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Gary Shteyngart & Laurie Halse Anderson Get Booked - Posted January 20, 2014
Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. Au... [AllTwitter]

Michelle Markel Shares Biography Picture Book Writing Advice - Posted August 5, 2013
GalleyCat prowled the halls of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 42nd Annual Summer Conference this weekend, collecting some writing intelligence for children's book writers in the audience... [GalleyCat]

Revolving Door News at Penguin Books for Young Readers & Zola Books - Posted July 20, 2012
A number of publishing industry veterans made new career moves this week. Kenneth Wright will join Penguin Books for Young Readers as vice president and publisher of Viking Children's Books. Prior to this move, Wright worked as a literary agent at Writers House. Some of the writers and illustrators he has worked... [GalleyCat]

Researcher Suggests Ratings System for YA Books - Posted May 21, 2012
Should there be a ratings system for young adult books? Brigham Young University professor Sarah Coyne studied the 40 YA books that topped the New York Times bestseller list in the summer of 2008, identifying 1,500 "profane words" in the books. She explained her tho... [semanticweb.com]

Researcher Suggests Ratings System for YA Books - Posted May 21, 2012
Should there be a ratings system for young adult books? Brigham Young University professor Sarah Coyne studied the 40 YA books that topped the New York Times bestseller list in the summer of 2008, identifying 1,500 "profane words" in the books. She explained her tho... [GalleyCat]

Wall Street Journal Reporter Sparks Controversy with YA Readers - Posted June 6, 2011
Wall Street Journal reporter Meghan Cox Gordon criticized themes of "explicit abuse, violence and depravity" in YA fiction over the weekend. As of this writing, her controversial essay has received 71 comments and... [GalleyCat]

Laurie Halse Anderson Fights 'Soft Pornography' Label - Posted October 1, 2010
Award-winning novelist Laurie Halse Anderson (pictured with this GalleyCat correspondent at BEA 2010) wrote the controversial young-adult book Speak, where the female protagonist is the victim of rape. A Missouri college professor recentl... [GalleyCat]

Penguin Group Launches Multimedia Site - Posted June 19, 2009
Penguin Group USA launched a new multimedia From the Publisher's Office initiative today, a collection of free video and audio content to accompany book excerpts. In addition to a new "reading room," the site has two new multimedia spaces. In the ... [GalleyCat]

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