in a Pursuit of Publishness
I've had giveaways for mugs, bags, posters, and mouse pads! Even got my own poster out of the deal.
Now that's some great swag, Alex :-)
Swag is such a hard call for me. The problem about really nice things like mugs is the expense. Not only to have them made, but to send them. I'm thinking more about gift certificates. They're always appreciated. However, I do love those purse charms you've got here.
Pretty good idea with the gift certificates :-)
I'll ditto, Alex. But I also love bookmarks with charms on them. So individual and personal to your story.
That's one thing I love about custom swag...that personalization.
As a reader, I favor bookmarks among most other swag items because they can be put to use right away; they have a practical nature to them that makes me more likely to use them than, say, a baseball cap, poster or t-shirt or some other overwhelming item. As an author, I would probably incorporate notepads and/or keychains into my swag arsenal. Most likely, however, I would either just ask people what kind of swag they want or giveaway swag that is related to my book. If I wrote a novel about a biker/motorcycle club, it would probably be better to giveaway keychains, temporary tattos and/or bandanas than bookmarks due to the sheer nature of the story. ~Nicole
I love your suggesions and the reasoning as well.
Talk to me :-)Comments are welcome.