Authors supporting authors.
Everything the WG2E teaches is demonstrated with the “practice what you preach” approach. The WG2E is all about writers helping writers reach readers and besides this awesome blog, there is the WG2E Street Team, founded by Alicia Street. We Tweet for each other, converse on Facebook, share great news, laugh, tease, and encourage anyone who might reach out for a little pick-me-up. We are a community working together in solidarity to support each other in our publishing journeys.
With that in mind, the Beach Book Blast was born in May when a couple Street Teamers mentioned using their remaining Kindle Select Free days and the suggestion to create a multi-author/multi-book event for the Free days took off like wildfire. Everyone jumped in to help and soon the Beach Book Blast Blog (BBB) was set up. We cross-promoted, had a Twitter party with some fun fans, gave away lots of books to new readers, and even sold some other titles discounted specifically for the event.
Pleased with the success of our efforts, we started discussing what else could we do together to reach more readers? Coming up we’re working on a fall blog hop, an anthology to release in October, and August 15-18, thanks to a suggestion by Dale Amidei, we’re hosting the Beach Book Blast Summer Release Event. The event is open to anyone on the Street Team with a 2012 release in June, July, and August, and is a way to build some buzz about our new titles.
Our current participating authors—with possibly more to come:
Stacey Joy Netzel
Janice Lane Palko
Authors of the WG2E Summer Fling Anthology
Alicia Street and Roy Street
During the first event D.D. Scott generously donated a Kindle Fire and some gift cards for the Twitter party (Thanks, D.D.!). For the Beach Book Blast Summer Release Event we’ll also be giving away a Kindle Fire, so be sure to mark your calendar for August 15-18 and stop by the blog for some fun, great books, and to enter for the grand prize.
Now it’s your turn WG2E readers…share with us what you’ve done or how you’ve banded together to help other writers reach those coveted, awesome readers! Were you happy with the results and would you do it again?
The Best of The WG2E Street Team Wishes — Stacey Joy Netzel
Stacey Joy Netzel is a proud member of the WG2E Street Team and enjoying her indie publishing journey more than she ever imagined she would. It’s hard work but more than worth it when a reader contacts her asking “When does the next book come out?” She currently has 14 books published, 11 of which are indie.
Blog and Website: www.StaceyJoyNetzel.com