While TikTok has been utilized by publishers, authors, and bookstores, I have found that most of my BookTok book recommendations have come from laypeople or avid readers who love books but do not have any vested interest in book sales.
I think that honest representation makes marketing a book easy because the novel speaks for itself. Authors need to write their own stories, and I hope in the future they are represented and supported by publishers so that these stories—the ones with honesty and vulnerability—can reach the young adults who need it.
Questions asked in the process of writing a cover brief for Sleeping in My Jeans: How should the cover of a young adult/suspense novel look? What should be on the cover to represent homelessness, hope, and the bond of sisters? Is the design going to be realistic or abstract?
This post is the story of my day at the Golden Crown Literary Society’s conference in Jantzen Beach, where I met several new people, picked up a new book, and got to listen to Karelia Stetz-Waters speak as part of a panel. I arrived at the Red Lion Hotel about fifteen minutes early to hear […]