Barnes & Noble says it had record sales on its Nook device but that the Nook Simple Touch sales numbers were less than projected.
'Harry Potter' director Chris Columbus plans to write a trilogy of children's books with author Ned Vizzini.
Two 2011 Costa Book Award winners were debuting in their genres, while writer Andrew Miller surprised some by beating out Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes for the best novel prize.
The prolific author says he hopes to convey to students that reading is a necessity, not an option.
George R.R. Martin, whose fans endured a six-year gap between his two last books, says another sample chapter of Book No. 6 in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series will be released in July.
Young adult fiction, as we have heard and heard and heard, has become the fastest-growing segment of the publishing industry, roping in readers of all ages. The books on this list are not necessarily the bestselling books of the year. They are simply good books. Most, at base, are simply highly satisfying realistic novels that describes the world as seen through the eyes of persons who happen to be somewhere between the ages of 12 and 18.