LoveOzYA launches website
The grassroots Australian youth literature advocacy movement LoveOzYA has launched its official website.
The new site features news about Australian YA authors, book deals, awards, competitions and bookstores; an events page; and a dedicated resources page for teachers and librarians, which includes links to LoveOzYA posters, recommended reading lists and suggested texts for secondary schools.
Content on the site is largely user-generated, and members of the public and the Australian youth literature community are encouraged to contribute by uploading events, news announcements and resources.
The crowdsourced set-up of the website is designed to continue the ‘free-flowing discussion’ that characterised the movement’s online origins, said the LoveOzYA campaign committee, with the aim of ‘centralising information’ and ‘raising the profile of local content’.
The committee said it was ‘exciting and galvanising’ developing the new site, which was designed by website development company Jin & Co. ‘[It] has been designed to harness and highlight the conversations happening around the “Read Local” ethos of LoveOzYA, and the various young adult (YA) communities already promoting local content to readers—from libraries to schools, booksellers, bloggers and vloggers, to editors, authors, publicists, and so many more.’
Visit the website here.