Awesomeness, is that a word? Well, it was for me because yesterday I received Moonlit Valley copies, Moo cards, and other fun stuff, all destined to spread the cheer. I have to say that it felt like Christmas. It is a great feeling to see the material form of what was once an idea, a dream, a passion. Now the hard part begins, which is to promote the book. I have to say that when I think about it, writing it was the easy part. Here is a bit of what I will be doing in the next few days.
- Spreading copies with joy.
Chanti is more than happy to help with the task.
Rack cards are a great way to spread the voice. They are perfect to give away, mail in a long envelope, distribute, and even serve as bookmarkers. You can give them to friends so they can pass them around as well. You can design these the way you want. I ordered mine through Vistaprint. I wrote a blurb in the back, and where to find the book, as well as a link to this blog. These are not expensive at all, by the way.
I ordered five of these pens out of curiosity, again through Vistaprint, and they are really nice; however, the purpose will be for giveaways, and I don’t think that the pens make a statement – the novel is that small purple spot in the middle of the pen, if you can see it. Ok, I was just curious, and these were not expensive either.
- Use Hubby as a novel prop/promo.
All I have to say is that I married the coolest guy in the planet, and he is happy to help me spread the cheer by wearing this t-shirt.
He survived the writing of this novel as well, so he is entitled to wear it. “Honey, no dinner tonight? I guess we are having Chapter 13, yummy.”
I will be wearing one as well, so he doesn’t think he is doing all the work. By the way, I got these through the same venue, and were $6 each (on sale) – totally doable, since I am on a budget.
- Must Moo Moonlit Valley and future novels.
I should dedicate an entire post to these mini cards from Moo because this is the first time I order them and I was impressed. I ordered the minimum – 100, and these were not expensive at all to create at 19.99 per 100. As I mentioned on an earlier post, you can do a lot with these – design to your little heart desires.
They came fast, in a cute little box, and even the envelope was cool.
Yay, they are here!
I like something about them – they are made from sustainable materials, and therefore, environmentally friendly.
The company gets the excitement (of the customer) as well, and it shows in the packaging.
The small letters read – How very exciting!
Will serve as a business card and promo card in one, despite the mini size, and you can create as many as 100 different designs. So if I wanted, I could have made the entire pack of 100 with a different design. But since I am promoting my books in the back, I used the back for images of the book. And yes, you will get a tiny peek-a-boo at future book covers.
Cute little box with tabs.
Here is a mini card, back and front showing – this one is for Moonlit Valley. The size is perfect for carrying them around in your pocket, I mean, anywhere.
This mini moo card is promoting my business and the novel.
The next picture will give you a better idea of the size of these moo cards.
Shown next to a penny.
So there you have it – a whole lot of awesomeness in one day! Hope you enjoy the post and got a few good ideas out of it. Oh, and remember to enter to win a copy of Moonlit Valley, like my Facebook page (at the right of the screen). Winners will be announced on this coming Monday.