What's going on with young-adult fiction? Figures released in Britain showed an alarming drop — in volume and value — over the past couple of years. And it seems the same trend can be seen in Australia, albeit not in such a dramatic fashion. In Britain, figures showed that last year sales of YA fiction, which had been pushing 4. Here, there was a dip of 1.
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A major slump in sales of young adult YA fiction in the UK has been greeted with alarm by authors, who are leaving the category in droves because of poor returns, and by experts who have warned that failing to make books easily available to young people could severely affect literacy levels. Many people are getting very low offers, and next to no promotion. It means British kids are less engaged with their own country and experiences. Author Sheena Wilkinson agreed. When I go into bookshops I see a lot of YA, but not a lot of diversity.
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In , Allegiant , a long-expected finale of the bestselling YA dystopia Divergent , in the first month of pre-orders outsold on Amazon the third part of the Hunger Games by a factor of five to one. Today there are so many young adult fiction titles, that associating the genre with one book or book series, is nothing more than a mistake. The infographics shown below will let you learn about the current state of YA fiction, and huge potential behind the genre. Is this list missing an important chart or infographic? Please suggest it in the comments below.
Could part of this growth be attributed to adults buying the books not for their children but for themselves? Publishers Puffin hope that the books will be bought and read by the adults who first read Matilda 30 years ago. If adulthood is defined by parenthood, spousal relationships, professional careers, then the age at which we become adults is rising. According to the Office of National Statistics the percentage of new fathers aged 30 and over has increased from 59 per cent in to 68 per cent in