UtopYA Celebration Sale

utopYAwingsTomorrow I leave for the wildest book conference ever: UtopYA in Nashville! UtopYA is a unique conference designed for female indie authors of young adult paranormal fantasy and the fans that love them. Super specific and super fun, like a wild girls-only weekend with some of the best and quirkiest gals on the planet. I CAN’T WAIT!

One of the things I’m looking forward to most this weekend is getting to meet all of the fabulous indie authors that I’ve been chatting with online for months! I’ve been reading their books and plan to fangirl it up in there with the best of them. I wish I could take all of you with me. I’ve even been daydreaming about planning a roadtrip for my Hooligans next year.  Wouldn’t that be fun?

Since we can’t take you all with us, a bunch of us got together and decided to make it a little easier for you to join the fun from the comfort of your own home, or the beach, or wherever you’re reading this summer. To celebrate the wild weekend of UtopYA, we’ve put a few of our books on sale for 99cents! I’ve listed Seen and A Light In The Darkness so you can start either of my series for less than a dollar. Some of my favorite authors and friends are participating, so I’ll be snatching up a few of these, too. Grab them while they’re hot, then share the good news with your friends.

And if you’re heading to Nashville for UtopYA or if you live nearby, stop by and see me at the YA/NA Book Signing Thursday night. It’s a free event with over twenty authors showing up to meet fans and sign books. Come join the fun and say hello!

UtopYA sale

Here are some handy links to help you get started:

Seen on KindleNookKobo, and iTunes

A Light in the Darkness on KindleNookKobo, and iTunes

New Release: Wandering

It’s time to celebrate, friends! I finally found Rory and now you can find her, too. Her story continues in Wandering, a brand new release in The Wanderer Series that’s out today. To celebrate my new book release, I’ve put the first book in the series on sale. If you haven’t yet read Seen, you can grab it for just 99cents, this week only, on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. Grab it while they’re hot! This deal won’t last long.

Wandering front cover

When you’ve traveled between worlds, there’s nowhere left to go but home.

Rory has never been so cold in her life. But the biting wind only reminds her of another pain that grows more intense with each passing day. Each night Jaron’s beautiful voice sings in her dreams, and each day her footsteps draw her closer to his side. Danger and intrigue at every turn, no distance is too far when you’re returning for true love.

Rin has spent the last five years searching for Rory across two worlds. Now a series of visions have him convinced he’s growing closer to finding her. But when Rory slips through another portal, taking his visions with her, he finds himself back at square one. To find her now he’ll need the help of an old friend and a little otherworldly magic.  This time he intends to bring The Wanderer home for good.

Wandering

Available on Kindle, Nook, and iTunes

Indie Author Spotlight: Cindy Bennett

Cindy BennettCindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband raised two daughters, two sons, and a plethora of pets without wandering far from the fold. They’ve now added two beautiful daughters-in-law to their family. In addition to writing YA fiction, she volunteers her time working with teen girls between the ages of 12-18, all of whom she finds to be beautiful, fascinating creatures that constantly inspire her stories. She developed a love of writing in high-school English, when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing. When she’s not writing, reading or answering emails (notice there is no mention of cleaning, cooking, or anything vaguely domestic) she can often times be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. Learn more at www.cindycbennett.com.
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Geek Girl CoverGeek Girl:
Jen’s teenage life of rebelling and sneaking out is growing stale. In an effort to combat her boredom, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a nice geek, into a “bad boy.” Unexpectedly, she is pulled into Trevor’s world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even–ugh!–bowling. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor isn’t so bad after all.
But when Trevor finds out about the wager, all bets are off.
hearts on a chainHeart on a Chain:
17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns.
Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him.
Kate can’t figure out what game Henry is playing with her – for surely his attempts at friendship are a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her?
Immortal Mine Cover Final 1200 x 1800Immortal Mine:
Niahm (pronounced Neeve) Parker is thoroughly content with her life in the small town of Goshen. When Shane Coleman and his nephew Sam move into town, it’s the biggest event to happen in as long as anyone can remember.
Sam is drawn to Niahm against his will. He’d prefer to not be bound to this angry, stubborn, unlikeable girl. For Immortals, love is not only forbidden, but dangerous for her.
Niahm finds herself attracted to the tall, copper-headed boy, who becomes her friend and then her support when tragedy strikes. Soon, she begins to realize that there may be more to Sam than she ever suspected… much more. But what he truly is, she can’t begin to imagine.
Rapunzel UntangledRapunzel Untangled:
Rapunzel is not your average teenager. For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction.
But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is.
Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale.

