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Teen Books

Teen books...and not only teens

Remember when Harry Potter took the publishing world by storm? The New York Times had to create a children's books bestseller list, just to get Harry off the top of the grown-up stack!


Nothing speaks more to the blockbuster potential for the author who writes - and publishes - just the right book for teens. As did J.K. Rowling, it's possible - though not all that likely - to rocket out of nowhere.

Below are the real life self publishing experiences of authors who have taken on the Young Adult market. This is your opportunity to learn from those who have been there. You'll read about successes and setbacks.

Get some good ideas. Learn about pitfalls to be avoided.

These self publishing stories are posted free for your use. (And you'll find a few more in the self publishing section of my other site, Best Children's Books.)

All I ask is that you take the trouble to Rate and Comment on each account that you read. That way the more helpful accounts will rise to the top. After all, this is The SHARED Self Publishing Experience.

Happy reading, happy writing and happy publishing!

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Learn From These Self Published Authors

Writers of Teen and Young Adult books and novels share their experience.

Do you judge a book by its cover? 
CreateSpace Do you judge a book by its cover? It’s an honest question. When an idea for a book crosses my mind, the next thought is what the cover …

New YA author 
New YA author I am a new self-published author. My first novel "Colt O'Brien Sees the Light" has been published since Dec. 2009. Print and E-Book …

Glad I Self Published! 
Glad I Self Published; Life Is Too Short to Wait I’ve always had a great imagination, and I’ve always loved to write. So naturally when I retired …

Self Publishing Christian Fantasy 
Self Publishing Christian Fantasy Somewhere in the back of my mind I've always had the notion that I'd like to be a published author someday. Maybe …

Self Publishing a Series 
Second Book in Series was a Self-publishing Breeze! They've done it again! BookLocker has provided me with a second beautifully produced YA sci-fi/fantasy …

Book Series Goes from Royalty Publishing to POD 
Publishing the Bucktail Novel Series Back in the late 1990's I decided it was time to tackle the writing of a novel. My poetry, short stories, …

Control Freak Teacher Self Publishes! 
Confessions of an Independent Control Freak Writer After three frustrating years, one promising literary agent let down, and dozens of rejection …

Why Share the Wealth 
I began self-publishing with "Pirate's Gold" a teen book about teen situations and of course pirate gold! Choosing between a standard publisher and self-publishing …

Controlling Your Destiny 
Are you waiting for a literary agent or publisher to get back to you? To tell you your work is "good enough, a perfect fit, or marketable"? If patience …

Is NO Not Clear Enough For You? 
I actually started writing after my youngest son started college. I was as green as the rain forest, but determined. I work as a budget analyst, but always …

Discovering the Words for My Dreams 
Being a published author has always been a dream of mine. Little did I know that my nighttime dreams would lead me to that place! Writing and drawing …

Journey of “Winter’s Rite” 
“Winter’s Rite” was self-published in 2005, but it took years to get it to that point. To go back to the beginning of the project, we have to step backward …

Published at 17 Years Old 
I've always liked reading and writing and have been writing since I was in grade 1, where we had writing time every day to write and then share our stories. …

My Explosion From a Chapter to a Trilogy 
My writing experience was inspired by my adopted son, Joshua. He was a tenacious young boy with an amazing story of survival. I wanted to share the tender …

How I Became an Award-Winning POD Author 
I am the author of the award-winning teen book The Mask of Tamirella. So, how did I write, publish and win awards for my self-published book? Well, I hope …

New YA Fantasy Novel 
Peter Carrot-top New Fantasy Novel My name is Yolanda Jackson, I have self published the novels Peter Carrot-top and Imaginary Friends. My publising …

Learning the Hard Way 
As soon as I finished my first book, I looked into every option. I was just so excited that I actually finished the book, I could not wait to see it in …

Simple Process, but Long Process 
It started with me simply writing the book. It took me two days to do so. The next step was geting it edited. I know it's best to get proffesional edited, …

Blythe Book on Blurb.com 
Blythe Doll Book on Blurb.com hello fellow selfpubs! i just published my first self-published book on blurb. it is called eureka life, it …

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