Tagged: Young Adult

How can Young Adult literature attract new readers?

Charlotte Wilson asks what publishers are doing to reach non-YA readers, and suggests how to attract new readers. Read more

Faber launches YA sci-fi prize with publishing contracts for winners

Faber is launching a new YA science fiction prize to discover stories that "offer hope and spark" to readers, with three publishing contracts up for grabs.... Read more

YA authors shelve NFT story after social media backlash

A group of YA authors have been forced to backtrack over plans for a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) story following an online backlash against the project. ... Read more

NLT and Audible deliver podcast lessons for young offenders

The National Literacy Trust (NLT) and Audible have teamed up to bring audiobooks to young people in custody, as well as introducing podcast-making lessons.... Read more

S&S Children's raises Rogerson's 'spirits of the dead' duology

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is to publish Vespertine, an "epic" YA fantasy duology by Margaret Rogerson. Read more

'YA débutants are finding it harder to break into the mainstream'

Publishers are failing to take on début Young Adult writers and are instead concentrating on established UK YA writers and US imports, according to some... Read more

Hodder pre-empts debut author's YA fantasy trilogy

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Elly Blake’s young adult fantasy trilogy, the Frostblood Saga, in a pre-empt deal. Read more

Maximum Pop! launches books channel

Maximum Pop!, a pop music site for 14-21 year olds, has launched a dedicated channel for YA books. The company has hired a full-time books... Read more

YALC proves a hit with trade and teens

Authors, booksellers and publishers have praised this year’s Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC), organised by Book Trust, highlighting the “buzzing” atmosphere. Now in its second... Read more

YA novels 'help demystify sex for teens'

Literature can help teens understand the reality of sex, although many parents are still reluctant to let their children read books with sexual content, a... Read more

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