 

Help Me Support Adoption

Confession: Adoption is kind of a taboo topic in my house.

Some of you may know that last year we said goodbye to our sweet baby girls after our adoption fell through. I had to pack them up and send them away to their “new mommy” after nearly two years of loving them as my own. That was the hardest day of my life. It wasn’t fair, it didn’t seem right, they never even explained why. But it didn’t matter, they were gone.

So, it may surprise you that I still firmly believe in adoption. There are over 100,000 children in America waiting to be adopted right now and that number appalls me, especially considering how many of us have plenty of love (and food, and clothes, etc.) to share. That is why I consider adoptive families to be heroes – true, genuine heroes.

I have a sweet, wonderful friend named Emily. Emily is the mommy of two little boys, one her biological son and one an adopted son from Ethiopia. They make me smile. Well, last year Emily and her husband decided to adopt once more, this time from the U.S. They felt strongly about helping a mother here in our own state who wanted a safe home for her baby. So, they spent a year doing paperwork and taking on extra jobs to save up for the adoption. Then, the happy day came when they were finally matched with a mom. They got to meet her and hear her story and their journey together began. Now, that baby is due any day.

Last week, Emily confessed that the expenses for the adoption were going to be much higher than expected. She’s doing all that she can to raise the extra funds before the baby is born, but the clock is ticking and fear seeps in as they pray for a solution that will bring that sweet baby home. That’s when Emily’s friends stepped in and offered to help. We’re all offering our own talents, our own resources to help raise the money.

Here’s how YOU can help:
If you live in the Little Rock area, please come by our massive multi-family garage sale this weekend (June 21 & 22) at 5724 Alta Vista in North Little Rock 72118 from 7am to noon. Not only will there be a ton of great bargains, but I’ll have my books on sale and will be happy to sign them for you on Friday morning. Also, one of my street team, Amanda Wilson, is a fabulous baker and she’s offered to bake us up a huge batch of cupcakes for sale. I promise, you’ll want to take home a few dozen!

If you DON’T live nearby, you can still help! This month I’m donating one dollar for every book I sell. This is NOT just a gimmick. For those of you who don’t know, I don’t even make $1 off the sale of any of my books except for the ebook of Seen. If you buy the ebook, A Light in the Darkness, that entire dollar will go to my friend Emily for her adoption. Please help me to help my friend. Buy a book (or two!) and then share this with your friends on Twitter, on Facebook, around the web.

Want to know more about Emily and her family? Visit them HERE and pledge your support.

Help Us Find Rory!

Where's Rory?Rory is missing! This crazy character of mine fell through a portal at the end of her book, Seen. Now the sequel, Wandering, is coming out in just 8 days (Squee!) and I need your help finding her!

Maybe you’ve seen the posts other author friends of mine have been leaving around the internet these days. They’ve been doing their best to help us narrow down the search by telling us where Rory definitely is NOT going to be found. They’re such great friends, that they’ve even decided to offer a reward. Will you join the search? The clock is ticking and we could really use your help!

All you have to do is follow the clues left behind by the other authors. You’ll find them all on the Where’s Rory page. Then, come back and leave a guess in the comments on the Where’s Rory page. Anyone who leaves a guess that gets us closer to finding Rory will be entered to win one of the ebooks offered by our authors.

Hurry! The search ends on June 24th!

