Thinking of Pins and Badges, by Sheila Deeth

Coco Isle’s latest post showed us how to make pins from our book covers, so now I’m wondering how to justify buying a laminator to my husband. If only the kids were still at home, it would be a perfect accompaniment to all sorts of crafts, but they’re all grown. So I’ll either have to work with imaginary pins and badges – or else I’ll just feel old.

I got a nice imaginary badge from Goodreads recently!

Top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads

Does this make me a successful book reviewer?

If only I were in the top 1% of authors too!

Meanwhile there are all those cool images we can make on Canva and Twitter, like this one.

I’m even learning how to insert them into blogposts!

But the best news of all is that Infinite Sum really is coming soon from Indigo Sea. So maybe I’ll just have to shell out for a laminator and make a red and black pin from the cover when it’s done. After all, who could resist asking what that image means if they saw me wearing it?


Thank you Coco for inspiring me!

Sheila Deeth is the author of Divide by Zero and its companion novel, Infinite Sum, coming soon from Indigo Sea Press.


Filed under books, marketing, Sheila Deeth

3 responses to “Thinking of Pins and Badges, by Sheila Deeth

  1. Hi Sheila, so glad I’ve inspired you. I really think the pins, bookmarks and postcards I’ve made have made a difference, but whatever you have to advertise your work, must have your name on it. Name recognition is paramount to becoming known as a writer, I think. If you do a Canva ad, your name should be on it. I’m not on Twitter, so I can’t comment on that.
    My postcards have my front cover on one side and on the other 2/3 side is a small photo of me, the book title by me, a short synopsis of the book plot, and two blurbs by well-known authors, link to Amazon and my website URL. The remainder of the back side has room for a sending address.
    The bookmarks have cover pic, one-sentence synopsis and the two blurbs on one side and the other side has the Title, by me, publisher and ISBN # and date of pub, and where available and my website URL.
    FYI, I used to design and order my post cards and bookmarks.
    You are an excellent writer, best of luck to you on INFINITE SUM!!!

  2. Thank you Coco. I’d forgotten the bit about making sure to have my name on things. My next Canva image will be better 🙂

  3. Isn’t it fun to get new toys? I love playing on Canva! Good article!

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