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Friday, December 18, 2009

Publishing Pulse 12-18-09

Around the Publishing Blogosphere:

Agent Jessica Faust of BookEnds mulls over the idea of a literary American Idol.

The Blood Red Pencil posted a nice list for fixing those "silly" errors during your editing.

Agent Kate Testerman of KT Literary posted a great Q & A regarding character descriptions and race.

In Publishing News:

Macmillan joined the stand against Amazon, following HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and the Hachtette Group announcements of their plan to combat low ebook pricing.

The Author's Guild responded to Mark Dohle's assertion that Random House was entitled to electronic rights for books published before such rights existed.

And if you're looking for just the right word, maybe you're interested in these highlights of neologisms from the new millennium thus far.

And finally, Suz has asked me to let you all in on a little QT-insider's tip:

On Monday we will be announcing a new awesome way to connect with other writers all across the web. So be sure to update your QT profile to include links to your blog, Facebook, Twitter, and web page.

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.

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