One of the things authors can do is participate in giveaways. There are rooms with free goodies where authors can put fun things for readers and other authors to take that advertise their books. I’m going to be advertising both names I publish under (Denise Tompkins for all things paranormal and Kelli Ireland for all things contemporary romance related) and have begun to stock up on fun things like organic lip balm, candy, etc. But I’m looking bigger than that. I want to do a gift basket. A big gift basket. I was thinking of things I could do, and I’ve come up with some pretty cool idea. However, the gift basket isn’t for me. It would be for one lucky winner — hopefully a reader.
This is where you come in. I’m thinking of things to put in the very non-traditional “basket” (think designer purse), but I would positively love your input. If you were going to invest in tickets for a chance to win a gift basket, what would you want to see in that basket? Books? An e-reader? Spa products? All of the above? None of the above? Any ideas you can throw my way would be most appreciated. And don’t be shy! I’m greedy for your thoughts and comments, and you never know which items might just end up as prizes on my sites at a later date.