Browsing by topic: YA

SmackFiction: Building an App for Mobile YA Book Discovery


Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.

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The Impatient Reader

David Wilk, Publisher of Frederator Books

In a high speed interconnected culture, slow to market doesn’t work…we want to fill demand as quickly as possible, writes David Wilk of Frederator Books.

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Barbara Park: An Appreciation and Remembrance

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Publishing Perspectives’ Dennis Abrams remembers his friend Barbara Park, the late author of the 55 million copy bestselling Junie B. Jones series.

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Author CJ Daugherty on Success and the YA Ghetto

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CJ Daugherty is a hugely successful YA author. Her Night School series has been a bestseller in 20 countries, but she is not altogether pleased about being labeled a YA author.

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National Book Award Rolls Out Award Longlists This Week

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The National Book Awards is announcing expanded lists of ten finalists for four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult fiction.

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David Levithan’s “Two Boys Kissing”: A Masterpiece

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David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing portrays the lives of gay teens observed by forebears who never had the privilege of acceptance. It’s a masterpiece, says our critic.

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Argentina Exhibits Growing Professionalization in Children’s Publishing

Children at the BA Children's and Youth Book Fair

Children’s and YA already account for 22% of the Argentine book market and innovation and increased professionalization is helping the segment to grow.

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Gay-Themed Russian YA Novel Sold with Warning Label


As a result of laws prohibiting ‘homosexual propaganda’ in Russia, a young adult novel featuring a gay character, is sold with adult-age warning labels.

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Difficulty of US High School Reading in Decline

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A study from Renaissance Learning shows that the complexity of texts students are assigned to read has declined nearly three grade levels over the past century.

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Young Adult Fiction: Too Sexy or Just Steamy Enough?

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Largely thanks to the Fifty Shades phenomenon, YA publishers are serving up more sex and are trying to strike a balance between what’s appropriate and what teens want.

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