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Friday, April 4, 2014

Publishing Pulse: April 4, 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
We’ve been seeing more about the “hybrid author” phenomenon. Elizabeth S. Craig looks at both sides of the equation while Jane Friedman continues the discussion here.

 ”The stories we love best do live in us forever...” – JK Rowling
A fun (if geeky) read about just how deeply readers identify with their favorite fictional characters.

Questions about copyright? Here’s what to look for in your contract.

Janet Reid fields a question on sending batch queries.

Agents and publishers will ask you: What makes your book different? Read this article if you can’t put your finger on what makes your book stand out: Nina Amir offers insight into performing comparative analysis.

Have a great weekend!

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 . WOLF’S BANE (Demimonde #3) is forthcoming mid-2014.

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