Beth Kephart writes about how Ruta Sepetys’ novel Between Shades of Gray became an international bestseller.
Philippa Gregory has signed a world rights agreement with Simon and Schuster to publish four young adult historical romance titles
When it comes to book cover design, you should weigh their options carefully. We talk to authors and service providers talk about best cover design options.
The number of teen and YA publishing sites has proliferated in the past year. Here we survey the scene, looking at what works and why.
The upcoming movie Young Adult, due in December, stars Charlize Theron as a YA author trying to reclaim her high school sweetheart.
The GBO New York presents its July Book of the Month: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
By Rachel Aydt Wednesday at noon, on the Uptown Stage, four YA authors gathered to discuss their new book project Dear Bully, a spirited anthology that has gathered some of the industries best to crack open the shame and hurt of being bullied—and bullying. The panelists were Ellen Hopkins, Lisa McCann, Megan Kelley Hall, and Mary Rose Wood. To whet …
Book trailers — surveyed here last week — are a complicated art form, half-entertainment, half-promotion. Making them appeal to children and teens can be even more challenging. By Kathleen Sweeney The big screen success of the Dave Eggers/Spike Jonze adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are would suggest that producing a book trailer for children would be as …
Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser have been co-authors of teen novels for nearly a decade. Their latest collaboration My Darklyng is a young adult novel running on Slate.com (with enhanced features unfolding on Facebook, Twitter, and other dark corners of the Internet) throughout the summer. Pros as tag-team fiction-writing, Mechling and Moser are taking their first a stab at co-authored …
Ian Harper explains the Inanimate Alice project and what makes this transmedia experience a success in this emerging field of storytelling.