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This is a new, legitimate category/genre in publishing and the article must be allowed to develop. Also, this AfD came without ANY talk page discussion first, like the Wikipedia policy suggests. And deleting most of the article to essentially reduce it to a stub is not the way to delete an article. Please use the talk page to discuss. Thanks. Malke 2010 (talk) 15:03, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea if this is the appropriate place to insert this comment, but here it is and I'm happy to move it if someone directs me how/where to do that. New Adult is a developing genre in fiction, that has been discussed in the New York Times, USA Today, on NBC, and most recently at Amazon, where it has been added as a searchable category for books. There are numerous NYT and USAT bestselling books that are classified as New Adult, and in fact, Jennifer L. Armentrout's Wait For You New Adult novel was a #1 NYT Bestseller just a few weeks ago. St. Martin's Press coined the term "New Adult" in a special call they held for stories that dealt with characters in the 18-24 yr old age group. Not much came of the special call, and St. Martin's was not a major player in the development of the genre's foremost writers, however, they have formally been given credit for the term and therefore it highly appropriate to mention them in the article. New Adult is also the first new genre to develop after the advent of digital publishing. Because of that self publishers have been the leaders of the genre's success, and are still very tied in to its continuing development although some publishers (specifically Random House and Entangled) have opened up digital-first imprints solely for New Adult books. I think perhaps it would be more appropriate for someone who is a publisher, agent or fiction author (which I am) to oversee this entry in Wikipedia, as the individuals who tagged this for removal obviously are not well-versed in the publishing industry nor fiction genres. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Srpaulsen4 (talkcontribs) 16:38, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Delete. New-adult fiction sounds like college agers' fiction to me, from age sixteen to grad school scholar. Chantal Kohl's Bernadette (talk) 13:50, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Go here: Also, don't forget to properly indent WP:INDENT your comments. Thanks. Malke 2010 (talk) 16:42, 20 May 2013 (UTC)


I've removed a lot of blog and merchant sources. The problem is that we have to have sourcing in reliable sources and most blogs aren't RS. Dear Author is very borderline when it comes to counting as a RS per Wikipedia's rules. I mean, I read DA pretty frequently, but WP has some pretty strict rules for RS. I would also like to request that people only add authors to the notable list if they pass the requirements for a stand-alone article. Authors can be popular, but popularity doesn't always equate to being notable enough to include here. If we go by just popularity, the list becomes unwieldy and overly long. It's very common to require articles.

Also, I've removed the section about blogs and such that focus on NA. We don't include sections on blogs or reading groups unless those groups have become so overwhelmingly notable that they've been covered in mainstream or reliable sources. Equestria Daily is an example of one such site and I'd like to note that even then the site doesn't really have enough to justify an article outside of the MLP fandom. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 07:33, 18 November 2013 (UTC)


Is new adult or new-adult more commonly used? Also, is it appropriate to reference Wikipedia's page on Young-adult fiction, as the page has its own outstanding problems? Me, Myself & I (talk) 03:10, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Section 2009 to present[edit]

I've removed "...a New York Times Best Selling author at the start of her romance/ women's fiction 23 book career" because it didn't follow the format of the other author entries and seemed a little promotional. Me, Myself & I (☮) (talk) 02:08, 11 March 2016 (UTC)