As a reminder, our new NA Alley goes live next week.
That means we are going to have the website and the blog. We are all still going to be working together; we are just shifting some of our focuses in order to give YOU more NA related news and to expand our information hub. You will be able to assess both parts--the website and the blog--from either the website or the blog so just starting at our domain (www.naalley.com) will allow you access to both.
Our first newsletter is going to have some awesome info in it! Remember that survey you took in 2013 about New Adult? The results will be in the newsletter so don't forget to sign up for it.
For more info on what exactly NA Alley will be doing and FAQS, please check out Carrie Butler's post.
A few weeks ago on #NAlitchat, we discussed what books readers want. When we started this blog, the answer to that was simple: New Adult. And while that is still the overall wish, we actually have New Adult novel options available.
I think this is a great time for us to discuss our readers wishlists as we at the Alley prepare to expand in order to help NA expand and to give more information for our readers. So, you know how agents have a agent wishlist on twitter? Let's start one for readers.
What's on your New Adult Wishlist (#NAWL)?
I have two:
· NA books with less emphasis on sex.
· Speculative NA.
Please, tell me in the comments below what you want to see! And go to Twitter and use #NAWL to help spread the word (and show readers, agents and publishers that the demand for these books exists).
And don't forget, that in order for NA to expand to all these areas that we want, we have to support those books that do so. We may not even like a certain book, but if that book can act as a gateway for others (for example, Spec NA) then we have to support it to support NA overall. We don't have to rant and rave about it if we don’t like it, but I also ask that we don't burn it at the stake, either. And if you do love a NA book, spread the word. New Adult needs cheerleaders.
The New Adult community has stepped up and come together, and I truly believe that NA can (and the only way it will) expand is by that community staying together and supporting the books, the writers and the readers of New Adult.
On that note, what is on your #NAWL?