Young adult novels (up to 40,000 words) require a tailored approach. The text should be easy to read without looking like large print and the page should not be too dense. The cover should let the reader know that he or she is looking at a YA novel—and it should be clear at a glance what kind of YA novel it is. For instance, the Heartland series has a very different look than the Goosebumps series.
Drawing on our experience with elementary and middle school readers, we work with YA authors to create books that will be fun, approachable, and appropriate for the target age group. If you’d like to talk about publishing for this very special age group, then give us a call or set up a free consultation.