You have probably heard contrasting opinions about self-published authors attending book fairs: should they exhibit or not? Does it help sell more books, or not? Can indie authors really benefit from these events?
There is no definite answer to these questions, of course. Some authors have gotten great results from showcasing their titles at book fairs, while other might tell you they didn’t get the response they were hoping for. But one thing we can agree on: it can’t hurt. Stepping out of your comfort zone, also called “hiding behind the pc” - which authors are great at doing - can do no harm whatsoever. You might sell some books, or you might not, but in the long run it’s not as if staying at home will get you anywhere either.
Now that 2015 is almost over we can finally list our favorite coming of age young-adult novels we have read this year!
"The Fireman" is coming May 17th, 2016!
With winter break, crazy shopping sprees, and time with the family, you will need these YA novels to help you get you through it all. We know it’s hard to decide what to read next, so we went down the rabbit hole of Goodreads to see which books our community is most excited to read and carefully crafted this list!
Here are the most anticipated YA novels publishing this December!
Why do some books go viral while the vast majority fall flat? You might think it's about advertising. You might think it's about having a great book or an original idea that inflames the imagination of its readers, or you might think it's luck. Yet what is undisputable is how word of mouth and social influence increasingly combines to drive people to talk about and share the books they have read.
Let's boost your wanderlust.
Let's Get Lost, by Adi Alsaid
Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.
Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named Leila. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. Amy
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way. (Harlequin)