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Book readers remember plots better than those who read e-books – study - GMA News

Book readers remember plots better than those who read e-books – study - GMA News | Young Adult & Digital Books | Scoop.it
Viral Global News Book readers remember plots better than those who read e-books – study GMA News Using graphics, New York Times showed that 57 percent of paper readers had more correct answers when it came to time and events, scoring 13 percent...
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Amazon and Warner Bros. go into fan-fiction business

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A week that began with Yahoo’s $1.1 billion deal for Tumblr got even stranger this morning with Amazon Publishing’s announcement of Kindle Worlds, billed as the first commercial publishing platform for fan fiction. In short, fanfic writers can now earn royalties for certain corporate-sanctioned stories. For the launch, Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Alloy Entertainment, the book-packaging division of Warner Bros. While that initial offering is limited in scope, Amazon clearly has big plans for Kindle Worlds, which it touts as “a place for you to publish fan fiction inspired by popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games.” If Warner Bros. is willing to open the door to “official” fanfic for its YA cash cows, how long before writers are encouraged to tackle DC Comics’ superheroes (or at least TV properties like Smallville and Arrow)?

 

Plenty of creators, publishers and studios have embraced fan fiction — The CW’s Supernatural has based episodes around it. As Amazon Publishing breaks it down in today’s announcement, for works of at least 10,000 words, authors will receive 35 percent of net revenue (based on sales price rather than the standard, but lower, wholesale), paid monthly. There will also be an experimental program for shorter works, between 5,000 and 10,000 words, which will be typically priced under $1; the author will receive a digital royalty of 20 percent."


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5 ways Harry Potter changed our lives - The Week Magazine

5 ways Harry Potter changed our lives - The Week Magazine | Young Adult & Digital Books | Scoop.it
5 ways Harry Potter changed our lives
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J.K. Rowling's success triggered a wave of young adult novels (like The Hunger Games) mature enough to appeal to both parents and their offspring.
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In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids

In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids | Young Adult & Digital Books | Scoop.it
Parents who have young children at home are a relatively tech-savvy group. They are more likely than other adults to have computers, internet access, smartphones, and tablet computers.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:01 PM

Great info about how print and eBooks are evolving side-by-side ...

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Young adult films get a dose of reality - Boston Globe

Young adult films get a dose of reality - Boston Globe | Young Adult & Digital Books | Scoop.it
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Horowitz also said that modern, realistic young adult novels often include adult characters with depth, which means that the books can become films that appeal to generations.
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Trend this reporter thinks ... draw YA readers away from Dystopian novels and to real life drama (albeit accelerated: accidents, natural disasters, horrible dysfunctional families)

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Young Adult Books Turn Into Movies - PR Newswire (press release)

Young Adult Books Turn Into Movies PR Newswire (press release) LAS CRUCES, N.M., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The phenomenal success of the Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games series proves that the connection between young adult...
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Students perform well regardless of reading print or digital books

Students perform well regardless of reading print or digital books | Young Adult & Digital Books | Scoop.it
Students did equally well on a test whether reading from a digital book or a printed one, new research shows.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 25, 2013 1:17 PM

It's the content, not the medium.

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25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction ...

25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction ... | Young Adult & Digital Books | Scoop.it
Young adult books are generally written for teenagers. I've seen 12-18, but really, just call it “teenager” and be done with it. (The age range before it is “middle grade,” which runs roughly from 8-12.) This is where someone in ...
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