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Penguin launches new young adult books imprint

PTI  New Delhi, April 25, 2013
First Published: 15:01 IST(25/4/2013) | Last Updated: 15:05 IST(25/4/2013)

Readers of young adult literature, here's some good news for you.
 

Penguin Books India has launched an exciting new imprint called 'Inked' that promises to transform young adult literature with fresh and original content.

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The new imprint will publish works from new and established authors with an assorted blend of east and west for readers aged between 13 and 21.

According to the publishing house, Inked has been created to fill the existing void in young adult literature in India by giving the young bookworms a choice of original and exciting titles across a wide variety of genres.

"The content has been crafted to appeal to the tastes of our readers, and will connect with them at the level of their growing emotional responses," it said.

Inked aims at publishing outstanding books from around the world for teenagers and young adults in India.

"We will publish across all genres - fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror and cutting edge non-fiction - and focus on finding the hottest new talent from India and abroad."

The inaugural titles of INKED include Eliza Crewe's "Cracked", "Karma" by Cathy Ostlere and Vibha Batra's "Seventeen and Done (You Bet!)". Inked titles will be available at all major bookstores across India by the end of this month.

Later in the year, a fast-paced and compelling science fiction novel by Shiv Ramdas, the story of how Unmukt Chand made his mark on Under-19 cricket in India, a poignant coming-of-age novel by award-winning author Ranjit Lal and bestselling novelist Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's hit high school drama will be published.


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