Saturday, 2 March 2013

Marketing off to a Flyer Start!


When it comes to marketing it seems never ending on what to have to interest people to buy your books. In the past I’ve had book marks printed, but the size limits how much information can be shared. This week I took the plunge and ordered flyers and a poster. The flyers are B5, folded with each page showing one of the three books with its blurb, whilst including that the books are all available in paperback and Kindle. My web site is there too for readers to find out more about me, my books and my future writings.


I will be using the poster and flyers at book signings and if readers feel uncomfortable about buying from a signing, they can take a flyer, read what my books are about in their own time and hopefully they will then order a copy in paperback or Kindle.

Today, I’ve been able to leave a few flyers in shops where tourists are plentiful. My mission for the coming months is to spend more time marketing on a personal level, talking to readers and answering any questions they might have.

I’ll report in from time to time on how everything is going.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by and let’s catch up again soon!

Poster & Book Covers designed by
Poster & Flyers printed by


18 comments:

Melanie said...

Good luck, Pauline! Marketing and promotion are never-ending. I hope you get positive results.

Barbara Henderson said...

Your posters an covers always look so attractive, Pauline. Good luck with it!
Barbara

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Melanie, I know it takes more time than writing!

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Barbara, thanks. I have everything crossed, again!

Nikki said...

They look really good Pauline. I really like them x

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Nikki, thanks and I must say they look really great in the flesh so to speak... LOL! xx

Chris Longmuir said...

Great idea, Pauline.

Cathy Helms said...

Looking great! And a wonderful idea too!! It sure takes a lot to market ourselves, doesn't it? I was happy to help out with the design too, dear Pauline!! Best of luck - hope you sell a bunch of books!!

xxx

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Chris, thanks a bunch! xx

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Chris, thanks a bunch! xx

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Cathy, you made a fantastic poster for me, I love it and I am so proud of it. I have everything crossed I sell more books :) xxx

Caroline James said...

Good luck Pauline! Am in awe of your boundless energy :-) xx

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Great idea! The display looks fab... ;)

Shirley Wells said...

It looks wonderful, Pauline. Good luck - wishing you many, many sales.

Marketing is a full-time job, isn;t it? It's a wonder we get any time to write. :)

Pauline Barclay said...

Caroline, thanks for this! xx

Thanks too Francine, I'm all fired up... LOL!

Hi Shirley, you are so right, how I'll ever get to finish book 5 worries me! xx

Suzy Turner said...

Fabulous Pauline!! Good luck and I hope all this effort leads to thousands of sale! :D xx

Pauline Barclay said...

Thanks so much Suzy and so do I... LOL! xx

Miriam Wakerly said...

I'll be interested to know how your personal style of selling reaps rewards. I always find it achieves more than online - small, but steady. Good luck!