Hi there, if you are visiting this page, you may be interested in becoming a member of my Book Crew or Street Team. They are one in the same. If that’s the case, I am SUPER happy you’ve come to learn more about us.
Here’s some FAQ’s you may have:
What is the Garner Book Crew Street Team?
The Garner Book Crew (GBC) Street Team is comprised of avid reader groups or fans of my books that gather together to help expose their favorite author (me), group or band to friends and others that they believe would enjoy the products. Team members receive extra FREE promotional materials like swag, Stickers, Flyers, Books, bookmarks and Posters to give away to people just like themselves with similar tastes and actively recommend new products when they are released.
Do I have to pay to become a Garner Book Crew member?
Never, EVAH! Being a member of the Garner Book Crew is entirely voluntary. No monies will ever exchange hands between us and you should never expect any kind of monetary compensation for your willingness to put up a review of my books nor for recommending/telling others about my books on your blogs, social media or word of mouth.
Do I get paid to be a Street Team member?
No. We work together strictly on a volunteer basis. You may receive a gift card on special occasions or other gift, but it is just that; a gift, at my discretion and should NOT be considered payment, nor should you expect to receive anything for your participation.
Just a few of the perks of being a Garner Book Crew member:
*Exclusive giveaways and (small amount) gift cards
*Opportunities to receive ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies)
* Zero admission to parties and launch events (note launch parties are local to my home and you will be invited if you are also local or happen to be in town, would like to come up). Travel/accommodations are at your own expense. IF there is an admission or cover charge, it will be waived for you as a member of GBC.
*Invitation into a private Facebook Group (when available) – IF a private Facebook group will be set up, anything shared is confidential to the group, particularly links for free books and information. Anyone violating this policy (which will be posted in the group) faces removal from participating in the group/page.
Duties of the Garner Book Crew Team Member:
*Read books and leave an honest review for them on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other book retail sites
*Help to create a “buzz” about releases by posting about them on social media, blogs, mention them in videos you may post, recommending to book clubs, etc.
*Repost, share any announcements about upcoming releases to your network, circles, social media platforms or blogs (if applicable)
*Request your local library and/or bookstore carry my books
*Spread the word about my books to your family, friends, and anyone else who might be interested
*Distribute promotional items such as: bookmarks, postcards, flyers, etc. at local book events, bookstores, libraries, etc.
+ You must be 18 years or older to become a GBC Street Team member.
What is the Commitment?
The commitment is simple, at this time, I am only releasing one (rarely two books in a single year), thus please read books in a timely manner, usually during the pre-launch period and be prepared to put an honest brief review in the dates/timeframes requested.
The time commitment should be a natural part of your reading life and most of all, it should be something you enjoy doing and that does not take any added time or effort.
If you need help writing a review, always see what others have said or read this short, helpful article, here.
Cause for Termination
I envision this group will be very relaxed, while your reviews and help spreading the word would mean the most to me and my career, I hope that I see the need for removing anyone to be under dire circumstances. However, IF it is believed that anyone is a member only for free items, books, gifts, etc., and thus never leaves a review or doesn’t perceive to be a helpful participant, you will be removed from the team. Similarly, if it is believed that your participation causes strife or is a distraction among other teammates, you will be removed from the team.
Thank you so much for joining us. I can’t wait to learn more about you AND to send you some good stuff. Let’s start with a t-shirt!! Complete the Sign Up form to tell me more about you.
How do I contact you if I have any further questions?
Please just E-mail Us!