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Forget Your Preconceptions About Teenagers and Reading

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The children’s book market has grown 44% in the last decade. Why? Because, as Nielsen’s Children’s Book Summit detailed, kids and teens still read — a lot.

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Shortlist for New UK YA Fiction Prize Announced

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The first UK prize for Young Adult fiction has picked ten titles from dystopian and sci-fi literature to comedy, horror and drama to honor on its shortlist.

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Author C.J. Daugherty on Adapting Books for the Web

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Author CJ Daugherty discusses the release Night School the Web Series based on her bestselling YA novels — the first of its kind in the UK.

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Bringing the Love of Books to Indigenous Australians

Karen Williams en route to Alice Springs

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.

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Mexican Kids Bookseller Tells of Struggle for Survival

Sonia Verjovsky

The owner of the award-winning Catarina Marina bookstore discusses the day-to-day struggle of selling books to children in Mexico.

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Finding a New Way to Bring Shakespeare to YA Readers

Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is using Pentian to crowdfund the publication of his new YA series on Shakespeare, based on his Publishing Perspectives reading group

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Steve Cole on Writing About Young James Bond

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We talk to Steve Cole, author of Shoot to Kill, the first Young Bond novel in 6 years, about channeling the iconic hero, James Bond, as a young man.

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Random House Kids Acquires Now I’m Reading! Platform

Now I'm Reading

Random House Children’s Books has acquired Now I’m Reading! a step-by-step series that guides beginning readers through to independent reading.

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Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France

Storyplayr

French digital entrepreneurs have launched Storyplayr, a children’s e-book library for 3-8-year-olds.

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Expanding the International Rights Market for Children’s Books

Stephanie Barrouillet

A new breed of independent foreign rights professionals specialized in children’s book rights sales has emerged, and they are finding new homes abroad for kids’ literature.

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