Discussion: Swag… Love it or hate it?

Posted April 24, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Discussion / 3 Comments

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.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

3 responses to “Discussion: Swag… Love it or hate it?

  1. Kel

    I feel the same way as you about swag. I have TONS of bookmarks that are collecting dust. I love the pins, pens, magnets and the door hangers (those are new to me lol), the more usable stuff that can be conversation starters. The bookmarks are great but 1) you only use one at a time and 2) Kindle’s don’t need them. 😀

    • I know. I don’t know what to do with all the bookmarks. We have a TON. I need to put together a swag pack giveaway this weekend to get rid of some of it. I have a few of my fave bookmarks that I use regularly. I have a bucket that has all my magnets on it, and the buttons are on a curtain. But my bookmarks are OUT OF CONTROL! lol

  2. I LOVE swag! I love seeing all the different things authors come up with to share/promote their books. My favorite are bookmarks to go with my signed paperbacks, pens, keychains, and lipbalm. Those are the things I use the most.

    I have a big box full of swag from authors that I’m not really interested in. I really need to find something to do with all of it lol.

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