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Friday, May 27, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 5/27/2011

Success Stories: 

Congratulations to some fellow QTer's for finding their agents.

Claire Merle  
Trisha Causley  

In E-book News:

Barnes and Noble says that foreign language e-books are selling very well in the US. According to the New York Times, e-books are a hot topic at the Book Expo of America. Victoria Strauss over at Writer Beware discusses the new trend in agencies becoming publishers. Wonder what the next version of the Kindle might look like?

In Agent News:

Mary Kole explains why sometimes she has to turn down great work. Kristin Nelson discusses the agent's roles in the 21st Century. She also explains the delicate art of blurb requests, and warns about the "in perpetuity" clause in some contracts. Rachelle Gardner has an excellent series on difficult conversations. You can find the first part here.

In Other News:

Anna Staniszewski talks about battling the stigma of being a YA writer. Over at Writer Unboxed, a very good article on why it might be a good idea not to obsess over all those numbers for followers, google alerts, etc. And how to put yourself out there. Finally, author Adam Rex has an open letter to everyone that thinks it's easy to write a kids's book. I particularly liked his quote challenge.

Some Good News:

QueryTracker was named to Writers Digest's 2011 list of 101 Best Websites for Writers. We have been honored with this award every year since QueryTracker was initially launched four years ago. Thank you to all the QueryTracker members who have made this possible.

Danyelle writes MG and YA fantasy. In her spare time, she collects dragons, talking frogs, and fairy godmothers. She can be found discussing the art of turning one's characters into various animals, painting with words, and the best ways to avoid getting eaten by dragons on her blog.  

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