Swag… love it or hate it?
I have mixed emotions about this. Yes, I know that doesn’t give an accurate answer to the question, but there you have it. I do really like swag. I love seeing the fun ways authors come up with to show off their books, and gives their readers a keepsake of their work. But I get overwhelmed by the amount of swag I have. Seriously, I have an entire hat box full. I thought about hosting giveaways for swag, but I’m not sure how many people would enter.
I will say that my favorite swag includes pens, buttons and koozies. The koozies have opened up book discussions with people that have never heard of the book, and I love that. Swag can definitely be an icebreaker at reader or author events. I also love the useful items, like lens cloths, hand sanitizer, and lip balm.
What about you? Do you love, or hate, swag? What are your favorite swag items you’ve gotten? Let me know in the comments.