Find your new fave with these amazing freebie samplers available at YALC this weekend

It’s nearly YALC time! And one of the best things about YALC? The samplers! There’s no need to be risky and buy a whole book, you can nab a free sampler and give the book a test run. Then you’re obvs going to fall in love and have to buy the book, but these things happen.

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Here’s the lowdown on all the sampler-y goodness avilable at YALC this weekend:

Usborne‘s sampler is a double whammy of a sampler, on one side you have the prologue to LA Weatherly’s epic ‘Broken Sky’ (if you like what you read the book is available to buy at the Waterstones stand, and Lee will be hosting a research workshop on the Friday), and on the flip side we’re teasing an extract from a top secret (until Friday – keep your eyes peeled for more information and super cool competition!) 2017 YA release.


You’re being totally spoiled by Electric Monkey with proofs of ‘My Life Next Door’, ‘Sign of One’ and ’12 Days of Dash and Lily’ as well as ‘Front Lines’ samplers!

Hachette are shining the spotlight on ‘This Raging Light’, Ally Carter  and ‘Crooked Kingdom’.


Barringstroke Stoke will be offering ‘Girl Detached’ proofs
and samplers previewing their 2016 releases!

David Fickling Books are showing off two of their beautiful books, ‘Unbecoming’ and ‘Eden Summer’.


Hot Key Books will have ‘Cell 7’ samplers as well as 12pm proof drops each day for:
‘Our Chemical Hearts’
‘Cell 7’
and signed Garth Nix!

And Gollancz are serving up ’13 Minutes’ and ‘The Hatching’!


Phew, our tote bags are going to HEAVY.

We’ll see you at YALC tomorrow! Tweet us at @maximumpopbooks telling us which sampler you’re most excited to snag!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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