Part of this business of writing is promotion. Finding the right promo piece that will be different and yet far reaching. Something that isn’t going to take a pipeline of oil to finance, and in the bargain, will be easy to share with as many people as possible. Just call me brilliant because I think I may have put it together with the always talented help of Emily Cotler of Waxcreative and a few friends who wanted to test the waters of my grand experiment.
So I was surfing blogdom the other day (yes, when I should have been writing, shame on me) but there I was and I came upon this blog where she was highlighting these recipe cards her sister had designed for download. I thought they were great and so easy to have–just click and print and you have some really cute cards to use, plus they showcased the artist’s (Julianna Smith) work in a quick way that a potential client could have and hold. As I sat at my printer admiring these cards, something inside me clicked.
If you could do this with recipe cards, what about bookmarks? How would readers like to be able to have an instant bookmark? Then I thought it would be fun to make it so a reader could have several bookmarks at once, from a variety of authors–well, that’s the green part of me–I hate to waste paper. So why not have four bookmarks to a page all ready for a scissor toting reader? Great for sharing, tucking in that beach book, offering to a friend who you think should be reading Tempted by the Night or The Lost Duke of Wyndham.
As it happened, Emily was in town that week and we sketched out a template and ideas and then sent out invites to Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Laura Lee Guhrke to see if they wanted to try out this grand experiment and I am so pleased to say not only where they game, but it is ready for the test drive and I would like you all, my dedicated blog readers, to have the first shot at these and tell us how they work and what you like and don’t like about them. Just click on the image and you’ll have your very own pdf to print out.