Creative Ways to Distribute Promotional Bookmarks

Short and sweet tips for authors on how to promote their books with a low budget.
 
June 2, 2014

bookmarksWe just got our bookmarks for Mystical Emona. Splendid image. Great quotes.
Now what? How can we get them to the people we’d like to reach and promote our book?
I was talking to my daughter. She’s a bookworm. She gave me some good ideas. Here are a few I’d like to share:

1.       Check for events at a local bookstore. If they have one in your genre, go there and hand out your bookmarks. These are the people who may like your book.

2.        Check local libraries to see if you can drop some of your wonderful bookmarks off there.

3.       Don’t forget the second-hand bookstores. A lot of readers go there looking for bargains.

4.       Gift Books – Give a copy of your book to friends and family members who like books. Put some of your bookmarks inside the book.

5.       Leave some on a commuter rail station. A lot of people like to read on their way to their job and may be looking for a good book.

Please share your ideas. How and where you are distributing your bookmarks?

Bookmarks–Old School but a good tool to market your books

May 11, 2014

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Children’s Books: Many schools host book fairs during the school year. If your local school is anything like mine, these fairs draw large crowds. This got me thinking about a simple, inexpensive, yet effective marketing idea. Create fun, interesting bookmarks that include your website and book information. Give them as gifts to the schools to use during the book fairs. Want to take it up a notch? Put together bags with your books for the teachers or donate some of your book to the school library. While you’re at it, drop off your awesome new bookmarks to the local library. They’ll love it.

Adults Books: Create fun, interesting bookmarks, then drop off a bunch of your awesome new bookmarks to the local library. Have fun and take advantage of this inexpensive marketing tool. Your readers are not only online, but they’re going to get books from the library. Please share your tips. We would love to hear from you.
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