'New Adult' Fiction Is Now an Official Literary Genre Because Marketers Want Us to Buy Things

HarperCollins just signed Cora Carmack, the author of Losing It, a book about a 22-year-old who tries to lose her virginity during her senior year of college, to a three-book deal for a sum in the "high six figures." According to the New York Times, Carmack's book is in "an emerging area of the market that publishers… »11/15/12 3:40pm11/15/12 3:40pm