Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall for New Adult Campaign

Fall for the new New Adult: is a campaign to spread the word that New Adult is expanding into new and exciting categories like Historical, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gothic, and more! Follow along to find out why best-selling NA authors & NA bloggers are excited to see New Adult expand outside of contemporary.  And as an incentive to give the new NA a try, the Fall for New Adult bundle set will be available for a limited time. Set includes 4 great non-contemporary NA novels for only $3.99!

My Journey: When I first wrote SLEEPER, New Adult wasn’t the emerging category that it is today. This left me, and my manuscript in limbo. An agent asked me to make the MC, Mishca in high school so it was clearly YA (as college/university stories didn’t sell back then). But that would mean removing the plot point that sparked the whole novel in the first place: Mishca falling in love at first sight with her university professor. Workable with a university age MC, not with a high school aged MC.

So imagine my excitement when the New Adult Category started coming into it’s own. Books like LOSING IT, SLAMMED and EASY captured the hearts of the NA hipsters, but now it’s Genre’s turn to shine. Historical, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative Fiction and mash-ups in between are coming to the fore thanks to stories like Elsker and Apollo Academy.

SLEEPER will follow in a few weeks time, coming to an eReader near you on December 2, 2013.

Can’t wait until then to try out genre NA? Then you can purchase the Fall for New Adult bundle set here

The Fall For New Adult team want to know why YOU want to see NA expand too! Join the campaign by grabbing the gif. above and blogging/tweeting about why YOU want to see NA expand! #NACampaign

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  2. Sharon, I really like your story about how your New Adult MS was first perceived.
    I remember (not that long ago) I was at the Emerging Writers Festival here in Melbourne (2011) and asked about New Adult with regard to Australian Literature/Authors. After everyone looked at me like I'd just grown another head, I was practically dismissed as either some sort of anarchist or maverick and was actually told "Oh that's just a new catch-phrase and it'll never take, if you think you're writing a 'New Adult' then you likely don't have a handle on your MC's age just yet"

    I recall walking out not embarrassed or angry but determined -- determined to do what I could to help it not become 'just a catch-phrase' & now look at the growth!

    Let New Adult divide, conquer and multiply!