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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month ~ April 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.  ...
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Tiffany Engler
I really love the cover to The Whole Thing Together!
Saturday, 06 May 2017 13:25
John
"Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology " is my favorite cover. It's just aesthetically very pleasing and well designed.
Saturday, 06 May 2017 21:12
Heidi Wong
i have to say that Toward A Secret Sky is my favorite cover, it's so beautiful.
Saturday, 06 May 2017 21:34
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Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing - The Editing Games

Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing - The Editing Games



The Editing Games  How can indie authors get it right?     The best part of being an indie author can also be the worst part. Indie authors get to maintain absolute control over every aspect of the products we produce. With total creative freedom, we get to make all of...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month: @TheBooksBuzz

Bookstagrammer of the Month: @TheBooksBuzz





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  Alexandria of @TheBooksBuzz,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!     I'm Alex,...
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Headspace: Book Recs Featuring Mental Illness

Headspace: Book Recs Featuring Mental Illness



Growing up we all struggle. And that is normal. But some people might experience mental health issues. Problems that can’t be fixed with a good movie, crying with your best friend and chocolate ice cream. There are so many young adults experiencing mental health issues yet there is still a very...
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Indie Superstars with David R. Bernstein + Giveaway (US Only)

Indie Superstars with David R. Bernstein + Giveaway (US Only)



Welcome to YA Books Central's " Indie Superstars" column . This  monthly  event will  spot light  the best and brightest of the indie community.   You don’t want to miss out on these  talented authors   This week indie manager and staff reviewer, Melissa A. Craven interviews David R. Bernstein, author...
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Anne
This sounds great! Love the cover too!
Monday, 01 May 2017 18:21
Shelly Hart
Sounds good!
Thursday, 04 May 2017 21:26
Penny Olson
I really like the cover. It seems ominous and so does the synopsis. Greed and corruption tearing society apart is not that far off... Read More
Sunday, 07 May 2017 23:13
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Diversify Your Shelves-- "Redefining Super"

Diversify Your Shelves-- "Redefining Super"



Redefining Super contributed by C.B. Lee   I’ve lived with depression and suicidal ideation since I was a teenager, much of it stemming from an overwhelming need to live up to my parents and my own expectations, along with never feeling I was good enough, and never feeling like I fit...
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month ~ March 2017

YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month ~ March 2017
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....
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Tiffany Engler
I love Seven Days Of You!!
Monday, 03 April 2017 18:32
John
"Yvain" and "Shadow Run" are my favorite covers! I guess "Yvain" is more beautiful and artistic, while "Shadow Run" looks like it... Read More
Monday, 03 April 2017 21:06
Heidi Wong
Blood Rose Rebellion is my favorite cover, it's just so beautiful.
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 20:54
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Indie Superstars with Raye Wagner + Giveaway (US and International)

Indie Superstars with Raye Wagner + Giveaway (US and International)





Welcome to YA Books Central's " Indie Superstars" column . This monthly event will spot light the best and brightest of the indie community.   You don’t want to miss out on these  talented authors   This week our staff reviewer, Kelly St. Clare is interviewing Raye Wagner, author of the...
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Sam
The is not eye catching, how the synopsis very interesting!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:19
Jen
I LOVE Greek mythology, so this book sounds amazing! And the cover is absolutely gorgeous!
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:16
Linda Romer
Curse of the Sphinx sounds like an awesome read! The cover is great! Love it thank you
Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:13
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
Hybrid Authors: A New Mode Kelly St. Clare - Indie author and Staff Reviewer   Before digital ways of publishing came into being, traditional publishing was the only way to go. With the e-book revolution, self-publishing exploded and many authors got a chance to display their talents. In the last few...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Summer of Discovery"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Summer of Discovery"


Summer of Discovery contributed by Lilliam Rivera   Various tables were lined up against the wall of the auditorium, divided into sections. Interested in the arts? You might want to work in a community-run theater. Lawyer? Perhaps, a summer job in a law firm. I was fourteen years old and I...
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