Earlier this month, I announced the opening of the Michael Patrick Hicks Street Team to newsletter subscribers. Now, I'm opening it up to my wonderful blog readers!
The Street Team is an exclusive, members-only key to gaining access to advanced reader copies (also known as ARCs) of my work. Newsletter subscribers got first crack at this, and now it's your turn.
Street Team members will be responsible for providing honest, timely reviews of my work on Amazon (although other retailers and Goodreads are certainly welcome). In accordance with FCC rules, these reviews must state that you received a free copy of this work from the author/publisher.
What do Street Team Members Get?
Early access to free books
What do I get?
Honest reviews, the week of a book's release
Reviews are vitally important for authors, especially indie authors. Reviews are social proof for the book itself and help readers decide if it's a title they want to commit to and spend time and money on. The more reviews a book has, the more attention potential readers will give it.
I will be setting up a secret Facebook group for Street Team members interested in joining. Joining this group will not be mandatory, but it will give members a chance to connect with one another in a private setting. It will also be a place to share your reviews of my work. So, if you have a blog, Goodreads, or Amazon review posted, this will be one way of letting people know about it. Sharing one another's reviews will definitely be encouraged!
I will also be setting up a separate mailing list solely for Street Team members. This special list is how I will distribute ARCs to you as soon as they are ready.
Joining The Street Team Is Easy!
E-mail me a link of a past review you've posted of my work (any one [or more!] of my titles is fine, and the review can be posted anywhere online)
Let me know if you want access to the private Facebook site.
Street Team members will get early access to free ARCs of every ebook I publish. You'll be able to read and review my stories in advance of their official launch date, and post Day One reviews once the book is live on Amazon.
If you're interested in joining the Street Team and receiving complimentary ARCs of my forthcoming works for review, send me an e-mail now!