Onto other topics du jour: this week is Miami time. We're off to the International Miami Book Fair (where else) in Miami, Florida. The logistical requirements to ship 400 3L Publishing books across the United State was something. I also had to think through every element of my marketing materials and how make it lightweight and fit in a suitcase.
For authors or those who sell products, here are my tips:
- Suitcase-sized signage -- this will rest protected between my clothes
- Folding book holders -- these fold up into a slim fit to reduce bulk
- Cloth banner and drop cloth -- folded and neatly put in the suitcase
- Slim-sized plastic container -- this holds and protects 300 flyers, bookmarks, business cards, and misc. items, and it fits right into a larger suitcase
Now let's hope tomorrow morning I don't wake up the painter drinking coffee in my living room. Miami here we come!