I guess you all know by now how incredibly excited I am about all those “New Adult” books. Books that feature College Age Kids and are a little edgier than our usual YA books! Easy is one of the books I am not getting tired of recommending , because it’s just so damn good! Easy has been picked up by Penguin after the initial hype surrounding the self-published version! So happy for Tammara and yeah for Penguin!
So, today I am ridiculously excited to be one of the EASY Tour Stops, with a post from Tammara about “New Adult” and a Giveaway!!
“New Adult” as an emerging genre”
by Tammara Webber
I’m not convinced publishing needs a new category. For years, publishers told agents (and therefore authors) that stories with college-aged protagonists won’t sell. These manuscripts were either rejected out of hand, or the author was asked to change the ages of the protagonists to high school or later twenties. One rationalization publishers made: only college students are interested in reading about college students. This simply isn’t true. The interest shown by hundreds of book bloggers and thousands of readers attests to the fact that books like Beautiful Disaster, Slammed, Thoughtless and Easy (among many others) have an audience—a wide audience. The inclusion on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists of dozens of books tagged “new adult” confirms that purchasing audience further.
My belief, where brick and mortar retail is concerned, is that these books should be divided by content between young adult and adult literature. Readers have had no problem finding them online without a separate category. Issues-based books like Easy and Slammed are geared toward the young adult category, and are no more edgy, explicit or dark than others found there. A “mature” tag could warn parents of younger readers that the books are intended for 16-ups. Books like Beautiful Disaster and Thoughtless are geared toward adults, and are perfect for readers of contemporary romance. Both groups will be enriched by the addition of protagonists from the previously absent 19-23 year-old range.
Easy by Tammara Webber
Publication: September 13th 2012 by Razorbill
synopsis from goodreads;
Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…
He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…
The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.
Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.
(Mature Young Adult/ New Adult)
About Tammara Webber
EASY is my newest contemporary stand-alone novel. BETWEEN THE LINES is my contemporary series. Available on:Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBookstore, IndieBound, and the Book Depository.Reading was one of my first and earliest loves, and writing soon followed. My first book was about a lost bear, but my lack of ability as an illustrator convinced me to abandon that effort and concentrate on passing 3rd grade. I wrote sad romantic poetry in high school and penned my first half-novel when I was 19, for which I did lots of research on Vikings (the marauders, not the football team). It was accidentally destroyed when I stuffed it into the shredder at work.Addictions: coffee and Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt. Also baby carrots, but not with coffee or frozen yogurt, because that would be disgusting. I love shopping for earrings, because they always fit – even if I occasionally forget to work out. I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life.
Seriously, I am freaking in love with Lucas! You all have to meet this boy! *swoon*
Tell me what do you think about New Adult?
And … did you read Easy and loved it? Or, if not are you going to read it??
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