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Friday, April 20, 2012

The Publishing Pulse: April 20, 2012

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced, but alas no fiction books were award a prize.

According to author Cory Doctorow, the problem isn’t piracy. It’s obscurity.

Lawsuits alleging an ebook-pricingconspiracy, like in the US, have been filed in Canada.

If you’re considering exploring the self-publishing path, agent Natalie Lakosil has put together a Q & A that might address some of the questions you have.

Publisher Liz Pelletier explained the journey a book takes from query to stores’ bookshelves.

Social media is important for writers. But please check out this post by agent Rachelle Gardner to make sure you are not these serious mistakes. Your writing career will thank you for it.

Here is a letter from Norman Maclean to a publisher that had previously passed him over, when they had the chutzpah to ask him for an early look at his next manuscript. 

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:

Leslie Rose said...

ACH! It drives me nuts that no fiction works were honored. That's like the academy discounting comedies for the Oscar year after year.