Barnes & Noble announced that the company will be changing the way that it shelves the YA section of its stores, reported Publishers Weekly earlier this week.
The teen fiction that Barnes & Noble carries will now be separated so that two popular sub-genre, paranormal romance and fantasy and adventure, will be have their own shelves within the larger YA section. Additionally, stores displays will now include the top 10 teen fiction best-sellers as well as a selection of spotlighted YA reads.
The company's V-P of Children's Books, Mary Amicucci spoke with Publishers Weekly, in article on October 21st, about how the change to the company's YA section set-up is purely cosmetic. The actual size of the section will stay the same in all of the stores. So what prompted the move? Amicucci says, "It's really about improving the customer experience."
Do you think that breaking out the YA sub-genres will improve your shopping experience?
We have been celebrating parnormal books all month long, but one classic trope has been forgotten until now--time travel. So we asked some of our favorite romance authors what time travel story they like best and here are their answers:
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We also got a chance to speak with Barbara Taylor Bradford earlier this month about her October release, Playing the Game, and she shared these details about her newest novel:
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Question: RT is covering paranormals all month long but only books. Can you suggest any paranormal movies? - W.P.
Morgan: Great question! My personal favorites are 28 Days Later and anything by Alfred Hitchcock. These movies could keep you busy for a while, but I also asked my fellow editors which films top their lists. Here are the results: The Shining, Candyman, Paranormal Activity, It, Disturbing Behavior and the original Freddy movie all thrill and chill the RT staff. But for slightly lighter fare, they also really enjoy Ghost, Shaun of the Dead, Star Wars, Meet Joe Black, Stardust and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for Indiana Jones. And Jack T. Colton (of Romancing the Stone) and Rick O’Connell (of The Mummy). Clearly I’m attracted to hunky treasure hunters with nerves of steel and razor sharp wit. I’ve watched theses movies again and again, always imagining myself in the heroine’s shoes. Living out any one of these romantic adventures would be the thrill of a lifetime.
In my dreams.