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Friday, August 26, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 8/26/2011

Success Stories 

Congratulations to our latest QueryTracker.net Success Stories! We have five -- that's right, five -- QueryTracker.net members who became agented this week! Kaitlyn Schulz, Kate Karyus Quinn, Elizabeth May, Stephanie Denise Brown, and Ramsey Hootman.

Around the Web

As always, Rachelle Gardner has some great posts.  This week she explained When to Re-Query an Agent and shared some quotes from pass letters SHE'S gotten from publishers (happily, the books all went on to sell without needing any additional revisions).  Finally, she reminds us that smaller advances have advantages, too!

Creativity expert Susan K. Perry shares some tips from Joni B. Cole's Toxic Feedback in Don't Sleep with Your Critic (And Other Feedback Tips)

In Improving Your Submission Process, Fuel My Writing's Cynthia Morris gives you some straightforward tips on how to format all kinds of manuscripts to make them easy for editors to read.

Do you maintain a writing blog? ProBlogger offers some good tips on blog branding and promotion with What Do You Want People to Say About Your Blog? and How to Recruit [People Who Will Talk About] Your Blog.  And if you're wondering just how much time you need to spend saturating social media networks with your material, take a look at this post about the minimum effective dose. (Especially if you're feeling burned out!)

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Dr. Cheryl Carvajal said...

Wow, the article on the "minimum effective dose" was really good! I, too, started out thinking I had to post every day, even it I ended up with a bunch of blather (and it took time from my novel and play writing).

I still blog, but I write when I have something to say (and taking the time to say it doesn't get in the way of life).

Kathryn Magendie said...

Same here, Shakespeare - I now write post pictures and/or videos on Monday, and on Wednesday I write my regular blog post, and that's it!

Thanks for all the links, as usual!