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Friday, April 13, 2012

Publishing Pulse: 4/13/2012

Success Stories

Congratulations to our fellow QueryTracker's newest success stories:

Michelle Krys and Julie Murphy

Also, congrats to Pat for QueryTracker making Writer's Digest's 101 best websites for writers!

Publishing News and Around the Web

From Publishers Weekly, a good overview of the Hatchette, HarperCollins, and S&S Price-Fixing Settlement. In related news, an open letter about the lawsuit from Macmillan's John Sargent.

From The Bookseller, a few of the major US publishers are refusing to renew their contracts with Amazon.

New details on J. K. Rowling's new book via Galleycat. Also from Galleycat, Smashwords is going to keep its agency pricing model.

Author Nathan Bransford has an awesome post on the Ten Commandments for Editing Someone's Work.

From Writer Beware, Poetry.com is making its comeback and the reasons why some small publishers fail.

Author Patricia C. Wrede has some great ideas on what to do when you run out of ideas.

Have a great weekend!

Danyelle Leafty| @danyelleleafty writes YA and MG fantasy. She is the author of The Fairy Godmother Dilemma series (Catspell, Firespell, and Applespell) and can be found on her blog.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

This is great! I read my friends' ms and need to help them write a tight synopsys. If they can't do so, they may not have a coherent story.