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Friday, December 14, 2012

Publishing Pulse for December 14th, 2012

New At QueryTracker:

Even though they say there's seven days to go until the end of the world, the publishing world rocks on. We've updated three agent profiles in the database this week. Always 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 profile is added or updated. If you're not a premium member, you can just check for yourself.

Publishing News:

Keep in mind that with Christmas just around the corner, many publishers and agents are taking longer to respond to queries. That doesn't mean not to query, but definitely adjust your timeframe expectations. (The exception being if the agency has closed to querying until January. In which case, you of course will not query until January.)

Scholastic released its top ten trends in children's books for 2013.

Apple, along with Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre, and Macmillan settled with the EU about ebook price fixing.

Here's a cool infographic about the digital publishing explosion.

Are you wondering about the privacy of your ereader information? Now you can know.

Around the Blogosphere:

Joshua Getzler analyzes his query inbox.

Janet Reid shows what an interesting author bio can do for you.

Literary Quote of the Week:

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. - Flannery O'Connor

Thanks for stopping by, and keep sending those queries!

Jane Lebak is the author of The Wrong Enemy. She has four kids, three cats, two books in print, and one husband. She lives in the Swamp and spends her time either writing books or ejecting stink bugs from the house. 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. If you want to make her rich and famous, please contact the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. 

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