NCompass Live: What is this New Adult Fiction: A new category of literature or stepped up YA novels?

NCompass live smallJoin us for next week’s NCompass Live, “What is this New Adult Fiction: A new category of literature or stepped up YA novels?”, on Wednesday, March 2, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time.

In the last few years we’ve witnessed a boom in Young Adult literature both in the marketing of books and its readership. YA literature includes many firsts such as: first crush, first kiss, first love, first moral dilemma. The birth of New Adult literature takes it one step further. As the YA readers age out publishers are seeing New Adult as the next, new step. But what does New Adult literature mean for editors, publishing companies and librarians? A few years ago, editors at St. Martin’s Press held a contest. The results helped them to coin the term New Adult Fiction. What were they thinking when they came up with the term? And who did they think the readership would be? How did Indie authors impact the market? And where do you place these works of fiction in your collection? In this presentation we will: define New Adult Fiction and explore its history, identify books and publishers, and analyze its fast-paced success. At the end of the session, participants will: understand the significance of New Adult Fiction, identify motivated readers, and consider innovative ways to promote and integrate New Adult Fiction into their collections.

Presenter: Ann Matzke, former Children’s Director, Wilson Public Library, Cozad, NE.

Upcoming NCompass Live events:

  • March 9 – Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides
  • March 23 – Beyond the CMS: From Darienlibrary.tv to SOPAC3, new technologies at work
  • March 30 – Womb Literacy: a Parent-to-be-Program
  • April 20 – Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy

For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage.

NCompass Live is broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website. The show is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Before you attend a session, please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.

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