Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Writer Wednesday: Street Teams


For some time now, I've been tossing around the idea of starting a street team. When Touch of Death first came out, I had people ask me if I was going to create a street team. To be honest, I didn't even know what that meant. But after seeing how many authors rely on their street teams to help get the word out, I decided I should probably create one.

So today I need a favor. I need help naming my street team. I want a name that will encompass all my books, so it can't be anything zombie or necromancer related because only the Touch of Death series has those kinds of characters. I'd love something paranormal or fantasy related though. What's in it for you? Well, if I choose the name you came up with (and leave in the comments for me), I will gift you a copy of any one of my books. 

I'm also looking for people who are interested in being part of my yet-to-be-named street team. Street team members will be asked to participate in cover reveals, book blasts (with ready html posts I'll provide for you), passing out SWAG to local libraries, and general spreading the word via Facebook and Twitter. Do you have to do all of that? No. I'll have two tiers of street team members. Members who want to do it all and members who will participate when and how they can. If that's you, sign up below. If you aren't interested but know someone who might be, please pass this on.


So, what should I name my street team? Leave your answer in the comments to be entered to win a copy of one of my books.


30 comments:

  1. I signed up for your Street Team through another link. I also gave a possible name for your Street Team but I think my name was more geared to the Touch of Death Series and not all your books. I'll keep thinking up names and let you know.

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    1. Thank you so much, Dawn! Yes, the link was going around for the past two days since it was in my newsletter. Some awesome people were tweeting it for me. :) I really appreciate you signing up.

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  2. Have signed up and given you a name suggestion too. Good luck with it all, Kelly.

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    1. Thank you, Fi! I appreciate it so much. :)

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  3. I'm in, Kelly!

    I too will soon be enlisting a street team of my own for Gabriel and like you, I didn't fully get what a street team was, but after taking part of one last year I really got it, and as I gear up for a big project regarding Gabriel, this street team building will be crucial for me.

    I'd recommend checking out this for a primer on street teams-
    http://blog.janicehardy.com/2013/02/guest-author-elizabeth-arroyo-building.html

    I hope that my name suggestion emcompases paranormal in a general and open way.

    Take care,
    Taurean

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    1. Thank you, Taurean! I'm excited to see the names everyone come up with. :)

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  4. All signed up and ready to support the heck out of ya! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Faith! And thank you for tweeting about this yesterday. You're the best! <3

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  5. I've always wondered about street teams, Kelly. I'll be curious to learn the name of your team. :-)

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    1. I'm excited to see what people come up with for names. I've been wracking my brain, which is severely overworked from edits. lol

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  6. Hmmm.... drawing a blank on this one, Kelly... at least for the moment.

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    1. Me too, which is why I'm asking others to help. ;)

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  7. Hmmm...I'm going to have to think about this, Kelly. I am not really familiar with the term "street team" but I will see if I can muster something up!

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  8. What an awesome idea to have people give ideas for street team names. Wish I had some for you right now- but I will think about it and come back if I get inspired! :)
    ~Jess

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  9. I joined Kelly. Didn't add a team name though. I will do if I think of one.

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  10. Hi, you know you can count on me for cover reveals, book blitzes and the like. Signed on to the 2nd tier, and came up with a fun name. See what you think.

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  11. What I know about street teams is... nothing. Sounds exciting though. Should be fun to see what the name is.

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    1. Yeah, that's how I was when my first book came out. I had no idea what it even was. lol I actually just found out last summer.

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  12. HI,Kelly,

    This is the first I have ever heard about street teams. Interesting concept!

    Not sure what type of name, but this came to mind after viewing one of you covers...

    Infinite Glow

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    1. Hi, Michael. Thanks for contributing a name. I appreciate it. :)

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  13. Thanks for defining this term (although it's pretty intuitive). I'd never heard it used. And yes, one would need the perfect name for it!

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    1. I'm tossing around a few names people have come up with. I want to make sure it's something I love and the team loves and something that encompasses all my work and not just the series I have out now. Tough to do! lol

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  14. Great idea on the street team. I'd love to know how this works out for you.

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  15. I am not exactly sure as to what a street team is, but I will help any way that I can! I will think about a name for the street team also. This is a great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Cassandra. I have a poll up on today's blog to pick the name if you want to vote.

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