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Friday, October 7, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 10/07/2011

Success Stories

Congratulations to our newest QueryTracker.net success stories:

Suzanne Johnson
Ashley Elston
Jennifer Ruden
Steph Green

QT News

There has been an upgrade of the Agents with Similar Tastes' Report. And be sure to check out the New and Updated Agents section.

Around the Internet

In sad news, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has passed on.

In e-news, Amazon has unveiled the Kindle Fire, bringing the Kindle count up to three. Author Jane Friedman has a great checklist for marketing your e-book.

Editor Alan Rinzler blogs about getting the most out of a rewrite, and what authors need to know about bookstore visibility. Author Cynthia Leitich Smith has a great post about highlighting your books and byline. (Hint, make it easy for people to find you. :)) And author Michael Zimmer gives us some thoughts on historical research, author Lynn Rush talks about writing with a male point of view, and author Meghan McCarthy asks if our author appearance matters.

Have a great weekend!

Danyelle Leafty (@danyelleleafty) 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. The first 12 chapters of THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA are available here.

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