Thursday, 19 July, 2012 12:40

Strangeways SWAG

There’s just one part of the publishing process that’s as much fun as opening up the first batch of ARC copies of your book. Coming up with the SWAG. The items you’ll be using to promote your book, from bookmarks, postcards, mini or full-sized posters, banners for author events, pens, notebooks – the list is endless.

Personally, I’m a fan of SWAG readers can wear, from vintage tees and book bags – to jewellery. Thankfully, I have talented friends. The wonderful, Nadine, of Designs By Nadine, a local small business woman, elementary school teacher, and custom jewellery maker, created some excellent necklaces for my SKINNED series. Check out my blog post about it HERE.

Oh my, did she work wonders for STRANGEWAYS. Nadine doesn’t have an Etsy site yet, but I’m working on her! In the meantime, if you’re interested in her work, email me (judithgraves @ ymail dot com) and I’ll send your her contact info.

The gothic cameo is a perfect logo / brand for my main character, Amelia Strangeways, as she’s a steampunk young lady who can speak to the dead.┬áHere are a few images of the items I’ll be giving away during the launch of STRANGEWAYS VERSUS THE BLOOD BROTHERS and at upcoming author events. Note: I will have these available to purchase online soon!

Gothic cameo / gears / beads necklace:

Gothic cameo / ribbon choker:

Gothic cameo / gears / beads bracelet: