Jennifer Hunt, editorial director at Little, Brown, is discussing her list as a whole. The idea that there's only one type of success is not true--there are many types.
Backlist gems, like A Mango Shaped Shaped Space by Wendy Mass.
The great debut: Twenty Boy Summer, by Sarah Ockler--a title that was really helped by YA bloggers.
A writer that finds a voice and audience like Julie Anne Peters (Luna).
A career changing book, like Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr--this is the kind of book that puts and author on the map.
Success through vision, like The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown. The success is in the execution more than idea.
Phenomenons, like the Twilight series. There's no secret there, nothing that can predict it, just timing and luck.
POSTED BY ALICE POPE