So … who do you know?
I’m looking for teachers – grades 6-9.
Here’s the plan:
1) I will send potentially interested teachers a short email pitch regarding Fightball: Dying of Suck, which they will be helpless to resist. Shhh … helpless, I say.
2) I will provide enthusiastic teachers with a free electronic version of Fightball: Dying of Suck in exchange for a promise to read and consider recommending the book to their classes.
3) Assuming the teacher enjoys Fightball: Dying of Suck and is interested in moving forward, recommendation of Fightball: Dying of Suck to students may be handled in whatever fashion works for the teacher and his/her class. I am hoping for a minimum of FIVE interested reader/reviewer students per class.
4) All interested reader/reviewer students in a particular class will be provided with a free electronic version of Fightball: Dying of Suck.
5) Teachers will collect student thoughts/reviews of Fightball: Dying of Suck and pass those thoughts/reviews along to me. These reviews can be as short or as in-depth as works for the reader, and can take whatever form works best for the teacher and students. Extra credit for creativity of presentation!
6) I will organize those reviews into a collective classroom review that I will use to publicize Fightball: Dying of Suck. I will identify classroom reviews by teacher and school name, and all student comments will be attributed to first names only.
7) BONUS! Participating teachers will have the opportunity to offer both Fightball: Dying of Suck and the sequel (Fightball: Lady of Mangle, due out in September, 2016) to future classes in similar free-in-exchange-for-a-classroom-review fashion.
I am looking for honest feedback. Although glowing reviews are lovely, interested sincere engagement and thoughtful critique are more important to me. To be clear, I have no expectation that Fightball: Dying of Suck be made an official part of classroom curriculum. My goals are merely laughter and enthusiasm and possibly some 8th-grade snark.
8th graders are the best at snark, in my experience.
So … I have several teachers on board thus far.
I’m doing this publicity/marketing thing by 50s, as this is the year of my fifty.
I pushed hard for 50 Amazon reviews.
Now I’m asking for the names of 50 great teachers – grades 6-9.
Who do you know?
Email me names and contact information at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. In other news, there are currently 59 FIVE-STAR reviews of Fightball: Dying of Suck on Amazon!
WHO CAN MAKE IT 60?
Love and gratitude to you all.