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Publishing Pulse for October 19, 2012


New At QueryTracker:

Come read the Success Story interview of Corinne Duyvis! Congratulations, Corinne!

We've added five agents to the database this week and updated six. Please make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before querying.

If you're a QueryTracker premium member, then you can be notified whenever an agent or publisher is added or updates their profile. If you're not a premium member, you can just check for yourself.

Publishing News:

It's a shame our resident psychologist Carolyn Kaufman isn't the one doing the pulse this week: a large-scale study shows a convincing link between being a writer and having mental illness, particularly depression or schitzophrenia, and also possibly autism. More on that study here. She'd have something intelligent to say about it, but all I can say is, "It figures." 


Johnny Depp is starting his own book imprint with HarperCollins, Infinitum Nihil.

Amazon.com alerts readers that they will be entitled to credit on Kindle books, in accord with the ebook settlement. (I received a similar notification from Kobobooks.) If you want your credit in the form of a check rather than store credit, you must fill out the form before December 12th, 2012. Other ebook retailers may have different methods of requesting a check instead of store credit. The final decision on the amount will not be decided until February.

Around the Blogosphere:

O Happy Dilemma: Rachel Kent advices what to do if you receive an offer before you have an agent.

Some police gunfighting tips for writers.

And some tax tips for US writers. (These are not related.)

A NaNoWriMo professor shares his tips for finishing your NaNo novel. 

Check out ten ways to syndicate your writing online.

Literary Quote of the Week:
“Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?”  -Anne Lamott (Bird By Bird)

That's all we have for now. Until next week, keep sending those queries!

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Jane Lebak is the author of The Wrong Enemy. She has four kids, three cats, two books in print, and one husband. She lives in the Swamp and spends her time either writing books or ejecting stink bugs from the house. She also wonders if anyone reads these author bios. At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four kids. If you want to make her rich and famous, please contact the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. 
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