Indie Author Series: Book Pricing

The YA Author Club has a LOT going on right now! Several of our members (including myself) have new releases coming out, so keep watching for those. You might notice when you click through the links this week that some of our pages aren’t quite up to date with this week’s topic of book pricing. I figure you’ll forgive us since most of our readers would rather see what’s hot and new this summer in YA. But for those of you who are searching for a little advice on how to price your books, or are just wondering how on earth we decide whether a book should be free or $3.99, here’s my take on the subject.

Cost Analysis
An author spends months, maybe years, getting a book ready to sell. First, we poor ourselves into writing the darn thing. Then, we edit and revise (hopefully) followed by paying someone to edit it so that we can revise it some more. Next, many of us will pay someone to design our cover. For Seen this was actually a multi-step process. I first paid an artist to do the art, then paid a photographer to take high quality photos of the art. Then, I sent it all to my cover designer who turned it into the final product. A lot of authors will then pay someone to format their documents so that they look nice in all the different ereader apps. Finally, we pay for advertising materials like bookmarks, postcards, maybe even some awesome book swag. All out of our own pocket before the book is even in your hands only to find that we can hardly GIVE the book away. I’m not talking about bad books, either. GREAT books go through this same process in the indie world. It’s heartwrenching and bank account draining. Seriously.

So, how does an indie author go about pricing their masterpiece? Let’s look at some options.

Free Isn’t Free
When I first started downloading ebooks I went nuts for all the free books out there. I downloaded several a day for weeks, filling up my iphone with dozens of classics - and a whole lot of crap. I’m sure you can relate. In the end I went back and deleted most of them without even reading them. Now it makes me sad to find a book with a great cover and a clever story concept only to discover the author was too lazy, too cheap, or too self-indulgent to have it properly edited. I’m not even talking about typos, people. There is so much that goes into good editing besides proper grammar and spelling. I don’t get angry when I read a poorly written ebook that was clearly self-published, I just want to call the poor author and say, “Here, honey, let me help you. Let’s not waste any more of your fabulous ideas on bad writing.”

But I can’t do that because it sounds condescending. So, instead I did what a lot of readers did and stopped downloading free books. Now I spend a little more on my books, especially since I have such precious little reading time available. This is why I say, free books aren’t free. They’re usually a waste of my time.

99cents is the New Free
So, if a good author has poured actual money into their work and believes it to be valuable, you can see why they may not want to throw it in the free book bin at Amazon. They want to be taken seriously, right? (Let’s just pretend KDP Select doesn’t exist here, okay? That’s a whole other mess.)

The next best option must be 99cents! Well… not necessarily. I mean, sure, we all love a good bargain. But there are a few reasons why you might not put your book at this lowest price point.

For example, if you’re looking to get back the money you put into the book, you might decide to price it higher to take advantage of the higher royalties. For those of you who aren’t aware, Amazon offers a higher royalty percentage to those who price their ebooks between $2.99 and $9.99.  This is a difficult decision, because you don’t want to price your book so high that no one buys it, but you want to make the most money possible for all your hard work. This is why we see many more books being listed at $2.99. It’s the compromising price point.

Also, many readers consider books priced at 99cents to be in the same quality category as free books. I don’t always agree, but that is still a growing attitude. Personally, I consider 99cents an excellent sales price if the book is normally priced higher. Also, I love the trend of pricing the first book in a series at 99cents (or even free) if the subsequent books are priced higher. This makes sense to me both as a reader and as a writer. It allows readers to try our work with minimal risk in the hopes that they’ll enjoy what they see and come back for more. That, my friends, is a win-win.

Wonder what other indie authors think about book pricing? Check out the blog links below from the fabulous authors at the YA Author Club.

