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A successful book promotion is in the cards for you!

Now this is a fun idea!

playing cards


If you’re planning a book launch, doing a book signing, going to a conference or trade show, this is a novel way to get your book noticed. Print up a pack of playing cards with your book cover on the back of each card.

How can you make this work for you? It’s just interesting enough to get your book some attention.

* You can use a complete pack of playing cards as a prize giveaway to one of the lucky fans who subscribes to your mailing address, blog or newsletter.

* You can hand them out one at a time in place of a business card. After all, it’s the book you want them to remember, right?

* You can either organize a poker run, perhaps with a copy of the book as one of the prizes. Or if you know someone organizing a poker run (snowmobile club poker ride, horseback poker ride, car or bike poker rally, any poker run fundraiser), you can donate both the playing cards and a copy of your book.

* Donate a pack or two to your local seniors center or community center

Have fun with it!

Click here to order.

More info on poker runs at http://www.goldenruleofpoker.com/poker-runs.htm

To see more of the great customized book promotion items, visit the Show Off Your Books! store.

Going to a writers’ conference? Show off your books!

If you’re an author going to a conference – probably a writers’ conference, but any conference will do – here’s a great idea to help publicize your books. You’re going to need a tote bag to carry around your swag: hand outs, books you purchase, your own books, or even your lunch! Why not be a walking advertisement for your own book?

Carry a tote bag imprinted with the cover of your book. People will be curious and ask you about your book; it will be a great ice breaker or conversation piece. For others, when they see your book later on a shelf or computer screen, it will seem familiar and they’ll stop and take a closer look. Or you can use it to carry extra copies of your book to a book signing at a local bookstore, or even to carry your groceries home from the supermarket.

So why not order yourself a custom tote bag today? You can get your custom tote for as little as $11.95, so order several and use them as giveaways from your blog or Facebook page.

SOYB tote
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While you’re at the Show Off Your Books! store, why not order yourself a custom coffee mug, mouse pad, or t-shirt or some bookmarks or business cards to hand out at the conference? Or order some postcards featuring your book cover to send out to libraries or bookstores in your area.

Best of luck selling your books!