Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

Who says you can’t get your ebooks signed?

I tried an experiment at World Fantasy Con last weekend….

All you need to get an ebook signed is a Sharpie. I will continue doing this until there is no room left on the back. By then, it will probably be time for an upgrade.

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11 Comments

  1. I saw a few other people doing this as well, I believe I watched Elizabeth Bear sign one.

  2. That looks great! If you have a case for the Kindle, you’ll have more surface area for people to sign. Did your Kindle have all of these authors’ books loaded on it at the moment they signed it?

    • I have lots of short story collections on the Kindle, so when I didn’t have a novel by the author, I was covered by those.

  3. Heh. I got the actual ebook, not the device, signed – using the Note feature and the stylus on the Sony reader.

    Unfortunately I didn’t have many ebooks on it that weren’t owned by the library….

    • Nice! As a collector, I prefer the signatures to be in ink. Digital signatures are too easily copied and transferred. I can certainly see the advantage in sending ebook files off to be signed though.

  4. What a wonderful idea.

  5. I love it, though admittedly I’d be afraid to use mine afterward. 🙂

  6. Really great idea. I saw folks getting print outs signed, but this seems somehow more appropriate. Reminds me of those signed baseballs.

  7. LOL – awesome.

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