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Pamela Paul Named New Editor of NYT Book Review Editor

The New York Times has picked Pamela Paul to serve as the new editor of the Book Review section, replacing Sam Tanenhaus at the post.

If you want to know more about the new editor, you can follow Paul on Twitter. Huffington Post senior media reporter Michael Calderone broke the news, reprinting the full staff memo. Here’s an excerpt:

It’s now Pamela’s turn to take the Book Review in new directions. Her versatility as an editor and writer has strengthened the Book Review and many other sections, including the Magazine, Education Life and Sunday Styles, where she originated the biweekly “Studied” column. Her weekly Q. and A. with authors, “By the Book,” has been a wonderful new addition to the Review, and she has assigned a galaxy of great writers including Martin Amis, Colson Whitehead and Meg Wolitzer, among others. Pamela has also written for The Atlantic, Time, Vogue and The Economist, and she is the author of three books.

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NYT Creates Separate Middle Grade & YA Bestsellers Lists

The New York Times will divide its Children’s Bestsellers list for chapter books, creating separate middle grade and YA lists. NYT editor Pamela Paul announced the news last night on Twitter. We’ve embedded her three tweets below.

The newly formed middle grade and young adult lists will account for both eBook and print book sales. However, the picture books list will continue to exclusively spotlight on hardcover titles. What do you think?

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green offered this comment on his tumblr page: “In news that only matters to publishing nerds, the New York Times has changed its bestseller lists to become format neutral (so it counts e-book sales and doesn’t distinguish between hardcover and paperback)…Those of you who follow my tumblr closely may know that for many weeks, I have been chasing Bill O’Reilly and promising to destroy him. But now we have been placed on DIFFERENT LISTS.” (via Publishers Weekly)

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NPR Books Seeks Best YA Books Ever Written

What’s the best young adult novel of all time? NPR Books wants to know. The media outlet is running its annual poll, asking readers to nominate their favorite young adult titles for its top 100 list.

Voting has been narrowed down to 235 choices including: Lord of the Flies, Anne of Green Gables Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. A panel of book experts helped select this list of titles based on the quality, themes and readability of these books. Panel members include: Pamela Paul, The New York Times Book Review’s features editor and children’s book editor; Diane Roback, Publisher’s Weekly’s children’s book editor; Tasha Robinson, book editor for The Onion’s A.V. Club; and teacher/librarian Ted Schelvan.

Every reader gets 10 votes. Follow this link to see the full list and cast your vote.