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Friday, May 13, 2011

Publishing Pulse 5/13/11

QueryTracker Success Stories:

Congratulations to Stephanie Alexander and Lindsay Smith. Their success stories went up this week on the QueryTracker main site.
Lindsay won first place in our March contest with agent Weronika Janczuk.

Publishing News
Amazon announced it would expand into the traditional publishing format with its new imprints. Meanwhile, three major publishers provided financial backing for Bookish, a soon-to-be launched online book platform. Read more about it here.

Hooking the Reader
Does your story have a hook or merely a gimmick? Read this article from Guide to Literary Agents to find out.

Conference Handouts
The conference handouts for next month’s RWA (Romance Writers of America) National Conference are now available. Even if you’re not going (or you don’t write romance), you’ll going to want to check them out.

Pitching at Conference
Agent Andrea Hurst had some suggestions to help you prepare for pitching at a conference. And agent Natalie Fischer explained how to write a one sentence hook.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Stina Lindenblatt writes romantic suspense and young adults novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her blog, Seeing Creative.  http://www.stinalindenblatt.com/

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