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Friday, July 1, 2011

Publishing Pulse for July 1st, 2011

New At QueryTracker:

Six agent profiles were updated this week, including two closed to queries for the summer and one who has left agenting. Always, always, always check for the most recent information (both from QT and from the agent's website) before you query.

Publishing News:

ALA 2011 took place in New Orleans, where approximately 10,000 tweets were sent taking about everything from the food to the panels. (No, I don't have a citation for that. I probably saw it on Twitter.) Meanwhile, New York City hosted RWA 2011. 

In ebooks, 3M announced their ebook lending program, while Overdrive announced enhancements to theirs.

JK Rowling has announced Pottermore, a free, collaborative website for the HPverse with exclusive material that hadn't appeared in the published books, as well as plans for ebook and digital audiobook distribution.  

Around the Blogosphere:

A writer discusses reading slush for Angry Robot books.

Kathleen Ortiz talks about what goes into a good writer website.

A discussion of "spoiler culture" and how it affects writing.

Agent Ginger Clark discusses why different countries will use different book covers for the same book.

Literary Quote of the Week:

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.  ~Vladimir Nabakov

Jane Lebak is the author of The Guardian (Thomas Nelson, 1994), Seven Archangels: Annihilation (Double-Edged Publishing, 2008) and The Boys Upstairs (MuseItUp, 2010). 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 the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Marianne Strong Literary Agency.

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