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Get yourself written into a James Patterson book

Are you a fan of James Patterson’s books? (I personally love his The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1).) Then you might want to enter his sweepstakes to have your name written into an upcoming James Patterson book. I think … Continue reading

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YA book Dead Is the New Black featured in Seventeen magazine

I love it when YA or children’s books get mentioned in mainstream magazines, TV shows, or sites for teens and children–because I think it helps a larger audience discover new books that they might like to read, and it helps … Continue reading

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Contacts and hand-selling can make a difference in a book’s sales

Authors and publishers should remember that contacts, word-of-mouth, and handselling can help sell books–as author Angela Davis-Gardner knows. According to an article in the News & Observer, Angela Davis-Gardner took many years to write each book (she’s written three so … Continue reading

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extras in books are an added incentive for readers to buy

Over at the Guardian, there’s a post about extras starting to appear at the back of books–things like an author’s Top 10 favourite books, links to recommended websites, and added biographical details. While I haven’t seen those in YA books … Continue reading

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Do you have a debut children’s or teen book coming out soon? Get some free promotion.

If you’re a debut author with a children’s or YA book coming out in the near future, you might be able to cash in on some free book promotion. Alice Pope, editor of the Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market, is … Continue reading

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Graphic novel The Night Bookmobile up in weekly installments

I love books about books, especially when they show a love of books or reading. Do you like reading stories about books? How about a graphic novel about a night bookmobile? Well, Guardian is putting up weekly installments of graphic … Continue reading

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Marvel releasing 25 webisodes of Stephen King’s short story

Remember Penguin creating a webisode to promote middle-grade novel Sir Fartsalot? Well, Marvel Comics, Scribner, Simon & Schuster Digital, and CBS Mobile have collaborated to do something similar, only on a larger scale. They’ve created 25 webisodes (episodes based on … Continue reading

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Do book trailers help sell books? I think they do.

There’s been some discussion in the kidlitosphere as to whether or not book trailers help sell children’s/YA books. My gut reaction says they do. Part of selling a book is name recognition and branding–getting the book title or author’s name … Continue reading

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