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Friday, September 14, 2012

Publishing Pulse for September 14, 2012

New At QueryTracker:

Congratulations to Tess Sharpe, our newest success story!

We've updated six agent profiles this week, including Natalia Aponte, who's new to the database. Please make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before querying.

If you're a QueryTracker premium member, then you can be notified whenever an agent or publisher is added or updates their profile. If you're not a premium member, you can just check for yourself.

Publishing News:

Apparently 55% of YA books are purchased by adults, and 78% of those are purchased for their own reading.

Harper Voyager will be accepting unagented submissions for two weeks in October. Bring them your SFF and horror!

If you love ebooks, be warned: your purchased digital content may die with you.

A security breech led to tickets for a JK Rowling reading going on sale too early. Well, no one wanted fans left out in the cold, so after a venue change, they're going to honor them anyway.

Around the Blogosphere:

Indie authors share the one thing they've done that's brought them more exposure.

Eight writing secrets most writers won't admit to.

Mistaking melodrama for emotion and complexity for plot: why you need to kill your darlings.

And over at my personal blog, I'm making an offer: for every copy of The Wrong Enemy pre-ordered (release date September 28th) I'm donating a dollar to Heifer International. Let's buy them a goat or two!

Literary Quote of the Week:
"A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity." -Franz Kafka

That's all we have for now. Until next week, keep those queries flying!

Jane Lebak is the author of The Wrong Enemyto be released by MuseItUp on September 28th. She is also author of The Guardian (Thomas Nelson, 1994), Seven Archangels: Annihilation (Double-Edged Publishing, 2008) and The Boys Upstairs (MuseItUp, 2010). At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four kids.


R.E. McDermott said...


FYI, the link to the story on the www.30daybooks.com site doesn't seem to be working.

Jane Lebak said...

Uh-oh. I clicked it and it went through okay. What are you seeing?