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Friday, January 27, 2012

Publishing Pulse: Jan 27, 2012

Contest Reminder

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Success Stories

There are three new success story interviews this week. Congratulations
   
 
Around the Web

Winners of several notable children’s literature awards were announced this week, including the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Medals. Congratulations to all the winners.

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt struck a deal to publish and distribute Amazon Publishing’s adult books in the fall.



The ARR (Association of Authors’ Representatives) has been discussing the current situation of agent members helping clients with ePublishing current or backlist titles. Agent Kristin Nelson explained what this means.

Agent Jessica Faust discussed the appropriate response for when you receive a rejection. She also explained what ‘not right for my list’ might mean.

Are you making this sloppy mistake when sending out query?

Agent Vickie Motter shared some tips on formatting your manuscript. With a growing number of agents reading requested material on their eReaders, her advice will help you prevent them from going cross-eyed while they read yours.

Check out this short video on 29 Ways to Stay Creative.


Have a great weekend everyone!


Stina Lindenblatt writes young adult novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her blog, Seeing Creative.  

1 comment:

tracikenworth said...

Very important advice, Stina!! From queries to epubbing to awards, you've got it all here. You know I just realized I did a faux pas in NOT sending a thank you to two agents who said some nice things about my work. I guess I figured they didn't have time for a note from me, especially after passing on the works. But, in hind sight, I should definitely have responded. I hope I didn't burn any bridges by my non-response. I will know better in the future. Whew! This writing game is a hard one, the rules, the etiquette, we're all just learning. Thanks for your valuable posts that help me on my path.