Friday, March 7, 2014

Middle Shelf

I am pumped that Emblazoners 
are in the March issue of Middle Shelf!

"Middle Shelf is a digital-only magazine featuring the best books for middle grade readers. Each bi-monthly issue includes author interviews, reviews, excerpts, and photo essays."

Look at this gorgeous ad they ran for Emblazoners!
The Emblazoner Ad
The folks at Middle Shelf offered us a great discount for our ad (Middle Shelf is new and they're just getting started, but they're an off-shoot of the larger Shelf Unbound company). This is where having an indie group of authors is a great advantage - the ad was more than any one of us would spend individually (even at the discount) but together, it was a no brainer. Plus we're (hopefully) building some brand-recognition for our group, as authors who strive to emblazon our stories on the hearts of children. Check out our group and subscribe to receive our catalog to see what other great things we're doing! Check out Middle Shelf's Facebook page to see how to advertise with them.

 One of our Emblazoners was Spotlighted!
Faery Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn
And a full-page excerpt for Faery Swap!

The Faery Swap Excerpt
Susan was surprised when Laurisa, Editor-in-Chief at Middle Shelf, reached out to her, saying she had read the sample chapter of Faery Swap and thoroughly enjoyed it! And wanted to feature an excerpt in their March edition! Of course, Susan was happy to do that, and she couldn't be more pleased with how it came out. It's possible she may be in a future issue as well with an interview about being an indie MG author.

Two things impress Susan about Middle Shelf - that they're actively reaching out to indie authors and that they have the super-glossy, top-shelf look a professional magazine should.

From their premiere issue last fall:
"Good books have the power to entertain, to spark imaginations, and to transform lives, which is precisely why Middle Shelf came into being. We want to connect middle grade readers to the very best books, whether they're on the bestseller lists, published by small or indie presses, or self-published."

1 comment:

  1. Well done, Mikey! Love the look of Middle Shelf! I've subscribed!


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