Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I've gone over completely to the dark side...
It's bad that I think this is cool.
I'm one of those readers who occasionally has authors sign the back of her Kindle. (Among other things--but that's a post for a different day.) As long as you use a Sharpie and keep your Kindle in a cover, the signatures are fine. No, my problem is that Amazon keeps replacing my Kindle. I've had like five or six of them. Every time I have the slightest issue or complaint (i.e. my battery needs to be changed), they just send me a new machine. Their customer service is excellent, but James Rollins has signed the back of at least three Kindles, and it's time to do it again. Actually, it's basically like getting the latest novel signed at each book tour.
Now I totally want digital signatures in my ebooks. When did I become this person?
P.S.: Yay me! My first multi-media blog post!
UPDATE 3/9/2011: Author Boyd Morrison writes in to remind me that we had dinner with TJ Waters, the author/inventor in the story above in New York last summer. D'oh! That's why he looks so familiar. (In my defense, there were, like, eight of us, and I already knew everybody else at the table. Plus, I was sitting next to Graham Brown and, well, have you seen him?) As it happens, TJ is a lovely dining companion. I am totally buying TJ's novel Secret Signs, just so that he can sign it! Actually, the novel sounds kind of awesome, but it's not available on Kindle. What's up with that, TJ?