It’s day two of the #StrikeBack-a-thon (check out yesterday’s post for all the details)! Today’s shout outs go to Kyle Robert Schultz, a friend and fellow self-published author (or, in my case, soon-to-be self-published) of the Beaumont and Beasley series which are fun spins on classic fairy tales. Below is the summary of the first book according to his website. If you haven’t checked them out, do it. Now! 🙂
Beaumont and Beasley
Setting: An alternate 1920’s Europe
Premise: Nick Beasley, a private detective famous for debunking magic, is transformed into a fairy-tale Beast. He teams up with a renegade enchantress named Lady Cordelia Beaumont to seek a cure for his curse. Along the way, Nick, Cordelia, and their friends investigate magical phenomena and fight dark threats from the ancient past.
Today’s topic is small Bookube shoutouts. I’m going to change it up a bit and do Booktube, Authortube, and Blog shout outs. Here we go!
Alexa is a YA sci-fi with her first book, Brightly Burning, coming out in may 2018 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt . Is a sci-fi retelling of Jane Ere. Advanced copies are available through NetGalley and you can read the summary here.
The reason I really like Alexa, aside from her seeming like a genuinely nice person, is the fact that she gives writing advice, but she also gives very frank informative insight into what it is like to be a traditionally published author. Success stories, values things to look out for, things to know, imprints and publishing houses you should be aware of if you’re writing for the YA market… Just a lot of helpful knowledge that I’ve yet to find anywhere else.
I have a pretty sizable channel, so I don’t know that I would consider her a small booktuber, however, I only recently discovered her, thus why I’m including her here. I particularly enjoy her review format of the videos that she does discussing whether she believes that books are worth the hype. These are unique to me because they’re not solely based on her opinion of the book. She uses a lot of examples to back up her thoughts and it’s a very concrete and informative way for me to decide whether I want to read something.
Another social media friend of mine who has run an awesome blog for five years now and published her first book, Princess of Undersea, a retelling of The Little Mermaid in December 2016 along with a bunch of tie-in stories on her blog. I love her blog because not only is she very talented writer, but she regularly posts serial stories in a variety of genres which can sometimes span the length of novellas or novels on her site for readers to enjoy for free. She is also the one who gave me the idea for the Suggestion Box.
Caitlin is a friend of mine on social media and she’s currently seeking representation for her YA dystopian What Lies Above. I like her channel along with her YouTube videos, she does periodic podcasts that coincide with blog posts on her website and I think this is a really unique way to reach a variety of readers and make content accessible to more people.
1 Favorite books you’ve read because of booktube (Any number of favorite reads you’d like to mention)
2 5 books you really want to read this year (Any genre no real limits here.)
3 Favorite fantasy reads (Any number just limited to fantasy, YA or NA or Middle Grade it’s all fair game.)
4 favorite music and favorite book (The favorite songs that make you think of particular books)
5 Sequels I want to read (Any number, no big limitations.)
6 bookish merch collection (No real limits here either.)
7 Classic I want to read
8 Book, boyfriends/Girlfriends (Let’s face it we’ve all wanted to date a book character at more than one point)
9 Cover buys
10 “Small” Booktuber shout out 1
11 Series I won’t finish
12 favorite bookish romances
13 quick reads recommendations
14 disappointing reads
15 favorite things about book tube
16 auto-buy authors
17 top 10 TBR books
18 Series I want to finish
19 What is monetization on YouTube/Do I monetize (Choose to talk about either monetization or whether you do/n’t and why.)
20 5 “Small” Channels shoutouts
21 Favorite moments in the last year in the BookTube community?
22 Something you look forward to in the future of YouTube
23 Why did you join BookTube?
24 5 Channel Starting Tips 25 What has been one of the more trying videos to make since you started booktube?
26 Twitter, Goodreads, and BookTube Oh My (Discuss the way the community interacts and some highlights from your perspective)
27 Behind The BookTube (Talk about your setup to film and edit)
28 Channels That Inspire You (not exactly a shoutout video, and it doesn’t need to be just booktube channels.)
29 Bookshelf Tour
30 5 More “Small” Channel Shoutouts
Until tomorrow! And as always, keep making magic, word weavers!
Question of the Day: Who is your favorite internet personality?