Saturday, April 19, 2014

Want To Join My Street Team?

You're invited, and I'd love to have you! (Kate, here, by the way.)

In case you aren't familiar with the concept, they can work a few different ways, depending on the author, the book, and the publishing house, but basically it's a team of people who sign up to help promote and support a book through word of mouth. You don't have to have a large social media platform-- it's just as helpful to suggest the book to your friends and family and do on-the-ground support. The power of fans is huge, and I'd love to have anyone involved who either has read and loves How We Fall or supports my writing. (Click the image to see the book description.)
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All street team activities will be flexible and optional, but of course I want people who are enthusiastic and genuinely want to help my book succeed. I'd especially love anyone who regularly reads my blog or interacts with me on Twitter, and anyone who thinks How We Fall sounds awesome. A lot of you have been around since I first started writing on this blog and have seen me query, write new manuscripts, query again, and sign with my agent, and I'd love to have anyone who has stuck with me that long! 

What kind of things might you be doing? Asking your library and bookstores to stock How We Fall, telling family and friends about it, placing preorders, adding the book on Goodreads, hosting the cover reveal, sharing teasers on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, etc. 

What are the perks of being on my street team? Sneak peaks, a chance to have a character in a later book named after you, a chance to win an annotated ARC, awesome swag like bookmarks and buttons, updates about what's going on behind the scenes, and of course, my sincere gratitude and appreciation. I'll have a few surprises in the works, too!

Thank you to every one of you who has been reading our Pub Hub posts, following me on Twitter, and making a space for me to talk about my books and hear about yours. The community of writers and readers is a wonderful place to be. 

How can you join? Contact me at katebrauning(at)gmail(dot)com

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