The Year of Living Authorly Post 13: Swag Plans

It’s always good to have a small giveaway at cons so people might consider looking up your book. As always, I am lucky in my friends when it comes to designing items. For example, my wonderful friends who make jewelry at S.R.S. Mythic Designs came up with a plan to make bookmarks/bracelets. We will be taking a ribbon, attacking a clasp, and also attaching an Eye of Ra charm. There will then be a small card attached with the cover and a reminder to get the book.

Please remember that swag will cost a little, but you don’t want to break the bank. How much money are you willing to spend per unit of swag? So far I will have 5 components: ribbons, charms, clasps, cards, and manpower. I’ll be posting a budget accordingly. So far, everything has been easy to find with simple online searching. The charms are coming from ebay, and the ribbons from ribbons galore.

This does bring up a small point: budgeting. I’ll be making swag, having a launch party, and doing some touring. It will be a bit of a cash expenditure. As I investigate swag, there’s some remarkably inexpensive stuff out there. And your tour can be all electronic, as can your book tour. The trick is to try to do what fits around your budget.

I will be happy to post pictures once we have created the swag. Meanwhile, please enjoy linking to the S.R.S. Mythic Design website and enjoy the jewelry.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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