Author bookplate signing in book

Author bookplates for signing

Jessica Le

Traditionally bookplates (or 'ex libris') are used to mark ownership of a book but more and more frequently you can see bookplates popping up as little add-ons or promotional items for authors. These bookplates tend to have the author's name or book title and a space for them to sign. Bookplates can certainly be part of your marketing tool to entice buyers to preorder, whether you're kickstarting your book or self-publishing, or even when your book is already released - bookplates are still something you can sign in advance and send to bookstores or promote online. Given the current covid situation, this is the perfect solution to getting around in-person signings!

Fleur & Fable has a range of pre-designed bookplates that authors can personalise and add their name, book title or even social media/website to. We're also the only store to offer foiling (gold, silver or rose gold) on these personalised bookplates where most would only offer matte colour printing! This special embellishment can really make it a statement/lux look to your bookplate, and you don't have to break the bank with only 20 minimum. There's three designs to choose from which would suit YA, fantasy or fiction writers (or really anyone going for an ornate look). The design pictured above is particularly special with custom die shape cutting + rose gold foiling! It takes on average 5-7 days to get these custom designs printed and in your hands.

The foiled bookplates even has the self-adhesive backing in the same foil colour, in this case, rose gold. We're all about details here at Fleur & Fable and this little surprise gets me every time!


These are the two other designs available to be personalised and can also be foil printed if you wish! Otherwise we can print standard matte.

Whether you're a new or established author, Fleur & Fable can help to make your author bookplates.

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Jessica Le is the founder of Fleur & Fable. She writes about bookplates and is a member of The New Australian Bookplate Society.

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