If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, April 8, 2013

G- Gift card for authors

I've tried some pretty interesting image projects over the last year. I'm an author- of course I want to play with cover designs and characters and word designs. They are fun to manipulate and lets face it, a good inspiration for procrastination! 

To further your procrastination efforts, I give you a way to create your own gift cards for your book. Click the link to find out how. I tried ideas of my own that are posted below as well. It was easy once I got the hang of it. (WARNING- Addictive to play with)

Create an author gift card




They look a little cheesy- but I think if I had an actual image of a printed cover- it might look pretty darn spiffy.

Would you create your own gift cards for your book?

13 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Summer - certainly an idea for extra marketing .. and yes I'd give it a try .. addictive is the challenge!

Cheers Hilary

Jess Schira said...

Those are interesting. I'm going to have to investigate the further. Thanks :)

Old Kitty said...

I'd be terrible at this and would just put lots of cats' images on any gift card I create! LOL! Take care
x

Natalie Aguirre said...

Not sure I'd have time to do it as I'd probably still have a full time job. But thanks for sharing how to do it.

Wendy said...

NO - don't give me any more inspiration for procrastination. I seem to manage quite well. But you are showing me a world I never knew existed. If I were an author, I'd definitely create gift cards for my book.
Repaying your visit from AtoZ.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a cool idea!

S.P. Bowers said...

I'm so not good at the visual stuff. That's one reason I want to go a traditional publishing route.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

With Heather McCorkle's help, I created bookmarks for THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH with the cover art. They were beautiful. Sandra, my best friend, wryly pointed out I had made a bookmark for a book without any pages! :-)

Susan Kane said...

An interesting marketing idea!

Sarah Chafin said...

I would consider trying it. They look fun to design. I'm not sure that I'd have time to though. Simply Sarah

Nana Prah said...

It's a great idea.

Jadie Jones said...

this is genius! I took a small business development seminar several years ago. The speaker was big on never letting any piece of material get to your potential market without a message on it.

Christine Rains said...

This is a pretty cool idea. If I were selling a lot, I think that would be a great promotional thing to do.

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