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Subject: Article: Does it make sense to autograph ebooks?
Date Posted: 5/20/2011 3:27 PM ET
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Does it make sense to autograph ebooks?

Date Posted: 5/22/2011 11:33 AM ET
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Well, it wouldn't make sense for me, but then again I don't think collecting signatures makes much sense. Never got into it.

Ebook autographing has been done by a few authors. People seemed to enjoy it. There's no resale value on ebooks, so I assume they wouldn't go to the trouble unless it was something they wanted.

So it must make sense to somebody! Lol

Date Posted: 5/22/2011 1:19 PM ET
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I saw an author ebook signing event the other day.  How does that even work?

Date Posted: 5/22/2011 1:39 PM ET
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Good Question Mel!

Date Posted: 5/22/2011 3:08 PM ET
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There's an example Here.

And Here.

Nook Color to Let Authors Autograph E-Books

Date Posted: 5/23/2011 12:59 PM ET
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I guess if somebody just wanted to feel a personal touch from the author, it makes sense.  But a lot of people collect autographs to sell the merchandise later, so it wouldn't really make much sense.  You can't resell an e-text (not yet, at any rate).

Date Posted: 5/23/2011 1:07 PM ET
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From one of Cindy's links:

"Authors will need to put their Sharpies down, and instead use a stylus to sign a book directly on the Nook Color's touchscreen, and the e-reader will store the signature on that digital copy of the book. Presumably, the signature would be visible to anyone who reads it, even friends who borrow the book on the Nook platform, essentially converting bragging rights to digital form."

Interesting.  I've never really been interested in author signings, but those who are, this would help keep that one on one contact.