Wow! I really blew it this morning and totally forgot about my blog day.
Let's see. With conferences coming up, my thoughts have been on promotional materials. What do the readers like? What kinds of things do they enjoy getting from authors and publishing houses? Last year, I gave away small travel mirrors with my buy line and website address. They weren't too expensive and easily made the travel treks to the different conference. I am attending a few conferences this year although not the big one in Los Angeles. It's just too far for me to travel. I will be at Lori Foster's Get Together and at least one other down in Birmingham Alabama in November. I know Secret Cravings Publishing is attending Lori Foster's and giving away a Nook in their basket. Cool, huh?
I've seen water bottles, tons of bookmarks, magnets, letter openers, document holders, etc. I know everyone wants to do something different—something to catch the reader's eye and get them to go to the website listed.
So, I'd like some feedback from everyone on what things they like to receive as a freebie from an author or publishing house. This can either be "swag" at the conferences or even things for giveaways online. Most of us give free books because it's easy and not a hassle if you are doing the pdf thing, but I'm trying to think of difference things.
What'll it be folks?
~ Until next month