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I've been writing middle grade books for three years, and it's been a blast. I have five books out, and I even have some reviews on the first book in my series. But I've found, and I know this is the case with lots of other middle grade authors, getting lots of sales can be really difficult. I've been mulling over how to change that for a while, and I found something I think will work. I created a website called Just Middle Grade, and it's meant to promote middle grade books to the people that buy middle grade books.

The site works kind of like Bookbub, in that it has a list of a bunch of books, and we send out weekly emails, soon to be daily, of new books I've added to the site, deals on books, and featured books and authors.

Right now we're in the email address gathering phase. Right now the list is small but growing, and we're looking for Middle Grade authors to submit their books to the site in exchange for a blast to their email lists.

When you submit your book you get the following:

1. A featured author post in our blog
2. One of your books featured in our weekly email newsletter
3. Your book featured on the front page of our site for a day.

You will need to have a good cover, and if you could limit the typos of your book to a reasonable number (1 or 2) we'd appreciate it.

Here's a link to the submission page: http://www.justmiddlegrade.com/contact/authors/ If you don't trust the links posted on this site, that's fine too. Just copy and paste this: www.justmiddlegrade.com into your URL and then go to the authors tab. The form is there. If you have any questions post them here. If you know someone that writes middle grade but won't see this, feel free to pass the web address along to them.

Thanks!

Randall
www.JustMiddleGrade.com
 

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Jena H said:
Submitted, thanks.

How and to whom will this site be available?
I saw your submission as well. The site will be available to adult readers of Middle Grade books and to the parents of Middle Grade aged children. Hopefully this answers your questions.

Let me know if you have any others.
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Thanks for the submissions last week! We really appreciate it. This week we're looking for some Middle Grade Science Fiction book submissions!

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Hey Middle Grade Authors!

This week we're looking for Middle Grade Sports books. We're seriously lacking representation from the indie author contingent in this category!

Let me know if you have any questions.

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KSRuff said:
Hi Randall,
Thanks for the invite. I submitted my middle grade fantasy novel. Let me know when you are ready for us to blast out an invitation to check out the site.
Kim
Thanks Kim. Will do!
 

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We just added a new feature to the site, Now middle grade authors can submit their books for general inclusion and they can submit their books to get included in a featured blog post.

Here's a link to get your Middle Grade book featured in our blog:

http://www.justmiddlegrade.com/authors/featured-blog-post/
 

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Greetings, Randall! You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Cafe.

Now that you have an official thread, you'll want to add your listing to our Yellow Pages, found here: http://www.kboards.com/yp/. The listing is free to KB members and is completely self-service; you can add and edit your listing from the page. More information on our Yellow Pages listing can be found here.

In your thread here, we ask that the same basic rules be followed as we have for authors in the Book Bazaar: you may have this one thread about your service and must post to it rather than start a new thread each time. New threads about the service will be removed. Please bookmark this thread so that you can find it again when you want to post.

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