Tag Archives: self-publishing

New Adult Marked for Deletion on Wikipedia

The New Adult category has been marked for deletion on Wikipedia. But don’t worry, lots of people have come in to protest and comment and tell Wikipedia what’s what! You can go leave your comments if you want to make your voice heard. I’m pretty sure NA is here to stay, in spite of Wikipedia’s control issues.  Wikipedia clearly thinks… (more…)

New Adult Category on Amazon – But What About the Indies?

So there’s good news and there’s bad news. Amazon has a new category: “New Adult & College Romance.”YAY for readers! Now we can find more of the books we’re looking for! That’s always a good thing, when things are classified well and readers can find them.  The bad news? Apparently, it’s only for the traditionally published, or for the “uber-super-mega… (more…)

Young Adult Fiction (YA) is to New Adult Fiction (NA) as St. Elmo’s Fire (80s movie) is to….

What is “New Adult?” Is it some made-up book category? A publisher-invented title to sell more books? Perhaps. The history of the genre, beginning with a contest by St. Martins, would suggest it might be so. But there are subtle differences between New Adult and Young Adult that are actually quite important. How? Well, I know I’m dating myself here… (well not *dating*… (more…)

Coming Soon: Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins

Coming July 2013 DEAR ROCKSTAR by Emme Rollins COVER REVEAL COMING SOON TOO!

Fifty Shades of Suck

I keep hearing about how bad Fifty Shades of Grey is, how horrible its syntax and grammar, how the atrocious mistakes in point of view, repetitive words and kindergarten-level writing detract significantly from the enjoyment of the story. I keep hearing it, but as of this writing, they’re still sitting pretty over at Amazon. They’re still front and center at… (more…)