Random House acquires Teen Author site, “Figment”

A while ago, on my library’s Teen Blog, I posted an article about “Figment”, a website community of over 300,000 of authors, most between the ages of 13-18, passionate about creating, discovering, and sharing stories. How cool is it that there are that many teen authors?!?

I learned today that at the end of October, Random House acquired the site.

“The site will operate under the same name but, effective immediately, it will be managed by Random House Children’s Books. The publisher intends to continue the site’s focus on curating content covering a wide range of young adult titles.”

I have no idea how this acquisition will affect Figment — or if it will even change anything at all — but it seems like it will be a more streamlined path to publishing for all those budding young artists of words. What say you?

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