Raleigh resident Georgia McBride “founded the #YAlitchat hashtag and weekly chat on Twitter in 2009.” There, she hosted popular authors and began to build the brand that would become the Georgia McBride Media Group.
The Georgia McBride Media Group publishes debut authors as well as USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors. They offer three imprints: Month9Books, Swoom Romance, and Tantrum Books.
Month9Books published their first title in 2012 and their first full list in 2013. Their titles have received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and won the Minotaur Parents Choice Award, among other nominations. Their books have been optioned for tv and film and licensed internationally; many of their authors are repped by agents.
Focusing on the “tweens and teens” market, Month9Books authors include Chris Ledbetter, Leigh Statham, and Georgia McBride (publisher).
Month9Books offers two additional imprints: Tantrum Books for readers ages 7-12, and Swoon Romance for adult readers of books that make you “swoon.”
Tantrum Books authors include Natalie Decker, Rebekah L, Purdy, and Elizabeth Miceli. Tantrum Books authors include Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Jennie K.Brown, and Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Jennie K.Brown.
Swoon Romance is currently open for submissions through March 31 in Young Adult and Contemporary Adult Romance. Month9Books and Tantrum Books are closed to unagented submissions. All three imprints accept agented submissions year ’round.
If you attend enough book fairs and cons you’re sure to see them around. Otherwise you can learn more on the web at www.georgiamcbride.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.