Who’s reading YA books?


This is interesting. I knew that adults were big buyers of YA, but I had no idea just how big. According to Publishers Weekly, “Readers 18 and older accounted for 79% of young adult unit purchases in the December 2012 through November 2013 period. The single largest demographic group buying young adult titles in the period was the 18- to 29-year-old age bracket.”

I had no idea! That makes writing for this audience tricky, no? I’d love to hear what YA writers have to say about this.

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