I had author business cards printed.
And then I devised a plan.
I had glued to the backs of these cards a QR code and a URL that leads to a book trailer The Cycle of the Six Moons, which is…secret.*
*Anyone who has access to these cards will clearly see The Last Winter Moon‘s cover art displayed, and can choose to watch the book trailer, which is currently unlisted.
I enlisted the help of two friends of mine, Angela and Lady. We met up in the Barnes and Noble Café, and I briefed them about our secret** mission.
**It’s not so secret to my friends and anyone reading my blog. What we tried to do was be covert sneaking these into books 😉 I didn’t wanna get thrown out for self-marketing.
(Also *cough* maybe I used to*cough*workthere*cough*)
We meandered through the store, crossing over the Humor section which had a coloring book, on which a Superman-costumed Donald Trump graced the cover, as well as this beauty:
Eventually, we made our way over to the Teens section, and avoiding practically all romance and contemporary, slipped a card just before the first chapter of each book.
And I documented it, first photographing the card in its resting place, and then the book cover.
(Lady noticed that “blood” often appeared in summaries. #Guilty.)
These are twenty-nine books out of the fifty-four that we had carded.
With any luck, views will trickle in, and I’ll write a Part Two to this blog post with results.
Confession: I’ve only read two of the pictured books. Who has read what I’ve photographed, and what do you think of them? 😀