Teachers are a gateway to a huge market for our books (their students). By appealing to their needs and wants. So let's talk storage.
Classroom Storage Units
Discount School Supply
Dollar General Stores
Family Dollar Store
Oriental Trading Company
Visit your local dollar store, thrift stores and the closet storage centers at Wal Mart, K Mart Target and your local hardware or grocery stores. See through over the door shoe holders, hangers that hang multiple pairs of pants and skirts with clips (attach see through bags you can store things in), Plastic zip containers sheets and blankets are packaged in could be useful. Attach promotional stickers to them.
Do a Google search for "classroom storage".
Make a storage item to give to a teacher when you do author visits and book signings, offer to do a drawing at PTO meetings for a prize for parents or teachers would find useful & collect teacher and parent emails, at teacher conferences you could do a drawing for classroom storage items.
HAVE ANY THRIFTY STORAGE IDEAS? LEAVE A COMMENT. CHEAP IS GOOD, BUT FREE IS BETTER.