NOT YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS

A group blog featuring an international array of killer mystery, suspense, and romantic suspense writers. With premises and story lines different from your run-of-the-mill whodunits, we tend to write outside the box. We blog several times a week on all topics relating to romantic suspense and mystery, our writing, and our readers. We welcome all comments and often have guest bloggers. All our authors can be contacted separately, too, using their own social media links.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

New, improved Authorgraph

Don't you think it'd be great to be able to sign your books for readers - even when they're in e-format?

The authors at Not Your Usual Suspects have always been great fans of the Kindlegraph initiative, where our readers can ask for autographs on their Kindle copies. Well, now the scheme's founder Evan Jacobs is annoucing a New, Improved system called AUTHORGRAPH.

If you've been to Kindlegraph, the process is still much the same. But, more importantly, it's now open to all devices, not just the Kindle. And readers don't have to access it through Twitter - they can use just email. As Evan says:
I have exciting news to share with you. Kindlegraph is now Authorgraph!
This is a big deal since it means that readers can now receive digital inscriptions from their favorite authors regardless of which digital reading app or device they use.
In addition, I've bundled a bunch of other significant updates into this relaunch including the following:
  • Readers no longer need a Twitter account to request an Authorgraph (they can simply use an email and password)
  • The website has been completely redesigned
  • Readers can submit an Authorgraph request via the widget on your blog or website
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to announce that there are now more than 5,000 authors using the Authorgraph service to connect with their readers! This is something I never imagined when I started this service more than a year ago. I want to thank you for your support and enthusiasm for Authorgraph and I look forward to sharing many of the exciting new features that I'm currently developing.
The latest news is the launch of a WIDGET.

The most common request I've received since the relaunch has been about the availability of an Authorgraph widget. I'm happy to announce the availability of this widget in the new Author Tools area of the website. There are instructions there for adding the widget to your blog or website. It even works for blogs that are hosted on Wordpress.com!

Here are some other highlights:         
  • As a result of the easier request process, readers are requesting 40% more Authorgraphs than last month.
  • Authors are adding 200% more books thanks to making the "Add your books!" link more prominent.
  • Readers have indicated that they use a wide variety of reading devices and apps. Authorgraph makes it easy to connect to all of them!
Regards,
Evan Jacobs, Founder
http://www.authorgraph.com

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Here's an example of my page on Authorgraph. Looks cool, doesn't it? The instructions are easy to use, for both authors ("Add your Books" page) and readers requesting an autograph ("Authors" page).

Go and try it out! We'd love to share it with you :)




Here are just some of the participating Not Your Usual Suspects authors.  To find us, GO TO www.authorgraph.com/authors/ then type:
Toni Anderson  toniannanderson  / Anne Marie Becker annemariebecker
Wynter Daniels WynterDaniels  / Marcelle Dubé  MarcelleDube
Rita Henuber  ritahenuber  / Kathy Ivan  KathyIvan
Cynthia Justlin  CynthiaJustlin / Clare London  clare_london
Maureen Miller  MaureenAMiller  / Julie Moffett  JMoffettAuthor
Wendy Soliman  wendyswriter  / Carol Stephenson  CStephensonFL
Shirley Wells  Shirley_Wells  / Julie Wachowski   JulieWachowski
Josh Lanyon  JoshLanyon  / Shelley Munro  ShelleyMunro
Angela Henry  MystNoir



     

    5 comments:

    Rita said...

    Thanks Evan the upgrades are fantastic.

    Shirley Wells said...

    As Rita said, these upgrades really are fantastic. Thanks, Evan.

    Great post, Clare!

    Maureen A. Miller said...

    Great work, Evan. You are a groundbreaker!

    Marcelle Dubé said...

    This is such a cool project! Thanks Evan for making it possible, and thanks Clare for sharing.

    Wendy Soliman said...

    I'm going right off to upload the widget to my blog. I'd forgotten to do it. Thanks for the reminder.

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