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Balloons on your birthday February 23, 2007

Posted by sneaks in great ideas, J fiction, J is for Juvenile.

Author birthday balloons

… if you’re a J author in Towson, that is.

Tyler Wolfe, Towson’s merchandizing coordinator, came up with this scavenger-hunt-esque idea for pepping up the J fiction shelves. Tyler writes: 

You might see some little balloon tags around the JArea. I’ve stuck up very small “Happy Birthday” signs next to childrens authors (Easies and J Fiction) who have birthdays this month (with the author and date). It seemed like a fun and simple way to put a little more color around and maybe highlight some good authors. If the signs don’t all get destroyed in the first week, I’ll probably try to keep it up each month.

Feel free to give a bit of a merchandising preference to anyone you see with a tag. After all, it is their birthday.

He uses the list of authors and their birthdays compiled by Kidsreads.com. Kidsreads.com is a nice place to visit if you’d like to keep abreast of upcoming books, especially series titles. They have links to tons of author websites, games, and reviews as well.



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