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Friday, April 19, 2013

Publishing Pulse: April 19, 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.


Congratulations to the writers who recently signed with agents…Holly VanDyne and Richard Pearson! And to the writers who are thisclose to signing: keep up the hard work. We look forward to seeing your success stories.

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And remember--you'll reach success when you find the agent who is perfect for your work. Be sure to read each agent's profile carefully and visit other links such as company websites and blogs. Follow them on social media sites and get a feeling for what they really want. The better you know the agent, the better you will know if they are the right representative for your work. Blindly querying agents without regard for their guidelines or repped genres will only delay the process--not only for you but for other writers.

Using QueryTracker.net will help you become a well-informed querying writer. Use the resources to your advantage and seek the fastest, straightest path to finding your ideal agent today.

The Indie Writer-Agent Cooperative

Many traditionally published authors are choosing to self-publish follow-up works--and some are doing it with the help of their literary agencies.

The Twitter Feeds

NYC teacher becomes toast of publishing world overnight at LBF | Page Six http://pwne.ws/13klCYp

RT @sourcebooks: . @draccah There has never been more opportunity in book publishing than there is today #pclive

How to Survive and Thrive in the Publishing House Slush Pile http://dld.bz/cy4MQ  via @romanceuniv

How to Get Your Second Job in Publishing http://shar.es/JCciN  via @sharethis http://ow.ly/2wfwkJ

Self Publishing A Book: 7 Mistakes Of Indie Authors and How you can fix them http://bit.ly/xOvJgV

The Bloggity Blogs

Rachelle Gardner talks about writers and their potential--if they had the courage.

Kristin Nelson blogs (from her new blog location) on the New Adult "trend" and why it may not be new at all--it's chick lit with no holding back.

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 series The Books of the Demimonde (Pink Narcissus Press). Book Two "Blood Rush" will be released May 14, 2013. Currently, her urban fantasy novella "Stranger at the Hell Gate (The Wild Rose Press) is available on Amazon's KDP Select.

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