*+-Harmony Ink Press’s Anne Regan discusses the publisher’s move into LGBTQ+ YA books, the reaction from readers, parents and teachers, and the publisher’s plans for the future.
*+-New Adult literature is an emerging literary genre that, in many cases, is a sexed-up version of young adult fiction. But some booksellers remain unsure how to market it.
*+-Osprey Publishing’s Angry Robot has shuttered it’s YA and crime/mystery imprints after failing to forge a niche in a market deemed already over-saturated.
*+-The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”
*+-After Kevin Brook’s The Bunker Diary won the UK’s Carnegie Medal, insiders debated whether it’s appropriate to honor such a disturbing book.
*+-At Slate, Ruth Graham argued that adult readers should be embarrassed they are reading YA novels, generating a firestorm of protest elsewhere online.
*+-Tina Yang tutors children of non-English speaking immigrants and explains how YA novels, rather than classics, have engendered a deeper appreciation for reading.
*+-Beth Kephart reports on a Philadelphia high school that is launching an innovative student-run publishing program that offers YA stories via a vending machine.
*+-Author Matt de la Peña asked, ‘Where’s the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?’ in an opening a debate about the lack of diversity in YA fiction.
*+-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.