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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing with Rebecca Jaycox

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  Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Rebecca Jaycox, Author of  The...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Isabel of @pagesofisabel!

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Welcome to our monthly special feature post,  Bookstagrammer Of The Month ! Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer  (Book lover/photographer on Instagram) who will share with us a bit of their experience with the #Bookstagram community! Introducing Isabel of  @pagesofisabel,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!     My name is...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Finding Inspiration"

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Diversity in YA by Makiia Lucier Where do you find your story ideas?  It’s a question I’m asked from time to time, and the answer is always the same; I find them everywhere. In history books and old newspapers. On walks around the neighborhood and travel farther afield. By sitting in...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing with Patrick Hodges

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  Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Patrick Hodges, Author of  Joshua's...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Mai of @bookish_mai!

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Welcome to our monthly special feature post,  Bookstagrammer Of The Month ! Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer  (Book lover/photographer on Instagram) who will share with us a bit of their experience with the #Bookstagram community! Introducing Mai of  @bookish_mai,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!     My name is...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing with Frost Kay

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing   At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Frost Kay, Author of  Rebel's...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Joel of @fictionalfates!

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Welcome to our monthly special feature post,  Bookstagrammer Of The Month ! Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer  (Book lover/photographer on Instagram) who will share with us a bit of their experience with the #Bookstagram community! Introducing Joel of  @fictionalfates,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!     Joel Rochester is...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Constructing a Healthier Masculinity"

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CONSTRUCTING A HEALTHIER MASCULINITY by Randy Ribay Growing up male in America, there were many damaging things I learned about being a man. Society taught me some of these things explicitly, while others were implicitly made clear through potential consequences that were a constant threatening undercurrent. The one I want to...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Mariana of @bookisglee!

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Welcome to our monthly special feature post,  Bookstagrammer Of The Month ! Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer  (Book lover/photographer on Instagram) who will share with us a bit of their experience with the #Bookstagram community! Introducing Mariana of  @bookisglee,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!   My name is Mariana!...
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Diversify Your Shelves--Ruse Cover Reveal!

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I am beyond thrilled to share the  RUSE  cover with you!! The cover art is by Jason Chan, and as much as I loved the  WANT  cover, I think my adoration of  RUSE  matches that!! Jason is an incredible artist, and I feel so lucky!! I think what I love most...
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