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Friday, June 10, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 6/10/2011

Summer is rapidly approaching, which means the publishing industry slows down and some agents close their doors to queries. Make sure you check the agent’s website before submitting during the next few months to make sure your query won’t be automatically deleted. Also plan to wait longer than usual to hear back from an agent.

If you’re new to querying, or will be jumping into the querying ring for the first time at some point, you’ll want to read author (and former literary agent) Nathan Bransford’s post on rejections.
Agent Jessica Faust explained why it’s important that an agent is passionate about your book when she offers representation.

Realities of Publishing
You’ve landed an agent and she sells your book on auction to a major publisher. Check out author Kirsten Hubbard’s post on the realities of being a midlist, debut author. 
Industry News
Although bidders are emerging to buy Borders, the company announced this week that up to fifty-one additional stores may need to be closed in the next few weeks.

Conference News
If you’re a writer of thrillers, ThrillFest is the place you’ll want to be next month. It takes place July 6-9 in New York City. Just days after the sold out Romance of America national conference ends.
If you’re going to pitching at an upcoming conference, check out these pitching tips.

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.

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