Friday, November 13, 2009
Publishing Pulse 11/13/09
This will be the finest Publishing Pulse I have ever posted. You'll see a big reason why at the end of this post.
But first... some great QueryTracker news:
QueryTracker.net has passed a couple of big benchmarks!
QT now boasts over 20,000 members and over 200 QueryTracker success stories!
So big congratulations to Patrick!
In Publishing News:
Barnes & Noble's Nook has burst onto the e-reader scene.
Today's the new deadline for Google to submit a revised plan for their digital library to comply with copyright law, after receiving an extension on Monday.
Writer's Digest released their online list of 24 Agents Who Want Your Work
In Publishing Blogs:
Agent Miriam Goderich made a compelling case as to why you need an agent. (Hey... over 20,000 members at QueryTracker couldn't be wrong, right?)
Agent Elana Roth called for children's literature submissions.
Agent Rachelle Gardner posted a great breakdown of the business side of a book deal... with hard numbers. MUST READ!
Also on Rachelle Gardner's blog, Guest Blogger Angie Ledbetter discusses Writerly Ailments and Hazards (WAAH!). Perfect timing for mid-NaNoWriMo.
And now for my favorite part of this pulse...
The rest of the blog team and I had a knockdown, drag-out fight over who got to post today's Pulse, and here's why:
I have the honor of announcing to the QueryTracker community that our own Elana Johnson... resident Query Queen... has accepted an offer of representation from Michelle Andelman at Lynn C. Franklin Associates.
As Elana's critique partner, fellow blog mistress, unofficial fan club president, and someone lucky enough to have read her amazing work, all I can say is: Michelle Andelman is one lucky woman.
I'm sure you'll all join me in a huge to Elana!