YA Indie Carnival Category

YA (And more!) Authors Club : Toni’s Big Six….

The YA Indie Authors are starting a new monthly series, Toni’s Big Six Journey. It one where a starting-out and talented new author, Toni Lombardo, will share her trials and tribulations as she makes her way to the Big Six. She’ll talk about pitches, writing, conferences, social media, and/or anything else she sees and does […]

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YA Author Club: Blogging

The official title of the topic this week is : Dos & Don’ts. But I’m not a big believer in laying out hard and fast rules about blogging. I think blogging is just an extension of what’s important to a blogger. For me that’s storytelling. I also love to blog about magic in the everyday […]

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YA Author Club : Introducing Toni Lombardo’s Big Six Journey

  The YA Author Club is expanding is author presence and bringing on new talent every single week. This week, we are introducing the newest member of our team, Toni Lombardo. She is not an indie author, and she does not plan to become one. She’s working hard at establishing herself within the traditionally published […]

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YA INDIE Carnival : Social Media…what works for you?

Social Media, what works for you? Relationships. It’s all about relationships. Social media is just our virtual pub or café or bookstore or our neighborhood park. It’s about introducing yourself, & maybe your dog and making friends. That’s really all it is for me. I try and help people out and people help me out […]

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Indie Author Spotlight : The Lovely Liz Long!

About the Author: Liz Long is lucky enough to have a dream career in magazine publishing as an editor and writer, yet still have time to create adventures on the side. If you catch her staring off into space or talking to herself, don’t worry – it’s just her imagination at work. Liz graduated from Longwood University with […]

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YA Indie Carnival: Pssst…how long is your book?

How long should a book be? It’s so personal! As a reader there are times where I love to get lost in an epic and don’t care how long a book is. There are times when I just want a quick read, and that usually means a smaller word count. I am a very slow […]

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Cover Reveal: Witch Hearts by Liz Long

I’m so excited to feature Liz Long on Laurasmagicday. I got to know her at the YA Indie Carnival and really enjoyed Gifted, A Donovan Circus Novel so I know her adult paranormal will ROCK. I’m a big fan of YA authors writing for the adult market (nudge, nudge, wink, wink…) and can’t wait to […]

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Indie Author Spotlight: Melissa Pearl author of Betwixt & The Time Spirit Series

I’m so pleased to host Melissa Pearl on Laurasmagicday. I loved her book Forbidden Territory and hope you all go out and grab a copy. I love her voice and get lost in her stories. I know you will too. I think you will find her as magical as I do :) Check out the […]

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The Envelope Please! Smashwords and other ebook sites…are they worth it?

  Welcome to the next in the “Indie Author Series”! So glad you’ve decided to runaway to the carnival with us this week. Well, what do you think? I’ve been a big fan of Smashwords. I sell most of my books on Amazon, but Smashwords makes the publication process so easy. It’s a one-stop upload […]

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Indie Author Series: Nook/Barnes & Noble (What’s B&N Done For You Lately) & a winner!

Welcome to the YA INDIE CARNIVAL! For me, B&N hasn’t done a whole lot for me lately. My sales there are only a fraction of my total sales and I feel like it’s harder to discover titles that I want to read on their web site. But I’m THRILLED….did I say ELATED…..did I say OVERJOYED….that […]

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