Designing my business card was fairly easy. For the background, I used the image I created for my website and Facebook and Twitter accounts so they all have a cohesive look. I had to tweak the design a bit to make it look right within the confines of the business card. I love to design, so that part was really fun. I used CorelDraw to create the image.
I chose Vistaprint to produce the cards because an acquaintance used them and her cards look great. So I only researched a couple more manufacturers, and the prices were all similar. Vistaprint made the entire process of uploading my design and ordering super easy. They showed me a proof (pictured above) for approval before I hit the “submit” button.
The cards are scheduled to arrive Saturday. I’m so excited to see them. What do you think of the card? Have you designed and ordered your own business cards, and how was that process?
Next on the Marketing Checklist
I’ll continue updating my social media pages. Right now I’m working on my Pinterest site. You can get a sneak preview here.
I finished my Book Marketing Challengeand have lots of helpful notes on marketing, promotion, social networking, press releases, etc.
I’m starting another class this week from Udemy: Sell Your Book and eBook to Libraries. This course cost $19, discounted from $49 at the time I signed up.
I would love to get my books into libraries and classrooms. Yakimali’s Gift, I believe, would especially be a great teaching tool. The setting for the story is Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition from Mexico to California in 1775 New Spain, an expedition, and the story of how the first Spanish colonists came to California, few people know about. I grew up in California, and I only learned about these colonists and their journey several years ago when I was researching another project.
That’s it for this week as I continue on my road to publication. I hope you all have a great week! Any big plans for the weekend?