer August said...

What a great and easy-to-follow blog, thank you! I have had a few requests to get on Kindlegraph, but never knew how. Now I do!

J Wachowski said...

Speaking as a devout Luddite, "It was easy!" :)

Anne Marie Becker said...

I love the option to personalize my books. Can't wait to see what new technologies develop over the years, and so grateful there's Kindlegraph.

Josh Lanyon said...

It couldn't be easier. I'm kindlegraphing right this very moment.

Well, in about three seconds from now.

Clare London said...

*hehe* I was feeling like poor Cinders and then I got an email saying I had requests waiting LOL. How exciting was that?!

And I'm thrilled to see so many authors signing up for it, so I can have my own copy of their fabulous cover art PLUS autograph :). Am a happy little fangirl!

Toni Anderson said...

LOL--and I just remembered to add EDGE OF SURVIVAL to the list. Color me stupid :)

Shelley Munro said...

I think this is such a great idea.

Evan Jacobs said...

Hi! I'm the creator of Kindlegraph.

Just wanted to let you know that I've created a new "group" page to help promote all of the "Not Your Usual Suspects" authors. This page lists highlights one book from each of the authors in your list and it can be found at:

http://www.kindlegraph.com/groups/nyus

Rita said...

Wowe! thank you so much for creating the group page for us. It's fantastic.

Anne Marie Becker said...

Wow, Evan, thanks! (And thanks, of course, for creating Kindlegraph.) Off to check out the group page...

Toni Anderson said...

Evan--thank you so much :) The page is wonderful and I'll link it on the blog.

Carol Stephenson said...

Evan, thank you!!!! That group page is wonderful.

Marcelle Dubé said...

How cool is that! Thank you, Evan!

Clare London said...

Evan, that's marvellous! Many thanks - and for the Kindlegraph application :). I'm still getting comments today from people who've just discovered it.

Shirley Wells said...

Evan - thank you so much for setting up the page and for bringing us the wonderful Kindlegraph in the first place.

I love collecting and signing Kindlegraphs. Great fun! :)

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, Evan. It's nice to have all our books in one spot at Kindlegraph!

Kathy Ivan said...

Special thanks to Evan, for giving us a group page. It looks fantastic!