1. Laura A. H. Elliott 2. Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3. T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series 4. Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga
5. Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog 6. K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
7. Gwenn Wright, author of Filter 8. Liz Long | Just another writer on the loose.
9. Ella James 10. Maureen Murrish
11. YA Sci Fi Author’s Ramblings 12. A Little Bit of R&R
13. Melissa Pearl 14. Terah Edun – YA Fantasy
15. Heather Sutherlin – YA Fantasy 16. Melika Dannese Lux, author of Corcitura and City of Lights

New Release: Unknown by Melissa Pearl

UNKNOWNUnknown (The Elements Trilogy, #1)

by Melissa Pearl

Darkness is covering the land. As the city of Mezrah grows with power and greed, the rest of the world can only stand by and wait for their inevitable destruction. The only hope against this growing power is an ancient prophecy that people have stopped believing in.

 Then a star begins to fall.
Princess Kyla of Taramon stopped believing in the power of light the day her father died. Trapped in a city she does not care for, under the watchful glare of her mother, the queen, she struggles to accept her fate.
Then a star begins to fall.
Jethro has loved Kyla for as long as he can remember. Learning that she was to marry his cousin drove a wedge between him and the feisty princess. Watching her from a distance is a torture he is unable to free himself from.
Then a star begins to fall, sparking an ember of hope and sending two seekers on a treacherous journey into the unknown.
Available June 13, 2013
Melissa PearlMelissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has produced four more books and has a YA fantasy trilogy coming out this year.
“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”

http://www.melissapearlauthor.com

Cover Reveal: Wandering

When I asked my cover artist, Kate Gardner, to design a cover for Wandering, she disappeared with the book and her sketchpad for a few days. What she came back with was incredible. I took one look at her notes and said, “It’s perfect! Do it just like that, it’s perfect.” Then, I went on with life and she went back to school for the spring. A few months later I was putting the finishing touches on Wandering when I got the call. “It’s finished. When do you want me to bring it by?” I nearly dropped the phone!

Here is what she brought me:

Wandering painting

I promise you, the photos do NOT do it justice! Rory’s hair has an auburn sheen to it that shimmers in the light. The mountains hold both texture and depth. But my favorite part is how the air above her sparkles. It reminds me of when we lived in Maine and the air was so cold one winter morning that the moisture in the air froze into tiny crystals, making the air literally sparkle in the sunlight. You would hardly believe it until you saw the beauty of it for yourself. Looking at this painting, I almost can imagine Rory’s expression of wonder as the wind lifts her hair and the snow swirls around her feet.

After the painting was in my hands, I had it photographed and then the images were sent to my cover designer, my incredible sister, Shannon Iverson. She’s the talent behind all of my other book covers, but for this one I wanted the painting to really shine. So, the design was simple this time: focus on Rory.

Wandering front cover (548x800)

I hope her expression captures your attention as it does mine. I hope you can feel her longing and sense the enormity of the journey she’s on and, most of all, I hope it makes you want to know more. If you haven’t met Rory, you can find her story in Seen. Discover why we’re all searching for her now as Wandering hits the shelves later this month. Then, join us in our search for The Wanderer.

All week we’ll be searching for Rory and following the clues some very talented indie writers have left for us along the way. You can join the search HERE. A new clue will be posted each day and you can leave your guesses in the comments on the Where’s Rory? page. We’ll end the search with a big giveaway from some of our participating authors on the 20th. A whole stack of ebooks will go to our readers who guess the closest answer to Rory’s actual location.

Think you know where Rory is hiding? Join the search. Follow the clues, find the Wanderer, and win great books from fabulous indie authors. Want to follow the action? Don’t miss a single clue! Share the fun with friends on Twitter with the hashtag #WheresRory.

Indie Author Spotlight: Liz Long

This week the YA Indie Carnival is drawing into the spotlight, author Liz Long.

Liz Long

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 a BA in English, though her professors might be disappointed to hear she reads more fantasy fiction than literary novels. She also loves action and thriller genres. This book probably won’t change your life, but she hopes it steals you away from reality for a while.

