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Friday, July 29, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 7/29/2011

Author Patricia C. Wrede talks about selling your first novel. She also has an excellent two part post on agents. You can find the first post here and the second post here. And while you're there, be sure to check out her great wall of publishing post if you've ever felt discouraged about trying to get published.

Ever get stumped with trying to figure out the specifics of your story? Small details that bring it to life? While the Children's Brainstorming List is specifically for kidlit writers, there's a lot of great stuff there regardless of age group or genre.

With changes to Apple's app selling rules, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo are no longer selling ebooks through iPhone and iPad apps.

And finally, with publishing going through some major upheavals, agents are considering assisting with e-publishing more and more. Agencies like the Waxman Agency, Dystel and Goderich Literary Management (and here), and now Bookends LLC are already doing it, and Agent Rachelle Gardner poses the question about whether or not agents should be publishers.

Historical romance writer Courtney Milan penned an open letter to agents and detailed why having your agent also acting as your publisher can lead to a conflict of interest. Author Bob Mayer tackles the question of can your agent be your publisher and should they?

What do you think of all these changes?

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. Her serial novel THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA can be found here. 

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