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4 YA Reads to Help You Survive Your Post-Netflix-Binge Slump
If you’re like me—and by that I mean impatient and require instant gratification—you’ve probably been REALLY excited for a new show and streamed the whole thing in one sitting only to have some serious post-binge blues, or PBBs. Don’t worry, Swooners! There is an antidote, and it just happens to be snuggling up with your favorite Swoon read. Below find ...
The Hummingbird Dagger,
The Ghost Seekers,
Publishing 101: How Selling Books is A LOT Like Making a Tinder Profile
Hello Swooners!It’s time for another edition of Publishing 101! This time we’re going to cover how the book actually gets in the stores or online so it can get into your hands.I sell books into the Merchandise Channel, which we like to say includes anywhere where you can buy a book and also laundry detergent. In channels like that, your ...
behind the scenes,
I Can't, I Have Work: 7 YA Books Featuring Memorable Summer Jobs
If you’re like I was most summers, you probably find yourself saying “I can’t, I have work” more often than not when your friends try to convince you to go on day trips to the beach. But all is not lost! The characters in these seven YA novels managed to make lasting friendships, discover something new about themselves, and/or even ...
Just My Luck,
If It Makes You Happy,
Wesley James Ruined My Life,
Small Town Hearts
3 YA Novel / Poetry Pairings to Get You Started in a New Genre
Happy Poetry Month Swooners!Sometimes it feels like poetry gets a bad rap and even though it’s becoming more and more popular with the rise of social media and bestsellers like Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, a lot of folks still have a hard time dipping into it.Here’s the thing, poetry is awesome! Most of it has the YA themes you ...
Bound to You,
Let's Talk About Love,
The Hummingbird Dagger
YA and Slay: 3 Swoon Books Paired with Nonfiction by Badass Women
The YA space has been a place where fantastic and fearless women flourish more than any other genre, so we wanted to pair some of our favorite nonfiction written by badass women that inspire us with a Swoon book that has a protagonist we admire. If you loved the non-stop action in Shoot Like a Girl by Mary Jennings Hagar, ...
Meet Me in Outer Space,
Risking It All,
Going Off Script