Street team: a modern version of a credible "cool" field marketer with the ability to create hype for your artist (brand/song/book) through credible peer-to-peer interactions and viral word-of-mouth influence marketing (Wikipedia)
Sound like you? Are you modern? Cool? Do you like books?
SORRY, STREET TEAM APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO APPLIED.
Then, we (myself and four other rockin Young Adult fiction authors: Laura Anderson Kurk, Jennifer Murgia, Stephanie Morrill and Rajdeep Paulus) want you. We are launching a new line of edgy, emotional young adult reads throughout 2013, and we’re searching for readers, like you, to be our street team.
I was blessed to be on Mary De Muth’s launch team for her recent book release, Everything. I expected to and loved reading her inspiring book for free before the rest of the world, but the impact the communication with Mary and the community of readers had on me blew me away.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
1. You get free books. I repeat you get free books. Authors will send you the PDF’s of their latest young adult novels prior to their release.
2. You’ll be admitted into our secret society, learn our secret handshake, etc. Okay it’s really a Facebook group, but there you’ll have real access to the authors and find a community of readers like yourselves.
3. In exchange for the free books, let people know about them, loudly and clearly. Tell your friends, Pin the covers on your Pinterest boards or post them on Instagram, tweet, FB post, do whatever you do when you’re excited or intrigued by something to let your peeps know what you’re up to.
If so, go to the CONTACT LAURA tab at the top of my site and give me your:
· Favorite book
· Favorite author
· Number of Facebook friends
· Number of Twitter followers
· Number of Instagram followers
· Number of people following your Pinterest boards
Our group of authors will select the final street team. You'll be contacted individually, and the fun begins.
This is your chance to be part of something bigger, and did I mention the free books?
1/19/2013 12:39:12 am
Do you have to have facebook/twitter/instagram/pinterest to be part of this?? I've been on a street team before (need a reference? Email author Joy Preble ;D) and it was so much fun, I'd love to help spread the word but the only internet thingies I have from above list are a blog and email, lol.
1/19/2013 09:04:20 am
Well I have all but twitter, but I just do not have a lot of friends/followers. Can I still be accepted? I will have tons of free time this year since I am graduating early, and I would love to do this.
1/19/2013 09:47:51 pm
Natalie, you are so sweet to apply. There is nothing specific you NEED to have. The author team will review everyone's application and pick the people we think best matched to promoting our books. We really appreciate you applying. As a thank you you can download my book, ANGRY on Kindle for FREE if you do it today http://www.amazon.com/Angry-Novel-Bonus-Content-ebook/dp/B007F0IW4Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358689512&sr=8-2&keywords=angry+by+laura+smith
1/19/2013 09:46:17 pm
1/19/2013 03:40:58 am
Yup, I'm in the same boat as Sierra. I have Google+, which I use quite frequently, and I do have Pinterest (but about...10 followers, LOL). No blog yet (but hopefully very soon) either.
1/19/2013 09:51:01 pm
Thanks for applying Amanda. How many Google+ followers do you have? That would be helpful to know as we look over everyone's aps (or did you include it?) I'm so tickled you took the time to apply. As a thank you you can download my novel Angry (but only for today) for FREE on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Angry-Novel-Bonus-Content-ebook/dp/B007F0IW4Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358689512&sr=8-2&keywords=angry+by+laura+smith
1/20/2013 03:28:28 am
Oh, yes, I included it :)
1/19/2013 09:49:32 pm
Hi Sierra. Thanks for applying. It's so sweet that you'd like to help us out. Laura Kurk, Stephanie Morrill, Jennifer Murgia and Radjeep Paulus and I will look over everyone who applies and group vote on the best vote. As a thanks for applying you can download my YA fiction story about a girl who's parents get divorced for FREE today on your Kindle or free Kindle ap http://www.amazon.com/Angry-Novel-Bonus-Content-ebook/dp/B007F0IW4Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358689512&sr=8-2&keywords=angry+by+laura+smith
1/19/2013 04:54:46 am
1/19/2013 09:52:26 pm
Paulina - Thank you for applying. We're so humbled and blessed by the number of readers who are interested. We'll let the people we select know in a couple of weeks. Today you can download my book about Emma for free on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Angry-Novel-Bonus-Content-ebook/dp/B007F0IW4Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358689512&sr=8-2&keywords=angry+by+laura+smith
1/20/2013 12:49:29 am
Hi! I'm basically on the same page as everyone here... I don't have social networking sites. However I'm majoring in Creative Writing and constantly discuss new authors with my peers as well as work with my church youth group. I have a passion for encouraging girls my age and younger to find book that will build them up and help them grow into the women they want to be. Thank you for letting us all apply even without Networking sites
1/20/2013 11:07:00 pm
Emily, thank you for encouraging girls to grow into the women they want to be. How noble a calling. Thank you also for applying to the street team. We will evaluate on a range of things not just social media. The goal of the street team is to spread the word wide and loud about the release of these books, so the applicants with the "loudest voices" will be the ones selected.
1/20/2013 02:20:58 am
Just sent mine in! :)
1/20/2013 11:09:34 pm
Thanks for applying, Natalie. We'll select the team within the next two weeks.
1/23/2013 05:12:20 am
Sent mine in! I'm just excited to have the opportunity to send my info in. I LOVE using social media for this type of thing. :)
1/24/2013 12:30:57 am
Lynnea - I was wondering if you would apply. So lovely to see your name pop up in the applicant pool. We'll let the people we select know February 1. Praying your day is filled with grace and love.
7/28/2013 04:05:20 pm
I would like to apply for stream team application. It is sad to know that the applications are closed. I will wait for next year and will try to participate in this. Thanks for sharing this with us and keep posting more updates regarding this in your blog.
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