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Friday, November 18, 2011

Publishing Pulse for November 18, 2011

New At QueryTracker:

We're pleased to announce that Ash Krafton will be joining our blogging team for the long haul! Let's give Ash an enthusiastic QT-blog-mistress welcome, shall we?

Congratulations to our newest success story, Elle Jean-Charles

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Publishing News:

This week saw the announcement of the National Book Award winners. 

Barnes and Noble announces a cashiering system that will allow purchasers of a hardback book to also purchase the Nook version.

The Authors Guild expressed its outrage about Amazon.com's Kindle lending program.

The SCBWI expressed its own take on children's book publishers adopting the no-response-means-no policy, explaining the negative impact this will have on the publishers' submission process.

Around the Blogosphere:

Rachel Stark points out a disturbing trend in YA book covers.

Agent Natalie Lakosil responds to a question about at what point an agent gives up

Literary Quote of the Week:
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.  ~Ana├»s Nin

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.