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Friday, February 14, 2014

Publishing Pulse for February 14th, 2014

New At QueryTracker:

Happy Valentine's Day to all from QueryTracker! As you know. Saint Valentine was the patron saint of beekeeping, epilepsy and fainting. And something else too, but it's so elusive. Maybe they know at Hallmark.

This week we've added two agents to our database. Please make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before sending your query.

If you're a QueryTracker premium member, then you can be notified whenever an agent or publisher profile is added or updated. If you're not a premium member, you can just check for yourself.

Publishing News:

Simon and Schuster reported record profits for last year. 

http://hiveword.com is a search engine geared toward writers. I'm not sure yet how much more helpful it will be than Google, but I'm passing it along.

Around the Blogosphere:

What happens to a retailer more secretive than the NSA? Amazon and the perils of nondisclosure.

An author explains that segregating boy stories and girl stories is a disservice to both.

An editor discusses what happens when a writer won't listen.

NPR talks about self-publishing. Meanwhile, one writer's lessons learned from self-publishing.

Literary Quote of the Week:

"To set a forest on fire, you should light a match. To set a character on fire, you should put him in conflict." ~James Frey

Thanks for stopping by, and keep sending those queries!

Jane Lebak is the author of The Wrong Enemy. She has four kids, three cats, two books in print, and one husband. She lives in the Swamp and spends her time either writing books or swatting mosquitos. At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four kids. If you want to make her rich and famous, please contact the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. 

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