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jan mcculloch

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Marketing .... can amazon print posters
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 6:47 AM
 
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Had a bright idea.
If kdp / amazon printed advertising posters for our books, we could use them at book signings, book fairs, put them in our local libraries etc.
We could include them as a freebie with printed editions of our books.

Designing our own posters would be fun, and we could include author details, web sites etc.

I think it would be a good marketing and promoting tool.

How many of you would appreciate and use posters if they were available to order?
cdalebrittain

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Re: Marketing .... can amazon print posters
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 7:16 AM   in response to: jan mcculloch in response to: jan mcculloch
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We're the publishers as well as the authors, so we're responsible for promotion. Amazon is just the bookstore.

Given that there are at least 6 million ebooks on Amazon, I can't see them making posters for all of us, I'm afraid.

The poster idea is however a good one. Most photo print places will do posters, so you could get your own cover turned into one for events. Good luck!
Emily Veinglory

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Re: Marketing .... can amazon print posters
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 7:28 AM   in response to: jan mcculloch in response to: jan mcculloch
 
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There are many places that will print posters, from online to your nearest print shop. I don't see why Amazon needs to do so.
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Marketing .... can amazon print posters
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 7:49 AM   in response to: jan mcculloch in response to: jan mcculloch
 
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I'm afraid you've mistaken Amazon for a vanity press. Go to XLibris or Author House and you can get a price list for posters, bookmarks, postcards, standees, pens, keychains, business cards, magnets, mugs, t-shirts and anything else they can slap your name on and charge you a hyped-up price for. If you, as publisher, want posters and gew-gaws you can order them from any number of businesses on the internet, or give a local business some trade. Yes, designing all those things can be fun, or you could go to a professional printer (Amazon is not a printer, professional or otherwise) and have them done right. And you won't have to pay through the nose for them.
simonphnx

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Re: Marketing .... can amazon print posters
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 9:53 AM   in response to: jan mcculloch in response to: jan mcculloch
 
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