Note: BOOKS WITH FLAIR is up and running since I first posted this. Check it out!
Kid/YA Authors and illustrators! If your local independent bookseller carries your traditionally published books, ask if they'll gift-wrap and ship personalized copies as presents.
Here's my idea: if they agree, we'll list our books by suggested age and genre. Customers will call in (and pay for) an order to the bookstore along with the request for a signed and/or personalized copy. Bookstores will either send signed stock or, if we're open to personalizing, will let us know about orders so we can scoot over there and inscribe to particular young readers by name before they gift wrap and ship the books.
Find out more here. I'm open to ideas!