I know it’s a while until next Christmas, but there are many occasions during the year, such as organizing a book launch, book signings, writer’s conferences, book fairs etc. where you can show your appreciation to readers, bloggers, and all kind of supporters for your literary endeavour. Business cards and bookmarks are familiar items to hand-out, but they are not really gifts.
Other occasions, like free beta readings / book critique and other help, such as organizing book signing events for your novel do require a small present. Why not something that reminds these readers of your book – and their friends and family too?
There are many present ideas for your readers, book lovers, friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, book clubs and visitors or fans:
- Key Rings
- Mouse Pads
- Fridge Magnets
- Coffee Mugs
- Tote Bags
- Business Card Cases
- Once you have written a dozen books, you can even create a calendar – a gift with high-visibility!
Bookmarks are around for centuries and are used to mark the page were a reader ended. They are thin markers, commonly made of card, thin metal, leatherette, or fabric. Show the cover of your book(s) at the top or bottom. You certainly want the reader to visit your website or blog, so don’t forget to add the URL and a link to your Amazon author page.
Personalized custom mouse pads: How fantastic would it be to have your book’s photo printed onto a mouse pad, a gift that reminds every day of your books. How about giving a photo mouse pad to your favourite reader so they can show off to their friends. Or to those who help you most promoting your books.
Creating a tote bag for your mum to go shopping, or for your siblings to go to school or to the beach to carry their belongings in style.
Photo gifts, showing the cover of one of your books, are by far one of the best gifts to give to readers, colleagues, friends and family. I am sure, these novel products will delight all the avid readers in your life.
Bookmarks, cards, magnets and other gift ideas with a smooth surface should have a QR code so people can scan and buy your book directly from the item.
Ask not only your business card printer, also search the Internet for price/quality comparisons, and get half a dozen quotes at least.
I am sure, these novel products will delight all the avid readers in your life.
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