Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bookmarks take flight

Over the next 7-10 days almost 18,000 Hal Spacejock bookmarks will be hitting bookstores across Australia. I have another 6,000 for distribution to SF conventions and to hand out anywhere and everywhere.

So, if you live in Australia and happen to see one of my bookmarks in your local - please let me know. I'd like to know they're not just piled up in a warehouse somewhere...

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)


Catnapping said...

wow! congratulations!

David Forbes said...

And you made them all by hand, right? ;-)

That's a lot of bookmarks, Simon. I'm interested to hear if you think they have a noticeable effect on sales.

Simon Haynes said...

I decided on the quantity after discussion with my publisher (FACP) and the distributor (Penguin). Originally I was planning 1000 bookmarks for my own needs, but when they got on board I decided to really get things happening. I kept doubling the quantity and adjusting the artwork until I was sure I'd have enough.
No idea whether they'll have any impact - like all advertising you can't gauge the effects, but you daren't do nothing.