Friday, June 25, 2010

Genre Issues

Ok, maybe I'm the only one who gets up in arms over this, but why isn't there a distinct genre for Young Professionals/College Students/Early Twenties?

I'll have to do some more research on this, but I know from experience that this distinct age group is not happy about being lumped together with all the "Adult" genres. Nor are they willing to be still reading strictly YA stuff either, although they tend to err on that side.

I demand a YP/CS/ET Genre! Now!

Ok, maybe not NOW, but, you know, soon. :)


Princess L said...

I just stumbled on your blog and I really like it. "The Purpose of Art" is beautifully written, as are a lot of earlier posts. And I have to agree, there definitely does need to be a genre for twenty-somethings (This is my favorite to read and write- although I am well past that age myself). For a while, they talked about instituting a genre called "New Adult" for this segment, but nothing seems to have some from it. Anyhow,good luck with your writing!

IsaiahC said...

Thank you for your kind words! If we all pull together, maybe we can convince the bookstores to build a new wing for all the "New Adult" books we'll be writing. :) I like that idea.