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Bookmark Designs!

My plan tonight was to write up a quick post here, upload the two bookmark designs I’d already played around with a bit, and ask you which you liked better. But then I started thinking (do you have any idea what happens when I do that?) (well, for one thing a book happened) and designed another one really quickly. An hour later, here I am.

So, I have three design ideas–none of these are totally final and polished, so keep that in mind. What I’d like to know most from you is which design you like best. (And if you have any suggestions for tweaks or completely different ideas of something you’d like to see on a bookmark, please tell me in the comments. I’m open.)

Without further ado . . . (okay, well there is more ado, but you know what I mean.) (Oh, and click ’em to see ’em bigger.)

#1

The first one is two sided, very low on text. Which seems like a bit of a problem, since I really should be communicating more info than is on there. So I may have to figure out a way to include more text if I go with this one.

   

#2

This is just the front of the second one. I will include either the book blurb or a short excerpt on the back and the ISBN for the paper copy. (Similar to the back of the next one, which has an excerpt, but without the book cover.)

#3

I have two sides here for the third one, and have laid the back on its side so you can read it easier. (No sense making you all crane to be able to read it.) (I’m looking out for you here.)

  

(Yes, I realize the book cover image on the back of #3 is distorted. I wasn’t kidding when I said these were rough.)

Hey, look! A poll.

If you have suggestions or things you like about one that you’d like to see on another, please tell me in the comments below.

Thanks, everyone!

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5 thoughts on “Bookmark Designs!

  1. Jennifer LB

    I don’t think you need an excerpt, or your picture. Can you include a QR code along with the ISBN?

    1. j meyers Post author

      Good question. I’ll have to look into that. It seems I did hear of a place where you can generate your own QR codes. Thanks for the idea, Jennifer!

  2. Becky

    I think minimal text and imagery is the way to go too. It will be less distracting to the title and I would think more people would be likely to look up what it’s all about. Just my humble thoughts. :)

  3. j meyers Post author

    You know, I kinda like #1 best, too, but marketing people advise putting a bunch of info on the bookmark. Which is why I designed the other two, one of them partially based on other authors’ designs I’ve seen.

    It’s really interesting that you all like #1 the best too. Thanks for the thoughts!