Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#WWow - Loot? Booty? SWAG? What to do.

SWAG Ideas & Places

SWAG: loot, booty, plunder, valuables

What’s a author to do?

A newbie writer friend who’s going through her first blog tour soon, asked me about SWAG and giveaways last week. So, I thought I’d share a few ideas here as well as places to create SWAG online.

Here’s a list of ideas:
·        Bookmarks
·        Postcards
·        Canvas Bags
·        T-shirts
·        Pens
·        Notebooks
·        Notepads
·        Sticky Notes
·        Magnets
·        Pins/Buttons
·        Cozy
·        Keychain

The list is endless. What I enjoy are SWAG items that are related to the book. 

For example, for my upcoming release, Love and Other Games (Oct. 1), I will be giving away a Ty beanie doll dressed in Olympic garb. My story in this anthology is about a snowboarder named TY participating in the Olympics. I thought it was a cute idea.

Release Day Giveaway! Join FB Party! Amazon.com: Ty Beanie Babies - Victory Olympics Bear (Internet Exclusive): Toys & Games

We’re also giving away Olympic pins, like this one:

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Another item we’ll give away is a necklace that one of the heroines wears:


If you’d like a chance to win any of these SWAG items or learn more about our Love and Other Games release, please come sign up for our Facebook Release Day Party! https://www.facebook.com/events/353106031489358/

The point here is --- Relate your SWAG to your book theme!

Now, the places you can visit to make easy SWAG. Here are a few I’ve used or heard about:

Tammy also wrote a post a few weeks ago about SWAG here

I'm curious to know what type of SWAG you like to receive. Please leave a comment below!

Melinda Dozier is a contemporary romance writer. Her three debut novels were released in 2013: The Boy Next Door and Time Changes Everything from Entranced Publishing, and Breaking the Rules from Crimson Romance. Her next release, Love and Other Games: Trouble With Gold will be released in October from Swoon Romance. You can find more information at her website:www.melindadozier.com