Join Figment’s Summer Street Team!

Summer’s almost here. Long, lazy afternoons with a hammock, a glass of iced tea, and a pile of books … bliss. But what if you could spend the summer reading, talking up a cool new book, and winning awesome stuff? Apply to be part of the Figment Street Team, and that could be YOU! The Figment Street Team is a rotating group of Figment users who are advocates for both the Figment brand and new books we’re promoting.

This summer, we’re teaming up with the folks at Harlequin Teen to spread the word about Pushing the Limits, the new novel from Katie McGarry that’s coming out on July 31:

So wrong for each other . . . and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night.  All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using, pot-smoking loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

“A riveting and emotional ride!”
—New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles

“An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!”
— Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series

Intrigued? Read the four-chapter excerpt of Pushing the Limits here on Figment now!

If you love the book as much as we think you will, apply to join the Figment Street Team. If selected, you’ll become an advocate—with friends, in your community, and on social media—for both Figment and Pushing the Limits. Talk it up, spread the word, tell the world! We want you out there making sure this is the biggest book of the summer.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Send an email to streetteam@figment.com with your answers to the questions below by Sunday, July 1. [Note the extended deadline!]
  • If you’re selected, you’ll be sent a copy of the novel, a package of four other Harlequin Teen titles, and a Figment tote bag.
  • You’ll also be sent a list of activities. Each activity—like writing a blog post or a review, distributing postcards, or hosting a book club meeting—is worth a certain number of points. Collect the designated number of points by September 7, and you’ll receive all kinds of cool swag—like a special Street Team badge on your Figment profile, an opportunity to curate Handpicked Figs on the homepage and the Editor’s Choice stories in the newsletter, a review of one of your pieces by a Figment staffer, and a feature on the Daily Fig!

** Please note that you must be 16 or older to apply for the Street Team. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). **

Street Team Questionnaire

Full name:

Age:

School:

Name three things you loved about the Pushing the Limits excerpt:

Name three reasons you should be picked for the Figment Street Team:

Do you use social media sites, like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Goodreads, or Pinterest? Send us links!

 


Update! Anyone over the age of 16 is encouraged to apply. College students, twentysomethings, onehundredandtwentysomethings–join us!

55 thoughts on “Join Figment’s Summer Street Team!

  1. That’s not fair!! Have to be 16 or older… *scoffs* Really!? Young authors can’t do this? Man! Is the book inapropriate or something? If it is than okay, never mind but if not… man oh man. 😉

  2. Quick question: do we have to answer the questions on a Word document and attach it to the email, or can we just reply to them as if we were writing a regular email?

  3. Can you do this every year with different books so that the people who are too young get the chance to do it? Please?

    • Hey Hannah-

      We’re testing out street teams with different ages and cities. This is our first test! Stay tuned for any news about future street teams.

  4. Ahh I loved Pushing The Limits (read/reviewed on netgalley)!! I so want to be a part of the street team. But I live in Australia 🙁

  5. Wanted to do this SO BAD, but then read the age requirement, what a bummer! Crossing my fingers this “test” goes well enough to continue so I can get a shot at it!

    • This street team is only for people aged 16 and up, but we hope to extend the range in future Teams. It is unlikely that we will ever open up street teams to under 13 year old people, since you must be at least 13 to sign-up for Figment.

  6. Lol. Oops. I was on the smartphone and presses 3. XD. I meant 16 but you answered my question regardless. Thanks!

    • This is the first street team, so we’re experimenting with age and location, but we’ll definitely considering expanding the field of entry in the future!

  7. If you are selected, how does Figment keep track of how many points you earn? Also, I would love to join, but I don’t feel comfortable sharing some of my social media information…how would that work? Could you clarify please? 🙂 Thanks!

    • Hey Xiamen-

      The point system will be discussed with the people accepted although we will most likely require links to their social media accounts. Want to email any further questions to emily@figment.com?

      Best,
      Emily

  8. Dear Emily,
    Will all applicants be notified as to whether they have been selected? Even if we aren’t accepted, will we get an email with a short personalized message thanking us for our interest? Oh, and what should we do if we forgot to add all of our links, and included only our facebook link?

    I’m just curious as to how this will work. Thanks for your time and for doing this, you and all of figment.

    Sincerely,

    Dakota

    • Hey Dakota-

      You can send along the rest of your links to the email address. We haven’t decided yet how and who we will be notifying, but it is possible that due to the volume of applicants, we will be unable to respond to all emails.

  9. I was wondering if the applicants have been chosen yet? It has been two weeks since the beginning of July, but is there any way to make sure who got chosen and who did not? Thanks!

    Enna P.

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