Tweets from Brooks Benjamin on 10/16/22: Dear editors, I know you're not the sole entities in charge of publishing books, but I wish there were more industry pros who recognized the untapped and highly marketable gab between MG and YA. Sincerely, An author and educator P.S. Not only would publishing books in this range be highly profitable, it would create so many more readers. Seriously. I see so many middle-school readers abandon books because the mc is only twelve and they see that as too babyish for them. And yes, I know part of my job as their librarian is to convince them that books are for everyone, but my voice up against their very real insecurities of being a 13 or 14 year old in school is sort of like trying to stop a rhino with a flyswatter.

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