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Old 05-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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How do I get an ebook autographed?

I have a sizable library of non-fiction. On a few occasions, I have met the author and had my book autographed. I now buy eBooks; how can I get an eBook autographed? Or am I stuck with buying a hard copy to be signed?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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Buy an autograph book.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Get a photograph of the author shaking your hand and congratulating you on your purchase. Make it the book cover image.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
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Get a photograph of the author shaking your hand and congratulating you on your purchase. Make it the book cover image.
That is such a wonderful idea! Hope some day I will get to use it.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Well, one option is to have the author sign a body part with a sharpie, then go to a tattoo studio you trust and have the artist tattoo it in.

BookieJar has a way to produce signed ebooks as well, but I've never bothered to look into it. I'd rather sign a pbook, even if it is just a piece from Lulu.com or Createspace.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #7
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I stumbled across Kindlegraph the other day. It allows authors to 'sign' their ebooks. There aren't a ton of people on it right now but it's a fun idea
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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Independent bookstores usually host these author events for free. They make money off the books they sell during the event. The courteous thing to do is to buy a hard copy of the book and have the author sign that, even if you already own the ebook.

If it's a convention or something where you paid for entry, then I dunno. On my Sony you can make drawings/use handwriting, so you could do that.

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #9
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I think if you like the author enough to want to go meet him/her and get an autograph, you should just buy the pbook. It's nicer and helps support the store.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #10
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Wonder when and where the first virtual book signing will occur?
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:00 PM   #11
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I have an autograph book that I use when I happen to meet someone worth getting signatures from. I've gone to a couple of book signings and have bought the pbook, too.

Although, I never thought to take a picture and set it as the book cover. That's a great idea.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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Will? Future tense? Heh.

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #13
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Interesting, but I was thinking more in the sense that it would be from a distance inside an eBook. But not bad, not bad at all.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #14
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Interesting, but I was thinking more in the sense that it would be from a distance inside an eBook. But not bad, not bad at all.
Seems to be it pretty much eliminates the entire point of an autograph. And making it electronic eliminates the actual autograph, as well.

Says to me the author's attitude is "Well, I want you to feel I've done something special for you, without me having to actually do something special for you."

Add in a little more improvement in speech recognition, and the fan won't even know the author was asleep the entire signing (conducted by their computer).
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