The YA Indie Author Club in 2013

It’s a new year and a new format for YA Indie Author Club . We’ll be rotating our weekly posts in order to spice it up at bit for our members/followers. With our new setup, we’ll alternate biweekly between our Indie Author Series and our Indie Author Spotlight.

With the biweekly Indie Author Series, we’ll continue our current mission where we write topics geared toward helping other indie authors. In the spirit of paying it forward, we’ll make a special effort to share/promote people, sites, software, etc. that make our jobs a little easier. Whenever possible, we’ll provide coupon or referral codes for discounted services from the people we depend on to help us with our writing, editing, book covers, marketing, etc.

With the Indie Author Spotlight, we’ll be interviewing a new indie author every other week. You’ll want to visit the YA Indie Author Club Sponsor’s sites in order to participate in any potential giveaways.

Below, you’ll find the tentative schedule for 2013. We’re looking forward to your visits, comments, and support.

 

2013 Topics (subject to change):

January

1/4/1 3 – Resolutions

1/11/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Introduction To The New Indie Author Series

1/18/1 3 – Spot Light: Laura A. H. Elliott

1/25/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Kindle/Amazon (All In or Diversify)

February

2/1/1 3 – Spotlight: Bryna Butler

2/8/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Nook/Barnes & Noble (What’s B&N Done For You Lately)

2/15/1 3 – Spotlight: Suzy Turner

2/22/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Smashwords/All Other E-book Sites (Are They Worth It)

March

3/1/1 3 – Spotlight: T. R. Graves

3/8/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Author Page (Basics and Bonuses)

3/15/1 3 – Spotlight: Rachel Coles

3/22/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Goodreads (What’s Good & What’s Not)

3/29/1 3 – Spotlight: K. C. Blake

April

4/5/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Formatting (Challenges & Achievements)

4/12/1 3 – Spotlight: Melissa Pearl

4/19/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Editing (Testimonials & Warnings)

4/26/1 3 – Spotlight: Terah Edun

May

5/3/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Keywords & Tags (Making them Work)

5/10/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

5/17/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Categorizing Your Book (Finding Your Audience)

5/24/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

5/31/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Book Length (How Many Pages)

June

6/7/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

6/14/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Pricing (How To Decide)

6/21/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

6/28/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Distribution Lists (Books/Blogs/Emails)

July

7/5/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

7/12/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Social Media (What Works)

7/19/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

7/26/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Blogging (Do’s & Don’ts)

August

8/2/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

8/9/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Giveaways (Tricks and Techniques) + A Massive Indie Author Giveaway In Honor Of The Topic

8/16/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

8/23/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Facebook (Family Page or Fan Page)

8/30/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

September

9/6/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Twitter (Keep It Simple OR Get As Many Followers As You Can)

9/13/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

9/20/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Pinterest (Getting It To Work For You)

9/27/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

October

10/4/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Giving Books Away (To Free Or Not To Free)

10/11/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

10/18/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Reviews (Getting Them & What To Do With Them)

10/25/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

November

11/1/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Writing (Point Of View & Tense)

11/8/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

11/15/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Querying (Pitch & Summary)

11/22/1 3 – Spotlight Or Book Tour: (Looking for Author/Release/Book Tour)

11/29/1 3 – OFF

December

12/6/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Sagas (Series Or Not)

12/13/1 3 – Indie Author Series: Shelfari (Character Description Benefits)

12/20/1 3 – OFF

12/27/1 3 – OFF

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Goals for 2013

Primary Goal: Become A Better Writer

More Specific Goals:

A) Build An Author Brand with two YA Epic Fantasy Series and one YA Contemporary Fantasy Series. I want to keep increasing a diverse portfolio which will entice my readers and give people a choice of goodies.

B) Interact more on different sites including Pinterest, Goodreads & Wattpad.

ALGARDIS SERIES

RED MADRASSA, the first book in my first YA Epic Fantasy series, ALGARDIS, was published in November 2012. If all goes well CASBAH GUARDIAN (Book 2) will be published in May 2013 and GREEN NOOR (Book 3) will be published in November 2013.

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COURTLIGHT SERIES

SWORN TO RAISE, the first book in my second YA Epic Fantasy series, COURTLIGHT, will be published in March 2013. The Courtlight series is a companion series to the ALGARDIS series and can be read in conjunction with those novels.  SWORN TO TRANSFER (Book 2) will be published in July 2013.

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SARATH WEB SERIES

ACCESSION, the first book in my debut YA Contemporary Fantasy series, SARATH WEB, will be published in September 2013. INDUCTION (Book 2) will be published in January 2014 and CORONATION (Book 3) will be published in May 2014. Cover reveal for ACCESSION on 02/13/13!

The Official Red Madrassa Tour

February 11th is the start of  the OFFICIAL Red Madrassa blog tour! I’ll be stopping by on different blogs all month long and I’m really excited for the giveaways!

Look below for all the dates! Thanks to all the bloggers who graciously signed up!

At each stop you’ll have the chance to win a copy of Red Madrassa and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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February 11th TOUR KICK-OFF

February 12th
Book Blast – Multiple Blogs

February 13th

Books Beside My Bedside
Lori’s Reading Corner
Books, Books, the Magical Fruit

February 14th
Jessabella Reads
Froze8

February 15th
Taylor Made Fiction
Draumr Kopa
The Mod Podge Bookshelf

February 16th
Debbie’s Inkspection
Night Owl Reads

February 17th
Under the Hat
Lovely Reads

February 18th
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
Cuzinlogic

February 19th
The Book Diva’s Reads
Blkosiner’s Book Blog

February 20th
GeoLibrarian
LDS & Lovin’ It

February 21st
On Starships and Dragonwings
Sarah Ballance

February 22nd
The Reading Diaries
Promiscuous Diva

February 23rd
Parsimonious Posh
Starry Night Book Reviews

February 24th
A Bit of Dash
Witchmag’s Boekenplank

February 25th
Reader Girls
An Avid Reader’s Musings

February 26th
Fiction Predictions
Magical Manuscripts

February 27th
StoreyBook Review
Lizzy’s Dark Fiction

February 28th
Publishing the Paranormal
Of Thoughts & Words