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Friday, March 22, 2013

Publishing Pulse: Friday, March 22, 2013

This Week at Query Tracker
The profiles of several agents were updated this week. Please make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before querying.

You can see the publisher updates list here. 

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The Twitter Feeds
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini  anyone interested in writing YA must read this: http://www.yahighway.com/p/publishing-road-map.html …

Porter Anderson @Porter_Anderson MT @mickrooney7777: Five publishing industry trends writers should be aware of from @JaneFriedman http://fb.me/I3uJBP3N  @WriterUnboxed

GalleyCat @GalleyCat  Dust off your resume. Publishing jobs at @AAknopf, @globepequot, @hallmarkcards + more: http://mbist.ro/WUbiHv

Jane Friedman @JaneFriedman Excellent overview of today's book publishing landscape & power shift to authors: http://ow.ly/jfo0u  by @evanhughes @wired

EBook News
Sorry, ebooks. It's not all good news this week.

First off, the research is in. Pixels have not yet made paper obsolete: bookshop browsing is still vital for publishing.

Additionally, Digital Book World has reported on the apparent slowing of ebook growth.

But, don't fret, ebooks. There's hope for you, yet.

The Bloggity Blogs
If you aren't on a dial-up connection and you need a smile, see this post on the emotional rollercoaster of publishing. (Confession: an appearance from the Ninth Doctor cinched a spot for the post in this week's Pulse.)

Margaret Eckel offers a writer's perspective on publishing trends over at the Book Machine blog.

Variety is the spice of life...it's also a key element in making a living as a writer. See what Rachelle Gardner has to say about it.

Rejections Aren't Completely Useless
Grab that pile of rejection letters you can't seem to throw away and have a little fun: play rejection letter bingo, compliments of Writer's Digest.

Have a great weekend, everyone!



Ash Krafton is a speculative fiction writer who, despite having a Time Turner under her couch and three different sonic screwdrivers in her purse, still encounters difficulty with time management. Visit Ash's blog at www.ash-krafton.blogspot.com for news on her urban fantasy "Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde" (Pink Narcissus Press 2012) and the follow-up "Blood Rush" due May 2013.

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