It's been a huge week in publishing, so let's jump right into the big stuff.
Jumping into the ebook selling business, Google launches Google eBooks, with interesting results for some authors.
Also, Amazon gives authors access to their Bookscan numbers, although these numbers don't accurately reflect all sales (including ebook sales) and do not give numbers of books sold specifically on Amazon.com.
In less industry-changing news:
The LA Times and Galleycat pick up on the #whyIread hashtag introduced by Jason Ashlock on Twitter.
Rachelle Gardner talks about what turns her off in a writer's blog.
The NY Times talks about how romance is hot in the ebook market.
Over at Querytracker.net...
We've added three new agents to our database and updated listings for five others. Make sure your queries are up-to-date and check it out.
Literary quote of the week, from Alexander Pope:
Why do I write? What sin to me unknown
Dipt me in ink? My parents', or my own?
Have a great week!
Jane Lebak is the author of The Guardian (Thomas Nelson, 1994), Seven Archangels: Annihilation (Double-Edged Publishing, 2008) and The Boys Upstairs(this December from MuseItUp). At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four children. She is represented by Roseanne Wells of the Marianne Strong Literary Agency.