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Young Editors

Barrington Stoke has been getting book-averse young people into reading for 15 years. A key element of our approach is the involvement of young readers in shaping our books.

Registration for our Young Editors Scheme is free for schools and provides the opportunity to download manuscripts prior to publication for students' feedback and input.

Hundreds of schools took part in the old offline version of the scheme and they tell us that participation gave their students a real sense of purpose and self-worth. Many of these young people did not view themselves as readers, but the idea that a publishing company and famous authors considered their views important made them revise their opinion.

We are also delighted to have extended the scheme to encourage participation by more able students.