This weekend was meant to be a joyful occasion for young adult book lovers as YALC rolled around for another fantastic experience of meeting authors, listening to panels, getting tons of books and meeting up with friends who many of us only get to meet virtually. We’ll forget about the heat and the fact that we won’t get to see Jason Momoa doing one of his usual rounds. For those of us who are sad to be missing out don’t fear, as #athomeyalc is here to sate your bookish needs. I’ve also included links to some of our lovely bookish small businesses too to fill our merch needs at the bottom of the post. I’ll be updating this as I gather more information!
You can simply follow the hashtag or you can first visit Taller Books where there is a ton of information about the virtual book fair that Rachel Churcher has set up! There’s a schedule where you can follow a live twitter feed from all all the 13 authors involved, there will be giveaways, live readings, Q&A’s and a ton of other fun stuff happening that you should definitely check out on Saturday.
Walker Books are putting together panels, giveaways and links to samplers going live on Netgalley for request. You can sign up to panels which will be hosted via Zoom and I’m particularly excited to the panel hosted by Lauren James because her circumstances meant that she couldn’t attend last year. You can find all the details on the Walker YA website including a link to enter a giveaway for a physical proof of The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall. Lauren James will also be doing readings of her new book The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker on Instagram!
UKYABA are hosting two free blogging and vlogging workshops via you tube on Friday 23rd, you can check out the link here you can also follow them on Twitter to check out loads of great posts full of tips and tricks from their award nominees!
Hot Key Books YA are also putting together a whole host of fun and games across the weekend including giveaways and opportunities to bag some of those exclusive proofs! Make sure you’re hanging our on twitter if you’re after anything in their banner!
My Kinda Book (MacMillan) have released their schedule too, there will also be giveaways and cover reveals happening across the weekend!
Anderson Press have a you tube discussion with Ciara Smyth and L.C. Rosen which will be available to view across the YALC weekend!
The lovely people at Team BKMRK will be hosting a live Q&A on Instagram with Lucy Powrie and Juno Dawson on the 26th at 6pm!
Looks like the team over at Bloomsbury will be celebrating over on their Instagram!
Harper Voyager, Hodderscape, Harper 360 will also be celebrating as well during the weekend and I’ll update this page as more details become available, also the official YALC twitter account should be a one stop shop too!
With all the publisher excitement, lets not forget the lovely small businesses that we would usually see at YALC!
Geeky Clean are currently fully stocked an you can save 10% on your purchases using my code paperbacksandpinot10
Paper and Word have all the gorgeous book sleeves available on their website!