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Friday, November 2, 2012

Publishing Pulse for Friday, November 2, 2012

Wanted: Success Stories.

Get started on your success story today: write that novel and get your query on. The book part is up to you...but we got your query covered at QueryTracker.

If you're a QueryTracker member (membership is free) you can view the database of more than 1200 agent and publisher profiles. Premium Members can be notified whenever an agent or publisher is added or updates their profile, in addition to receiving access to several other enviable features.


The great annual race to write is on! November is National Novel Writing Month--and writers everywhere use these thirty days as their inspiration to get the stories out of their heads and on to paper. The goal is 50,000 words…and the trick to winning is simply writing. Not editing. Not last draft perfection. Just the pure joy of following a story wherever it takes us--no pressure. It's true literary abandon.

Of course, NaNoWriMo isn't just a writing exercise-- many people have turned previous NaNo projects into success stories.

Are you a NaNoWriMo'er? Why or why not?

The Industry

Penguin and Random House have merged
But it's not necessarily bad news for indie writers. Here's how it may benefit them.

EBook News

No doubt, we are living in a digital world--but analog kids like me might appreciate this article, which totes paper over pixels.

Digital kids, however, need love, too--which is why you'll be glad to have this reference: a list of websites that will help you keep on top of epublishing news.

The Bloggity Blogs

An oldie but goodie: reasons why fiction manuscripts are rejected. I'm guilty of at least two of them. :) (And got published anyway…so don't despair.)

Janet Reid talks about the things self-publishing cannot do for an author…it all comes down to hard numbers.

Jason Rust talks about what he's looking for in his agent search. Are you looking for someone to show you dollar signs? Or someone who loves your work as much as you do?

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 www.ash-krafton.blogspot.com for news on her newly released urban fantasy "Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde" (Pink Narcissus Press 2012).

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