Do Men or Women Dominate YA, a conversation sparked by Stacked on Twitter
Today over at Stacked Books, Kelly Jensen did a very interesting study at the New York Times Bestseller to investigate the question of whether or not the YA market was dominated by women or men. It is commonly stated that YA is a female dominated market. Her analysis of the NYT Bestsellers list indicates that MEN dominate the NYT bestseller list. It is a very interesting article, please read the whole thing here: http://www.stackedbooks.org/2013/11/a-closer-look-at-new-york-times-ya.html. Part 2 will post tomorrow and I am looking forward to it.
I wrote my response on Tumblr, because it really got me thinking (again, I appreciated her hard work and the way it made me think): http://teenlibrariantoolbox.tumblr.com/post/66000489081/lets-discuss-whether-or-not-women-or-men-dominate
Then there was a lot of discussion on Twitter. I tried to catch it all here: http://teenlibrariantoolbox.tumblr.com/post/66032987845/this-is-is-totally-messy-want-to-save-it-to-think (yes, it is a big jumbled mess, but I didn’t want to go in and copy/paste each HTML tag. Sorry).
Then I wrote a specific response to the original tweet that drew me into the conversation: http://teenlibrariantoolbox.tumblr.com/post/66034049746/why-i-buy-books-for-my-library-not-because-the
I am looking forward to part 2.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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