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Teen Reads Syndicate

  • members:
    3
  • books supported:
    6
  • monthly committments:
    $50.00

A syndicate to support the young-adult writer community on Inkshares. If your book(s) feature teenage characters, this is the place for them! Self-nominations not accepted.

Genres: teen and young adult
This syndciate is no longer active.

Books Supported

Members

Joined: Jul 28, 2016
Joined: Jun 17, 2016
Joined: Sep 16, 2016

Discussion

Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added 29 days ago
So, I’m in the process of cancelling this syndicate . . . unless one of you wants to take over leadership of this? I’ve just got a lot going on and, obviously, this has fallen by the wayside as an unfortunate side-effect.
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added 4 months ago
It’s been a few months . . . but I’ve picked The Phantom Forest by @Liz Kerin for our July book.

Got any nominations you’ve discovered lately? Let me know!
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added 10 months ago
As I’m sure your email inboxes will tell you first, I’ve chosen Catching Stars by @Cayla Keenan as our inaugural 2017 syndicate pick!

February nominations are now open and I’d love to hear from you guys again =)
Also, any feedback/thoughts on one of my previous comments below about the funds we don’t use if a book isn’t selected for a month are greatly appreciated and requested. I’d like to hear from you before I send Inkshares an email regarding that subject . . .
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added 11 months ago
Here are my nominations for January:


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Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added 11 months ago
The last few months, I’ve been an absolutely terrible syndicate leader. December proved to be another book-free month, and so one of my New Years resolutions is to stay on top of the syndicate like I should have been doing all along.

Does anyone know if the Inkshares settings allow a holding fund/refund for syndicates if they don’t have a book chosen? I know I was charged for this month again, same as in December, so I do think that is a thing to be fixed that we (accidentally) stumbled across. Anyone with me on this?

Anyways, we’ve got about a week and a half before the deadline to choose a January book, so let’s see those YA nominations!
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added about 1 year ago
Talked to Elena, and seeing as I was bad and didn’t select a book by the 15th, October will be a book-free month for our syndicate.
This just means that The Slave Prince will be our automatic November selection, and polls will be open for the December selection.
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · edited about 1 year ago
So sorry for the accidental hiatus of mine! I’ve had some problems getting into Inkshares, but was able to hop on today to FINALLY set The Slave Prince as our October selection, so congratulations to @Jeyna Grace !!!

Due to some technical difficulties that I am in the process of sorting out now, the book hasn’t been officially selected yet but will be ASAP
Pa240021 Erin S. Evan · Author · added about 1 year ago
Hi guys! To get the ball rolling for nominations for Oct, I’d love to nominate The Slave Prince. Its really grabbed me so far, and I think its a good fit for this group :-)
Moose Jason Payne · Author · added about 1 year ago
I loved Sparked, but wondering if the group gives more weight to books that could use the help to get to quill.  I like the Slave Prince as well.  I guess I’m looking at, is it more important to help someone or get behind the book that looks like it is heading to full print to have it as part of our group backing record?  I can go either way, just trying to get a feel for the group.
Moose Jason Payne · Author · added about 1 year ago
What happens when the syndicate backs a book and then it doesn’t reach its goal, like The Last Faoii? Is it still automatically backed by the group when it tries again or do we need to re vote for it?
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added about 1 year ago
@Jason Payne Absolutely still time for nominations! September pick has already been chosen, but October is wide open =)
Moose Jason Payne · Author · added about 1 year ago
Hello everyone.  Heard this was the cool  place to hang out. :)  I’ve been wanting to join since Tabi invited me a while back, but that money thing got in the way as it does in life.  Anyways what do we do in here?  Can I still nominee someone?
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added about 1 year ago
Hello again!

By most votes, our September syndicate pick is Sunshine is Forever by @Kyle T. Cowan!!! Congratulations, Kyle -- we look forward to reading your completed work!

I’ve only got one nomination so far for October: The Slave Prince by @Jeyna Grace because I really, really, really want to see this book succeed! Plus, it looks to be a GREAT addition to the YA world of Inkshares.

Cheers!
Tabi
Pa240021 Erin S. Evan · Author · added about 1 year ago
Hola everyone! I thought I would get the ball rolling and 3rd the nomination for Sunshine is Forever :-)
Pa240021 Erin S. Evan · Author · added over 1 year ago
Congrats Matthew!! I’m looking forward to reading your book! 
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added over 1 year ago
I second the 2nd nomination of Sunshine is Forever by @Kyle T. Cowan  - it is a really great example of YA on Inkshares and I’d love to see it reach full publication!

