Once upon a time, there wasn't much market potential for YA short stories. These days, though, digital publishing has made one-off narratives an appealing format for readers and a powerful marketing tool for publishers.
Walter Dean Myers
Librarians working with teens have a new website to talk about: EpicReads.com, an interactive community that connects readers with some of their favorite authors and books. Launched by HarperCollins, the site acts as a hub that features all HarperTeen books and more than 400 YA authors, including Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfeld, and Walter Dean Myers. Epic Reads has two channels, or sub-sites, that consists of Pitchdark.com, a curated list of dystopian and paranormal fiction, and Storycrush.com, which highlights lighthearted romance reads and contemporary