Giving Books for the Holidays? Make It Extra Special With An Authorgraph Signature

If you plan to buy books as gifts this holiday season, how would you like to add a special touch for your gift recipient – a personalized message from the author? If that idea appeals to you, than I’ve got good news – there is a free, easy service that will connect you with authors and will allow you to make an autograph request either for yourself or on behalf of a gift recipient.

It’s called Authorgraph, and it’s a service that can be used no matter what the book format, regardless of whether it’s print, e-book, or audio. If it’s an e-book, it doesn’t matter whether you have a Kindle, Nook, Sony, or some other type of e-reader. This web site was founded by Evan Jacobs as a way to connect authors and readers.

The only requirement is that the author must have signed up as an Authorgraph author. You can browse the vast selection of over 5,000 authors and 20,000 books, and to make it even easier for you, I’m inviting some of my author colleagues to post in the comments below with their Authorgraph links and their genres. Keep coming back as I suspect that we’ll be getting a lot of comments from authors. You can find my Authorgraph page here:

Get a free Authorgraph from Stacy Juba

You can request autographs for my adult mystery/romantic suspense novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim; my young adult family hockey novel Face-Off; my young adult paranormal thriller Dark Before Dawn; my Young Ladies of Mystery Boxed Set; and my children’s picture books, The Flag Keeper and the Teddy Bear Town Children’s Bundle. A signed note from the author is a nice touch to any book gift, whether it’s for an adult, a teen or tween, or a child.

Here’s how you can get Authorgraphs:
1. Sign up at the site with an email address and password.

2. Choose which authors you would to like make requests of. You can search for a specific author and see if he/she is signed up as a participating author, or you can browse alphabetically. If you click on an author’s name, you’ll see their book covers and buttons that allow you to Request an Authorgraph for particular titles.

3. Many people like to collect Authorgraphs for their own books, but if it’s for a gift, that’s fine also. In the comment you leave for the author, just let the author know who you would like the inscription made out to if it’s for a gift…i.e. Could you make this out to my 12-year-old nephew Jeremy. Thanks!

4. Once the author completes the Authorgraph, you will receive email links to download a PDF version (viewable in applications like iBooks) or an AZW version (viewable in all Kindle apps on iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, etc.) of their Authorgraph. The Authorgraph is a separate document, which allows a reader to create a “collection” where he/she can keep all of their Authorgraphs together. You can read the full details about this service here.

If you’d like a paper copy, simply print it out and slip it inside the book. If you’d like it there permanently, then you can use a glue stick or tape to affix it inside the book. If it’s for an e-book or audio book download, then you can print out all your Authorgraphs and collect them in a folder, or just save them electronically. If you’re collecting inscriptions for a gift, you can either print them out or email the links to the recipient. If a reader uses Amazon’s Personal Document Service to receive the Authorgraph on his/her Kindle, then Amazon may charge a small delivery fee.

Interested in requesting an Authorgraph, but you’re not sure which authors to start with? Then bookmark this post and keep coming back in December. Authors, if you’re on Authorgraph, please leave us your Authorgraph link and a brief overview of your genres. Please tweet and share the post so that we can reach more readers who might be interested in this service during the holiday season. Readers, if you follow the link, you’ll see the book covers and Amazon links for each of their books.

Authors, if you’re not signed up for Authorgraph, here’s how you can add your books. It’s quick and easy, and can be used for books with an Amazon ASIN. Wishing you all a happy holiday season filled with lots of books!

About Stacy Juba

Stacy Juba writes mysteries, chick lit and contemporary fiction about Characters at a Crossroads for adults, teens and children. She is also an affordable freelance editor known for doing extensive editing on hard copies of her clients' manuscripts. Subscribe to her newsletter and/or follow her blog for freebies, resources and to discover new books.

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  1. Authors, here is a sample of how to leave your information:

    Stacy Juba:
    Adult Mystery/Romantic Suspense
    Young Adult Paranormal
    Young Adult/Middle Grade Sports Fiction
    Children’s Picture Books

  2. Historical Romance

    Master Of Paradise

  3. Sophia Knightly

    Contemporary Romantic Suspense
    Contemporary Romantic Comedy
    Chick Lit

  4. Kathy Ivan says:

    Kathy Ivan

    Second Chances/paranormal romance

    Desperate Choices/romantic suspense with paranormal elements

  5. Elaine Raco Chase

    contemporary romantic

    erotic romantic comedies

  6. Karen Fenech

    Romantic Suspense – Contemporary

    Romantic Suspense – Historical

    Mystery Suspense

  7. Michele Drier
    traditional mysteries
    Kandesky Vampire Chronicles, paranormal romance

  8. Maria Savva

    Drama, novels & short stories, mystery, paranormal, contemporary fiction, psychological thriller, romance

  9. Thanks so much for this, Stacy!

    Cheryl Rainfield

    Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy/Suspense
    Young Adult Realistic Suspense/Thriller

  10. Great Idea Stacy! Thanks.

    Rose Anderson
    Erotic Romance – historical, paranormal, contemporary

  11. L. j. Charles

    Romantic mystery with a touch of the paranormal – YA (Lifethread & Creation)

  12. Thanks Stacy!

    Denise Jaden

    YA Contemporary Fiction
    Non-Fiction Writing Instruction

  13. Marie-Nicole Ryan

    Romantic Suspense
    Erotic Historical Western Romance

  14. Jessica E. Subject

    Contemporary Romance
    Science Fiction Romance
    Erotic Romance
    New Adult

  15. Tracy Krauss
    Romantic suspense; contemporary romance;
    Comedy stage plays

  16. Michael Radcliffe



  17. I’m there, too!

    mysteries, novels & short stories; horror short stories

    Thanks, Stacy!

