Thursday, August 19, 2010
Goody Room Orlando & Giveaway
Actually, a pleasant surprise on one of my first forays into the Goody Room was finding a familiar face - Prairie Chick Molli - which was amazing considering the conference was sold out at 2200 attendees.
Door Hangers are a practical use of promo cards.
I'll use one at our spring writers retreat.
- Sherry Thomas: Fizzy Bath Cube 'As effervescent as a Sherry Thomas book...'
- Linda Cardillo: Wooden Kitchen Tool with ribbon-attached promo/recipe card for her book, Across the Table
- Janet Miller/Cricket Starr: Ribbon Repair Kit for Neck Wallets
- Opal Carew: Nail file
Several authors provided book excerpts in these little booklets, but the 2 on the left are blank notebooks.
The one on the right is an invitation to the fictional wedding of the main characters in William Morrow & Susan Elizabeth Phillips' book, Mr. Irresistible. It contains a cast list and other information.
Debby Giusti offered several practical items including business cards with candy, bookmarks and promo cards which contained prayers for Writers and Military members. Instead of putting her freebies in a bag, I found them in several places around the Goody Room. As well, Debby gifted me with a button and scribbler when I toured the Literacy Booksigning. The scribbler came in very handy and now holds most of my RWA Orlando workshop notes.
Goody Bags were in demand. Jane Porter's bag included a candy, pen, recipe card, bookmark, promo card and a book excerpt.
Farrah Rochon's package contained a pen, candies, bookmarks and a promo card.
- 3 pens (2 x HH)
- a bag clip (HH)
- several different bookmarks (many HH)
- book excerpts (2 x HH)
- e-book discount coupon
- packet of Green Chai Tea
The small Hannah Howell book in the foreground is actually a Post-It Note kit with different sizes of notes and flags.
And finally, I picked up this bumper magnet from Jessica Trapp...
So, did you see anything you like? Are you inspired to create your own promotional item?
I'm giving away a copy of Maggie Shayne's Killing Me Softly to one person who comments on this post before Sunday midnight, Aug 22nd. I received it in my RWA bag and it's not my usual reading fare which means it's up for grabs. If you want in on the drawing, leave your email address in a comment and remember to use (dot) and (at) so the net spiders don't nab you.
BTW - I'm giving away a free autographed Victoria Dahl book on my personal blog but to get in on that drawing, you have to leave a comment on My Daily Dolphin Walk blogpost before Sunday midnight, Aug 22nd.