This was my comment:
I haven't read all of the comments yet so sorry if this is a repeat. I have no idea how crafty you are but I'm willing to bet at least a bit. This would take a little bit of work but as a Jim Henson fan, how can you really say no? (Easily, it's one syllable, I get that.) What if you made little dolls of your characters? Not all of them and they don't have to be super detailed action figures, sock puppet-esque things would be cool too. Then run a little giveaway. Book giveaways are always cool but I can get the books anywhere, one of a kind dolls made by Amanda Hocking herself (or whatever cheap labor she hires) would be bad ass. Or, if you paint, maybe a painted scene from your book. Or, if you're me, a really juvenile-can't-believe-she-isn't-mentally-slow stick figure drawing. These things would get me jazzed. Here's my blog if you need me to post about any giveaways. :)
Now, here's my question, and this has nothing to do with Amanda Hocking, I'm posting this directly after writing that comment so she's had zippy time to read it or respond to it, would you get jazzed if your favorite author did this? My answer is Hell Yes.
If Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett made dolls of their characters, I would collect them all. If I could only get them in a giveaway and the only way to enter was to buy a book of theirs, I would buy them all. This isn't just for them, I'd do for any of my favorite authors including ones whose characters don't lend themselves to dolls - Brock Clarke, Michael Chabon, Virginia Woolf, Muriel Spark, Eugene O'Neill, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, August Strindberg, David Ives, etc.
I just wanted to check to make sure I'm not obsessively weird. Okay, I kind of am, but would anyone else collect dolls of characters made by their favorite authors? Or am I on a whole new plane of lame?