With the Haiku North America 2017 conference fast approaching, Jessica Tremblay — author of Old Pond Comics and official cartoonist-in-residence at HNA ’15 — has been blogging about freebies:
A freebie is a promotional item you give to attendees at a conference. A freebie can take different forms: bookmarks, leaflets, postcards, 3D objects.
Whether you want to promote a book, a blog, a website, etc. or simply share some of your poems with like-minded enthusiasts, a freebie is a great way to do it. :- )
I’ve never been to a haiku conference, so I’ve given the postcard to people generally as a thank you for their interest in my work, while I’ve used the biz cards to direct people to my Twitter stream — either in person or as a leave-behind.
My “Tanka in a Bottle” project could easily be adapted for use as a freebie, too. :- )
One day I may attend Haiku North America…and if I do, I’ll be sure to bring along some freebies! ;- )
For more on haiku freebies, please take a look at these well-illustrated posts by Jessica Tremblay:
“Freebie: an introduction“; “Bookmarks: design tips and examples for haiku poets“; “Choose your conference freebie carefully“; “Promote your poetry with a beautiful postcard“; “Why trifolds are one of the best freebies to give away at haiku conferences“; and https://oldpondcomics.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/hna-2017-a-review-of-trifolds-in-transit/.
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