A street team is a group of fans that band together to support an author by getting the word out about the author's publications. This is done via social media platforms and just talking to your friends. Word-of-mouth (or media-of-mouth) is any author's greatest tool, especially in today's publishing world. Given the market is inundated with books on a daily basis, it's harder than ever for an author to get noticed. Without media/word-of-mouth, well, said author is about as dead in the water as a floating, bloated fish.
Join Calasade's Street Team!
First off you can download Gunslinger Greed, a Weird Western, and Calasade: Wayward, a graphic novel, for free. Autographed books, first editions of famous books, gift cards to the store of your choice, and other prizes are made available through promotion competitions. We choose one or more (promotions vary) random winners at the end of each promotion. Everyone is a winner in the end, though. Each street team member (officially known as an Harenarium - the "H" is silent by the way) are the first to receive advance reader copies and get swag (bookmarks, miniature swords, etc.) on a semi-regular basis (the organizers and I like to surprise people). The advance reader copies will be provided in the e-reader format of your choice, including PDF. In addition to that, some titles will be made available ONLY to Harenarae. These exclusive, autographed copies are published in paperback and are provided at no cost to you, including shipping.
Besides the cool stuff already mentioned, by becoming one of Mark Stone's most trusted fans, you can hang out online with him and other Harenarium members. You'll get sneak peeks into upcoming publications, too.
Oh yeah, and there's this, the mother of all promotion competitions when Impetus becomes available. The prize?
A First Edition of Lord of the Rings trilogy.