Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First Big eBook Author Signing

On Saturday, September 17, author Jonathon King signed free copies of his Edgar Award-winning book and had photos taken with fans at Bouchercon 2011, the national mystery conference.

This is pretty big news for digital publishing. It was the first "national" eBook signing, and also gave a large audience a first-hand look at how the autographing technology works. Now when readers open their eBooks, they'll find a screen containing King's signature, and those who had pictures taken with the author will find them on this same screen. Readers can also "share" that photo via Facebook, Twitter, and other usual social media.

Look for more technologies like this to emerge at an increasing pace in a kind of "digital euphoria."

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