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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Young Adult Christian Fiction Market Growing But Getting Edgier

Young adult literature is hot. According to the Young Adult Library Services Association, sales of books aimed at the 12–18 age group grew 20% between 1999 and 2005. With general market YA such a hot commodity, and religion soldiering on as a steady growth category—up 5.2% in 2007, according to the Association of American Publishers—it's no surprise that Christian publishers are scrambling to marry the two success stories. A number of Christian houses have started their own YA lines, aiming to be relevant to teens' needs while remaining true to a core Christian message. More.

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