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Friday, August 9, 2013

Publishing Pulse for Friday, August 7th, 2013

Querytracker Success Stories:Please join me in congratulating three newly agented Querytrackers this week! Click on their names to read their interviews. They are: Thomas Torre, Rachel Lynn Solomon and M.K. Nissen. Well done, peeps.

Around the Internet:
Here's a bestseller Cinderella tale: a Fox News interviewer's harsh treatment of the Muslim author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth propelled the book to #1 on the New York Times list.

Uber successful novelist Danielle Steele gives an impassioned argument against ever asking someone "Are you still a writer?"

Mystery Writer Elizabeth Spann Craig tells us why she enjoys being a hybrid writer (published both traditionally and self published at the same time.)

And Bowker released its (pricey) annual compendium of consumer book buying demographics and statistics. Included in this nerdy data dump is the fact that women buy 58% of books, and that 44% of books were purchased from online retailers in 2012, up from 39%.

Sarah Pinneo
is a novelist, food writer and book publicity specialist. Her most recent book is Julia’s Child. Follow her on twitter at @SarahPinneo.

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