New Adult: Fiction's Hottest Genre


In November of 2009, St.Martin’s Press held a special call for “… fiction similar to YA that can be published and marketed as adult - sort of an ‘older YA’ or ‘new adult’.” It was the first time the term New Adult (NA) was used, and the first time there was any formal effort to define what is now, in 2013, a very popular genre.
While traditional publishers are often accused of being slow to change, the popularity of NA can’t be ignored by any sector of the industry. There have been numerous NA books that have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and Amazon added NA as a searchable category for its books in May of this year. Agents are seeking NA writers, publishers such as Random House and Entangled have started unique imprints solely for NA titles, and self-published writers of NA are being given high six-figure deals from traditional publishers for their bestselling books.

Read the entire article in the June issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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