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Friday, March 13, 2009

Publishing Pulse


THE LATEST

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.


GET THE GOODS


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.


THE SCOOP

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!)

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Do you have a tidbit of publishing industry news to share? If you do, be sure to send us an email (addresses at right.)

Have a fantastic weekend!

Suzette Saxton's idea of a perfect day includes a picnic lunch, laughing children, and her laptop. When she's not writing books for kids, Suzette can be found gardening, doing finish carpentry in her home, or walking in the canyon in which she lives.

11 comments:

Lady Glamis said...

A friend of mine just shared this blogpost that I thought was amazing. It really boosted my spirits:

What Gets Rejected

That's great about the iPhone! I don't have one, but that makes me want one...

Thanks for the great info. :)

Suzette Saxton said...

Interesting article. Thanks for providing a link!

Annie said...

Thanks for posting about Audrey Niffenegger's next book. I didn't know about it. She's my hero!

Suzette Saxton said...

Mine too, Annie. Did you know Time Traveler's Wife is being made into a movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams?

Jane Smith said...

Thank you for linking to my article about what gets rejected--it's most appreciated!

And I loved The Time Traveller's Wife, so am very pleased to hear that a new novel will be appearing before the end of the year. Because I don't already have far too much to read...!

Jane Smith said...

Thank you for linking to my article about what gets rejected--it's most appreciated!

And I loved The Time Traveller's Wife, so am very pleased to hear that a new novel will be appearing before the end of the year. Because I don't already have far too much to read...!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thank you, Jane, for writing such a fantastic article. :)

Crystal Dawn said...

This is a great blog. Thank you for sharing.

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks, Crystal Dawn. I like your name!

Donna Marino said...

Very interesting, thanks for the link.

Suzette Saxton said...

You are so welcome, Donna. :)