Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday YA News

Slightly tardy with apologies, here’s your weekly YA news:

YA Bookish Stuff

Check out Pretty Little YA Books—this book review, interview, news etc. site launched just this week. Looks like they’re focused on YA with a softer touch (and chicklitish stuff), but we won’t hold that against them.

On a related girlie note: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell is now available on your iPhone as an enhanced ebook app.

RedRoom has a live webcast with YA authors Lisa Brown and Adele Griffin—tonight! These authors wrote a paranormal-historical YA (now there’s a mouthful) called Picture the Dead, so check it out if here.

Love Judy Moody? She’ll be a movie!

And the Breaking Dawn movie will be out Nov. 18 2011, for you Twilightians.

Teen Culture

A recent CDC study found that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, reports BusinessWeek. Not good.

For you fellow number geeks: read this SLJ article on texting and teens. Interesting stuff.

Publishing Biz

An interesting article on how publishing is facing a shortage of digital talent, with ebooks’ fast emergence.

GalleyCat has the print edition out of GalleyCat Reviews; find out more here.

For Writers

Literary agent Jean V. Naggar wants you writers to revise, revise, revise, according to this interview at GalleyCat.

Guide to Literary Agents Chuck Sambuchino gives us some advice on how to have an awesome time at a writers conference.

And at Publishers Weekly, Terry Odell reports on her experiences at Pikes Peak Writers Conference.

Final Fun

Check out Einstein, a miniature Pinto horse born in N.H. last month. Fascinating and adorable all at once, no?


  1. Okay, I hate that I know this, but the term is Twihards.

    Must go read some Atwood or Gaiman or Joyce. ;-)

  2. And I wonder how many of those teens held a cell phone in their hand.