Publisher Usborne is to expand its teenage fiction list on the back of the rapid and ongoing expansion of the teen sector and greater support from the retail trade.
Usborne will launch its first YA title in October and will publish seven YA titles next year. The company aims to publish between eight and ten titles per annum thereafter.
The list will cover a range of genres including action adventure, psychological thrillers, murder mystery and historical romance.
Megan Larkin, Usborne fiction director, said: "We're not entering the field of heavy teen issues, unless they're enlivened with other elements such as suspense and mystery."