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  1. #1
    N J
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    Business Cards?

    For all writers who have something published, whether it's in magazines, books, screenplays, etc..., do you have your own business cards for being a writer? If so, what do they say/how do they look?



  2. #2
    James Macdonald
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    Re: Business Cards?

    I have a business card with my name, centered, in large type.

    My address, email, and phone number are in the lower left-hand corner, in smaller type.

    Engraved, plain black on white, standard business card size.

    Any office supply store should be able to make them up for you quite cheaply.

  3. #3
    KJ --
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    Re: Business Cards?

    I use bookmarks instead. They don't get lost as easily. I use my book cover on the front (including my name, of course) and a synopsis of the book on the back, along with my publisher, website address and ISBN. This has worked well with my first book. When my next book comes out in a few months, I plan to create a new bookmark for primary use, although I'll have the old ones on hand as well.

  4. #4
    Lisa Burton
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    Re: Business Cards?

    KJ,

    That is a great idea.

  5. #5
    James Macdonald
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    Re: Business Cards?

    What do you guys do when someone asks you for your business card?

  6. #6
    Iris
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    Re: Business Cards?

    Don't have business cards because mostly I sit at home in my office and write....so rarely interact with the world and so, therefore, have no reason for business cards.......

  7. #7
    KJ --
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    Re: Business Cards?

    James - nobody ever asks me for a business card. They do, however, ask me what I DO. That's when I use my bookmarks. (Not only is it blatant self promotion, but it saves me from having to explain what I do with my time all day ... which is hard to explain even to myself sometimes!)

  8. #8
    N J
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    Re: Business Cards?

    Can't wait until I get to the point where I can make my writing my full-time occupation from home. Wouldn't THAT be dandy!

  9. #9
    Eva Olson
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    Re: Business Cards?

    Business cards are handy when you go to conferences. I list my website on my card so that I can direct people to samples of my work.

    I make my own cards using Microsoft Publisher. The advantage is that I can put whatever I want on the cards, change them or add to them whenever necessary (as when I put up the website), print on both sides if I wish, and print as few or as many as I need. Since I also have a business (with a separate division that is totally different from the main business), I make all the cards for myself, my partner and my employees. Save me a ton of money and there is very little waste.

  10. #10
    been there
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    Re: Business Cards?

    KJ--

    Did your publisher make them up for you?

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