  18. Cozy mysteries. The Kelly O’Connell Mysteries. Also western historical romance.

  19. Scottish historical
    Romantic Suspense

  20. Romantic suspense
    Romantic/erotic sci-fi
    Paranormal romance

  21. Edith Maxwell (writing as Tace Baker)

    Traditional mystery
    Cozy mystery

  22. Chris Redding
    Romantic suspense

  23. Meredith Bond

    Paranormal Romance
    Magic In The Storm
    In A Beginning in Tales From The Mist
    Chapter One: A fast, fun way to write fiction

  24. Thanks for doing this, Stacey.

    PJ Sharon

    Heaven Is For Heroes
    On Thin Ice
    Savage Cinderella
    Waning Moon

  25. Ash Krafton

    Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1)

    soon to be joined by book two!

    Urban Fantasy

    Paranormal/ Romantic Elements

  26. C.E. Kilgore
    Ghost in the Machine
    Science Fiction – Romance / Space Opera

  27. Alex Albrinck
    A Question of Will (The Aliomenti Saga – Book 1)
    Science Fiction High Tech
    Science Fiction Series

  28. Women’s Fiction
    Contemporary Romance

  29. Danielle Kazemi

    Young Adult Paranormal/Paranormal Romance

  30. Cliff Ball

    Christian Speculative Fiction – End Times
    Science Fiction – Alternate History
    Science Fiction – Time Travel
    Western Short Story
    Political Thriller

  31. J. A. Huss
    Science Fiction – Cloning/cyberpunk
    Dark Urban Fantasy
    Near-future Dystopian
    New Adult

  32. Romantic suspense
    Contemporary romance
    Chick Lit

  33. This is my authorgraph link:

  34. Donna Fletcher Crow, author of:

    Epics of British History
    Clerical Mysteries
    Victorian True-Crime
    Romantic Suspense

  35. Mystery, Suspense, and Thrillers

  36. Shar Dimick says:
  37. I have six books available: All are western historical romance

    Montana Promises
    Montana Dreams
    Montana Destiny
    Dream Walker
    Images In Scarlet
    Angel’s Gold

  38. I have…I don’t even know how many available, both traditionally published and backlist published.

    paranormal romance
    romantic suspense

  39. Cindy Procter-King

    Contemporary romantic comedy novels and short stories.

    Small-town contemporary romance.



  40. Ripped-from-the-headlines thrillers
    Women’s fiction
    Young adult paranormal
    How-to for fiction writers

  41. Jill James

    contemporary and paranormal romance

  42. Small town suspense:: Sweet Tea and Secrets, Out of Focus
    Young Adult Suspense:: inkBlot

    Hugs and happy reading~

  43. science fiction, mystery, historical fiction – all in one novel – The Silk Code

    “As a genre-bending blend of police procedural and science fiction, The Silk Code delivers on its promises.” — The New York Times Book Review

  44. Peg Herring

    Mystery/suspense: New in November: KILLING SILENCE
    Paranormal mystery
    Historical mystery

  45. Terry Odell

    Romantic Suspense

  46. Contemporary and historical fiction, as well as a couple of memoirs.

  47. Kris Bock
    Romantic Suspense

  48. Lesley A. Diehl
    Cozy and traditional mysteries

  49. Lynn Cahoon

    Contemporary romance
    Paranormal romance

  50. Peggy L Henderson

    Time Travel Romance

    Historical Romance

    Historical Western Romance

  51. Vala Kaye says:

    Vala Kaye:

    Young Adult Paranormal
    Middle Grade/Young Adult Sci-fi
    Adult Paranormal Romance

  52. Victoria Champion

    Dark Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

  53. Suzanne Adair

    Historical mysteries and thrillers

  54. Estelle Ryan:
    Mystery, Crime, Suspense

  55. Claudia Lefeve

    YA Sci-Fi (Paranormal) – Travelers Series

  56. Chrystalla Thoma says:
  57. Science fiction (dystopian) and fantasy/YA

  58. Thanks, Stacy!

    Glen Krisch
    horror, fantasy, science fiction

  59. If you love political and espionage thrillers, check out my Amazon bestsellers:

    Political/Espionage Thrillers

  60. Lynn Franklin

    light mystery/traditional mystery/mystery series

  61. Carol Preflatish says:
  62. Saul W. Tanpepper
    Speculative Fiction for Young Adults and older
    Horror (paranormal, psychological, splatterpunk)
    Science Fiction (high-tech horror, biopunk, cyberpunk)

  63. Gabriel Beyers

    Dark Fantasy
    Paranormal Thriller

  64. Thanks Stacy!

    Susan Kaye Quinn:
    Young Adult Science Fiction
    Young Adult Romance