My other nomination is: The Slave Prince by @Jeyna Grace - I adore the concept of this and it’s another YA book on Inkshares that I’d love to see in bookstores everywhere =)
Fullsizerender 3 Matthew D. Dho · Author · added over 1 year ago
Thank you all so much. I am really excited and honored by the selection. I can not wait for everyone to get a copy! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I want to nominate the other selection for September because it was so loved by the group in August. Sunshine is Forever by @Kyle T. Cowan  is a great choice for this syndicate as so many teens deal with the theme’s this book tackles. I’d love to see it honored in September. 
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added over 1 year ago
I’ve chosen I Am Waltz by our own member Matthew D Dho for our August syndicate pick! My reasons: it has 25 days of funding left compared to 90 days for Sunshine is Forever.

Congratulations, Matthew!!!

Okay, never too soon to start posting the nominations for September! And member’s books are allowed to be nominated . . . as long as it’s by a second-party. I’m really not a fan of self-nominations or deals to push a certain book. The point of this syndicate is to draw attention and awareness to the YA side of Inkshares, and that means spreading out and finding those hidden gems . . . alongside member books.

Cheers!
Tabi
Fullsizerender 3 Matthew D. Dho · Author · added over 1 year ago
I know I am a part of this syndicate, but since my book was nominated I don’t know if I can vote. If I could vote I would vote for I Am Waltz. Which I think makes it 2-2, so it would then seem up to you @Tabi Card .
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added over 1 year ago
So, Sunshine is Forever is leading by one vote. If you’re all in favor of it being our Teen Read selection of this month, do let me know and I shall make it happen ASAP =)

Btw, some of the leading titles in the recent Geek & Sundry contest look very neat and definitely worth this syndicate’s consideration!
Logosample bytailorbrands Nikola Tobias Hunter · Author · added over 1 year ago
I am Waltz. For The Win!
Pa240021 Erin S. Evan · Author · added over 1 year ago
Sunshine is Forever does seem very promising! I second that nomination
Kiwi 20160625 001516 August Rose Pritchett · Author · added over 1 year ago
Sunshine is Forever seems like a very promising book. It’s one that I have pre-ordered already.
Fullsizerender 3 Matthew D. Dho · Author · added over 1 year ago
If I’m going to be considered for this syndicate I just have to join it! Besides, I happen to love reading YA/Teen novels, so I am sure everything this Syndicate selects will be right up my alley. Thanks for the consideration @Tabi Card 
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added over 1 year ago
Big welcome to new member @August Rose Pritchett!!!!

Now, the start of this group has been a bit shaky, but here I am back after a hiatus to try and get this thing rolling again. Starting with: August nominations! Step on up and submit the Inkshare YA books you feel deserve a shout-out and support. 
Hopefully we can come to a mutual decision by the 1st week of every new month.

Here are my two nominees:


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Pa240021 Erin S. Evan · Author · added over 1 year ago
Congrats Tahini!!! So excited for you to be our inaugural selection.  You’re writing a fantastic book and I cannot wait to see more!
Pa240021 Erin S. Evan · Author · added over 1 year ago
Congrats Tahini!!! So excited for you to be our inaugural selection.  You’re writing a fantastic book and I cannot wait to see more!
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added over 1 year ago
We have our first syndicate supported project! The Last Faoii by Tahini Nelson is more than deserving of this, and while (in my skimming-through of the posted chapters) I didn’t catch the protagonists age, in my opinion this work is one I believe teens will enjoy. 

I know this first selection has been a shaky process (thanks to Erin for the nomination suggestion) so any advice/comments/critique is accepted. I want this to be a united syndicate, so from here on out please do not hesitate to draw my attention to YA titles you think could use a spotlight or two!

Cheers!
Tabi
Img 20160419 190710 kindlephoto 1225449 Tabi Card · Author · added over 1 year ago
Still 7 members away from my preferred goal of 10 before making a syndicate selection BUT if you’ve got any books you know of that could use a little spotlight and support, now’s the time to drop those titles. DM me your choices, and remember that self-nominations will not be accepted.

Let’s show the world that Inkshares can publish great YA too!