In 3 previous posts about ebook signing, I covered Kindlegraph (an easy to use, minimalist service only for the Kindle), Autography (a fully customizable service for all devices that requires reader to purchase the ebook from designated vendor), and iDoLVine (a service focused on internet events and social media).
Today I’ll point out that all of these efforts may be transitory at best. The simplest solution to how to sign an ebook is to pick up a stylus and directly sign the screen of the reader’s device. Impossible with today’s Kindle (which does not have a touch-sensitive screen) but now reported (here too) to be available on the new LCD Nook Color. I hear you can also do this on the Sony Reader (but the eInk screen is kind of slow).
In another twist, at least one ebook fan (The Digital Reader) says he doesn’t want signed ebooks. He’d prefer a collection of digital autographs.
That’s why I’d much rather have a collection of signatures in an album of some kind. I could set the album to be my screen savers, or just show them off when ever I get a chance.
The author of this post goes on to say that there are plenty of autograph apps out there already. Maybe the market for a dedicated ebook signing service doesn’t exist.