Thousands of readers, authors and book industry professionals will soon descend on New York for Book Expo America. A few hundred authors will be available to meet readers and sign their books in the designated Autographing Area and several hundred more can be found at various times in the booths of their publishers.
But what about the independent authors? And what are authors supposed to do for their digital readers? The answer is Authorgraph Live!
Authors who are attending BEA now have the ability to use a special version of Authorgraph Live! which includes a unique BEA stamp to commemorate the event. View an example.
Taking advantage of this feature is easy. Open the browser on your touchscreen device (e.g. iPad) and navigate to Authorgraph Live!. Choose the book you'd like to Authorgraph, enter a reader's name and email address, and fulfill the Authorgraph as usual. Within seconds, your reader will receive an email with the link to her commemorative BEA Authorgraph. She'll be able to view her Authorgraph on her reading device and then share it with her friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
Using Authorgraph Live!, authors now have a fun and unique way to interact with their digital readers and readers can take home lovely mementos from the interactions with their favorite authors without having to lug a heavy bag full of books. Everyone wins!
Here is the list of authors that are attending BEA 2013 and can sign live Authorgraphs.