Yesterday there was an announcement in the New York Times about HarperCollins new e-book imprint, HarperTeen Impulse. The imprint will aim at producing short stories and novellas that are available in digital format. Click here to read the article.
You can also go to the HarperTeen Impulse website to see a list of upcoming short stories. Most of them seem to be stories that accompany already established series and novels published by HarperTeen--Courtney Allison Moulton and Sophie Jordan are among the names listed with short stories coming out to compliment their series.
I am happy to see this imprint emerge, and I'm interested to see where it will go. I am a big fan of short stories, and for so long they were incredibly hard to find in YA because anthologies are such a hard sell for many teen readers. I love that technology has allowed for them to become more prominent, and I hope that this new imprint will mean that they'll be published on a larger platform, rather than just exclusively with one e-book retailer.
HarperTeen Impulse launched December 4th! What do you all think of the line-up?