New At QueryTracker:
Several agents enjoyed a Twitter conversation under the hashtag #OfferOfRep. The question: if a writer receives an offer of representation, should s/he notify agents who only have the query but no other material? The answer: some agents want to know and others don't. (If an agent has requested your manuscript, by the way, there is no question: you notify everyone with your manuscript the same day you receive an offer of representation.)
Amazon.com earnings were lower than anticipated this quarter. Amazon spokesmen weren't worried, though. They attributed the fluctuation to heavy purchases of Kindles and anticipate making it up in ebooks over the long term.
Kobo Books has announced that it will create a publishing arm of its ebook business.
Simon & Schuster, Random House and Hachette Books all give authors access to their sales data.
Around the Blogosphere:
Literary Quote of the Week:
"My life has a superb cast, but I can't figure out the plot."
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.