LoveOzYA relaunches with new committee
Grassroots movement LoveOzYA is relaunching with a new committee and a ‘reinvigorated mission’.
According to a statement posted online, the LoveOzYA website was hacked earlier in the year but has now been rebuilt, with a number of donors contributing funds to ensure that the LoveOzYA committee was able to fund the website repair work.
Following a period of uncertainty about the organisation’s future, LoveOzYa made a call-out to the Australian YA community asking for help to rebuild. The new committee consists of chair Kate Eltham, deputy chair Renee Fletcher, treasurer Sarah Ross, secretary Alice Boer-Endacott and communications director Margot McGovern. The organisation said the new committee is ‘forging collaborations with Australian publishers, authors, libraries, booksellers and the enthusiastic YA reading community’.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, LoveOzYA first began in 2015 as a grassroots campaign to promote Australian YA books in a market dominated by US titles; past projects include a survey of the reading habits of the Australian YA community.
The organisation’s aim is to spread the word about OzYA news, new releases and events. Those with YA news or events to share can submit to the LoveOzYA website or share on social media using the hashtag #LoveOzYA. For more information about the organisation, visit the LoveOzYA website.