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Friday, May 21, 2010

Publishing Pulse

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Caroline Tung Richmond landed an agent! Read her success story. And on her blog this week, she's doing a "Surviving the Rejection" series, so go check that out.

Our next contest!

Suzy put up the details yesterday, but in case you missed it... And you can always find the info on our latest contests on our Contest Page.

Around the Web

Literary agent Kristin Nelson talks about the youthfulness she's seen recently in authors. A great reminder that age doesn't matter -- good writing does.

Nathan Bransford reminds us that every writer gets rejected. A great read to remind yourself that it only takes one yes. Still feeling hopeless? Read this article about 30 great authors who got rejected again and again...and again.

Literary agents talk trends in children's publishing at NESCBWI.

Rachelle Gardner tackles the tough question: What if my agent doesn't like my next book?

Why you should register your domain name. It's never too early to begin thinking about author branding.

Literary agent Marietta Zacker weighs in on children's series' and how to approach agents with them.

From YA Highway: The non-traditional YA audience. Has a great list of YA books for adults.

Author Jody Hedlund talks about social media in an unselfish way. And her posts this week have all been about charcterization. Worth a read.

A contest that will explode your brain. Go enter!



Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for all the great links. I'm going to check them out this weekend.

Creepy Query Girl said...

thanks for keeping your finger on the pulse! Lots going on in the blogging world and great links! thanks:)

Matthew Rush said...

I saw your name come up in my dashboard and I was like come on Elana, you're really messing with me here. What happened to 8AM eastern?

Then I realized it was a QT post and I was like, whew!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Cool. A QT post at 5:30 am. :)

Thanks for all the great linkies.

Have a super weekend. :D

JustineDell said...

You're awesome, Elana. Thanks so much for great information and good links!


Caroline Tung Richmond said...

Thanks for the links and the shout-out, Elana!

Jody Hedlund said...

You're awesome, Elana! Thanks for the mention today! :-)

Tahereh said...

OMG thank you for the linkage!! you're amazing!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awesome linkage, Elana! As always...THANK YOU! :-)

Elana Johnson said...

Matthew, I like to mess with your head. *evil grin*

Stina, I forgot about EST time on this blog. It's what happens when you have oh, a million you're doing.

No problem on the links, guys! You guys are made of all things cool -- thanks for posting great stuff!

Saxton said...

LOVELY Pulse, Elana. =) Thank you!!!

Silke said...

I second the "Register your domain".
Frankly, do it now, even if you don't use it right away.
It's not expensive and you can consider it an investment.
Because when you need that name - it may no longer be available.
(Unless you have a weird name like mine!)