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Publishing Pulse for January 25, 2013


New At QueryTracker:


Have you checked out the new look at QueryTracker yet? Go ahead! it's awesome!

We've added four agent profiles and updated ten in the database this week. Are you querying one of them? Always make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before sending your query.

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

Publishing News:

Amazon names their two children's imprints: Two Lions and Skyscape.

Forbes tells us not to bother self-publishing unless we follow Guy Kawasaki's advice.

Around the Blogosphere:

Writing a memoir? Several memoirists share their advice.

Want to make life interesting? Seven ways your characters can screw up their decisions.

Chuck Wendig in his inimitable style opines on the state of publishing. 

Pay attention to the microunits of a story: bubbles and reveals. (Don't worry. I didn't know what these were either.)

Literary Quote of the Week:
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

Thanks for stopping by, and 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. 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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