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5 YA Indie Novels Releasing This Month That We're Excited About!

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When We Began (Ridgewater High Romance)
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  Find your perfect indie summer novel below! We've got swoon, nerds, secret crushes, and sweet romances!     1. The C Word  by Michelle MacQueen and Ann Maree Craven     Release Date: July 11, 2019 Online personas. Secrets. Unreturned crushes.   Get more info HERE!        ...
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Behind The Scenes with Beth Rodgers

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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 Beth Rodgers, Author of Freshman Fourteen...
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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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Indie Superstars with the authors of From the Stars + 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 the authors of "From the Stars"    Welcome to YABC, Authors! YABC:  Tell...
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Lily M.
Cool cover ?
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:12
wendy rinebold
The cover is okay. I like a lot of the authors in the anthology though.
Sunday, 10 December 2017 21:59
Gabby Roberts
The cover is nice, it could be a little better, but that doesn't really matter. The stories sound interesting.
Sunday, 10 December 2017 22:30
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Joshua Winning of London, England, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome Joshua Winning from London, England! He's here to share his novel Sentinel  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about Joshua and his novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway, and the event Grand Prize...
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Kristin D. Van Rissegham of Minnesota, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to  welcome Kristin D. Van Risseghem from Minnesota! She's here to share her novel Swords and Stilettos  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about Kristin and her novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway, and the event Grand...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing Contributed by Melissa A. Craven, Indie Manager, Staff Reviewer and Indie Author   Best books for first time authors   One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is how did I get started? How did I even know where to begin? Easy answer...
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Indie Superstars with Laura Frances + 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 Laura Frances, author of "Slave" Welcome to YABC, Laura! Melissa A. Craven: Tell...
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Anne
Sounds like a great story from the synopsis! I love the cover! I like the perspective!
Monday, 12 June 2017 20:16
Dianna G.
The cover is so bleak. It reminds me of the matrix. I love the synopsis -- sounds terrifying!
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Aireanna Lesch
I wanna know how this world came about!!! I love supporting indie books too. Love the cover. It's so dark and ominous.... Read More
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing Contributed by Michelle Lynn, Staff Reviewer and Indie Author A painter has their paint brush. A sculptor has their clay. What does this have to do with indie publishing? Just like that painter and that sculptor, a writer is an artist. Artists create. They create...
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Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing - The Editing Games

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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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