KindleGraph originally launched in 2011 and is quickly becoming the online destination of source for authors and readers to connect. The unique service allows authors to digitally autograph an ebook and have it sent back to the original owner. This website really promotes an author’s works and gives them a wider exposure.
Evan Jacobs was the original creator of KindleGraph and had some experience with working at Amazon. He originally launched a solid platform for quick exchanges of ebooks and to connect authors and readers. This site has grown since it launched back in May of 2011. It now has over 15,000 ebooks listed in the system from 3,500 authors.
The essence of the website is heavily geared towards authors. You can have your books showcased on the main homepage and create book entries. You create a user profile and upload the ASIN number of your book. The system then directly taps into the Amazon ebook system to provide all of the information, including cover art. Users can then request your book to be signed and you can provide a custom signature. The signature is provided via an extra page to your book.
The signature service is the essence of what KindleGraph has to offer as service. The best aspect is that the entire autographing procedure is free, and there is no commissions involved. Users also do not necessarily need a Kindle e-Reader or the Fire, Kindlegraphs are viewable on a wide variety of platforms. Readers can simply enter a regular email address at the time of their request and they will receive an email with links to download a PDF version (viewable in applications like iBooks) or an AZW version (viewable in all Kindle apps on iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, etc.) of their Kindlegraph.
KindleGraph is a growing service and many authors are finding a greater exposure on the Twitter community. Often authors who try the service for the first time have nothing but glowing remarks of the ease of use. It also provides an expanded social media platform for more readers to follow their favorite author and interact with them. Currently only Twitter is used to make user accounts, so if you have never had one before, now is the time!
One of the other core benefits derives from the fact the entire service is free and has a huge drawing power. Often authors will have their book listed on the main website and may prompt users to check it out and make a purchase. Finally, KindleGraph provides more exposure via the website and may allow you to appear more frequently if readers try to Google your name or your particular writing genre.
Michael Kozlowski is the editor-in-chief at Good e-Reader and has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past fifteen years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.