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new topic group!!
MariAdkins
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 11:20 AM
This makes me very happy, y'all!! biggrin And these new forums are terrific. Well done! Well done.
Nevena Georgieva
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:35 AM
Joined: 2/9/2012
Posts: 438


I'm enjoying them myself. Like the part where I can make all of my comments purple... cool 
Toni Smalley
Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:40 PM
Yay! So excited for the YA section! @Nevena: is that purple color special for moderators? Lol, it's pretty, but readable and stands out. Oh my goodness, I'm excited. I know the BC community will come up with some great starter discussions. I'm too overwhelmed right now, I don't know what to say! 
Cheerios! 
Toni 

Colleen Lindsay
Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:27 PM
Joined: 2/27/2011
Posts: 356


I WANT PURPLE, TOO!
Nevena Georgieva
Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 10:02 AM
Joined: 2/9/2012
Posts: 438


Toni & Colleen, I don't have monopoly over the purple. Go for it!
Nana Jean
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Joined: 7/9/2013
Posts: 4


Good morning fellow writers.  I am brand new to this forum and site.  I love to write Nd don't even care whatht it is.  But has always been my dream to publish a book.  My favorite is children's....is that here on this page?  I don't know where to start and am hoping you all can help me.
MariAdkins
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 8:44 PM
Hey Nana! I think there's a children's category around here. I could be mistaken and thinking of elsewhere, though. What age group are you considering?
Nana Jean
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Joined: 7/9/2013
Posts: 4


I think 9-12ish. >^.^<
Nana Jean
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:50 PM
Joined: 7/9/2013
Posts: 4


Maybe 7-11. See???  I don't even know where to start. >^.^<
Lucy Silag
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:30 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359


Hi @Nana! Welcome to Book Country! We are so excited to have you here with us, and we are also very excited to have all the YA categories that we recently added to the site.  We do have "Middle Grade" YA here as a literary category, and middle-grade is typically 5th-8th grade (so, ages of about 9-13). As of this time we do not have "kids" as a younger category. However, most kids who read tend to "read up"--so a book meant for a 9 year old is often read by a 7-year-old with no problems.  (8th graders, even though that's often middle school in many schools, are also reading up, so they are more likely to read YA.)

 

Is this helpful information? It's definitely very open to debate, too. What does everyone else think?

 

For right now, @Nana, I would post your work in "Middle Grade." The community here on Book Country can help give you feedback on what age it feels like it's written for, too, as well as any other feedback you are looking for during this draft.

 

Really, really looking forward to seeing what you are working on!

 

Lucy Silag

Book Country Community and Engagement Manager

 

--edited by Lucy Silag on 7/17/2013, 7:16 PM--


MariAdkins
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 12:07 AM
Thanks Lucy!
Nana Jean
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:21 PM
Joined: 7/9/2013
Posts: 4


Thanks Lucy.  That is very helpful. I have always written for fun but need to make it pay now. So much great info on this site. Trying to  take it all in. I look forward to working with all of you'.   >^.^<
Lucy Silag
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:17 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359


So excited about having Young Adult on Book Country! @Nana--let me know when you post your work! I'll be keeping an eye out for it.
MariAdkins
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:46 PM
Lucy, this makes me very happy!
Lucy Silag
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 1:08 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359


@Nana--I wanted to correct myself on the forum above. When I was trying to explain Middle Grade, I had it wrong. Middle Grade is really more like 3rd-6th grade (ages 9-12). YA would be readers 12+.

 

(I'd been thinking Middle Grade was like middle school, but obviously I goofed that!) 

 

Just wanted to clarify. Happy writing!

 

Lucy

Book Country Community and Engagement Manager


 

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