Porter Anderson reports from the FutureBook conference in London, where agents are making serious moves. Also: Irelands ebooks, YA inspiration and more.
Suzanne Collins has written a new book about her childhood experience while her father was fighting in the Vietnam War. Will readers follow her from Panem to the jungle?
Celebrating 20 years in business, Barefoot Books has thrived by eschewing chain and digital sales, and enlisting 6,000 ‘ambassadors’ to hand sell their titles.
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.
The largest children’s library in Mexico—Biblioteca BS-IBBY México—in Mexico City boasts some 25,000 titles, of which more than 3,000 are in digital format.
This week’s edition looks at how online author communities promote members’ books, the pros and cons of physical bookstores, and the steadily growing Kindle market.
St. Martin’s Press’s Dan Weiss on why Gen Y wants content immediately accessible, on multiple platforms, with social applications providing increased immersion.
‘Kids are really up against time. Carefree childhoods are nonexistent. People read what I tell them to,’ says bookseller Francine Lucidon, owner of The Voracious Reader.
Eliot Schrefer reveals all about his NBA nominated Congo-based novel Endangered. He’ll be a featured speaker at PP’s YA: What’s Next? conference on Nov. 28.
Doris Janhsen, publishing director of Germany’s Verlag Friedrich Oetinger, predicts that we’ll see fewer vampires and zombies in forthcoming YA and teen books.