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Friday, May 29, 2009

Publishing Pulse: 5/29/09

On the QueryTracker Blog

Today's the last day you can vote for King and Queen. Check here for a list of agents who've been nominated.

Don't forget to visit every day next week -- we'll be posting the winners for all the contests in the QueryTracker 2nd Anniversary Celebration Carnival! On Friday, we'll announce the winner of the grand prize, a custom website by Purple Squirrel web design!

Around The Web

Book Expo America--the largest publishing event in North America--is in full swing. Fewer people are attending this year, some citing reasons like the economy, some questioning whether BEA is really the best way to reach other industry insiders. Publishers Weekly made a point of noting that graphic novels -- once considered exotic in such a venue -- are becoming more prominent and mainstream at such industry events. Publishers Weekly is providing round-the-clock coverage on BEA, so if you want more info, check out their BEA feed. You can also follow on Facebook and Twitter.

If you're interested in bidding on any of the items in the Brenda Novak auction, hurry over! The auction ends soon!

Rachelle Gardner explains what to do if you ever have to fire your agent!

Lucienne Diver shared the list of authors who will be participating in the YA Paranormal workshop over at Romance Divas: Rachel Caine, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Cassandra Clare, Christopher Golden, Jeff Mariotte, and Alyson Noel.

The Blood Red Pencil has a great post on story arcs and making sure you don't have any holes in yours!

The Washington Post discusses why US Homeland Security's newest advisors are...science fiction writers.

Everyone have a great weekend...we'll see you right here next week!

1 comment:

Stina said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for the info on Cassandra Clare. She like one of my all time favorite YA paranormal writers. What she does with dialogue and imagery is just pure magic, IMHO.