Some of you dear people have expressed interest in helping me spread the word about THE BURNING WORLD out there in the real, merely smoldering world. You've offered to hand out cards and put up posters in the manner of the traditional “street teams" that have assisted rock bands since time immemorial.
I think that is so very cool of you. Honestly you bring a tear to my eye with your pure-hearted passion. This street team shall be called R's Rmy, and it shall be mighty.
But before we do this, I want to make sure you understand what you're signing up for, because printing and shipping is expensive. These are the cards:
And these are the flyers:
I think I'll send each of you 20 cards and 10 flyers. Ideally, you'd give these out personally to people you think might be interested in the book. But if you can't find enough people, you can also leave small quantities in conspicuous locations where you think they might get noticed and appreciated. Book stores, libraries, schools, coffee shops, bars, doctor's offices, bus stops, large hadron colliders, etc.
These are the posters:
These are a bigger commitment. They are 11x17 and should be placed in visible locations of questionable legality. Phone poles, power boxes, windows, walls, all the places you'd usually find posters—and the places you wouldn't are even better.
If you're up to this task, tell me how many posters you think you'll put up and I'll do my best to supply them. Please be realistic.
When bands have street teams, they usually offer incentives like free concert tickets. Since I don't have any concerts (yet!) all I can offer is the cards and posters themselves. I'll sign one of each for you to keep.
Are you still onboard? If so, I love you. If not, I totally understand and I still love you, though not as much, of course.
Please fill out this form to confirm that you understand the mission and to indicate how many things you want.
(here are some suggestions for where to place the things.)