Badges, signed postcards, excerpts from the book on postcards, signed...?
As a homeschooler myself, my experience has been summer is scatter time for most homeschool families. Some do school year round, but most like to forget about it during the summer months, so not sure about your timing for reaching the homeschool market. I know what you mean about homeschool venues being expensive. A cheaper option would be for you to find a few coops within driving distance from your home and offer to be a guest speaker in a few of their classes or offer to do a special reading event for the whole coop.beccaprice said:I was hoping it would be seen as a mini-book. It has a full color cover, and inside is full text of at least part of the story.
I've used bookmarks before, and hadn't had very good luck - I didn't see them scattered on the floor, but I think most people saw it as just another piece of paper.
In spite of the encouragement I've received both on this site and from other people, so far we haven't seen much action from the education conferences we've been to - they mostly seemed like CEU factories. And they're expensive. Come summer, I want to reach out to some of the home schooling groups, but their conferences are even more expensive than the general education ones - and I get a lot of religious pushback for writing "evil" stories about fairies, brownies, and the like. I'm trying to expand my audience, but it's being hard.
For Christmas, my daughter got me a WebKiz stuffed dragon from Amazon - he's adorable. I have tiny fairy dolls that I got from the HeartSong catalog - I think they're made in Germany. They're perfect for my characters, but buying them retail I'd have to sell them for something like $7.50, so I mostly use them as decorations for the table. I need to do a bit of research where to buy them retail.kathrynoh said:I know this would be far more than you'd want to spend on bag fillers, but I could really see some of your characters as stuffed toys