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Get your Kindle books autographed!

Thanks to the very cool site at Kindlegraph, you can now request autographs, complete with personal messages, for your Kindle ebooks from your favourite authors. The catch is that the author has to have registered with the Kindlegraph site and set up their own page, like I have here. The other catch is that it only works for Kindle ebooks, not epub or any other format.

You simply go to the author's Kindle graph page, click on the "Request Kindlegraph" button below the book that you want autographed, and follow the instructions. You'll receive a separate ebook file, which will contain just the cover of the ebook, under which will appear a personalized message from the author to you, and their electronic signature. It would be ideal to have it inserted into the original ebook, but this is still a very neat and simple little service, and I hope that they'll expand it to other ebook formats in the future.

So if you or someone you know has any of my ebooks on the Kindle, check out my Kindlegraph page and request a personalized autograph. Or if you're looking for a unique Christmas gift, buy one of my ebooks for the Kindle to give as a present for a friend or family member, and get it autographed and personalized for them.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Special Kindle pricing offer for CHIMERASCOPE

For a limited time, the Kindle version of my latest collection, CHIMERASCOPE (ChiZine Publications), is available at a special price of $2.99 on Amazon.com and £1.71 on Amazon.uk, a 50% savings from the prior Kindle price. And, as with all CZP ebooks, these are DRM-free. So why the drop? It's an experiment, quite frankly. I follow the ebook trends closely, and the one thing that I'm convinced of is that no one in the industry has yet to figure out, to cite an Economics 101 term, the elasticity of demand for ebooks yet. Meaning that no one knows the sweet spot for pricing ebooks. I believe that, unless you're a household name author, the key to driving ebook sales for your work right now is to keep the unit price low. Dropping the price on anything will increase sales. That's a given. But will that increase in unit sales offset the per unit price drop? If this 50% price cut increases ebook copies sold by more than 50%, then this was a smart thing to do. If the increase in ebooks sold is less than 50%, then...well, not so smart.

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