Kindlegraph – How It Works

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?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Kindlegraph – How It Works

  1. Evan Jacobs

    August 2, 2011 at 12:05pm

    Hi! I’m the creator of Kindlegraph.

    Thanks for signing up for the service and for writing about it on your blog. Yes, I’m definitely working on the things that made you sad about the experience because I’d love for Kindlegraph to be a wonderful experience for both authors and readers.

    Stay tuned!

    Evan Jacobs, Founder

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  2. Lindsay B

    August 3, 2011 at 12:50am

    Hm, not perfect, but it sounds like a fun idea. Though…for the record, there *are* no fonts that approximate my chicken scratches. 😉

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      Marian Allen

      August 3, 2011 at 7:05am

      Heh! I kind of think of it as a feature, not a bug. Can’t be forged, if it isn’t my real signature. (Why, yes, I do write crime fiction sometimes, why do you ask?)

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