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Friday, April 27, 2012

Publishing Pulse for Friday April 27, 2012

Query Tracker Database Updates

Two agent profiles—Molly Lyons and Paige Wheeler--were updated this week. Please make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before querying. Also, a new publisher has been added to the QT database: Champagne Books.

If you'rea QueryTracker member (membership is free) then you can be notified whenever an agent or publisher is added or updates their profile.

Success Story

Congratulations to Jamie Wyman, whose success story can be read here.

To the Webs!

Ever wish you can go back and change your book after it had been released? Well, maybe you can. Read about one author's decision togo back and re-write the ending of her book after hearing what her readers had to say about the story. Elle Lothlorien suggests that indie publishing has fundamentally (and perhaps permanently) changed the dynamic between authors and readers.

Starting in early July, the whole Tor/Forge e-book catalog will be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM). What does that mean for readers—and other publishers? 

Do you make your characters bite their tongues because you're afraid of hate mail? Rachelle Gardner ponders whether a writer is responsible for the things a character says or does.

It's nearly fifty years since Whovians began their take-over of planet Earth. Dr. Who is the longest-running science fiction television series…safe to say, the writers know what they’re doing. Their secret to writing riveting episodes isn't smoke and mirrors, either. See why the doctor and his adventures are virtually timeless. You can use their tricks to e your own marketing strategies.

Many writers have turned to blogging to build their platform, attract their audiences, and vent about the crushing humanity of it all. But do all of them consider the long term effects of what they write?

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Ash Krafton is a speculative fiction writer who resides in the heart of the Pennsylvania coal region, where she keeps the book jacket for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" in a frame over her desk. Visit Ash's blog at http://www.ash-krafton.blogspot.com/ for news on her newly released urban fantasy "Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde" (Pink Narcissus Press 2012).

1 comment:

Baur said...

Very cool blog following :)