I’d heard of ebook signing before, but I wasn’t quite sure how it worked or how I could do it myself. Then I found out about Authorgraph.
Authorgraph is a service where readers can request a digital autograph featuring the author’s book, a personalized message, and a hand-signed signature. This isn’t a copy of script, it’s actually the writer’s signature. It’s animated, and you can watch the signature being made on the page!
As you might have guessed (and judging by the title of the post) Nevermor (Book 1) is now on Authorgraph. My other books are not – not yet, anyway.
You might be wondering a few things about this, so let me address it further:
Is this actually a signing of my ebook copy? No, it’s not. It’s actually more like a digital card. It’s a separate document from the ebook which can be downloaded to your reading device. And looks something like this:
http://www.authorgraph.com/requests/6f39114c (This is not my signature, and the appearance of the writing is much smoother than this now. I think this is the old version of the program.)
Do you have to own the book before you can get an autograph? No, you don’t have to own the book at all. It’s a separate file to download.
Does it cost anything? Nope! Nothing at all!
Do you benefit from this, Lani? No, not really. Though, if people share their authorgraphs online through Twitter or other means, it will help draw attention to the book. This is mostly for you!
Okay, maybe I’ve covered the basics. Here is the link to my Author Page on Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/MissLenore
Just click the ‘Request Authorgraph’ button, and you’ll be on your way! You can even write me a message if you want. I’ll get to them as I’m able.
In other news, I haven’t been able to find much reason to post since my last update, though I wanted to. I just couldn’t quite find anything to mention. I don’t have any teaser material for Shadow Sun ready yet, I haven’t had time to finish any other books to review, and I haven’t yet decided what to do about early access. So, what you get instead is this.
Like I said, I’m not sure about the early access for Shadow Sun that I mentioned in my last post. When I took the poll, I only had 5 people respond, and only 4 positively. Not that this will keep me from doing it. In my opinion, 4 people isn’t bad. I couldn’t probably use the beta readers. I’ve been continuing my writing lately, but what I’ve put down is a bit rough, and certainly not ready to be looked at. That doesn’t mean I won’t have time for editing before the chapter would be released, so I’m not letting go of my early access idea.
I’ve decided to join Camp NaNo this month to see if I can make progress, and so far I’ve been doing pretty well. I intend to up my word count to 120k by the end of the month, and I’ve already increased it to 88k, so I’m feeling pretty good. It’s pretty rough, but it’s something to start with, and I can build on it later.
I did finish an outline of the chapters for Shadow Sun, and the length is looking pretty much like I expected. I think I have it currently planned for 36 ‘chapters’, a few of which are at the risk of being split once I actually write them because of them length of content. Then I have 5 titled sections that are not quite chapters, but are lengthy as well. Sooo counting those, I’ll have at least 40, if not a couple more. So, at that rate, I imagine the book will be at least as long as the others, which is what I was going for.
Hm, I think that’s all I have for now. I’m still going strong with the Nevermor trilogy, but I haven’t forgotten about my other books. I just don’t want to release those others until I have a chance to really edit them (aka, dig in and rip them apart. It’s a process.)
Anyway, once again, thank you to everyone who is following my blog and keeping up with all my news! I really appreciate you!