Templar unveils ambitious growth plan for young fiction and young adult fiction

Templar plans to grow its fiction output to 35 titles by 2013, following its move into fiction last year with an initial seven titles. The biggest growth will be in young fiction, although commissioning editor Helen Boyle said the company will continue to develop its young adult (YA) titles.

Boyle said it is looking at three key areas including young fiction, where it can work with picture book illustrators to develop new series, as well as commercial fiction and will be developing 'hybrid' fiction  including illustrated fiction for older readers.

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