Posted by: anitanolan | December 26, 2012

Oh Boy, Here Comes “New Adult”

Harry Potter meets 50 Shades of Gray can’t be a good thing.

From the New York Times:

Vampire and wizard fans are apparently ready for characters who shed their robes and show a little more skin.

Publishers and authors say they are seeing a spurt in sales of books that fit into the young-adult genre in their length and emotional intensity, but feature slightly older characters and significantly more sex, explicitly detailed.

They’ve labeled this category “new adult” — which some winkingly describe as Harry Potter meets “50 Shades of Grey” — and say it is aimed at 18-to-25-year-olds, the age group right above young adult.

Read the rest here.

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  1. I’m truly so sick of the constant promotion of sex EVERYwhere, but more so with the written word. It’s not like it NEEDS to be promoted or encouraged *sigh*


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