I’m back! The holiday is over and it’s time to get down to business! As I blogged about a couple of weeks ago, I’m starting a Street Team, and it’s now OPEN!
Join The Circle
First of all, what is a Street Team?
Well, its basically like a fan club. In return for reviewing my books, you get stuff in return. I won’t be asking you to go off and do missions or anything like that – I’ll only ask you to do what you love anyway, and that’s reading books!
What do you get?
- signed paperbacks
- First peeks at covers, shareable excerpts etc
- Exclusive book content – deleted scenes (where applicable), character bios etc
- Access to my writing playlists – you know I love music!
- Swag. Obviously.
For more info, check out The Circle page. If you’re interested, all you need to do is fill in this form or contact me and I’ll be in touch!
So, I’d heard of street teams before but never really knew what they were until a couple of weeks ago. I’ve done a bit of research into them and I have to admit, I’m starting to like the idea. It’s more than just a fan club, it’s a way to be a bit more interactive with fans and do some cool stuff. Except, there’s a little part of me that thinks – what if nobody signs up?
Talk about embarrassing.
Heart Shaped Bruise is engaging Wattpadders, to the extent that they’re eagerly awaiting new installments and I think that’s probably because it’s a bit more New Adult than Together Apart was. Not to mention, because of Smith *swoon*. But still.
And then I’ve got to come up with a name. Hmm. But it would be beyond cool. I’ve already got ideas about swag and having engaging fans is a massive motivator, if a bit scary. The fact is though, it’s not like the old days when you’d just get a boring newsletter every so often, fans expect more. They expect interaction and they’re happy and willing to shout about great books.
So. Latest addition to my to-do list:
Start a Street Team.
Name suggestions are more than welcome!