Please, only mooch a full box of 500 if you need that many bookmarks or you plan on offering smaller quantities of them for mooching to others.
In the past years, I've printed 500,000 small mooch cards and sent them out to fellow moochers. Mostly, I sent boxes of 1000 cards each, and then members could offer smaller quantities of the cards for others to mooch. I have asked for volunteers to help send the boxes out, which has been terrific.
In addition to the mooch cards, I'm now printing BookMooch bookmarks, for people who prefer them.
The idea behind these bookmarks is that you can put a few in your wallet or purse, and when someone you're talking to is interested in BookMooch, you can give them the bookmark as a memento. Hopefully, that will help them remember to check out the site and become a moocher. They're also a useful handout when you're running a BookMooch stand at a book fair.
I've asked my printing company if they could print bookmark-sized cards for me at a similar price, and they're up for it. For moochers outside of American: sorry! The printer who was offering me a great price in the UK suffered an accident and has gone out of business, so I have to go searching for someone else who will print these things at near-American prices (the UK printing prices are unfortunately about 3x higher).
I asked my graphic designer Claudy to make a vertical layout of the mooch aliens, and that's what you can see on the right of this blog post.
Once I've sent you a box of 500 cards, I'd appreciate it if you offered smaller quantities of the cards in your inventory, so that others could mooch just the quantity they need (just as people do with the moochcards).
And speaking of the mooch cards, feel free to mooch a box of 1000 cards from me if you prefer them to bookmarks.