Okay, all you YA writers out there....
What's the official status of the term "New Adult" within the publishing industry these days.
Are agents using it? Are editors using it?
We just talked with a conference director who had never heard of it, and it made us pause... a long, pensive hmmmmmm.... "Really, agents at your conference really aren't using the terms, "New Adult?"
We ask this because we assume they are... it seems like SHOULD be because they MOST CERTAINLY are using it within the digital publishing sphere ---> Go to Amazon Kindle Books and you'll see a whole genre section dedicated to "New Adult & College Fiction" and we know that "new adult" is a hot, hot, hot, keyword among new releases from popular the indie authors.
So we throw this back onto the AQC community who is likely paying more attention to the traditional publishing scene within the YA/Post-YA realm.
Has the term "New Adult" finally grown up and become an accepted... and desired? Or is it still being shunned as "not marketable" by traditional publishers and editors the same way it was two years ago...