Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chapter One Samples

Below you'll find a double-sided flyer for each novel in the Hal Spacejock series. Each contains the complete first chapter of the relevant book, along with a cover shot and publication details.

Some suggested uses:

• School librarians could use them to tempt reluctant readers.
• Bookstores could leave a few on the counter*
• Bookstores could tuck the next flyer into the previous book.
• Keen Hal Spacejock fans could give them to friends & fellow SF aficionados.
• Dedicated Hal fans could put a few on the leaflet table at the next con.
• Rabid Hal fans could hand them to total strangers in shopping malls.

Hal 1 Free Sample Flyer   Hal 2 Free Sample Flyer Hal 3 Free Sample Flyer   Hal 4 Free Sample Flyer

One side is colour, the other monochrome. I print the mono side on my laser first, then flip them over and run them through the inkjet (borderless printing) for the colour.

These are three-fold leaflets - fold the back flap in towards the middle, then fold the cover over it.

* Because we ALL know how much empty space there is on a bookstore counter ...

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


Kerryn Angell said...

Very cool marketing idea. :)

Ro said...

Now that is just teasing. Over here in the UK I can now read four chapter ones and nothing else!

I am seriously intrigued though so as a marketing device it definitely works :)

Simon Haynes said...

The first FIVE chapters of Hal 1 are available on the website (

Mary said...

An excellent idea! :)