Halloween is not the first, nor the last, holiday to be derailed by the pandemic this year. Kids won’t plague the streets in search of sugary treats, and festivities might only involve a party of one, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to revel in a devilish spirit. Grab yourself a cup of hot cider, some fun-size candies, and a cozy blanket to settle in with these spooky reads for an evening of fun and fear.
A targeted social media push is a must to reach your audience and, hopefully, spur sales, but reaching a YA audience can be tricky. You can target parents, educators, and librarians who are perhaps the primary buyers. However, to create demand from the bottom up, you must reach young readers where they live which is, ironically, on YouTube.
The iGeneration. The generation of 250-character tweets, six-second TikToks, and fifteen-second Instagram stories. Generation Z has an estimated attention span of just eight seconds, but that doesn’t mean they don’t pay attention. How can marketers get Gen Z to decide that their books are worth picking up? Below are three ways to reach Generation Z.
At a time when YA is on the rise, we must ask this question: How do YA authors cater to their older audience?
Our May 2020 title faces down its darker elements—including violence, bigotry, and abuse—with both unflinching realism and hope. Importantly, it portrays the struggles of two main characters who fall under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. Because these identities do not exist as a monolith, and also because this is a book intended for a YA audience, Ooligan chose to incorporate authenticity readers (sometimes called sensitivity readers) into the editorial process.
Adult books are about learning to live in the world we have. YA books are about changing the world.