In Nell’s Opinion – Autographs

What do you think of autographs?  Autographed books, specifically.  Would you or have you stood in line for an author’s autograph?  Was it worth it?

IMG_0656I have been caught standing in line for an autograph.  I bought three books from the same author and had her sign them all.  I’m not exactly sure why I had her sign them all.  One signature should have been sufficient.  Besides, I couldn’t read her signature anyway.  I think the thrill came because I actually got to meet her face to face and even though she asked generic questions, I got to talk to her.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I think it’s fun to meet authors.  It’s not like I stalk them or anything. Really, I don’t.  The last author I asked for an autograph never asked my name and all I said was “hi”.  I know, riveting conversation, right?  Well, if you hadn’t guessed by now, I’m somewhat an introvert.  If you are an author and if I’m standing in your line then more likely than not will you totally miss me.  I’ll be in and out like The Shadow.  I like writing, hence I can write this blog and communicate by email, but I truly dislike making small talk.  Ug.  If you are of the same mind, have I got a deal for you.

Charish AuthorgraphHave any of you out there in cyberspace ever heard of Authorgraphs? It’s a way to digitally get your favorite author’s autograph. The concept isn’t like autographing your e-book, but it does give you notification that the Authorgraph is ready and you can send it directly to your Kindle to pair with the e-book in a collection you’ve created on your Kindle. I think this is just fun.

I occasionally get fan girlish over small things – okay, I get fan girlish over anything that deals with my favorite authors- so I requested a couple of Authorgraphs. I haven’t received all of them yet because the author themselves have to push the button to get it to me, but I’m excited nonetheless. I didn’t have to stand in line with a bunch of people. I didn’t have to buy tickets. I didn’t have to travel to a different city. I sat on my fairly well padded butt and scrolled through the lists of authors that have signed up for this opportunity to give us readers a thrill.

I just had to tell you all about it because if one other person is excited besides me, that’s all I really I need!

List of SOME of my authors that I requested autographs from:

Stephen Blackmoore                                               Amy Corwin
Lauren Dane                                                           Tina Folsom
James A. Hunter                                                      Faith Hunter
Darynda Jones                                                        Terry Maggert

One author commented to me “Why on earth would you want my autograph?” I told him that when he became rich and famous I would bring the authorgraph from now and have him re-sign it THEN. He just chuckled and told me that he appreciated my support.

About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

Posted on September 21, 2015, in Book Chat. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I have done so once, with Ilona Andrews this past August. It was frankly amazing. But she and her husband are very social and personable, and we met at a bar before hand so we could really talk. I am massively an introvert, and even I felt comfortable enough to talk to them without dying.

    The authorgraphs thing is fascinating though.

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  2. I have not heard about authorgraphs but that totally sounds like a cool concept I can get behind. Of course, nothing beats actually showing up to meet an author to get a book hand signed, but honestly there are so few author events near me.

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  3. Nervous Nell Justice

    I know! I say that I’d rather stay home and sit in my chair, but it is really exciting to see all the pomp and circumstance involved with an author event.

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