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Friday, November 8, 2013

Publishing Pulse: Friday, November 8, 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.
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This Week in Publishing
Self-Pub or Traditional: How will you choose? The Seven Scribes blog posted a pair of articles that discussed how to choose between the two. Both authors give compelling support for their chosen paths.

John Pye talks about self-publishing, its advantages, and its challenges. "I am in control of my book."

K.M. Weiland shares a poignant article about giving up on a story. Here are three signs that may mean it’s time to let go.

A look at “literary citizenship”: Stephanie Vanderslice discusses the need for perpetual education of writers-because the traditional MFA courses aren’t giving writers everything they need.

Have a great weekend!

"Believe in yourself and in your own voice, because there will be times in this business when you will be the only one who does. Take heart from the knowledge that an author with a strong voice will often have trouble at the start of his or her career because strong, distinctive voices sometimes make editors nervous. But in the end, only the strong survive."           - Jayne Ann Krentz

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 at www.ashkrafton.com for news on her urban fantasy series The Books of the Demimonde (Pink Narcissus Press) or stop by the Demimonde Blog at www.ash-krafton.blogspot.com .

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