How to market young adult fiction and get your book in front of teen readers

After years of helping authors design, publish and market their books, in 2016 I’m focused on publishing my own young adult fiction. Since I’m building a network of powerful young adult book blogs and review sites, I wanted to share my platform with other young adult authors who are having difficulty getting visibility or connecting with teen readers.

I’ll also be posting case studies about using Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, Wattpad, Tumblr and other platforms. If you want to learn more about marketing YA fiction, join the group I set up – the Young Adult Author Alliance (over 750 writers already) –  and find out how you can leverage my platforms to get more traffic to your website or books.


There’s also a Facebook group that’s very active already. Most indie authors are eager to help each other out, but few have been effective at actually reaching young adult readers and selling a lot of books (but I know a bunch of YA authors who are selling over 20K books a month, and I plan to interview them soon!)


My personal goal is to build an email list of YA readers to 100K by the end of 2018.

Want to join? Click here

You should also join the Facebook page, and then share this Tweet.



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About Derek Murphy

Hey there! I'm a philosophy dropout and book cover designer with a PhD in Literature. After spending a decade as a starving artist, I vowed to create the life of freedom my restless spirit demands. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write young adult fantasy novels and do a few editorial critiques to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles. FREE GUIDE: Book Marketing is Dead.