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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Publishing Pulse: July 20, 2012

By Stina Lindenblatt @StinaLL

Success Story

Our congratulations go out to Dan Ricchiazzi, our latest QT success story.

Publishing News

According to the Association of American Publishers, e-books are now the dominant single format in adult fiction sales. Children/Young Adult titles are showing the strongest performance. 

Here is the latest news on the Apple e-books lawsuit.

Authors sue Harlequin Enterprises for e-book royalties.

Penguin acquired Author Solutions (a self-publishing company).

Agent Rachelle Gardner explained what is happening with your publisher contract while you’re waiting for it.

There is a lot of discussion flying around about whether or not traditional publishing is dead or if you’re better off going indie. Some people only want to be traditional published. Others are content with being indie published. And a third group sees the benefit of being both. There are no right or wrong answers here. But in order to make a choice that is right for you, you need to know the realities of all forms. Brandon Sanderson shared his views on both types of publishing, and Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith discussed the secret myth of traditional publishing.


Agent Janet Reid explained why you NEVER want to make these two mistakes when querying.

With all the changes going on in publishing, is it still worth trying to get an agent?

Social Media

Editor Jane Friedman shared on the subject of e-media and new opportunities.


For those of you who haven’t already done so, check out author Janice Hardy’s writing blog. She posts extremely helpful articles that help fiction writers, no matter where they are on the skill continuum. This week she explain how less is more when taking away elements and how to cut a major part of your story when it really needs to go.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch shared on writing perfection and on the business of writing. They’re long posts, but both are insightful.

Have a great weekend everyone. 

Stina Lindenblatt @StinaLL 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.  


Martha Ramirez said...

Lots of awesome links! Thank you again, Stina!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Thank you Stina for the links! These are great!