Her newest release, Witch Hearts, will be for sale on Amazon on April 30th. Her first book, Gifted, a Donovan Circus Novel, is also available for paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

To learn more about Liz, we asked her a few questions:

1) What is your all-time favorite book and why?  I think that would have to be Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. To me, it’s the first book in that series that really shows emotional angst for Harry between being a teenager, dating your first crush, and of course, being hunted by Lord Voldemort. We get to see our characters developing into real wizards with the DA (like Neville growing into being a badass), plus the introduction of accepting those deemed a little strange, like Luna Lovegood. We feel our first real loss with a major character as well as the real danger now that dark wizards are out in the open by the end. It’s a full scale of emotions and really sort of sets the rest of the stage for the series, IMO.

2) Is there an author you could be compared to or popular fictional characters your book’s characters could relate to and why?  Oh gosh, it’s probably still a little early in the game for me to presume I can be compared to another author. BookBub compared my Donovan Circus book to the Hunger Games, with a female character destined to discover who she is and stand up for her world. I’m sure my circus folks could hang with any X-Men character, while my characters from WITCH HEARTS would get along well with the Halliwell sisters from Charmed or Sookie Stackhouse and her friends.

3) Can you give us your favorite quote from one of your books and explain it?
One of my favorite lines is one Lucy says in the first chapter when explaining why she’s rejoining the Donovan Circus:

 “I wanted to be normal amongst the freaks.”

 Family and a sense of belonging are heavy themes in my first book and this line sums Lucy up perfectly. Lucy has never been “normal” anywhere in the human world. She thinks – hopes, really – that she can find her place in the gifted world in the circus she used to know. She’s been a loner her whole life because of her gift and now that there’s an opportunity to be a part of something, she’s happy to include herself in the strange gaggle that is the Donovan gang.

4) What types of things/people/music inspires you and makes you want to keep writing?  I listen to a lot of soundtracks, especially movie scores, like Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, and anything else that contains some action type of music. Honestly, nothing has been more motivating for me lately than to hear a reader I’ve never met before tell me how much they loved my work and can’t wait for another book to read. It’s such an amazing feeling to affect someone’s book list and I’m honored to be a part of it. It’s a total kick in the butt to know people are eagerly anticipating another title and makes me want to write that much faster.

5) Describe your typical writing day or week.  I work full time, so I write when I can in my spare time. Often my husband will go to the gym for a couple hours after work, so I take advantage and try to crank out a few hundred words. I also give him lots of time to play video games or watch NBA so I can sit on the couch with him and write. And of course, the weekends contain my biggest chunks of writing time, so there’s nothing I like better than a rainy Sunday with coffee and my laptop.

6) Is there a food or drink do you have to have when you’re writing?  I love Skittles to snack on during the process, though my teeth beg me to stop. I’m also never opposed to a fresh new 20 oz. Diet Coke within reach, but that’s only once a week at most. The rest of the time it’s H2O!

7) Can you tell us what you’re working on right now (& possibly provide an excerpt & cover)?  I am currently working on the second book in the Donovan Circus series. Next up is an NA fantasy novel with a unique twist on Reapers.

Want to know more about Liz or grab a copy of her books? Here’s where you can find her:

Liz’s Website: http://lizclong.com

Twitter: (Handle: @LizCLong) https://twitter.com/#!/LizCLong

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/lizclongauthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/LizLong

Witch Hearts coverWITCH HEARTS Links:

Amazon (ebook): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CIKKEV0

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17616067-witch-hearts

 

Gifted coverGIFTED  Links:

Amazon (ebook): http://www.amazon.com/Gifted-Donovan-Circus-Novel-ebook/dp/B007VT34J2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1336675611&sr=8-2

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13601567-gifted

Word Count Madness

YA Indie CarnivalMany first time authors struggle with word count. How long should my novel be to get published? Is my novel too long? Is it too short? What the heck is a novella and what’s the difference between that and a short story? If you’re an indie author, does it even matter?

