The day after …

This the Taller Books team today. It’s been an amazing weekend of #AtHomeYALC events, and now we need to sleep off the exhaustion . . .

Massive thanks to Josie Jaffrey and AE Warren for joining Rachel for the self publishing workshop! You can still catch the 20-minute rundown of essentials for Indies on YouTube.

Hopefully we’ll be back in London for YALC 2022 – come and visit us on the Taller Books stand! It’s a brilliant event. Just make sure you bring book money, comfortable shoes, and plenty of strong bags for your book haul …

See you there!

#AtHomeYALC Giveaway!

We’re running a giveaway to celebrate Battle Ground‘s book birthday!

For your chance to win a signed copy of Battle Ground and an awesome Battle Ground Series tote bag, simply sign up to our mailing list. We’ll send you a bonus FREE novella when you sign up, and we’ll enter you into the random draw.

The giveaway is open worldwide, and runs until 11pm BST this evening. We’ll draw a winner at random tomorrow.

If you missed Rachel’s broadcast at yesterday’s #AtHomeYALC Virtual Book Fair, you can catch it again on her Twitter feed. All the details of the giveaway are in the broadcast.

Good luck!

This giveaway is run by Rachel Churcher, and is not affiliated with YALC, #AtHomeYALC, Twitter, Instagram, or Taller Books.

YALC postponement

I’m so sorry to hear that YALC won’t be going ahead this year. It’s undoubtedly the right decision, but I’ll miss meeting readers and talking books and politics all day! Put July 23-25 2021 in your diaries instead – I’ll see you there! ❤️

Battle Ground Reviews


Thank you so much to everyone who has supported ‘Battle Ground’! We published a week ago, and so far the book has been the Amazon number one free download in three different categories, reached number 41 in paid YA Dystopia, and collected some amazing reviews. We’ve been to YALC, and met readers and writers who are passionate about YA, and excited to read our post-Brexit dystopia. We’ve sent ‘Battle Ground’ on a blog tour. Amazon ratings are at 4.8 stars.

We’re exhausted, but ‘Battle Ground‘ is finally live on Amazon.

Read this year’s most relevant dystopia for 99p (or FREE on Kindle Unlimited).

Battle Ground: One More Day …

We’re so excited! Battle Ground will be live to buy on Amazon tomorrow – and the Kindle edition will be FREE until Sunday 28th July! Check back here tomorrow for the Amazon link, and download your FREE copy of Book One.

We’ll also be posting links to our blog tour. Check out the reviews and find out what book bloggers think of Battle Ground!

Battle Ground: Countdown to Publication

We are very excited to announce that Battle Ground, Book 1 of the Battle Ground series, will be launching on Amazon in 7 days!

From July 25th, Kindle and paperback editions will be available to buy direct from Amazon – and from July 25th-28th, the Kindle edition will be FREE to download.

We will be at the Young Adult Literary Convention to launch the book, so if you’re coming to YALC this year make sure you come and say hi!

Battle Ground will be going on a blog tour from July 25th, so check out these book blogs for reviews and write-ups.

The next two weeks are going to be insanely busy, so if you leave a comment, please be patient! We will be checking the blog, and we will moderate comments as quickly as we can. Thank you for your understanding!

Adventures in Publishing

The publication date for Battle Ground (Battle Ground #1) is fast approaching, and we’re hard at work, making sure everything is ready for our readers!

Proof copies

I am so excited to finally have a proof copy of the paperback edition in my hands! There’s nothing like seeing the manuscript you’ve been perfecting on a screen for eighteen months converted into a gorgeous physical book. I keep picking it up and turning the pages, just to check it’s real!

Sadly it is only a proof copy, so you’ll have to imagine it without the grey stripe. Not long now until we have copies of the real thing!


Taller Books will be at the Young Adult Literary Convention in July, launching Battle Ground on publication day. We’re already busy designing flyers and staff badges and the backdrop for our stand. If you’re coming to YALC, make sure you say hello!

The Battle Ground series book covers

Battle Ground series

Rachel has been working hard on the rest of the series, making sure the books are edited and proofread in time to publish them later in the year.

Publication dates for the Battle Ground books are:

Battle Ground (Battle Ground #1) – 25th July 2019
False Flag (Battle Ground #2) – 5th September 2019
Darkest Hour (Battle Ground #3) – 17th October 2019
Fighting Back (Battle Ground #4) – 28th November 2019
Victory Day (Battle Ground #5) – 3rd January 2020

And don’t forget our FREE novella, Making Trouble, available now.

Getting there …

We’ve got a lot more work to do before we launch Battle Ground, but we’re looking forward to making all the books in the series available to our readers. Keep an eye out here for announcements, or join our mailing list to stay up to date.

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