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Five Blog Topics Readers Want from Authors

Five Blog Topics Readers Want from Authors
What do readers want to see from authors on their blogs and social media feeds?  That's the question I posed to YABC's Twitter audience this past week. They gave some great answers, which I'll post below. Overall, I saw a trend for the same five topics over and over.  Here they...
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Kathryn Lynn Frank
Yep this is exactly what I want from authors! I also like when an author recommends a book they enjoyed or they give a link to a... Read More
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 20:01
Alicia Chin
Definitely all stuff I love seeing on author blogs, especially the first one. I love finding out that I have things in common with... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:15
Kate
I definitely agree with the personal tidbits. I love learning about authors' favorite TV shows (Friday Night Lights FTW!), seeing ... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:39
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Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
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Wreckless by Bria Quinlan Release Date: 6/12/13       About the Book   Wreckless…Where obsession and rebellion collide.    Bridget Larson's never met a rule she didn’t like. Drawing inside the lines isn’t just a way of life – it’s the only way she can make it through the day....
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Viviana Ortiz
Well for the book playlist LIVE LIKE WE’RE DYING - Kris Allen OR Like a teen's spirit - Nirvana
Friday, 12 July 2013 17:49
Jen
While I am not a huge country music fan, I do have my moments and Kenny Chesney always helps. SOMEWHERE WITH YOU is a favorite of ... Read More
Sunday, 14 July 2013 08:58
Heather
I have read this book and loved it!!! I would love a paperback copy for my shelf! hmmmm, my parents were really strict in high sc... Read More
Monday, 15 July 2013 13:17
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Giveaway: More Than Enough by Crissa-Jean Chappell (International)

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MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH by  Crissa-Jean Chappell Release Date: 1/8/2014 ISBN: 9780738736440   About the Book …about a teen boy whose dad is Miccosukee and whose mom is English—making him ‘one hundred percent nothing’ – who is determined to figure out where he belongs and who he belongs with…   About the...
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Viviana Ortiz
I think is stick ball
Friday, 12 July 2013 17:57
Anastasia
Stick ball!
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:27
Danielle Schneider
Stick ball
Thursday, 18 July 2013 19:04
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Cover Reveal: The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
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Hey YABCers! Ready for a new cover reveal and giveaway?  Of course you are. Who am I kidding?  This week's cover reveal comes to you from Mindee Arnett, and we'll let her tell you all about it. Take it away, Mindee!   Hello YABC! So happy to be here for the...
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Bonnie
I love it! Love how well it ties in to the story and matches with the first cover! Love the silhouettes... very nice. Can't wait f... Read More
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:20
Kierra
I ADORE it!
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:26
Emily
I think it's a perfect complement to the first cover. I LOVE the colors!!
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:27
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Cover Reveal: The Sowing by Steven dos Santos + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: The Sowing by Steven dos Santos + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
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  Hey YABCers!    It's time for another cover reveal and giveaway! Today we're revealing the sequel cover to THE CULLING by Steven dos Santos called THE SOWING. Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Steven:       Greetings, YABC! You have all been recruited by the...
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Tori kelley
Your cover looks like it promises another exciting adventure, Steven!
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:03
Stacie Ramey
Love the cover!!! And I happen to know it IS an exciting read!
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:09
Micah Dawson
This cover is absolutely amazing! Can't wait for more Lucky
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:30
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Check out the Rules of Summer Reading List, Playlist, and Giveaway! (US Only)

Check out the Rules of Summer Reading List, Playlist, and Giveaway! (US Only)
Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin Released: June 4th 2013   ISBN: 0316212059   There are two sides to every summer.   When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's as if she's entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving...
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Kathy Jalowiec
Gotta love Donna Tart's The Secret History. Deeply embroiled mystery with Classics students is perfect summer reading!... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:00
Viviana Ortiz
I haven't read any of the books in the list and the songs I only have heard Wouldn't it be nice by The Beach boys. its a good song... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:42
Kassidy
I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower!
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 18:34
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Giveaway: Ender's World edited by Orson Scott Card (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Ender's World edited by Orson Scott Card (US/Canada)
ORSON SCOTT CARD EDITS ALL-NEW COLLECTION ON HIS CLASSIC NOVEL ENDER’S GAME Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic that has won not only Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards since its 1985 publication, but also the love of generations of readers. Now Card has teamed up with Smart...
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Vivien
I have read and and am looking forward to the movie adaptation!
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:02
Susan Light
Nope, haven't read the book but will definitely see the movie.
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 17:19
Kristin
I haven't read this yet but have been meaning to. Definitely have to read it before I see the movie!
Monday, 08 July 2013 14:24
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Giveaway: A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger (US Only)

Giveaway: A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger (US Only)
A Trick of the Light by  Lois Metzger Release Date:  June 18, 2013   Mike Welles had everything under control. He was a good student, an outfielder on the baseball team, a good son, a loyal friend. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they're getting confusing...
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Vivien
Tamio Weissberg
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:00
Viviana Ortiz
Mike's best friend is Tamio Weissberg
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:45
G Donald Cribbs
BF: Tamio Weissberg
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 19:38
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Giveaway: Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley (US Only)

Giveaway: Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley (US Only)
  PRECIOUS BLOOD   By Tonya Hurley       About Precious Blood   What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?   Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy are three lost girls-each with their own personal demons. These girls meet one...
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Viviana Ortiz
I find this book interesting because of the bond between sisters and I would love to find out what happen between them and Sebasti... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:35
Sam
Ive read The Blessed and loved it!!! So im def interested in devouring this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 05:41
maidenveil
The story sounds interesting. Saints? Wow. I want to read a play on that.
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:56
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Giveaway: Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan (US Only)

Giveaway: Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan (US Only)
Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan Release Date: February 19, 2013 ISBN: 9780062112903   From author Michael Hassan comes CRASH AND BURN (Balzer + Bray; 9780062112903 ; February 19, 2013; Ages 14 and up; $18.99) , a powerful, emotional knockout of a debut novel about the complicated relationship between a profoundly-troubled teenager...
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Kate
Honestly, I think it sounds interesting because it's a "portrait of the modern American teenage male" and many YA books don't focu... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 19:07
MrsErica Beaton
I think what interests me about this book is the social action piece. Namely, that we are all players in life and our actions can ... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:36
Viviana Ortiz
I think I'm interested in this book because it's fresh and I like to know the perspective of guys about life
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:52
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