After Rise To Fall was published, I designed a flyer and had a ton of them printed by VistaPrint. I handed out some of them but my social anxiety got the better of me and I didn’t end up handing out more than a quarter of them. The rest are still in the box catching dust and will probably stay there forever until I finally get the gumption to throw them away. -.-
Since finishing Ashes Remain and having beautiful new covers made for the trilogy, I’m revisiting the idea of creating some promotional materials to hand out.
One day I would like to order a bulk lot of my books and set up a table at the nearby farmer’s market as a sort of test run before I take the leap and approach some local book shops. Not only can I put the bookmarks inside the books I’m selling, but I thought it would be good to have some cute bits and pieces to hand out to people who stop by my table to have a look but don’t necessarily want to buy any books that day.
I designed a couple of bookmarks and settled on the one pictured to the left. It’s simple and to the point, it shows the covers of the trilogy in a fun way and displays my online details clearly should anyone want to know more about the books. The other one I designed seemed a bit too busy and cluttered with information and imagery. This one is just right (IMO).
I’m still thinking of what else I can make. So far bookmarks are all I can think of. 😛 If you have any recommendations, I’m all ears. Do you think the bookmark design is too plain? If so, what do you think I should add to it? Should I do a bookmark focussed on each book as well as a bookmark advertising the whole trilogy or is that overkill?
PS. Two posts in one day! Absolutely incredible. 😛 I don’t promise another post until nearer the 28th, but I do think I’m getting better at this blogging thing, slowly but surely.