I read about Kindlegraph on Carol Preflatish’s site and I hustled my little electrons right over and signed up my books. It isn’t perfect, but it’s new and it’s shiny, so I am THERE. Two sad things about it–no, three:
- Sad Thing #1: You have to have a Twitter account to use it. I have one, but not everybody does.
- Sad Thing #2: You can’t really sign. You have to use pre-loaded fonts, choosing the one that most closely approximates your handwriting. This will improve in time, though.
- Sad Thing #3: The autographed book cover is not incorporated into the book, but is a separate PDF document.
Still, it’s a start. TGDaily says the Nook is about to leapfrog that with an Autograph feature that will let authors sign in person using a stylus. That’s points for Nook for being more personal and points for Kindlegraph for letting people get some personalization even at long distances.
Meanwhile, I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies on the subject of dill weed.
WRITING PROMPT: Write a scene in which a person meets a favorite author and wants an autograph. Is the author welcoming or forbidding? Is the fan irritating, ingratiating, charming, pitiful? Is the scene funny or sad or both at once?