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Friday, January 29, 2010

Publishing Pulse

PhotobucketCan you believe an entire month of 2010 has gone by? Whew, so much going on!

Success Stories: Pat continues to update the success stories as interviews come in.
Corrine Jackson
Kevin Wolf

Congrats on finding representation!


Contests: 
Mary Kole's KidLit contest ends in just two days! Click here for the details.

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award opened this week. If you haven't entered yet, it appears to still be open. Check here for all the details.

Literary Agents:
Joy Azmitia at Russel & Volkening. From their website: Interests: Chick-lit, multicultural fiction, romance, humor, and non-fiction in the areas of travel, pop-culture, and philosophy.

If you haven't been following Twitter's #askagent, you should. Even if you don't understand Twitter (yet) this is a fabulous way to see what agents like/don't like and to learn the inner workings of the industry. Also, if you're a YA writer in any capacity, you should be keeping an eye on #YAlitchat.

Literary agent Chris Richman of Upstart Crow tells what's on his wishlist for this year.

Kristin Nelson and Kate Testerman-Schafer reveal why your work gets rejected--all in the first two pages. It starts here and goes through the next four posts, so read through them.

Other:
Apple's iPad made quite the splash this week. A writer's best tool? What do you think?

Author Jody Hedlund did a series of posts last week on blogging. I found them super insightful. How Can We Tell if Our Blog is Good? How Important Are Blog Followers? and Does Blogging Really Help Sell Books?

Some of you look new over there in the sidebar. You can click here for a list of our most popular posts over the past year. I also think these are quite helpful:
Nudging Know-How
Writing Goals
Genre Prejudice
Editing with a Text-to-Voice Program

Have a fabulous weekend!

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6 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks Elana! Publishing Pulse is one of my favorite posts. You do all the work, and we soak up the knowledge. Works for me. :D

Annarkie said...

Great post, as usual. Now You've given me more excuses to procrastinate on the laundry.

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks for the links :) Enjoy the weekend!

Kathy McIntosh said...

Thanks. I'm off to the links, and I don't mean golf.
This is indeed a very helpful summary.
And oh my yes, January dashed by.

Jody Hedlund said...

Thanks for the shout out, Elana! Appreciate it!

Jeff King said...

Great info... thx.

I'll be back when i have more time. being an aspiring author; i thank you for your efforts.