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ERIC Number: EJ867832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Young Adult Literature 2.0
Hamilton, Buffy
Library Media Connection, v28 n3 p14-15 Nov-Dec 2009
Web 2.0 tools enable today's writers to connect with their audience in unprecedented ways. The advent of social networking and other Web 2.0 tools have changed the rules for how authors and book publishers market and communicate with their audience. Through tools like blogs, Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook, Young Adult (YA) lit authors can choose to have greater visibility and be more accessible to their fans. Social networks offer authors and publishers a powerful and positive medium for connecting with readers in a personal manner that is energizing and engaging for both authors and teens. The author discusses how Web 2.0 tools and social networks can be used to enhance and inspire teens' reading experiences while providing students multiple opportunities to interact with YA authors and learn more about the craft of writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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