Nifty New Swag!

Check these out! They arrived in yesterday’s mail…and are they cool, or what?

I’m always on the lookout for things I can brand and give away to readers. For me, the hallmark of really great swag is that it’s something that readers will find useful, want to keep, and (ideally) be able to use where other people might see and comment on it (spurring a conversation about books and perhaps winning me a new reader, because I totally have ulterior author motives here 😉 ).

Also, I really, really, really hate to see things end up in landfill.

Which is why these tickle my trying-to-be-somewhat-green fancy so much.


Because how much more useful can swag be, amIright? 😀

Of course, that’s just my opinion, and I would love to know yours! As a reader, is this something you would like to receive from an author as swag? Would you keep it? Use it? Treasure it forever and ever? 😉

Inquiring author minds want to know, so let me know what think below, and I’ll send one of my brand new USB drives to a lucky commenter!*


P.S. While I love the idea of having a giveaway for readers that’s completely unique to me, a person really can’t have enough storage devices in this era of technology…so if you’re a writer interested in using this idea for your own brand, check out the bulk USB drives at USB Memory Direct.  They have loads of selection there, so happy shopping! 😉 (The ones I got are here.)

*This will be a random draw, open internationally. You must be 18 or older to enter. Draw date will be midnight (Eastern time) September 5, 2017.

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33 responses to “Nifty New Swag!”

  1. Karen Ashby Avatar
    Karen Ashby

    What a fantastic idea!

  2. D. D. Syrdal Avatar

    What a wonderful idea, I never would have thought of it.

  3. Any Avatar

    Thank you for this contest 🙂

  4. Darlene Llewellyn-Konecny Avatar

    Love the idea of the USB drives and now off to check them out as yes you can never have enough usb keys.

  5. Carol L Pal Avatar
    Carol L Pal

    Coolio. I never have enough memory…errrr memory sticks.

  6. Rose Avatar

    Excellent idea! Can never have too many USB keys 🙂

  7. Jess Avatar

    What a great idea. Can never have enough jump drives.

  8. Radoslava Kasabova Avatar

    I think it’s a great idea 😉

  9. Nicole Avatar

    You can never have too many USB keys. Plus with USB keys you could load sample chapters or a free story on there, or any promo material, so they get a little teaser as well as a handy USB.

  10. Debbie Carney (Carnes) Avatar
    Debbie Carney (Carnes)

    WOW, what a great idea :). I would love it, keep it, use it and be one happy camper lol 🙂

  11. Sarah M (@wrkreads) Avatar

    I love getting branded USB sticks. They’re so handy and useful! I love getting them, and would have quite the collection if hubby didn’t always take them and lose them, lol. Are they blank, or are you adding a small doc to them about you and your books?

  12. Alice Boschman Avatar
    Alice Boschman

    An awesome idea. I am always on the lookout for more of your books why not a useful tool as well.

  13. Sullivan McPig Avatar
    Sullivan McPig

    I think swag like this is awesome.
    And you could even put a sample chapter of your latest book on it to entice readers.

  14. Jocelyn Raymond Avatar
    Jocelyn Raymond

    Awesome idea!

  15. Sarah Farrow Avatar
    Sarah Farrow

    Love it!!

  16. Joan Curtin Avatar
    Joan Curtin

    Such a great idea!

  17. miki Avatar

    it’s a great idea and of course i would keep and use it ( but keep was a given i keep all swag i get lucky enough o have they are my treasures) thank you for offering us teh opportunity to win one

  18. Elaine Sweatman Avatar
    Elaine Sweatman

    Oh, I would love one of these! Like you said, you can never have too many USB drives. It would be put to use at my house!

  19. Pam Avatar

    Awesome idea. The perfect usable keepsake!

  20. Brenda Parsons Avatar
    Brenda Parsons

    Oh! This is absolutely awesome! I journal on my computer, this would be perfect to save my entries on.
    The USB Drives are an incredible idea for swag.

  21. Sarah Avatar

    Yay… echoing comments. This is great swag. And a great oportunity to possibly lpad a sample chapter or surprise a fan with some new material that you are working on.

  22. Stephanie M Avatar

    USB drives are a fantastic idea. Like you said, they’re useful and less likely to be thrown away.In this era, when most computers don’t have an optical drive, they’re a handy way to move things. I still have one from when Regretsy was a site, a hellaphant.

  23. Bea @Bea's Book Nook Avatar

    This is a great idea, I would definitely use these.

  24. Patti Avatar

    Thank you gor the offer. One could store several novels on such a thing…

  25. Stephanie R Avatar
    Stephanie R

    Thank you! They’re amazing!

  26. Rachel Vance Avatar
    Rachel Vance

    These are awesome. I love to put movies on flash drives so I’ll have them when I want but they don’t take up space on my tablet. I also love autographed items, bookmarks, postcards, just anything autographed. I have a special book that I put them in.

  27. Emily Nord Avatar
    Emily Nord

    Totally loving this idea, so very practical!

  28. Lucy Stevens Avatar

    This is a fab idea! I love it! One can never have too many USB drives! Perfect for back to school/college/work.

  29. Joanna Kay Avatar
    Joanna Kay

    What a cool idea! I think I’ll store an electrical unicorn on it if I win! 😀

  30. scott Romanski Avatar

    Awesome idea. I’d love to get that

  31. Ren Thompson Avatar
    Ren Thompson

    What a great idea, I didn’t even know you could get these personalized! I’m addicted to these little buggers (as well as the entire stationary department over at Staples) and would love to have one 🙂

  32. Scott Delahunt Avatar

    This is something I would use. I’m always looking for my USB sticks, and I’ve used large ones for backing up work.

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