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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This month’s starred self-published titles include a novel about lesbian nuns in pre-WWII Germany and a memoir from the daughter of 1960s cult leaders, among others.
Morgan Baden directs social media strategy at Scholastic and engages teen readers online. Here’s a sneak preview of what she’ll speak about at PP’s Reaching Readers conference in NYC.
Teens appear to be returning to print books said Kristen McLean at the Tools of Change Bologna conference, but questions still remain as to why.
By offering writers ready made art as inspiration, Storybird has attracted 2 million users and is turning traditional children’s and YA publishing workflow on its head.
Several current projects from YA novels to television to our own year-long reading group are striving to make Shakespeare accessible to a contemporary audience.
It comes as no surprise that Nielsen BookScan’s top-selling print book lists for 2012 are dominated by Fifty Shades and the Hunger Games. See what else is on the lists.
Dennis Abram’s reviews David Levithan’s YA novel Every Day, a book he says has ‘the potential, for the right reader, to be life-changing.’
In her keynote address from the YA: What’s Next? publishing conference, author Beth Kephart makes an impassioned case for YA books that are heartfelt, authentic and empowering.
Young adult publishing is evolving, making predicting the future tricky, but several top industry professionals shared their insights on what’s next for the category.