There is no such thing as an unquotable book. As an author, you have spent many days stringing words together, so it’s natural that you want to be memorable, sharable and remarkable. You want people to quote you, don’t you? After all, people quote other authors all the time! You see those quotes on social media. There are even websites that categorize and publish quotes. How do you make your words of wisdom shine in all their brilliance? We, here at Bookphoria, want to help you become more quotable by following the real estate mantra: location, location, location. To illustrate our point, let’s take a look at the example of one author who uses this principle with much success.
Dallas Clayton is an American author and illustrator of children’s books whose quotes amazingly appear in all sorts of places, all well documented on his Instagram account to the delight of his many readers and followers. Here are some examples:
On the pavement:
On a plate:
On a billboard:
On a street poll:
On a tree:
On a human body… One of his followers even got a tattoo of his drawing. Now, that’s a commitment!
We are not suggesting that you should start copying Dallas Clayton’s ideas. Rather, use him as an inspiration to come up with some unique ways to showcase your quotes. There are many possibilities:
- Paper bags
- Canvas totes
- Wrapping paper
- Rubber stamps
- Jewelry inscriptions
- Your child’s attempt at calligraphy, using your quote, turned into a cute piece of art or a poster.
- Fortune cookies
- Street art. (Shelley Jackson wrote a short story in the snow and shared it one word at a time, on Instagram.)
Share in the comments your ideal location for quotes.
And whatever you do, make photos and share them on social media to make your projects shine across various media channels.
We even created a Pinterest board just for you to pin your quotes and to view other authors’ quotes! Do you want to become a contributor to our U-Quotable board and share your pearls of wisdom with the world? Click here to fill out the form or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you an invitation to join the board as a pinner. Not on Pinterest? No problem, just send us your image with the quote and the proper attribution, and we will post it on your behalf. If your quotes get lots of repins, we may even send you a mug or some other physical artifact with that quote to celebrate! Happy pinning, U-Quotables!
P.S. We can help you design your visuals with quotes to share on social media. Click here to set up a free rapid fire mentorship session with us.