Now, let's talk about author swag. If it's not something I can actually use, it's a waste of time. What am I going to do with postcards? Bookmarks? I get that. Pens and notepads? Yes, please. Postcards? No. Stupid. If you are an author and are going to do "swag", I highly suggest you visit companies who actually do giveaway items to see the whole world of cool items you can put your information onto. Stop wasting your money on postcards. Seriously.
it is literally a piece of cardboard cut. No, I'm not kidding. It is actually cut from what I believe to be a moving box, hand stamped, a hole punched and a key ring attached. Now, I love home made things. I really do. I make home made things all of the time, but this is kind of ridiculous. You can't use this. This thing would fall apart within a day of being handled.
I'm kind of torn, you guys. On one hand, I am enjoying reading these books that otherwise might not land on my radar. On the other, for $48 a month (it went down $4 because they change how they ship), I'm wondering if this is worth it. At least with Lit-Cube, they are getting some pretty awesome swag and it's less per month. Then I think, all of the money I pay for The Bookworm Box is going to charity and then I feel torn. But hell if I'm not excited to get a box in the mail every month!
Are any of you subscribed to The Bookworm Box? If so, are you enjoying it? Do you know others who are subscribed? What are they thinking?