Attention All Authors! I need your swag!

I’m putting together a workshop about promo adequately titled EYE-CATCHING PROMO–Cheap, Unique and Utterly Chic. If you’re like me, you’re on a really restrictive budget and  sometimes have to rely on your own creativity to get your name out there. Because of said creativity, I am now known as the “Shrinky Dink Chick”. I made bookmarks with Shrinky Dink charm adorned tassels. It was fun and a heck of a lot cheaper than buying actual  charms. Trust me, I priced charms. Some came up to almost $2.00 per charm. Uh, sorry… don’t think so. Then, while Googling promo ideas, I discovered a forum about Shrinky Dinks. A guy had used printable shrink paper to make key-chains. I then realized that printing and baking my own Shrinky Dink key-chains was tons cheaper than buying them from a promo item website.

Anyway, I digress. What I’d like is other authors to showcase their own cheap/unique/interesting promo items (including romance trading cards). I’m looking for 20-40 pieces of swag (or  more, if you’re willing to part with them).

If interested, please contact me using the contact form here with “PROMO WORKSHOP” as the subject, and I will provide you the address to send the items.

Thanks so much!

2 Responses to “Attention All Authors! I need your swag!”

  • Christy M says:

    Hey Sidney,

    I am not an author, but i will tell you my fav promo is the Trading Cards! I have a little notebook with the clear plastic sleeves (the ones that hold baseball cards) and keep them in great order and easy access. When i am buying a book for my kindle, i will generally look through my notebook and buy books i have cards for first. I love my Kindle, but i hate that i give up the beautiful covers that go along with the books, but trading cards give that back to me!


  • The most excellent Jeremy Wagner had amazing bass guitar picks printed up. I’ve been meaning to. He beat me to it. His rule. Get in touch with him and see if he’ll send you some. They NEED to be included. (No, I’m NOT parting with the one he sent me!)

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