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Friday, January 24, 2014

Publishing Pulse: Friday, January 24, 2014

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

Forbes posted this article on the slew of recent publishing mergers…and the changes are still rolling through. This once-stable industry is now in a constant state of flux--and it’s not just the big houses that are surviving the shifts in publishing trends.

Now that digital publishing is more accessible than ever, perhaps it’s time for us to ask a question. Why are we writing our books—for the art or for the income? The Guardian takes a look at what the new ease of publishing should mean to a writer’s intentions.

Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn provides a look at international markets and foreign rights sales.

The devil is in the details…especially when it comes to filing taxes. This article describes a change in US tax law regarding your home office.

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 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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