We Love Bookmarks: Reason #1

For the writer: It does everything a business card does, but better.

1) When you, the author, meet someone at random — whether at a booksigning, on a plane, in a store, or socially: “Oh, what do you write?” You want to be able to offer a leave-behind — something to reinforce to that person that they were interested in you, and look, here is your book. A business card doesn’t contain info about your latest book release (unless you are updating your business card that often, in which case, um, yeah — we want your business, for sure!)

2) A business card contains your personal information. And really, besides your website address, do you really want to give this random person any more info?

3) Handing a business card in this instance is inappropriate. This person is not a colleague — he/she is a potential reader. (Unless this person is a colleague, in which case you need a business card, too.)

We have lots of reasons bookmarks are good business. Stay tuned.

(And yes, we do design bookmarks. Thanks.)

2 thoughts on “We Love Bookmarks: Reason #1

  1. Last night at the Golden Apple Awards here in New York, I received a couple of bookmarks while just chatting and schmoozing with other authors. I like them because 1) I read multiple books at once, and need bookmarks to keep my places, and 2) They have the information I need to quickly find the books on Amazon or wherever. I like the postcard-size promos, too, if the artwork is inviting. The postcards for horror books give me the heebie-jeebies, but a passionate, romantic “cover” makes me want to read the book.

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