Captain’s Log, Stardate 04.27.2010
Okay, I admit I haven't been good about keeping up with my Facebook page, but that's going to change! Why? Because I'm forming a street team and want you to join in the fun!
What's a street team? Basically it's my team of "influencers" who help spread the word about my books. As part of my street team, you get to participate in contests and competitions. And it’s free to join!
If you want to join my Street Team, email me and join my Facebook page. (Sorry, but for some aspects of the challenges and prizes, you need to join the Street Team and be a Facebook user, although to protect your privacy, you can set your profile to private so no one can view it.)
Also, feel free to give me a shout out at the Street Team Central discussion thread (click on the "Discussions" tab on the Facebook page:
My Spring Street Team Challenge:
I had a fit of the crazies a few months ago and ordered a million bookmarks, and now they're just staring me in the face in my office, taking up room that I could fill with books. Or yarn. Or both.
And then it occurred to me: You moron, give the bookmarks to a street team to give to all their friends and family and church members! To leave in bathroom stalls! To give to strangers at Starbucks or their local Christian book store! (Although please try not to litter!)
Here's the deal: I'll send you a bunch of bookmarks. Give them to your friends and family and if possible, take pictures of them with the bookmarks and post it on the Facebook group! Give bookmarks to strangers. Leave bookmarks in interesting or unique or wild or weird or fun places, and then post on the Facebook group about it because I TOTALLY want to hear about it! The more creative you are, the better!
There will be a bunch of prizes: for the five people who give away the most bookmarks and the five people with the most unique/cool/weird/wacky places or people they gave bookmarks to.
For the five people who give away the most bookmarks, I'll be keeping a tally so I'll announce it (and please don't just be throwing them away and saying you left them somewhere).
For the people with the most unique places/people they gave bookmarks to, you guys get to vote! If someone posts on my wall with a picture or a post about a neat place they left a bookmark, click "like it" to vote for them. The five people with the most "like it" votes will win!
Deadline will be my next newsletter, which will go out around July 15th.
Prizes are: a signed copy of my September 2010 romantic suspense, Formula For Danger. I'll be getting my author copies in July so I'll be able to send them out early to the people who win!
Email me your name and mailing address. I'll mail you 80 bookmarks.
Post on my Facebook page with pictures or stories of where (or with whom) you left your bookmarks.
If you need more bookmarks, email me again and I'll send them out to you.
10 winners will get signed copies of Formula for Danger.
You have until July 15th!
I'll also be offering bonus prizes every so often. Some of you might have seen my poll on Facebook and Twitter on what kinds of prizes you guys like to receive from authors, and I wrote down all the ideas I got. I'm afraid I can't afford some of them (like Dallas Cowboys tickets or maid service for a year) but I can definitely offer my loyal Street Team members a chance to win some fun stuff, including chances to name some of the characters in my next book!
Update: Check out my latest challenge here!
Illegible and duplicate entries will be discarded.
You must 18 years old or older to enter.
US residents only.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Captain’s Log, Stardate 04.27.2010