BEA 2016: 'Strange Disease Books' and Other YA Trends

For the Thursday morning panel called Current Trends in YA, author Daniel Kraus rattled off a few crops of recent strains he’s observed, including books about “body parts, agoraphobia, and strange disease books.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Kids' and YA Books: Week of October 31, 2016

Hitting shelves next week are a picture book tribute to the creator of Peter Rabbit, a middle grade novel featuring two pranksters, and a YA novel centering on the romance of two teens from different worlds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crossan wins YA Book Prize 2016

Sarah Crossan’s free verse novel One (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) has won The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Big Books from Small Presses Create a Buzz

While the five books presented at the BEA Selects: Children's panel session were from small presses, they all made a big impression on the audience. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Shining a Light on Good and Evil in YA Fiction

When it comes to filling their worlds with characters positioned along the spectrum of good and evil, Veronica Roth, Melissa de la Cruz, Lauren Oliver, and relative newcomer Sabaa Tahir have it down. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Reeling In Readers: Three YA Authors Tell How It’s Done

If there’s one characteristic that fans of Sarah Maas’s Throne of Glass series, Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series, and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone series share, it’s this: they can’t read each installment fast enough. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Book Besties: Frenemies, Love, and Crushes

What would we do without our best friends? How did our first crushes make us feel, and did they meet our expectations? What role do “frenemies” play in our social life? These issues and more will be the focus of this afternoon’s #IReadYA panel “Book Besties." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: We Need Diverse Books Keeping It Real

Love and Loss in Children’s Literature” is a panel featuring authors who will rock it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Children's Breakfast Speakers Agree: Books Change Lives

The BEA Children's Book & Authors Breakfast was a moving testament to the power of books, as four children's book authors spoke of the impact of reading books upon their own lives and the importance of books in all children's lives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: E-book Sales Fell 13% in 2015, Nielsen Reports

Unit sales of ebooks published by traditional publishers fell 13% in 2015 compared to 2014, said Kempton Mooney of Nielsen during a Thursday panel aimed at examining different publishing markets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: One in Five Books Sold in China Is by an International Author

“For many, China is a black box,” said Ruediger Wischenbart, director of international affairs for BookExpo America, as part of his introduction to China By the Numbers, a panel discussion which sought to deliver straightforward data to those interested in the Chinese market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Brian Welch: Returning to Music & Books

Brian “Head” Welch hadn’t planned to write a second book after Save Me from Myself came out in 2008 (HarperOne). Folks already knew about his drug addiction, finding Jesus, and quitting his band, Korn. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Books by Whitehead, Patchett Among Show’s Biggest

There are a lot of heavy hitters at this year's BEA, but four titles consistently came up in conversations with book buyers: Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad,' 'The Nix' by Nathan Hill, 'Commonwealth' by Ann Patchett, and 'The Girls' by Emma Cline. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Booksellers Talk Up Their Favorite Books for Young Readers

While there are always plenty of big books and authors from major publishers at BEA, in talking to frontline booksellers and librarians we found a lot of interest in books from smaller houses as well. Here we present a sampling of the books that especially caught the eyes of conventiongoers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Catch the Buzz from YA Editors

A select handful of children’s book editors have arrived at BEA eager to spread word of forthcoming first novels for which they have have high expectations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Richard Jackson and Jerry Pinkney: Joining Forces: A Pair of Venerable Children’s Book Figures

Two mainstays of children’s publishing have teamed up to create a picture book, "In Plain Sight" (Roaring Brook, Sept.). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Kobo's User Data Reveals Its 'Sexiest' E-book Consumers

Rakuten Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn notes that readers over the age of 50 drive ebook sales, though they still love their print titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Books Inc is PW's Bookstore of the Year

Having weathered every challenge possible since its 1851 founding, Books Inc. demonstrates its commitment to bookselling, even in difficult circumstances. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bologna 2016: Agents Talk Children's and YA Trends

We spoke with a number of Bologna-bound literary agents about the trends they’re seeing and the books they’re selling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA Unveils Books for 2016 Buzz Panels

BookExpo America has named the books that will be championed during its three buzz panels at this year's BEA convention in Chicago. In the past two years, nine of their selections have been NYT bestsellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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