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Friday, August 5, 2011

Publishing Pulse for August 5th, 2011

New At QueryTracker:

Congratulations to our two newest success stories, Samuel Thomas  and Leah Raeder!

New to the QueryTracker database are agent Lauren Ruth of Bookends and Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary.

Eight agent profiles were updated this week, including agents open to queries after being closed and agents newly closed to queries. Please check for the most recent information (both from QT and from the agent's website) before you hit send.

Publishing News:

Some say the Barnes and Noble purchase deal hit a snag, although others say it hasn't. Meanwhile, Amazon did much better than projected. And the Chicago Tribune encourages print-based publishers to learn to fight dirty

Around the Blogosphere:

How agents functioning as e-publishers will create a change in the publishing ecosystem.

Via Janet Reid, a must-read for writers who are agented but not yet sold.

Executive Editor Angela James of Carina Press tweeted quotes from actual edit reports, giving writers a sense of how editors evaluate manuscripts.

Literary Quote of the Week:
"The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.