Here’s a great post from “The Write Practice” blog about a basic decision. When you have something to share with the world, should you choose fiction or nonfiction? Click on the link below to read the advantages and disadvantages for each.
Here’s an excellent interview with another agent for YA and adult genre books. She’s Michelle Brower.
Many writers have turned to YA fiction because it is carefully crafted on all levels. Readers have discovered this, too. This has some “adult” publishing folks scurrying to figure out what is going on. Certainly, there are, um, insubstantial YA books, just as there are light reads for the adult market. Not every book aspires to be great literature. Some stories are just fun. Here’s an article about “New Adult” fiction. This is an emerging and controversial idea. Read the article and see what you think.
Many writers dream of creating picture books. Here’s a look at the current market from a prominent editor.
What do you think about a new category of books–“New Adult”? It would be for ages 14-35. Here’s an article about the idea and reactions to it.