Posted by: Katie B | October 8, 2010

Business Cards for Writers

In preparation for my upcoming writing seminar, I purchased business cards.  Although, since the information transcribed is all personal and has nothing to do with a business affiliation, I consider them more like the old-fashioned calling cards.  We have gone retro.

It was a little odd, to be honest, to purchase business cards when I technically don’t have a job.  But I was told they were essential to spread your name and contact information.  It makes sense, really.  If you find an agent / editor that appears to be a good fit, it’s easier to pass a business card than scribble your email on a cocktail napkin.

Since they are in the “personal calling card” vein, I allowed a certain measure of creativity to penetrate my professional aura.  The cards have a blue background with an antique filigree pattern along the side.  Why not?  They look awesome, contain all the pertinent information, and they represent me as the business, not some corporate backdrop.

And they weren’t expensive.  In fact, they were free.  All I had to pay was shipping.  There were pricier options, but I wasn’t competing for card stock perfection ala Christian Bale in American Psycho.  Go to www.vistaprint.com and check it out for yourself!

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