Wearing your book *giggle* – no I didn’t mean that literally, as in on your head or similar. 😉 What I was referring to was wearing a piece of clothing, such as a t-shirt with your book cover on it for everyone to see and admire … and hopefully start talking to you about. I’ve mentioned them before, I know, but Vistaprint do good value t-shirts as well as baseball caps and hoodies and a few other items of clothing that you can personalise with your book and some info on the best place to buy it.
Where would you wear this piece of art? Here are some ideas:
- at a race (running or cycling, for everyone to see) – if you’re entering as a team, then the whole team gets to wear the item, of course, including the dog!
- if you’re running a book stall
- at a game or match
- basically anywhere where there are lots of people to see you “wear your book”
The idea is a mixture of being your own walking billboard combined with getting people talking. People enjoy meeting authors, and should you happen to have one of your books on you (and I recommend you do at all times) then you might even be able to sell it there and then and the person can get it signed. Everyone wins. 🙂
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- Stop traffic with your book (1001bookmarketingideas.wordpress.com)
- OutofPrintClothing.com (girlygirl.typepad.com)
You could let your car do some of your book marketing for you by getting a car door magnet with your book on it.It’s a bit like driving with your business card constantly on display.
Vistaprint do them at a very reasonable price and I’m sure a Google search will provide many other suitable suppliers. In the UK you can get one car door magnet (A4 size) for free if you’re happy with the designs they suggest or you can upload a picture and fully customise your magnet for £6.44 for one magnet. In the US I couldn’t find the free one, the price for a fully customisable magnet is $9.99 .
Not a lot of money in either case, considering this magnet will travel with you wherever you go, showing people your book cover in full colour and where you can buy it.
Keep the message simple, not a lot of text, just a web address ideally or the book shop you mainly want to send people to buy your book.
The magnet will be a talking point when you pick up friends or drop off kids at sports practice.
And if you’re not sure which side of the car the magnet to place on, simply get 2, one for each side. 🙂
PS: I’m not affiliated with Vistaprint, but they do have good offers that I thought I’d share here and I have used them in the past and would recommend them.