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Tools for Live Ebook Author Signings

by Miral Sattar •  June 25, 2013  •   Follow miralsattar

Published in Publishing Tips  •  2 comments

At almost every author event, the question that always comes up is “How do I do a signing for my digital book?” There are two nifty tools that I always recommend.

1. Autography

2. Authorgraph (formerly known as KindleGraph)

 

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Autography

I first met the guys behinds Autography at Book Expo America 2012 (BEA12). They demo’d their product for me and I immediately signed up my Crowdsourced Guide to NYC to enable author signings. Autography is neat because all you have to do is create your Autography application online and then download the app from the iBooks store. Once you upload your EPUB file and you can then use the app to take pictures with your fans and send them autographed versions of your books. The neat thing about Autography is that you can take a picture with the person, write them a message on your iPad and they then get sent a version of the ebook with a signed picture at the beginning of the book.

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Authorgraph

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Authograph is a neat tool that evolved from just being a tool for Kindle authors, and expanded into being able to be used for any eReading app you use. You can’t put in pictures, but you can sign digitally. You just ‘Request Authorgraph’ once you’ve setup your account and your readers can opt to get a customized message from you.

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Do you use Autography or Authorgraph? Or have recommendations for other tools? Share your thoughts with us below!

About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)