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Friday, September 20, 2013

Publishing Pulse: September 20, 2013

Success Stories
It’s been a busy two weeks when it comes to agent success stories. Congratulations Beth Hahn, David Lomax, Sarah J. Clift, Lindsay Eagar.

There have been a lot of changes with agents switching agencies or the genres they represent, and the addition of new agents. If you subscribe to QueryTracker Premium, you can request to be updated on this information via email. 

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Around the Internet
If you’re curious about the 2013 National Book Award longlist, you can check out free samples of the books from the adult and young people’s categories.

SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) has created the Spark Award, which recognizes excellence in children’s books that have been published through a non-traditional route.

Children’s and YA ebooks took a big hit in the past year with a nearly 46% decline in sales. Hardback books also saw dramatic drop. Only paperback sales increased.

 James Patterson pledged to give a million dollars to indie stories.

What happens if youhate Facebook? Kristen Lamb addresses this concern.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Stina Lindenblatt @StinaLL writes Young Adult and New Adult novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and can be found at her blog/website. http://stinalindenblattauthor.com  She is represented by Marisa Corvisiero, and finds it weird talking about herself in third person. Her debut New Adult contemporary romance, TELL ME WHEN, will be released 2014 (Carina Press, HQN).


Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the links, Stina. Great SCBWI started the Spark award.

Mart Ramirez said...

More great links! Thank you!