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Friday, June 26, 2009

Publishing Pulse 6/26/09

Agent Posts of Interest

The powerhouse ladies of BookEnds are in the middle of a week long Twitchfest. Follow their twitter feeds for an opportunity to pitch your novel in 140 characters or less!

If Carolyn's Platform post got you wondering how to improve your blog traffic, Guest Blogger Jennifer Fulwiler gave some great tips on Rachelle Gardner's blog.

Agent Kae Tienstra posted some inspiring thoughts on Productivity.

Andrew Zack started an interesting conversation on the value of Bookscan data. The comments on that series of posts are worth reading.

Publishing Points of Interest

Anonymous editor Moonrat gave us her thoughts on salaries and class status in publishing.

Perseus announced layoffs and title cutbacks.

The motion picture of Jodi Picoult's best-seller, My Sister's Keeper, starts today. The New York Times ran a piece examining her success and the public's fascination with "child-peril" lit.

The Book Depository is reportedly headed for America.

And if you're an Ohio resident, you might want to rally in support of your library system.

Just for Fun

If you're familiar with Twitter (and if you aren't you probably should be!), you must read this all-tweet version of Jane Austen's Pride and Predjudice. I could not stop laughing!

Have a great weekend!

H. L. Dyer, M.D. writes women's fiction and works as the Clinical and Academic Director for the Hospitalist Program at a pediatric teaching hospital near Chicago. In addition to all things literary, she enjoys experimental cooking and composing impromptu parodies to annoy close friends and family. Click to visit her personal blog, Trying to Do the Write Thing.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow, I have enough trouble cramming plot into a short story. I can't imagine trying this. Great exercise idea though. Thanks!