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Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books to offer physical e-book vouchers
February 27, 2013 | 3:27 pm

Atria Books e-book vouchersWe've reported a number of times over the years about small start-ups that are attempting to solve the quandary of the author autograph in the digital age. A reader attending an in-person author appearance and hoping to walk away with a signed book, for instance, is clearly out of luck if she happens to only own the electronic version of the writer's book. And so companies like Autography and Kindlegraph have devised some pretty unique solutions. But autograph collecting is an obscure hobby. Aside from the novelty aspect, it's not likely to interest many of us. A company known as Impact Mobile, however, recently teamed up...

First ebook autographing at Mystery Con
September 28, 2011 | 9:48 am

Images From [e-reads]: Remember Autography, the e-book signing technology we wrote about last spring? (See Autograph E-Books in Your Bathrobe) We’ve been waiting for the first practical demo. It finally happened last week. E-book publisher Open Road hosted an autographing – we think that’s the word for the process developed by the company’s co-founders T.J. Waters and Robert Barrett. We hesitate because we’re still grounded in pens on paper.  Hell, we’re still grounded in places, the brick and mortar locations where autographing sessions used to be held. The Open Road session was conducted in a place (Bouchercon Mystery Conference, in St...

Barnes & Noble to add autograph function to Nook
April 27, 2011 | 10:35 pm

A couple of weeks ago I covered Autography, a prototype system for autographing digital books involving an iPad 2. Now Barnes & Noble is about to release an upgrade to the Nook reader that will allow Nook owners to have authors sign their e-books using a stylus. (Presumably via the touch-sensitive color LCD screen portion of the reader.) Interestingly, eReader (which Barnes & Noble bought) long allowed authors to do something similar using an Easter Egg function of the Palm PDA reader client. I wonder if that’s what gave B&N the idea? At any rate, for Nook owners...

Autography will let authors sign e-books with photographs
April 14, 2011 | 11:48 pm

autography-frontOne of the important differences between e-books and paper books is that it’s a lot easier to autograph paper books. However, that’s in the process of changing. The New York Times has an article about Autography, the autographs-for-e-books system we mentioned in November and again in January. The system has been improved a touch since we last mentioned it, incorporating the on-board camera of the iPad 2. Autography involves using the iPad or an external camera to take a picture of the author along with the reader getting the autograph, then the author signs on the screen with...

You can now sign ebooks! What a great idea!
November 18, 2010 | 10:00 am

Screen shot 2010-11-18 at 8.59.35 AM.pngFrom the Autography website: Autography LLC is a media technology firm in St Petersburg, Florida with a patent-pending method for inserting an autograph or other salutation into an ebook. This personalization can take place at the time of purchase or any time afterwards, including after secondary (used) sales. Authors can give away signed sample chapters to introduce themselves to new readers who later purchase the full volume at their convenience. The now full copy ebook retains the author's salutation (replacing the sample chapters) without the need for Digital Rights Management (DRM) software. Autography provides a permanent archive of these salutations. In the event...

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