Oregon Writers Fair
10 am - 6 pm
Adult and Teen Challenge
31700 Fayetteville Dr.
Unfortunately my giving personality won't allow me to do something so easy. Oh no! I have to make labels with my books and promo for water bottles. I made the labels in Publisher, then made them a JPG and added them to a word page. Using a paper cutter, I cut them in strips and used clear package tape to adhere the labels to the bottles. I just have to make sure the bottles don't set in water and they should hold up. I'll see if I can find a short, aluminum looking tub to put them in on my table.
Another promo item I've made before is a small booklet with the first chapter of each of my mystery books.
I used publisher to make two booklets per page. That gets more items for a better price. There are the chapters, a cover and back cover with information about the mystery series, my website and Windtree Press. I sent the pdf of the booklet to Staples. They printed, cut the pages in half, stapled, and folded the booklets. All I had to do was sign them, put them in a clear envelope along with bookmarks and a caramel(Shandra Higheagle's favorite flavor).
I also made signs to put on my book displays and signs with prices. I have a banner with my website header, table cloth, bookmarks, and extra candy.
Yes, I can't just walk into a signing with books and a pen. I have to make sure everyone who stops by my table goes away with something that has my website on it whether they buy a book or not. The back of my Volkswagon Sportwagon is full! Now to find room for my clothes!
Do you like to get freebies at book signings?