Friday, March 13, 2009
Harper Collins announced their new It Books imprint which will feature pop culture, sports, style and content derived from the Internet, including a book of clever Twitter posts.
The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards quarter finalists will be announced on Monday. If you are a quarterfinalist, we want to know about it! Be sure to send us an email (addresses at right.)
QueryTracker.net recently added Jill Corcoran with the Herman Agency to its database. Ms. Corcoran represents Children's, Middle Grade, and Young Adult fiction.
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Essense Magazine Best Selling author K. Elliott is offering his newest book, "Dear Summer," free online to encourage more people to escape with a good book.
Users of the iPhone and iPod Touch can now tap into Amazon's Kindle store with the free Kindle for iPhone application.
Brenda Novak's 5th Annual On-line Auction for Diabetes Research will open May 1st. Up for grabs are a plethora of prizes that would thrill any author, including lunches with agents and editors, vacation packages, and much more.
Kristin Nelson had some very interesting blog posts regarding the 4.8 million dollar sale of Audrey Niffenegger's second novel. (Her first was Time Traveler's Wife.) Joe Regal, the agent behind the deal, was kind enough to weigh in as well.
How much should you tell an agent about yourself? Find out about confidence in querying at BookEnds.
Miriam Goderich lifted spirits when she blogged about the supposed death of publishing.
Queryfail (agents tweeting live query rejections) caused an international stir on Twitter. Check out Colleen Lindsay's, Rachelle Gardener's, and Elaine Spencer's blogs for their takes.
Check out What Gets Rejected on Jane Smith's How Publishing Really Works blog. (Thanks, Lady Glamis, for providing the link!)
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Have a fantastic weekend!