Monday, December 22, 2008

Vote on Your Favorite Smashwords Ad

For several months now, we've been running a series of Smashwords print advertisements in some the leading writer's magazines, and it recently dawned on me that we've never shared these ads with our online friends, many of whom found us not in dead tree media, but online.

Below is a partial collection. Comment below and place your vote for your favorite. Also feel free to steal the images and post them on your own blog or website.


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The ads were designed by David Gee out of Toronto, who by day is an advertising copywriter and by night is a freelance book cover designer. He's also the designer behind the cover for my own novel, Boob Tube. See David's fantastic work at his blog, David Gee, Works on Paper.

4 comments:

Henry said...

I like the "Save a tree" message. It's one of the main things that's going to increase the popularity of ebooks. Don't like the "Can't spell" one. Not good to promote the idea that self-publishing is comprised of some crappy writing.

Mark Coker said...

Henry, a Smashwords author shared the same concern, and I agree, so we'll discontinue its use. Thanks.

Tom Colvin said...

How about making a 125x125 ad block? I'd love to include it on my blog

Mark Coker said...

Tom, unfortunately, we don't have any square ones yet. How about if I changed the width of one of the vertical rectangles to 125?