Kindlegraph is a free service that lets readers request an electronic “signature” and personalized inscription (known as a Kindlegraph) for their ebooks and then delivers the inscribed message directly to the reader’s Kindle device.
For authors, it’s an easy way to make a personal connection with readers who are otherwise lost in virtual space. Just go to kindlegraph.com and sign up.
After typing a personalized message, including a digital signature, the Kindlegraph is then sent directly to the reader’s Kindle—not an actual inscription in the ebook itself, but a PDF of the book’s cover with the signed inscription beneath. Readers can keep all of their collected Kindlegraphs in one area on their Kindles.
How to request an electronic signature:
- Log in to kindlegraph.com using your Twitter account.
- Search for the author.
- Select the book from the list.
- A request is sent to the author who logs in to the site to see her current requests and creates a personalized autograph.
Requesting, sending and receiving Kindlegraphs are free. However, if a reader uses Amazon’s Personal Document Service to receive the Kindlegraph on his/her Kindle then Amazon may charge a small delivery fee. You can see the example Kindlegraph I did for myself in the picture above.
How to receive a Kindlegraph:
1. Go to Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com (You’ll get a sign in prompt.)
2. Click the Manage Your Devices link (left-hand side of page underneath “Your Kindle Account”).
3. If you’ve forgotten your Kindle’s email address, you can find it here.
4. Click the Personal Document Settings link.
5. Click the “Add a new approved e-mail address” link under Approved Personal Document E-mail List and enter the email address given to you—e.g.,
6. Make sure your Kindle has wireless turned on.