So, to clarify. Publishers love crossovers because they can potentially be bought by fans of both genres, i. Crossover can also pertain to the type of writing, e.
Editor: Deborah Bragan-Turner. Without necessarily promising grand answers to such questions, we think it is high time to at least stop and take stock of what is rapidly becoming a ubiquitous literary concept. What do crossover books have in common and what does the future hold for Swedish examples of the genre?
I decided to take it one step further and add my favorite adult reads that I felt would appeal to readers of young adult fiction as well. Sounds confusing, but what I mean is that some books will have more adult content than others, but no worries! No problem!
But what exactly is meant by that? And why do some critics get so annoyed by the fact they seem to be a growing trend? Written with a beautiful simplicity and clarity, they also have a core of great profundity, with multiple layers of meaning. Nobody seems to think it odd that plenty of adults love these classic books and still get a lot out of them and even write learned books and articles on them; so why the panic now?
The magic pixie dust for how to reach lots and lots of readers may be elusive, but two things about book discoverability are indisputable: readers are always on the look out for good stories and writers are increasingly desperate to find their people. While the definition of crossover fiction within the industry is debatable—on this readers, writers, agents, editors, and publishers can agree—everyone wins when a novel has ageless appeal. The quintessential example being J.
Is it perfect for young adult readers? For adult readers? Or both?
It feels strange to give anyone advice about writing a book, especially about how to write one that will appeal to both adults and young adults. Looking back, I think I can identify a few points that might have appealed to these readers, and which may be helpful to those of you looking to write a book with the potential to engage both adult readers and young adults. Here are five.
The reviewer of each book decides which categories it belongs in - but we're only human, mistakes happen. If you see a book that you think is in the wrong place, tell us! It's also compulsively readable. A heartwarming memoir of motherhood and adoption told through an African American lens.
Books may cross from child to adult or adult to child audiences, or they may be explicitly published for both audiences. Crossover literature is by no means a recent phenomenon, but it received a high profile and a great deal of media attention with the unprecedented success of J. New words were also coined in other languages to refer to this literature.