Writing Book Giveaway: WRITING AND SELLING THE YA NOVEL by K.L. Going

I had so many responses on my post about giving away a copy of the 2012 CHILDREN’S WRITER’S AND ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET edited by Chuck Sambuchino (I know only one of you won it…the rest should go out and buy it immediately, read it, love it, then leave glowing Amazon and Goodreads reviews), that I wanted to give away another craft book on the blog that I’ve recently read and really enjoyed. Clearly, you guys are craving some craft books!

This one is WRITING AND SELLING THE YA NOVEL by novelist K.L. Going, out from Writer’s Digest Books, but it’s also great for writers of middle grade. One of my favorite small things in this book is a list of fantastic considerations when writing historical — it’s a checklist of all those small things you don’t necessarily think about immediately when world-building. She also does a great job of putting you in the head of teen readers and including feedback from real teens on the books they like, the characters they bond with, etc. It’s a great resource by a very talented fiction writer.

It’s the usual drill for book giveaways. Leave a comment on this entry to win. No international shipping, so if you live outside the US, enlist a buddy who can receive the book on your behalf. Don’t worry about an email address, just enter it in the comment field that asks for it and know that it will be for my eyes only…it won’t be published on the site. Deadline for entries is October 5th at midnight, Eastern time. I’ll announce a winner on October 6th!

116 Replies to “Writing Book Giveaway: WRITING AND SELLING THE YA NOVEL by K.L. Going”

  1. What I love about this craft book is that the cover inspires you to read it (as opposed to the cut-and-dry graphics you often see) and also encompasses all the fun stuff that goes into writing and reading YA.

  2. This is a very generous offer, Mary. Thanks for throwing it out there for us. Sounds like it would definitely be worth a read or three.

    Thanks for the opportunity, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

  3. I’d love to read this book.

    (P.S. I didn’t win the copy of Writer’s Digest, so I ordered one. Will receive it soon.)

  4. I’d love to read this book! It’s always good to have as many tools in your toolbox as possible, right?

    Speaking of, I signed up for the YA webinar you did last month even though I wasn’t available during that time – I was supposed to be able to access it a week later. Writer’s Digest still hasn’t provided me the info on that, and I now missed the critique deadline. Boo. Anyway, I look forward to watching it whenever they get back to me. I’m sure it’s loaded with great info!

    Sara

  5. Hubs and I are both in the process of writing books — his could be MG or YA, mine could be MG, YA, or adult (I’m just getting started, sorry.) We’d love to read this!

  6. This book sounds like a must read! I know that it would leave me with tons to think about and I would love to read the feedback from real teens. Thanks for the contest, Mary. I would love to own a copy of WRITING AND SELLING THE YA NOVEL by novelist K.L. Going. Fingers crossed!

  7. You are awesome with all these giveaways!

    Someday I’m going to write something you want to represent, I swear. It’s fast becoming my life goal….

  8. Mary, It’s great to get some up to date craft reference recommendations from a current “publishing insider”. Lately it seems like stores think all teens want to read is vampire related. Would be interesting to get this writer’s insight into the YA audience – even if I’m not lucky enough to win. Thanks again!

  9. Hi! My first time commenting at your blog. I’ve only been reading your offerings for a couple of weeks. I’m loving your succinct lessons in craft. Thanks.

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