Day 10 – Other things besides books…

More than just books...

More than just books…

Day 10 prompt is:

What ancillary product could you develop or create to sell along with your book? What steps would you take to design it? Who would you have to ask for help? How could you package it with your book to generate repeat sales, endorsements, referrals, or other promotions?

For my book, 3… 2… 1… Done!, the most obvious thing is to package the book along with a Rubik’s cube! There are quite a few cubing shops in Australia, and I’m sure we could do a deal so I could get some cubes to package with the book, however I’m not sure this would generate repeat sales…

Another idea could be to create uniform items for the Green Oaks Primary School series. This could include t-shirts and jumpers, and they could be sold as stand alone items as well as package deals, such as buy all the books in the series and get a free t-shirt… however I think I need a few more books before that would work without sending me broke!

Maybe I could start with smaller items, such as badges that can be sewn onto t-shirts that kids could use as a dress up for book week. That would be worth looking in to.

There are plenty of companies who can create promotional items such as these, it really comes down to finances. To make it worthwhile getting them, it’s a good idea to get a bulk lot. While they may be cheap per item, I need money to get them up front.

One day, the series will have a lot of books and be very popular, and there will be a lovely selection of items related to both the school and individual books available both for sale and for promotional purposes.

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  1. Some great ideas here! I would love to see your book packed with a cube, that would be great!

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