Reported by the Canadian press to be generating ‘annualized revenue of $20 million,’ the reading-and-writing platform Wattpad is an index of YA trends.
At the Tehran Times: Media access leads Iran’s young readers to want more complexity in fiction, say publishers, and ‘slightly altered’ translation.
‘There is the question of quality,’ concedes an agent about teen authors being published in India. Finding ‘new voices’ is the strategy, says one editor.
Victoria Aveyard, American author of ‘The Red Queen’ wins the ‘Buxtehuder Bulle,’ Germany’s most renowned prize for young people’s literature.
A platform on which children’s can borrow and read ebooks, BookBites integrates visual elements and tracking tools to encourage reading and book discovery.
While Spain’s market may never recoup the 40% of sales lost in the recession, Blanca Rosa Roca counts herself a survivor in a recession-ravaged marketplace.
It’s no surprise that book publishing giant Penguin Random House has plenty of success selling rights around the world. Here are their most recent highlights from the US and UK.
The ebook-soundtrack company Booktrack announces an arrangement with Little, Brown on novellas for young people, following years of work in ‘Booktrack Classroom.’
‘We’ve been waiting for another type of book for the last two years,’ says one editor in Paris. So far, though, it’s a dystopian fiction double-down. To some in Europe, ‘This is another wave of Americanization.’
‘Our kids are reading sillier books,’ says an educational leader in Malaysia, where a debate is ongoing about the quality of literature popular with young people.