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!

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

  1. Christina says:

    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. K.L. Going is a great author and I’d love to read this book!

  3. 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!

  4. I’m working on a historical, so this would be perfect! Keeping my fingers crossed…

  5. Sounds like a great resource. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  6. I would love to win this (I’m all about craft books!). Thanks for the chance!

  7. Always love some more information. Thanks for hosting this!

  8. Oooh! I’d love to win this – sounds very helpful! Thanks so much for running this giveaway!

  9. Georgia Parker says:

    Sounds like another great tool to have! Thanks for wanting to share!

  10. Stephanie Garber says:

    Sounds like a good book! Thanks for doing this Mary!

  11. I love giveaways… so I’m putting my name down.

  12. Love the blog, Mary! October 6 is my birthday (38 years young). Hopefully it’s a lucky day.

  13. Melissa K says:

    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.)

  14. A craft book by the author of Fat Kid Rules the World? Yes, please! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Sounds like a great resource! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  16. Count me in. The book sounds great!

  17. Awesome giveaway! I love books about writing. Please sign me up for it. : )

  18. Thanks for the generous offer. I would love to read the book! 🙂

  19. Thanks again for your generosity, Mary! You had me at ‘world building!’ I’d love a check list for that!

  20. I would love to read this book. What a great resource for YA and MG writers!

  21. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I have always wanted to write a book.

  22. 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!


  23. 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!

  24. It sounds like this book talks about many things that I’m working on now. Thanks for suggesting it and for doing this contest.

  25. Sandi Jones says:

    Sounds really handy. I love the Writer’s Digest Books.

  26. I’m currently working on my 3rd draft of a YA novel and can use all the help I can get. Thanks for giving me a chance to win a copy of this book!

  27. Jean Giardina says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Mary. This book would be a great addition to my library.

  28. Kathryn Patten says:

    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!

  29. Candie Syphrit says:

    Would love this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Fabio Bueno says:

    Thanks, Mary. I’d love to read this book, especially the “selling” part 🙂

  31. Thanks for hosting the contest! Sounds like a great book.

  32. Christina says:

    Thank you for the chance to win such a great resource.

  33. I love the cover of this. It just screams YA. Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. I’d love the chance to win this!

  35. Thank you for this giveaway and of course the others. I’m excited about this book because I love YA.

  36. Jean Ward says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this! Working hard, writing hard.

  37. Ohhh excited! I could really use this!

  38. 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….

  39. Definitely want to be part of this. Please and thank you!

  40. I love KL Going’s fiction – thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Lindsay Stansfield says:

    I’d love a copy!

  42. Lori Alexander says:

    Would love to enter–thanks!

  43. Stephanie says:

    I would love a copy, the book seems filled with a ton of great info.

  44. Catherine says:

    Free craft book, holla!

  45. This sounds like a great book. If I don’t win it, I will be buying it!


  46. Amanda F. says:

    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!

  47. Yeah for another contest!! Enter Me In!!

  48. Huzzah! This sounds very useful. I would love a copy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  49. Sounds like a great resource. I will definitely check it out. Thanks!

  50. Thank you for this great opportunity!

  51. Thank you for having such a fab contest and an even more amazing website.

    I’d love a copy!

  52. Jackie Yeager says:

    Thanks, Mary! I’d love to read this book!!

  53. Ooh! I’m working on a historical right now in my off hours – thanks for the chance at this, and the recommendation.

  54. I love kidlit.com, and the YA book you’re giving away sounds exactly like the book I need. Thanks so much for offering it.

  55. Dianna Winget says:

    Sounds like a great book! Enter me, please. And I did go out and buy my own copy of Chuck’s market book.

  56. Love all the books you put on this site; great for YA writers at all stages of writing and selling.

  57. I live in canada, but I will find a way to get this book! My sis has a us address. My first YA novel is being released Jan 2012.

  58. I’m sold — looking forward to reading this book whether I win or buy.

  59. Cheryl Mansfield says:

    I’ve heard such wonderful things about this book. I’d love to read it.

  60. Kathy Radek says:

    I love your website! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book!

  61. LOL, a free book=writers cracking open their closet doors!

    Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

  62. Lisa Frischhertz says:

    Sounds great…hope I win!

  63. B A Rieth says:

    Saint Iggy is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win this craft book by K.L. Going.

  64. Thanks for running this contest! I hope I win so I can use the info in the book to help me revise my novel!

  65. Thanks for the contest! I’m hoping this book might help my writing exponentially in any way it can! :]

  66. Yeah another contest! Thanks!

  67. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  68. Vong Bidania says:

    This book looks amazing. Thanks for the contest!

  69. Caren Caldwell says:

    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.

  70. I would love to win this book! Thanks for this great giveaway.

  71. Adele Richards says:

    Splendid, count me in xxx

  72. Jennifer Estes says:

    Wow, would love to win! Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

  73. Shuna Meade says:

    Most definitely interested in this one!

  74. Sounds like a really good resource!

  75. Thank you for offering another contest!

  76. i want to write – please enter me 🙂

  77. Ooh, me please. Just finished reading Fat Kid Rules the World!

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