Inkpop – for aspiring authors…

3 02 2010

Do you have dreams of being a writer someday? Have you been looking for feedback on your work? Well, look no further!

Major publisher HarperCollins has just launched an online community called Inkpop that brings together teen lit hopefuls with readers and publishing professionals. The social networking site aims to “spotlight aspiring authors and the readers who provide the positive springboard for feedback.” Not only that, but there is an editorial board who will read those pieces that get the most votes and decide who will ultimately land a publishing contract. Very awesome.

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Read free teen books online

17 06 2009

PulseSo if it’s not already easy enough to come to the library and borrow free books, now you can join publisher Simon and Schuster’s new Pulse It site and they will offer 2 new books every month for you to read.

Here’s the catch — you have to register and create a profile, be between the ages of 14 and 18, and you have 60 days to read the book you choose.

After that, you can comment, review or share whatever else you thought about it with other teens on the site.

If you’re interested, check it out.





31 Flavorite Authors for Teens

1 10 2007

31 AuthorsIn honor of Teen Read Week (October 14-20), Readergirlz and YALSA are hosting 31 of your “flavorite” teen authors for the month of October. And this means what, exactly? At 8pm each night, in the Readergirlz MySpace forum, you will get the chance to chat online with a different teen author — except on Halloween, when the chat will be at midnight with special guest Stephenie Meyer! And let me tell you, it is quite the list of authors. I would definitely check it out – in fact, I just might 🙂

So don’t miss out on a chance to ask one of your favorite authors that question you’ve been dying to know about a character, or what they’re currently working on, or maybe just what their favorite food is…