Swag: How does that work?

Magnets, that’s how.

I’m going on my first real outing as an author Sunday, a decision that launched the full-blown panic of oh my God, I have nothing to hand out!

(The dog loves it when I panic — she thinks the jumpy turning-in-circles dance is a great game.)

In the last week, I’ve designed my first business card and my first piece of book swag: a postcard-sized magnet for the Neighborly Affection series.

Copies of Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1) in print, magnets with Henry adjusting his shirt cuffs, and my first-ever business cards: Yup, I'm all set.

Copies of Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1) in print, magnets with Henry adjusting his shirt cuffs, and my first-ever business cards: Yup, I’m all set.

Here’s hoping at least a few people are willing to take a magnet home with them. If not, my fridge is going to have a wall of Henry-hands.

… which, come to think of it, sounds pretty fun.

I’m salivating over tote bags. They’re pricey, but I have an impish desire to show off the trio every time I go grocery shopping.

Of course, swag’s not really supposed to be for me — so what sort of free stuff would you like to see potentially show up in a giveaway?

Here's a closer look at the magnets. I'm happy with how they turned out, but what do you think?

Here’s a closer look at the magnets. I’m happy with how they turned out, but what do you think?

M.Q. Barber

M.Q. Barber is the USA Today bestselling author of the Neighborly Affection contemporary romance series. She's also an inveterate, unrepentant scribbler of ideas on whatever's handy.

4 Comments:

  1. The magnets look great! I would definitely pick one up if I was there!

  2. Love the magnets! I’d stick them on the washer, that might liven up laundry day.

    For swag suggestions, personally I am a sucker for bookmarks and buttons. Although, if you wanted go with something more on theme, I vote blindfolds. πŸ˜‰

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