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Friday, June 20, 2014

Publishing Pulse for June 20, 2014

New At QueryTracker:

This week we've updated four agent profiles in our database (one of whom has an odd story unfolding in the comments). Please make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before sending your query.

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Publishing News:

Apple reached a settlement in its ebooks suit.

Author of Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes, has died at age 86. May perpetual light shine upon him.

Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A are ceasing operations. A roundup of links here.

Around the Blogosphere:

Hugh Howey weighs in again on the Amazon/Hachette dispute, and he's of the opinion that Big Publishing is the problem.  Salon, on the other hand, seems to think Amazon is not a friend to Indie authors.

Hugh Howey also discusses why the publishing analysts are wrong.

An insightful article about the difference between marketing and promotion, and how big publishers are getting it backward. One traditional publisher describes taking a nontraditional approach and how it's benefitting everyone.

Literary Quote of the Week:

"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice and then going away and doing the exact opposite." GK Chesterton

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 crocheting inappropriate objects. 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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