As promised, here is part two of the adventures of a newbie author, and it’s all about–Street Teams.
What is a Street Team?:
You may already have your team set-up and you don’t even know it.
Your team is comprised of your die-hard fans who like and share all of your social media posts.
They pass out info to people about you, and your books.
They’ve read everything you have written, some of them may have been your beta readers, and they write awesome reviews!
They attend your events passing out swag, wearing your gear (t-shirts, buttons, stickers), and talking to future fans.
They get lots of free stuff! Books and other cool swag.
They truly go above and beyond to help spread the word about you and your books.
How do I make my Street Team Legit?
I’m so glad you asked! That is what I am doing, right now!
First: Come up with a catchy name! Mine is PSST! The Alex Conner Chornicles Crew
The name should reflect your books or a certain series. Since I am going to write a wide range of books, I made this one Alex Conner Specific under the larger umbrella of PSST (Parker Sinclair Street Team). My new book, The Eve of the Exceptionals will have the Eve’s Ryzing Stars.
It’s all in the name! These are the loyal fans who help you get to the top, don’t the deserve a sweet name? Exactly!
Once you have the name and you’ve spoken to some members, blog about the new Team so you can get even more members.
Share the blog with everyone and to everyone.
What to send your team:
I am currently working on a lot of cool swag for me team: t-shirts, I’ve had buttons made, and I plan on making stickers and buttons to provide each member.
I have lots of cards to pass out, and codes for discounted books.
Before a major event that they will be attending with you, stock them up on all of the swag items. Maybe you pre-make goody bags for them to hand out, or let them do their thing.
Free books! Whether its eBooks or paperback, your team gets them when they first come out, sometimes even earlier!
So there it is, in a nutshell. I love my Street Team! You know who you are, and if anyone would like to join The Alex Conner Chronicles Crew, please comment below or message me.
Author of Trust: The Alex Conner Chronicles Book One,Truth: The Alex Conner Chronicles Book Two, &Forbidden: An Alex Conner Chronicles Novella adult contemporary fantasy under the name Parker Sinclair.