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Friday, September 16, 2011

Publishing Pulse for September 16, 2011

New At QueryTracker:

Seven agent profiles were updated this week, including agents changing genres, changing agencies, and one agency that may have closed. Please check for the most recent information (both from QT and from the agent's website) before you hit send.

Publishing News:

Goodbye, Borders. We hardly knew ye.
image via Galleycat
The Authors Guild has filed another suit against Google over their library scanning. 

Amazon.com announce their plan to offer an ebook lending service for Amazon Prime members.

Goodreads now has a recommendation engine, leveraging the data from its six million members. Based on a reader's previous ratings, the engine will try to recommend other books the reader will enjoy.

Around the Blogosphere:

Several blogging agents had an online tussle over the hated-by-writers no-response-means-no policy. Weighing in with their opinions are Rachelle Gardner, Janet Reid, Kristin Nelson, Jessica Faust, and Jill Corcoran.

Dean Wesley Smith discusses how to make money as an indie author: quantity matters.

Jessica Faust of BookEnds talks about a writer who sent a series of virulent emails to her auto-responder.

Janet Reid of FinePrint discusses why she's not opting into one author's serialized novel.

Literary Quote of the Week:
"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." -GK Chesterton

Thanks for reading, and until next week, keep those queries flying!


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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