I keep seeing more and more of these cars. I don't mean the one above, but other vehicles advertising different products and businesses. I saw one just this morning.
The specialized paint job is called "vehicle wrap."
And, of course, it got me thinking. Should authors get a new paint job every year to advertise their latest book? That seems like a good idea. But what if you write more than one book a year? If you write two books, can you split the advertising space down the middle? But then which side would face passing traffic and which side face pedestrians? Which would have more of an impact?
Or maybe you could split the car for and aft. But then which to put on front and which to put on back? These questions continue to pile up.
On top of that, writers tend to be introverted people. Would they be comfortable tooling around in a vehicle that looks like you just left NASCAR? One thing is for certain, your spouse wouldn't ask to borrow your car.
And what if your book totally tanked in the bookstores? At least you'd be inspired to write a better book next time.