You’re scratching your head. Your favorite author just asked you to be on her Street Team to help launch her new book debuting in a few weeks. It sounds exciting and daunting. Should you accept?
To help potential members decide when I invite them to join my Street Teams, they understand in advance exactly how they can support me and what’s in it for them.
I give them a book summary, my first chapter, and an overview of how my Street Team will roll. On top of this nitty-gritty, I also want them to know it's okay to decline – they’re still a valued part of my community of readers.
Read on to find 6 questions I answer for my potential crew that's modeled on my recent middle grade release, Just Between Sam and Me, co-written with Rosie Russell. They'll l help you decide about hopping on a Street Team, too.
1. What’s a street team anyway?
A street team is a group of 20-30 bibliophiles
who come together (in a private facebook group) for 4-5 weeks to ....
... enjoy the company of other bibliophiles
... support and advise
Cat and Rosie
with the release of their new book for tweens
in the weeks before it debuts
and especially during launch week
Enjoy their sneak peek of
the first chapter!
2. Why should I join a street team. What's in it for me?
3. How can I help the street team build book buzz?
* Share your ideas about building book buzz with the authors
4. What about writing a book review? Is it required?
5. How will we stay in touch?
6. How much of my time will this take?
if you’ve never been on a Street Team, would you join one now? (Hey, please let me know if you’re up for a Street Team for my women’s fiction coming out in 2022 -:D?)
If you’ve been on a Street Team, how was that experience for you?
What else might potential Street Team readers want to know?
How have you created a successful launch for your book and a meaningful experience for your Street Team?
Please share in the comment section.
Check out my video interview
on the Tutfish Show with Jennifer Milius
for more good stuff
about street teams (18.10).
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