I signed up for authorgraph a while back but never got a hit on it until I finally added all the books. Now I’m getting a few requests. YEAH! 🙂
If you don’t know what authorgraph is, it’s a website where you can request electronic signatures from your favorite authors. The good: for an author, it’s a way to sign an ebook for a reader who requests it. With its customized inscription, you can say what you want, to make it more personal for the reader. And for a reader, you don’t have to purchase a paperback that you might not read, just to get something an author can sign.
The bad: you CAN sign your own name, but honestly, unless you have a pen tool, the mouse is only going to serve in making a horrible looking, scratchy mess. There is a handwriting type font for a standard signature, but there is no customization to that, so EVERYONE gets the same font with their signature, which takes away the personal feel to it. I noticed this when I signed up over a year ago and was disappointed to find that they had not added more handwriting-looking font choices, so that, at least, each author could pick what they liked or what most resembled their style. And I’m also a little disappointed that there is no way to upload a signature file, like a jpg. That way, I could create my own signature in the font i like and upload it. Maybe that will change in the future.
Still, I like the fact that you can get your ebook personalized. The file (with your authorgraph) shows up in a pdf file that I think can be downloaded. Does it show up on your actual ebook (as on a Kindle or Nook reader)? I don’t know for sure. But, if you want my autograph (or other authors), check out authorgraph and make a request, I’ll be more than happy to sign it for you! 🙂
Have a great day!