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Diversify Your Shelves--"My Process"

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My Process by Jen Wang   A) I draw with a mechanical pencil, 0.7 lead. Any pencil will do. I’ve had this one for six years! B) Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brush, size 2. This is what I ink with. I went through about two of these brushes...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Dani of @dmcireads

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Welcome to our new 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 about the Bookstagram community!   Introducing Dani  of @dmcireads,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!    ...
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ January 2018

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Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway. Check...
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John
"Which January 2018 new cover release is your favorite?" "Unearthed" looks crazy-exciting, and the art is so well done!
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 22:32
Candice Gigous
My favorite cover is for A Conspiracy of Stars. I also really like the covers for Our Dark Stars, Busted, Let's Talk About Love, a... Read More
Friday, 09 February 2018 08:07
Kara S
Lots of must-reads personally -- and good covers too -- but I think the last week of the month features the releases with the most... Read More
Saturday, 10 February 2018 16:57
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Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing with Krista Street

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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 Krista Street, Author of the  Lost...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Hana of @hanabookreview

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Welcome to our new 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 about the Bookstagram community!   Introducing  Hana of @hanabookreview,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!    ...
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Thank you so much Melissa and YA Books Central for having me ... Read More
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:59
Melissa Robles, Instagram Manager
It's our pleasure! ♥
Sunday, 18 February 2018 21:49
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ December 2017

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Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway. Check...
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Dianna G.
I have always loved fonts, so the covers with interesting font details and colors tend to catch my eye.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 19:20
Emily
I’m excited for so many of these books!
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 21:04
John
None of the covers really sweep me away, but "Here, There Everywhere" has the coolest design.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 23:14
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Diversify Your Shelves--"When Our Stories Are Ugly"

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When Our Stories Are Ugly: #ownvoices As a Weapon Against Internalized Oppression by Sam J. Miller   When I started to tell my story, I knew that there would be trouble.    Months before my debut novel  The Art of Starving  came out,  people were upset about it. They saw the...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Erika of @thenocturnalfey

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Welcome to our new 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 about the Bookstagram community!   Introducing  Erika of @thenocturnalfey,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!        ...
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ November 2017

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Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway. Check...
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John
"Retribution Rails" definitely has a neat cover!
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 21:41
Precious J Hernandez
The first section was pretty hard. I adore the Rosemarked, Renegades, Mortal Coil, and The November Girl covers.
Saturday, 09 December 2017 11:39
Gabby Roberts
Although I adore Marissa Meyer and I love Renegades, I have to choose November Girl as my favorite cover.
Sunday, 10 December 2017 23:55
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Diversify Your Shelves: "Race-ing in the Effigies"

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Race-ing in the Effigies by Sarah Raughley   You know, it’s always cool to read letters from fans of the Effigies series who really appreciate the fact that the titular Effigies are from a racially diverse background - Maia being of mixed Jamaican-American descent, Chae Rin being Korean Canadian, Lake being...
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