Excellent questions. The YA Indie Carnival decided to tackle this confusing topic this week in our Indie Author Series. When I was starting out, I didn’t even know it mattered. Seriously! I had no clue about things like word count and publishing industry standards. Why would it matter how long a book is? Well, like most things, it’s all about the money. Word count in the publishing world affects both the cost of the book to print, and it’s likeliness to be sold to readers. I won’t go into too much detail on this topic because my fellow indie author club member, Bryna Butler, has already covered the basics in her article Do Word Counts Count?

I’ll tell you that I really struggle to get a book over the 60K mark. My stories tend to be action packed and fast paced. My editor always turns in a stack of notes on where I can expand scenes instead of the standard cut and slash method most authors have to endure. In real life I’m obnoxiously verbose, but in my writing I tend to race from one plot point to another. That keeps my word count down. The day I finish a book above 100K, I’ll be calling it “epic” whether it deserves the title or not!

In my opinion, this is just one of the many fabulous reasons I call myself an indie author. I don’t have to worry too much about word count. I get to tell my story, mold it and sculpt it into something I can proudly share with all of you, and then set it free. I don’t have to worry about whether it is meeting some marketing team’s standard, or the printing budget. I know authors who are traditionally published sitting at their desks right now trying to find an extra 30,000 words to cram into their story or a sum of 50,000 to tear out just to meet that industry standard for a publisher. In the end I think the reader suffers most because we don’t see the story as it was meant to be. What a shame that we let business people determine how our stories are crafted. At least if it is a professional editor, we can trust that they care about the integrity of the story, but what does a CEO or a financial team know about our stories? They’re job is to watch that bottom dollar.

Let me tell you how indies are using this freedom to do incredible things for readers in this modern age. We’re seeing the resurgence of the short story and the serial novel in the literary world thanks to indie authors around the globe. With ebooks, authors can share their work so easily, that a reader can now get shorts without having to buy an anthology or search through literary magazines to find them. Some of my favorite authors are even including short stories in their marketing plans these days, fitting them in between their longer novels in a series. For instance, Aaron Pogue has published several short stories to go along with his Taming Fire series, including back story and short stories to give more detail into side characters from the series. As a reader, I love this concept! If I’m engrossed in a world of characters, you can bet I want more of it! This is an area I think I’ll be dabbling in this year as I fill in the missing years between Seen and Wandering in The Wanderer Series.

Another concept I’ve been watching is the use of the serial novel in the ebook world. Once upon a time many of the world’s best stories were written this way and published in local newspapers or magazines. Now we’re seeing this traditional form of story telling reemerge. Wool was crazy successful from author Hugh Howey, netting the author millions of dollars and a ground-breaking publishing contract. Now my friend, author Susan Kaye Quinn, has created her own incredible serial titled The Debt Collector. I’ve been watching her progress very closely as I consider how I might use that model in my own work. She’s set a crazy pace, releasing a new episode in the series every few weeks! Wow! I’m not sure I could keep up with that pace, but I’m inspired to look at my list of future writing plans and see what might work best as a serial. I especially like the value this offers both to the reader and to the writer. Readers can catch smaller chunks of a story at a low price or choose to purchase the entire series for a discount. It’s amazing how this old form is making a new comeback on the modern stage.

What do you think? Does word count matter in this modern age and in the indie publishing scene? What trends are you seeing? Do you have a word count preference? Let us know what you think and then check out the opinions of other indie authors in our YA author club.

Take a few minutes to hop around to the authors’ sites and find out their preferences as well as their rationale behind them.
1. Laura A. H. Elliott 2. Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3. T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series 4. Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga
5. Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog 6. K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
7. Gwenn Wright, author of Filter 8. Liz Long | Just another writer on the loose.
9. Ella James 10. Maureen Murrish
11. YA Sci Fi Author’s Ramblings 12. A Little Bit of R&R
13. Melissa Pearl 14. Terah Edun – YA Fantasy
15. Heather Sutherlin – YA Fantasy 16. Melika Dannese Lux, author of Corcitura and City of Lights