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Totally Fun for Monday

Part of this business of writing is promotion. Finding the right promo piece that will be different and yet far reaching. Something that isn’t going to take a pipeline of oil to finance, and in the bargain, will be easy to share with as many people as possible. Just call me brilliant because I think I may have put it together with the always talented help of Emily Cotler of Waxcreative and a few friends who wanted to test the waters of my grand experiment.

So I was surfing blogdom the other day (yes, when I should have been writing, shame on me) but there I was and I came upon this blog where she was highlighting these recipe cards her sister had designed for download. I thought they were great and so easy to have–just click and print and you have some really cute cards to use, plus they showcased the artist’s (Julianna Smith) work in a quick way that a potential client could have and hold. As I sat at my printer admiring these cards, something inside me clicked.

If you could do this with recipe cards, what about bookmarks? How would readers like to be able to have an instant bookmark? Then I thought it would be fun to make it so a reader could have several bookmarks at once, from a variety of authors–well, that’s the green part of me–I hate to waste paper. So why not have four bookmarks to a page all ready for a scissor toting reader? Great for sharing, tucking in that beach book, offering to a friend who you think should be reading Tempted by the Night or The Lost Duke of Wyndham.

As it happened, Emily was in town that week and we sketched out a template and ideas and then sent out invites to Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Laura Lee Guhrke to see if they wanted to try out this grand experiment and I am so pleased to say not only where they game, but it is ready for the test drive and I would like you all, my dedicated blog readers, to have the first shot at these and tell us how they work and what you like and don’t like about them. Just click on the image and you’ll have your very own pdf to print out.

Suggestions, applause or questions are very welcomed. In the meantime, download away.

10 comments to “Totally Fun for Monday”

  1. Helen
    May 19th, 2008 at 2:08 pm · Link

    How fantastic Elizabeth we have just had to get a new computer (the other one went bang) and I haven’t hooked the printer up yet as soon as I get that done I will be printing these out and thank you sooo much

    Have Fun

  2. Haven Rich
    May 19th, 2008 at 5:28 pm · Link

    These are great! I recommend printing on a heavier stock paper than typical white print paper. I just happen to have some (yes, I like creating my own greeting cards).

    They turned out beautifully!

    As a crafty type, I could also recommend printing them, use glue and put two of them together. It makes it stronger and you get a double sided bookmark *smile*.

    Great idea Elizabeth!

  3. Christina Arbini
    May 20th, 2008 at 7:16 am · Link

    Great idea, Elizabeth! πŸ™‚


  4. Elizabeth
    May 20th, 2008 at 7:27 am · Link

    Thanks! Please feel to let folks know about this, the point is to be able to send this far and wide. πŸ™‚

  5. Jamie
    May 20th, 2008 at 3:33 pm · Link

    I LOVE THESE!!! They are the perfect size for your book!

    I love making my own personalized bookmarks. I take favorite pictures or do a themed bookmark (like when I read Harry Potter) and these do the trick. Nice advertisement, too.

    What I like to do is to put clear packing tape around the bookmark and this way the bookmark stays nice and a bit stiff – perfect for keeping one’s place.

    Thanks for making these for us and while I know of Julia and Eloisa’s works, I have to find Laura Lee’s books, too. I am counting the days until Tempted By The Night comes out!

  6. Danielle
    May 22nd, 2008 at 4:03 am · Link

    Love the idea..love the bookmarks too.

  7. Keira Soleore
    May 22nd, 2008 at 8:28 pm · Link

    Posted to my Facebook… (Love it, love it, love it…ahem!)

  8. Helen
    May 22nd, 2008 at 8:52 pm · Link

    I finally got the printer going and they are beautiful Thank you soo much for them

    Have Fun

  9. Shelley Munro
    May 24th, 2008 at 5:07 pm · Link

    What a great idea! I use bookmarks all the time and these are great. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Mary Miller
    July 31st, 2008 at 9:15 pm · Link

    They are lovely and very useful πŸ™‚ thank you very much!


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