DIY: Book Cover Pennant

DIY Book Cover PennantIt was 5 a.m. and I had to have something nice to show off my book covers for a signing in about two hours.

Out of desperation, I made myself a book cover pennant to highlight my work and decorate my table.

It was made with materials on hand: string, card stock and a regular printer. It took my about 15 minutes from start to finish.

I can see this idea being an attractive (and cheap!) alternative to the usual vinyl author banner ordered from Vistaprint. I can also see it having other uses…

  • Parents can decorate a child’s bedroom with covers from their favorite bookcovers.
  • Teachers can string them up in a classroom to show what books the class has read.
  • Libraries can make pennants to go with the month’s theme.

Making it was easy. I printed each cover onto cardstock, cut the covers out and punched holes in the top two corners. Then I just strung them onto some old fashioned twine I happened to have and I had my decoration.

It was a great tool for talking about all my books because it attracted attention and it was simple for me to point out the different covers. If you try this, share a photo with me and tell me what you used yours for :)

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit
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