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Indie Superstars: An Interview with Ednah Walters + Giveaway! (US Only)

Indie Superstars: An Interview with Ednah Walters + Giveaway! (US Only)
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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 we’re interviewing Ednah Walters, USA Today best selling author of the Runes Series...
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John
I thought the cover was clever and different! I thought the synopsis couldn't be bettered!
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 18:46
Linda Romer
Runes sounds like a good read. Thank you! the cover is fantastic!
Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:47
Danielle Hammelef
The cover colors are stunning and I'm drawn to the girl's eyes. This book sounds really good with lots of suspense and secrets.... Read More
Sunday, 29 January 2017 16:11
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Diversify Your Shelves--"No Miracles Cures"

Diversify Your Shelves--"No Miracles Cures"


Back in 2011 when I first started drafting  Skid , it never occurred to me that my main character Gabrielle would be considered unusual. All I remember from that the time was wanting to tell a story that combined some of my favorite elements—romance and ghost stories and murder mysteries and...
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YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ November 2016

YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ November 2016
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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John
"Dan & Phil Go Outside" has the best cover. It's very memorable.
Monday, 05 December 2016 19:15
Anne
I love the cover of A Million Worlds with You. I have yet to read any book in the series but I truly think the covers are so beaut... Read More
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 04:38
Morgan
Those are all gorgeous covers but I love the Diabolic
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:05
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Behind The Scenes In Indie Publishing

Behind The Scenes In Indie Publishing
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  Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing: Sparking Your Story In my teens whenever I read a truly great book I would sit back and wonder how on Earth the author thought up such an amazing story. Since becoming an author, many of my ideas emerge when I’m dreaming or in...
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Indie Superstars: Interview with Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone Plus Giveaway!

Indie Superstars: Interview with Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone Plus Giveaway!
INDIE SUPERSTAR
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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, we’re interviewing USA Today best selling authors and co-writers, Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone...
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Jessie Chan
The cover looks cool, it looks like a crown made of ice, which is why when I first saw the cover I thought of an ice queen. The sy... Read More
Monday, 14 November 2016 17:48
John
Splendid cover.! Splendid synopsis!
Monday, 14 November 2016 21:20
Rachel Morgan
Loved reading this interview with you two! Feedback on cute outfits is definitely an important part of the writing process ;-) And... Read More
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 03:49
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Everything We Are"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Everything We Are"



Everything We Are by Anne-Marie McLemore     Spend enough time in the YA book world, and you’ll hear a writer—or several—speak with a stricken look about the stumbling process of writing a second book. Sometimes it happens on second published books. Sometimes it happens on second manuscripts, whether those books...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
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Welcome to YABC's behind the scenes look at the world of indie publishing. Independent publishing and self-publishing have had a bad rap in the past, but exciting things are happening within the industry and we're going to be talking about everything you never knew about indie publishing. In the past self-pubbing...
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YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ September 2016

YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ September 2016

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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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Susan Light
Loved the cover for Empire of Storms and Frost Like Night!
Monday, 03 October 2016 10:17
KM
I don't think I can pick a favorite.. Generally, though, the fantasy covers are most stunning.
Monday, 03 October 2016 12:05
Milena Mutter
My favorite cover is Witch's Pyre
Monday, 03 October 2016 19:16
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The Librarian's Corner--September 19, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--September 19, 2016







With school back in session, I am reminded of my time as a student in a small town. I wanted nothing more than to escape those classrooms and go on an adventure to a magical land! Reading was my escape, and so I want to recommend some great fantasy novels for...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"On Finding My Place in Fantasy"

Diversify Your Shelves--"On Finding My Place in Fantasy"


On Finding My Place in Fantasy by Zoraida Córdova       “Write what you know” is one of the most overused and debatable pieces of writing advice out there. When you’re from a marginalized community this becomes increasingly hard for a few reasons. First, if you write about your own...
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