Faber makes ‘powerful’ young adult acquisition

Faber has made a further YA acquisition, with publisher Leah Thaxton buying UK and Commonwealth... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]

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BEA 2015: Love Is In the Air at Young Adult Editors' Buzz Panel

The books featured at the Young Adult Editors' Buzz Panel had love as a common theme: first love, forbidden love, love from beyond the grave, and, not to be outdone, deadly love. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week 2015 will center on young adult titles

'These are the books that speak most immediately to young people, dealing with many of the difficult issues that arise in their own lives, or in the lives of their friends,' Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week national committee, said of challenged YA books. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014

The AAP reports book sales for 2014 rose 4.9% to $15.72 billion compared to 2013, driven by children’s and YA books, up 20.8% to $1.9 billion for the year. The post Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber and Granta power Folio Prize shortlist

Independent publishers have come out on top in the shortlist for the 2015 Folio Prize for Fiction, with Faber and Granta getting three books each on the list. Faber’s three titles are All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews, about sisters, suicide and how to carry on after grief; Family Life by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should the Young Adult Book Category Be Rebranded?

The book term 'young adult' is generally disliked by both teen readers and adult fans. But is there a better alternative? The post Should the Young Adult Book Category Be Rebranded? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young adult books: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' author James Thurber picks the best YA titles

Beyond John Green and Veronica Roth: James Thurber compiled his own list of books that he thought young adults might enjoy, and his picks still hold up today. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Stars of These Young Adult Books Swear, Struggle, And Generally Act Like Real Teens

New middle-grade and YA publisher In This Together Media aims to offer stories with more diverse and realistic representations of kids, especially girls.In the new novel Aspen by Rebekah Crane, the teenage title character is an awkward, artsy kid who gets into a car accident that kills the most... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2014-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Claire Bord joins Bookouture, makes first acquisition

Claire Bord, formerly editorial director at Avon, has joined digital publisher Bookouture as... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber and Cape makes Wales Book of the Year shortlist

Parthian Books, Faber and Jonathan Cape all have English-language titles in the shortlist for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Corvus' Hogarty makes two acquisitions

Corvus has acquired two novels, including a “sweeping historical fiction”. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editors on Making That First Acquisition

Editors from Algonquin Books, Oxford University Press and Dalkey Archive discuss the first books they acquired, in an interview with Matt Seidel for The Millions. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Frey wins $2m deal for young adult SF novel

Endgame, by the controversial author of A Million Little Pieces, sold in joint publishing and film dealJames Frey, best known for his partially-fabricated memoir A Million Little Pieces, has landed a reported $2m (£1.2m) film deal for his latest novel, a Hunger Games/Battle Royale-esque story... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Evans makes first acquisitions at Headline

The first fiction acquisitions by Headline’s Mari Evans, who moved to the company from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst's Troy Young Spills: This Is How You Make Money In Digital Media

The 126-year-old publishing company's new head of digital talks about what kind of content works, balancing legacy with progress, and how to find the "unicorns" to lead your brand where it needs to go.The publishing industry in the digital age is a lawless frontier of fluctuating business... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks'

Survey finds that 62% of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer traditional books over their digital equivalentsSixteen to 24-year-olds are known as the super-connected generation, obsessed with snapping selfies or downloading the latest mobile apps, so it comes as a surprise to learn that 62% prefer print... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lizzie Skurnick Books will retrieve out-of-print young adult books

Lizzie Skurnick Books, named after the author who will oversee the titles, will re-release old favorites among young adult titles first published between the 1920s and 1980s. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reality Returns to Young Adult Literature

Doris Janhsen, publishing director of Germany's Verlag Friedrich Oetinger, predicts that we'll see fewer vampires and zombies in forthcoming YA and teen books. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber's Thaxton makes first signings

Faber Children's publisher Leah Thaxton has signed her first titles for the imprint.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young-adult books by Fiona Paul, Eric Greitens and others this fall

YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should young adult books have age ratings?

Author G.P. Taylor says 'children's literature has gone too far' and advocates a ratings system like that for movies or video games. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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