Google+ Reading Teen: Calling All Authors! Reading Teen Indie Spotlight!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Calling All Authors! Reading Teen Indie Spotlight!

Hello authors!

We're starting a new feature here called Indie Spotlight!  It's actually open to all YA authors, but we thought saying "Small Publishing Companies, Large Publishing Companies, and Independent Publishers Spotlight" didn't have quite the ring to it (plus it wouldn't fit on the banner).

  • Send a ready-made post in HTML format: $5
  • Send a post in text format: $10

So, what is it?  As you probably know, we get a lot of review requests from different authors and publicists, and unfortunately we just don't have the time to read ALL THE BOOKS!  But telling people "no" makes us incredibly sad, so we end up with too much on our plates, and completely overwhelmed.  So we thought we'd like to do something for all the authors out there who just want a little face-time with our wonderful readers.

If you are a Young Adult author, and you would like to be featured on our Indie Spotlight, here's what you need to do.
  • Send me an email requesting a spot (Andye @  I will then respond, to work out dates/payment etc.
  • Write up your perfect post.  Whatever you want it to be.  A guest post, a giveaway, an interview with your split personalities, an interview with your characters, anything you think will grab the attention of our readers and make them want to buy your book (please make sure it's Young Adult & FAMILY FRIENDLY!  All profanity and sexual content will be removed).  
  • Add pictures if you want!
  • Add a Rafflecopter giveaway if you want!
  • Send it to us in HTML format (if you don't know how to do this, you can just type out a blog post in Blogger, then switch to the HTML tag and copy the whole thing and send it), or for $5 more just send a post and pics attached etc and we will put it together for you.
This will hopefully provide you and your book with some exposure, and will also relieve us of our incredible guilt!  Win-win! :P

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


  1. I think this is a great idea. I always feel bad saying no too. This is an awesome way to still promote the book even though you don't have time to review it.

    1. Thanks, Amy! I was so tired of having to say no! :D

  2. This sounds like a great idea! I'll try to participate. As a bookie myself, I know that it's hard to say no but it's even worse to say yes and then not have time for it!
    I write, read and review books. I like publicizing authors and their stories.

    1. Awesome!! I hope you can do it too! It's been a great success here so far!

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    I'm a new, young, up and coming author from London. I was challenged by a teacher at school to write a book which I thought would appeal to people of my age and slightly older. This was because I had a strong dislike to reading literature. I liked the stories written by The Bronte sisters and Jane Austin, as well as the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. Once I got started writing my novel, the ideas just kept flowing and I eventually wrote the entire story. I'm really proud of the book 'Finding Cloud 9' and along the way have grown a strong passion for writing. My book is now available in digital format on

    I would love it if you could read my book and post a review on amazon and possibly your blog. It would be great to get a non biased opinion and I really appreciate it. Thank you.

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