Publishers back Young Fiction to take flight

Publishers back Young Fiction to take flight

Young fiction—defined as being stories for young readers who have grown out of picture books but aren’t yet ready for full-length Middle-Grade novels—is an often overlooked area of the market. Yet a number of UK publishers The Bookseller spoke to—including Nosy Crow, HarperCollins Children’s Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK—said the market was growing, and talked about the numerous strengths and challenges of publishing into this area.

Liz Cross, children’s publisher at Oxford University Press (OUP), said young fiction is a “really exciting” market at the moment, and that there...

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