1. Books, Yarn, Ink & Other Pursuits: ARCs to Print →

    booksyarnink:

    This June I will be co-presenting with Kelly Jensen and Liz Burns “All About ARCs” at ALA Annual, and we have a question for authors out there:

    Can you help us with a panel presentation at the American Library Association conference? If you’re an author, we’d love your answer to our single question, and we’d love if you’d spread the word. All answers are anonymous (though if you name your book, we’ll know who you are). We want to discuss the changes that occur between the Advanced Reader Copies of books and the final product and how the ARC is not an acceptable substitute for a finished book. Anything you can tell us would be great, be it problems with print or digital ARCs.

    Feel free to answer here or at our survey page!

  2. It seems to me that “New Adult” has characters from 18 to 29. It’s people in a time period that is after the perceived safety and narrowness and intimacy of high school, and by intimacy I mean, having a physical place where everyone goes and shares lunch times and has common experiences of classrooms and lunch times. I say perceived, because that’s not always true

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    YA librarian supreme Liz Burns in an illuminating School Library Journal blog post about the “new adult” genre, which really isn’t new, as in just-been-created. It just hasn’t been split off from YA lit and slapped with a name before, so it’s kinda like Soho (which used to be just “downtown” here in Manhattan).

    It will interest some of you to know that Cloud partner Harlequin has a big stake in growing its new adult acquisitions. See Chelsea Cameron’s My Favorite Mistake (in Cloud, ISBN 9781459231283), originally self-published.

    (via cloudunbound)