Before we get to this week’s links, I want to highlight an auction to raise money for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. The link below will lead you to a list of offerings, from manuscript critiques to author Skype visits, with all donations going to the Red Cross or Global Giving:
- KidLit Cares: Our Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort via Kate Messner: Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross or Global Giving.
Writing for Publication—Queries and Submissions:
- Matching voice in query and sample pages via ML Keller: Matching the voice of your hook to your opening pages is critical for a successful query.
Writing for Publication—Book Marketing and Social Media:
- What the heck is a Facebook Pixel and how can it improve book sales? via Digital Book World: How to use Facebook Pixel for your marketing strategy.
- Forget Marketing Online. 5 Tips for Marketing your Books in Person via The Creative Penn: How speaking, podcast interviews, and networking can help you market your book.
- Must-read YA: 'The Dazzling Heights,' plus interviews with author Katharine McGee and narrator Phoebe Strole (audio excerpt!) via Happily Ever After: Interview with Katharine McGee, author of The Dazzling Heights.
- Interview: Caragh O’Brien, author of ‘The Keep of Ages’ via Happily Ever After: Discussion with Caragh O’Brien.
- Author Of The Week: Chat with Lindsey Klingele (The Broken World), Plus Giveaway!! via YA Books Central: Interview with Lindsey Klingele, author of the The Broken World.
- Leigh Bardugo Talks WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER via Book Riot: Leigh Bardugo discusses her first Wonder Woman novel.
- An Interview with Jennifer Mathieu, Author of MOXIE via Fierce Reads: Jennifer Mathieu answers questions about Moxie.
- Genuine Fraud Author E. Lockhart Shares Her Favorite Stories About Women Labeled “Difficult” via The B&N Teen Blog: E. Lockhart discusses her own favorite “difficult” literary women.
- Author Chat with Emily Ziff Griffin (Light Years), Plus Giveaway! via YA Books Central: Interview with Emily Ziff Griffin, author of Light Years.
- Rainbow Trends: Let’s talk about ... queer historical fiction with Mackenzi Lee via Happily Ever After: A chat about queer historical fiction with Mackenzi Lee.
Adventures in YA Publishing Author Interviews:
- Caragh M. O'Brien, author of THE KEEP OF AGES, on anything that isn’t absolutely necessary having to go
- Linsey Miller, author of MASK OF SHADOWS, on pitch contests being her thing
- G.S. Prendergast, author of ZERO REPEAT FOREVER, on writing best when "pantsing"
Literary Agent News and Interviews:
- New Literary Agent Alert: Meg LaTorre-Snyder of Covisiero Literary Agency via Writer’s Digest: Information on Meg LaTorre-Snyder and her YA submission interests.
- Literary Agent Thao Le – Dijkstra Agency via Kathy Temean: Interview with Thao Le, the featured September agent.
- TBA Monthly Wishlist - September 2017 via Bent on Books: The Bent Agency shares their latest MSWL list.
- Literary Crisis: Why a Crisis Will Make Your GOOD Story GREAT via The Write Practice: Defining a literary crisis and why your novel needs one to make it work.
- Katherine Locke: Five Things I Learned Writing The Girl With The Red Balloon via Terribleminds: YA author Katherine Locke shares what she’s learned on her publishing journey
YA Book to Screen Adaptation News:
- Nick Jonas is joining Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland in YA adaptation Chaos Walking via Digital Spy: Casting news for Chaos Walking.
Publishing News & Trends:
- Book world hopes for literary breakthrough in fall via The Washington Post: Publishers are hoping for a breakthrough novel to boost book sales.
- YA authors examine unexpected loss, self-harm in latest novels via Greenville Journal: Jeff Zentner and Kathleen Glasgow discuss their latest novels.
- John Smelcer dropped from YA award amid 'concerns' over integrity via The Guardian: PEN Center USA’s young adult prize has withdrawn its shortlisting of Stealing Indians.
New YA E-Book Deals:
- Epic Reads Book Deals
- Amazon Teen & Young Adult Book Deals
- Fierce Reads Book Deals
- Book Riot Deals of the Day
New YA Book Giveaways:
- 10 B&N B-Fest Giveaways to Check Out Right Now via The B&N Teen Blog: In advance of the B-Fest at Barnes & Noble locations, check out these giveaways.
- Adventures in YA Publishing Giveaways
- Epic Reads Giveaways
- Goodreads Giveaways
- RivetedLit Giveaways
- YA Books Central Giveaways
YA New Book Deals and Releases:
- Shades of Magic author V.E. Schwab signs $1 million deal with Tor for four new books via Verge.com: New books from YA author V.E. Schwab.
- New Releases this week 08/28-09/03 plus 2 Giveaways via Adventures in YA Publishing: Our weekly highlighted new releases, plus giveaways!
- What new YA books release this week? (August 29) via YA Interrobang: New releases in the US and abroad.
- What's New In YA ~ August 29th, 2017 via YA Books Central: Another list of this week’s new YA books hitting shelves.
Just for Fun:
- Pick an Oreo and We’ll Tell You What Book to Read! via Riveted: Get your next book recommendation based on your cookie choice.
- 3 On A YA Theme: YA Bookish Gifts For YA Book Lovers via Book Riot: Shut up and take my money!