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


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.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

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Class Format
Date Time
3/2/2016 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
No Charge
Ann Matzke
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
1000 940
Registration Starts Registration Ends
1/22/2016 2/29/2016
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed