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Unotchit Inc. was incorporated on July 8, 2004 with a mandate to develop and patent a remote signing device coupled with a video conferencing system to enable celebrities to remotely interact with fans and sign books, CDs, and other memorabilia.
In 2006, Unotchit Inc. conceived and developed the LongPen™ Network to seamlessly link authors and other celebrities from their preferred location to a network of retail locations around the world. Additionally, the Network may be used to enhance special events allowing celebrities, from their home, office, or their hotel to interact and sign items for fans at any marquee location in the world.
For The Signer
Before the one-on-one signings with your fans, you can do a reading, speech, or Q&A that will appear in real time on a big screen via video conferencing at the event location, perhaps thousands of miles away.
This is captured by the system for downloads to websites, cell phones, iPods, and so on, depending upon what you and your publisher, agent, or producer decides is most useful. The more downloads, the more people will know that you have a new book, a new CD, a new film, or other product. This is why the LongPen™ is not just a long distance signing device, but an all-in-one marketing machine, helping to drive sales of whatever you are promoting.
Perform for the camera to make your event a real success. The energy you save by not traveling should go into that performance. For the autograph session itself, you sit in a chair with an electronic writing tablet on the table in front of you. This tablet shows an image of what you are signing at the event location. There is also a vertical screen at face level that shows the fan at the other end. You and your fan can be eye-to-eye and even have a chat if you like.
But the all-in-one marketing machine pumps up the volume even more, thanks to viral marketing. The fan can download their interaction with you for a fee, which goes to charity. The publicity and marketing revolution that the LongPen™ introduces means that people can share that download via email, websites, cell phones, and iPods, helping to sell both you and what you are promoting.
More than 40 authors have used the LongPen™ to sign books for fans all over the world. By foregoing air travel, these green-minded writers have saved the planet over 45 metric tonnes of carbon emissions.*
Some of the authors who have used this invention include, Dean Koontz, Alice Munro, Diana Gabaldon, Robert Kennedy Jr., Norman Mailer, and of course Margaret Atwood, to name a few.
For a full listing of these "green" authors, please visit http://www.longpen.com/lp-pioneers.html. For full details on this product go to http://www.longpen.com/index.html.
*All calculations are courtesy of www.offsetters.ca A Partner of Environment Canada
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