aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

The woman who can take the credit – or the blame – for a lot of YA “aspirational” series

The New York Observer profiles Cynthia Egan, the YA editor. “The light, chatty paperback series Gossip Girl, A-List, The It Girl and The Clique—which have generated 32 titles total, so far—have spent a collective 330 weeks on the New York Times children’s best-seller list and combine to put 12.5 million books in print.”

It sounds like she knows the territory – she spent four years at an expensive private boarding school. (Before I was ever published, I thought going to an expensive private boarding school was mandatory for getting published - and despaired of my years in a small town high school.) Reading the comments section is weird – they are nearly all from her old friends.

Read for yourself here.

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