Announcing Our Debut Young Adult Newsletter!Posted by Elizabeth on May 17, 2013
For a long time we’ve wanted to expand our editorial products at Goodreads. Our general newsletter is great, but one of the coolest things we learned as we created the site was how readers around the world bond over a shared love of a particular genre, be it literature from 1900 to WWII, steampunk, or books about sailing. Knowing that, we wanted to provide a newsletter tailored to your passions.
Today, I’m pleased to announce that we are launching our first genre-themed newsletter, with the plan to create many more in the future. We started with a voracious group on Goodreads: our YA readers. And we hope you’ll be satisfied!
We didn’t want to take ourselves too seriously with this missive. It’s chockablock with new books to discover, paired with as much opportunity as possible to interact with YA authors you know and love.
For example, we’ve created a video feature entitled, Three, Two, One…Chat. Andrea Cremer and David Levithan, co-authors of the new book, Invisibility, are our first subjects. There are no “Tell us what inspired your novel?” questions. Instead we ask, “Who was your first crush?” and “What would you do if you were invisible?” We also have a puppy interlude. What’s that? You’ll just have to watch.
Our “You asked…” section is an interview with an author completely composed of your questions. Each month we will also Meet a Goodreader. Maybe it's a die-hard YA reader on the site with lots of followers, or a user with an interesting blog, or maybe it's someone who works as an editor or an illustrator in the genre. If you know someone noteworthy on Goodreads, please nominate them in the comments below! We also have Quizzes, Trivia and a Covers Contest. Of course, we have our ubiquitous Movers & Shakers, this time tailored to the genre, and, for a final morsel, an illustrated quote of the month.
For this project, we've brought in Jade Chang to join our team, a great writer and editor whom I’ve had the privilege to work with over the past 10 years.
So please enjoy! And tell us which genres you want next!
P.S. If you want to make sure to receive future YA newsletters be sure to mark the option to receive the Young Adult Newsletter in your Email Preferences. You also may want to mark the option "Send me monthly newsletters for my favorite genres when they become available" if you are interested in another genre.
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