Since I have a little artistic talent and a low budget, I made my first posters using the LibreOffice Impress. It's the presentation software that comes with the free open source office suite LibreOffice. I simply added the first book cover I had made with the online cover creator, Canva, and incorporated other photographs that I had taken. Then, I printed out my posters, cut them into various sizes, and posted the them in local apartment complexes and other places where they might be seen by potential readers.
|Publicity Posters Created with LibreOffice Impress|
While these initial posters were fun, at least one Twitter user objected to my use of Comic Sans as a font. This led me to seek out alternative mechanisms for creating posters.
This led me to revise my graphics and make them a tad more sophisticated. I found several Apps for my phone that were perfect for creating quick publicity posters! I'll cover those in my next post.