Sunday, April 12, 2009


Leave a comment at the end of this post and win a chance for 1,000 free custom business cards and 500 custom brochures from

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Cheryl said...

What a great contest, Kathy! I would use the cards or the brochures to promote my new YA book (Dragon Speaker: The Last Dragon, HIP Books) which comes oun in Sept. Of course, then there's having to actually hand people the cards or brochures (gulp). :)

Vivian Zabel said...

I use business cards and brochures all the time. I've been going through another company, but I'll give U-Printing a look.

If I had the business cards or brochures, I'd be able to leave more in more places, thereby advancing the outreach of possible book sales.


Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

This is a great contest, Kathy, and thank you for hosting it. I've looked into their website and they, along with Vista, do not accept paypal an that's always been my downfall. I know I can send a cheque but paypal has always been my best areas for payments, quick and receipt noted right away.

I would use the winnings for business cards or bookmarks (didn't check to see if they had any) seeing how bookmarks here where I live are a bit expensive to produce for some reason.

Once again, awesome contest.

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Wow, Kathy,

This is so cool. I have to find about about this!


Robyn said...

I would use the brochures to promote my MG novel Seventy Two Hours. Just finishing it but I know this one will be published. The cards would help me to promote my writing business. They would help to identify my brand--me! More people hear about the book, that means lots more sales too.

MiaZagora said...

I would use the cards for my husband's side business - he does voice work for small and large businesses as well as commercials. He's worked in radio for over 30 years, so he's very talented. He could use some new business cards to send out with his demo CDs.

North Austin Events said...

I love this site, the brochures are bright and colorful, the business cards are eye catching. Thanks for the opportunity to comment and have a chance to win a great prize.

Crystalee said...

If I won the brochures and business cards, I would use them to promote my new picture book Angeline Jellybean. I already use business cards, but haven't found inexpensive brochure printing, so this would be a great tool. Winning them would be cheaper than printing out 250 color copies on my computer too. ;-)

Cindy Powers said...

I would use the business cards and brochures to reach more schools and other educators to tell them about the products and services I offer at BRAIN-athon Emporium for empowering children's minds.

Pam said...

this is a great contest!
I would use the business cards and brochures to get my freelance writing career off the ground. Right now I work full time as a MRI technologist, wife and mom. I would love to be able to market my writing and work less at my full-time job and more at my passion: writing!

kathy stemke said...

Thanks for stopping by, and entering my contest. I wish everyone could win.

elysabeth said...

I agree - there are many ways to promote oneself with both - good luck everyone - see you in the postings - E :)

Gayle said...

Hi, Kathy:

I, too, would use the cards and/or brochures to promote my books. Thank you for hosting this contest!

Jean said...

Thanks for this neat contest. I use business cards as Blog Cards to promote my blogs everywhere I go. I pass them out to wait persons, store clerks, fellow passengers, visitors at church. Anyone willing to take one.


Lori Calabrese said...


We always hear of Vista, so it's nice to have another option! I would use the cards and brochures to promote my freelance writing career. I always hand out business cards at conferences and to librarians, etc... to promote my two blogs! I also just became the National Children's Books Examiner for, so it would be nice to help spread the word for more book reviews and exposure!

All the best,

Donna J. Shepherd said...

I would love to have some new business cards. I would use brochures to promote my books. With a new one coming out any day now, I can use all the help I can get! Thanks for the contest.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the tip on this contest! I would use the free cards and brochures to promote my book, Live Cheap and Free! Strategies to Thrive in Tough Economic Times. The brochures would be helpful to market my Beginning Couponing and Advanced Couponing classes that go along with the book.

Liana said...

Thank you for the contest! Though I don't live in US I suppose I can take part too.

I would use the cards or brochures to promote my kids' books to schools-it's quite expensive to print them locally-so that more children can get to know the messages I include in my stories.

Lisa S. Luckey said...

Hi Kathy,

I would use bookmarks rather than the brochures so I could leave book marks and Business cards in more places. You can even use the book marks when you sell the book and hopefully someone else will find the book mark. I would use them to promote my book and leave them in different places.


chaliellen said...

Kathy Stemke Rocks! Love your writing!!!