Saturday, October 15
Who said that authors must spend money on promotion? Not me.
With new techniques in on demand printing (not publishing) anyone can design theirs own coffee mugs, t-shirts, aprons, etc. Even better, it is easy. Just a few clicks of some buttons and away you go.
Let readers who want that mousepad to buy it themselves. Wahoo! No more wasted money on gadgets that aren't remembered. Buy a few yourself, use them as prizes, then send everyone else off to buy their own.
All kidding aside, a few of these sites are really neat. Imagine the gifts your kids could make their grandparents. A coffee mug that is actually safe to drink out of. Put your kids handprints on an apron without the mess of paint. Send Christmas cards with your kids' picture as the stamp. It just sounds so fun.