I thought I'd share a blog post I found. It's written by author Marja McGraw. It'll probably be interesting to those of you who are out actively trying to promote your books.
In this particular post: http://blog.marjamcgraw.com/2012/11/05/promote-and-create-with-abandon.aspx she talks about what she did at a recent vendor event. Plus, she provides pictures.
She has some interesting promotional ideas.
She makes her own bookmarks, including one with magnets so that it attaches to the page.
She has business/thank you cards designed specifically for her to leave on tables at restaurants or store counters.
She makes her own posters, as well as a heavy cardboard tri-fold corkboard signboard.
She has bags for sold books with stickers that she created.
She even made her own book trailers.
So things that you think will cost a fortune may be within your ability to do yourself.
Check out the post and see if there are ideas that you could do for your books and promotion.
5 weeks ago