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Friday, October 21, 2011

Publishing Pulse for October 21, 2011

New At QueryTracker:

Congratulations to our newest success story, Jason Flum!

New to the QT database is Allison Hunter of Inkwell Management. She represents a variety of fiction and non-fiction, so make sure to check out the website for her interests.

Publishing News:

The National Book Awards caused a furor this week by accidentally including Lauren Myracle's novel Shine in the YA category. After admitting their error and saying they would allow the piece to stay, they eventually asked her to withdraw. She did. This created no shortage of outcry in the publishing world.

Books A Million has announced it will be taking over some former Borders bookstores.

Around the Blogosphere:

Agent Janet Reid discusses two novels she decided not to represent, and not for the reasons you'd normally assume.

Rachelle Gardner discusses platform in the changing publishing world.

Jessica Faust talks about the importance of reading your contract.

Literary Quote of the Week:
"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself." - Henry Miller

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.

1 comment:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Janet's rejection letter was one of the coolest I've ever seen. Hopefully the author will one day see it that way too.

Thanks for the great links, Jane. :D