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New research reveals that reading is top hobby for teenage girls

18 March 2019

New information revealed by The Insights People at the London Book Fair shows that reading is the most popular hobby amongst teenage girls. Girls aged 13-18 have named reading as their favourite hobby, followed by swimming, listening to music, and dancing.
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BookExpo and a new Children's Laureate

5 June 2017

BookExpo and the appointment of a new UK Children's Laureate have dominated the book trade news agenda this week.  Read more

80% of YA titles purchased by adults for themselves

19 January 2015

Nielsen Children's Book Summit has presented a very encouraging picture of what's going on in the children's book world. Children's sales have been rising steadily and, as previously noted, the sales of children's books in the UK market recently exceeded sales of Adult Fiction. Middle grade and YA Fiction has been doing particularly well.  Read more

YA comes of age

28 April 2014

The UK's first ever Young Adult Literature Convention will take place at the London Film and comic Con 2014 from 12 to 13 July. This gives authors who are writing for a YA audience the chance to meet other authors, to take part in a host of author events with publisher stands promoting new and upcoming titles.  Read more

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