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Publishing Pulse for May 4th, 2012

Happy Star Wars Day from QueryTracker.net. 
May the 4th be with you!

New At QueryTracker:

Our website doesn't have any updates of awesomeness this week, but still make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before querying. Yes, it takes an extra few minutes. Yes, it's worth it.

If you're a QueryTracker premium member, then you can be notified whenever an agent or publisher is added or updates their profile.

Publishing News:


Meanwhile, Microsoft is investing $300million in Barnes & Noble's digital publishing.

Around the Blogosphere:

Jason Ashlock discusses how agents can begin thinking of themselves as business developers in a changing publishing field.


Janet Reid introduces a new agent at FinePrint Literary, Becky Vinter.

Kristin Nelson discusses why an agent won't take on any old thing just because it will sell.

Rachelle Gardner sends a message to a writer's Significant Other. (Good luck getting them to read it.)

Dystel and Goderich's blog encourages writers to send letters to the DOJ with their thoughts about the ebook pricing settlement.

Literary Quote of the Week:
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it 
towards the condition of the man who wrote. -E. M. Forster

That's all we have for now. Until next week, keep those queries flying!
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Jane Lebak is the author of The Guardian (Thomas Nelson, 1994), Seven Archangels: Annihilation (Double-Edged Publishing, 2008) and The Boys Upstairs (MuseItUp, 2010). At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four children. She is represented by the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Marianne Strong Literary Agency. Also, she's got a teensie little announcement today at her weblog, so stop by to share the fun.
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1 comments:

On May 4, 2012 at 9:23 AM , Ash Krafton | @ashkrafton said...

STAR WARS DAY IS BEST DAY EVER!

:)

/)(\/

(That's my emoticon for me holding my light saber.)