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Write a note of appreciation for a UKYA book blogger.

We are celebrating the UKYA book-blogging community as a whole, so if there is a blogger or vlogger who’s championed you, is great to work with, or just deserves a Thank You fill in the form below and we will decorate our wonderful wall with these notes of appreciation.


Cerys WoW appreciation note


Thoughts on UKYA and the blogging community from Alexia Casale (YA author)

The Importance of UKYA Bloggers by Malorie Blackman (MG & YA author)

Bloggers and the book industry by Giancarlo Gemin (MG author)

Bloggers are true champions by Hannah Love (publicist, Faber & Faber)


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Event info from UKYABA2019 at YALC

In 2019 the UKYABA will be hosted by none other than YALC @ LFCC! Do come and join us for the Awards Ceremony to celebrate our amazing bloggers and vloggers.Square

Date:  Friday 26th July 2019

Venue: YALC @ London Film & Comic Con

How to get there: Travel info here and check out the FAQ here (inc. accessibility info) and on our travel info tab

Tickets: Get your YALC @ LFCC tickets here! You don’t need a separate ticket for the UKYABA.

After party: An informal after-party will be held at the end of the Awards Ceremony. Venue: The Hand and Flower, 1 Hammersmith Road, London W14 8XJ.

Time: 5.30-7pm for the Awards Ceremony (main panel area)… with workshops in the workshop area 1-2pm (b/vlogging top tips) and 2-3pm (working with authors and publishers)

The ‘B/Vlogging Top Tips’ panel will include

Most Inspirational Award 2019 shortlistees Zoe – No safer place @zcollins1994 http://www.nosaferplace.co.uk and Beth – BooksNest @BooksNest #MostInspirational https://booksnest.co.uk

and Best Newcomer Award 2019 shortlistees Emily A short Book Lover @ashortbooklover https://ashortbooklover.wordpress.com and Imi Reviews @imireviewsbooks https://imireviewsbooks.wordpress.com/

It will be Chaired by authors Alexia Casale @AlexiaCasale (YAShot Director) and Karen Gregory.

The ‘B/Vloggers Working with Authors & Publishers’ panel will include

Best Established Award 2019 shortlistees Jenniely @Jenniely https://jenniely.com, Kate – Reading Through Infinity  @katelovescolour https://readingthroughinfinity.com/ and Nicola – Fantastic Book Dragon @PrythianBworm https://fantasticbookdragon.wordpress.com/

and Publishers’ Choice Award 2019 shortlistee Amy McCaw – YA Under My Skin @YAundermyskin http://yaundermyskin.blogspot.com/

and Champion of Diversity 2019 shortlistee The Reading Fangirl @SofiaSaghir https://thereadingfangirl.wordpress.com/

It will be Chaired by authors Alexia Casale @AlexiaCasale (YAShot Director) and Karen Gregory.

Shortlistees: If you are one of the shortlisted bloggers/vloggers who wins there will be an opportunity for you to say a few words in a short speech (we’ve set aside approximately 1 minute). There is no obligation to do this. If you prefer to just collect the prize that it absolutely fine. If you are unable to attend, we’ll ask if you’d like to be called on the night and, if so, on what number: we’ll then send your trophy on via a friend you nominate or by post.





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