When I designed my bookmarks, I had no idea how useful and versatile they would be.
I’m using them in a variety of ways:
I started out by handing them around at my book launch and subsequently leaving them at the restaurant as giveaways for the diners to pick up.
Since then I’ve run competitions on Facebook and twitter to win signed bookmarks.They have been posted off to far flung places in Australia, India and USA. The feedback has been incredible!
I take a little stash of them wherever I go…its great fun leaving them in all sorts of random places…from a plane, an elegant airbnb apartment on a canal in Amsterdam, swanky wine bars, local pubs, village noticeboards, a rather posh hair salon and supermarkets.
Because of my connections with Nainital in India (the protagonist in Dance with Fireflies ran a restaurant there and the cover image is the restaurant in the 1930’s) I have twitter and Facebook followers from that region. One of them is Abbotsford, a beautiful colonial mansion that is now an exquisite hotel. They are co hosting the kumaon literary festival in October and have agreed to put some bookmarks in their library…I’m thrilled as the book is so relevant to the setting. Writers, screenwriters and film directors will be attending!!!
Today we are taking a spin to Stratford upon Avon…home of THE literary giant! I shall be keeping my eyes peeled for more guerrilla opportunities….might take some pics too.
…….We have been to Stratford…horribly busy ……we managed to do a bit of guerrilla activity! A grand hotel, The royal Shakespeare Company, a nice pub and a wedding!!!!