Thursday, April 18, 2013

A to Z Challenge - Postcards

For the A to Z Challenge, I’m posting promo and other tips for writers, along with a daily photo. (All photos taken by me.)


Postcards are good for announcing the release of your book. You can mail them to fans, friends, family, libraries, bookstores, businesses, organizations, and target genre clubs or groups.

With the cover art displayed on one side, a condensed version of the bookmark information will appear on the back. Once again, go for quality with a glossy color front. The 4 x 6 size is best for mailing. This size and larger can be handed out during appearances, too.

Do you use postcards?

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And your daily photo: "Prehistoric"



$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0

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28 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Another good tip Diane,

Yvonne.

Clarissa Draper said...

I like the idea of post cards. You can be so creative.

Melanie Schulz said...

I've never used postcards before. I don't know who I'd send them to...

Ella said...

Very cool idea and photo ;D
I love the angel of this shot~
Spunk you rock! Thank you

Mark Means said...

Something else I would have never thought of...great idea!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I like the idea of postcards. They wouldn't be that expensive and if you have good mailing list, they might be very effective.

Thanks, Diane.

E.J. Wesley said...

This is a fantastic idea! Old school, but I love it. :)

Also, I gave you a shout out on my blog today in response to the shout out you gave me. Based upon that last sentence, people are going to think we just yell at each other from across the Internet. But I'm cool with that. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I do have some postcards of my earlier books but I need to make some more of my newest releases.

Steven said...

I have an artist friend who does art books and he swears by them. He sends them with ordered books, takes them to trade shows, etc. I need to start using them as well.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Old school meets high tech...love the idea of promoting online by a snail mail postcard! - Barbara
Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Megan said...

that's a really good idea. I love postcards!

www.m5carolin.blogspot.com

Jo said...

I like the juxtaposition of ancient and modern in your photo Diane.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

nutschell said...

a great tip! Never would've thought to use postcards that way:)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Ella, I was taking advantage of the fact I am short.

Thank you, EJ.

Steven, I've used them for years and they work.

Nancy Thompson said...

Now this is something I might seriously consider doing!

Al Diaz said...

When I publish my book, I would like to have postcards.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Interesting idea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Really cool photo.
I know my publisher uses postcards.

Mel Chesley said...

Postcards.... now that's something to think about. Thanks!

Julie Luek said...

I won a contest from some blog and received a few magnets and a postcard for a book. Honestly, I wondered if they were effective, but I guess anything that gets the picture and title before potential readers is a good investment.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Great suggestion L. Diane....

You've got all bases covered using postcards.

Jay Noel said...

This is a great idea. I've received a couple of these - it works!

Rhonda said...

Another great idea. I will be coming back to all of these hopefully one day :)

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
Visiting from AtoZ #41

Susanne Drazic said...

This is a great tip, Diane. I've received postcards for books being released and for book signings. The postcards also make nice bookmarks.

randi lee said...

When I self-published I sent postcards out to anyone I could think of. A couple of family members framed them and stuck them on their wall! :)

michelle said...

This is a cute and nifty idea!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. postcards can be part of the whole branding exercise - I've noted that thought ..

Cheers Hilary

Stratoz said...

We have used postcards featuring our art. Stratoz goes from A to Z