Holiday Gifts for the Editor/Writer in Your Life
Thank you is a two-way street. Perhaps you feel in the mood to thank your editor this holiday season for the effort and time devoted to your novel. Here are some ways and links that might work. These gifts go both ways and work for editors as well as writers. You don’t have to spend large amounts of money. The special note of thanks you write on the card goes a long way. Whatever your budget, your editor will appreciate being remembered.
1. The post office is in dire straits. Mail a paper card with your signature and a stamp and help save an American institution.
2. Your editor does not automatically receive a copy (print or digital) of your completed book. Send her an autographed copy.
3. Gift cards to buy books or office supplies are a great gift for the editor who never has time to run out to the store for paper and ink.
4. Electronic greeting cards are ok. Search for a special one.
5. Editors read a lot. Anything book related such as mini book lights and book marks are welcome gifts. How about a journal or a planner?
6. A gift certificate to your mutual publishing house would be welcome.
7. Magazine subscriptions cost a lot of money these days. Perhaps you can afford a year of a writing magazine for your editor.
8. Editors are normally overwhelmed by the amount of filing required to keep track of just one book. USB flash drives come in a variety of prices and storage amounts.
9. Starbucks rules the world. A coffee gift card will be sucked up in a month by your editor.
10. With food intolerances and allergies on the rise, send gift cards for large chain restaurants if you want to send a food care package. You might be surprised by the number of people who can NOT eat chocolate, peanuts, dairy, wheat, or corn.
If you have any good ideas for editor/writer gifts, chime in!
Smooches (and sweet holidays,)
Editorial Etiquette by JB
Posted on December 1, 2011, in Editorial Etiquette and tagged editorial etiquette, editors, etiquette, gifts, holidays, JB George, Secret Cravings Publishing, writers. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.