Middle Grade tipped to grow in 2017

Middle Grade tipped to grow in 2017

Publishers will continue to look for diverse and political children’s books in 2017, and humorous books and Middle Grade fiction will make up a large proportion of book sales, according to industry experts.

Jenny Broom, editorial director of Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and Wide Eyed Editions, said changes in the political landscape would lead to a demand for books that promote diversity, tolerance and inclusivity, as well as “another timely issue”: female empowerment.

Tom Bonnick, business development manager of Nosy Crow, agreed, telling The Bookseller: “In the current political cli...

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