My new business cards arrived yesterday. (I know, the excitement around here never ceases.)
This is the third or fourth version I’ve ordered in the past few years. With prices from the online printers so reasonable, it’s very easy to “upgrade” whenever there’s a change in info (or whenever else, for that matter). I ordered these from Printplace.com. I think I’ve ordered more versions of business cards than I’ve bought new shoes during that span.
My previous business cards were kind of busy. Stuff on the front, stuff on the back, stuff on the edges. I listed a variety of ways to contact me: email, website, Facebook, blogs (2), Twitter. I had book ordering information. I had cover art. It seemed the only thing I didn’t have was a map to my house.
This time, I wanted something a lot simpler.
I already have “fancy” bookmarks with cover art and blurbs and plot descriptions. I figure I can hand those out to interested readers to spark interest for my books. I’ll use the business cards more in their traditional sense, to give people contact info in a form that fits in their Rolodexes and card files.
This time, I also left the back blank, so people can jot down notes.
Boring? I prefer “simple.” (Yes, this is simple compared to my last version.)
And if I grow tired of them, I know where I can get more. Cheap.