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Friday, August 1, 2014

Publishing Pulse for August 1, 2014

New At QueryTracker:

The QueryTracker bloggers have decided to change our Publishing Pulse schedule to the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Please update your calendars accordingly.

This week we've added three agent profiles to our database and updated two. 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:

Harlequin's sales numbers are down, and within days they'll be sold to HarperCollins.

Alloy Entertainment launches a digital first imprint with Amazon.

Apple has purchased Booklamp, reputed to be a Pandora for books.

Around the Blogosphere:

Please remember our Category Romance contest! First hundred words, a pitch, and winners get a full request from Entangled Publishing. Check out the details and then enter!

Agent Jessica Watterson talks about the query process.

Passive Voice Guy discusses the persistent stigma of self-publishing. From the same blog, deciphering the inner workings of the Author Earnings Report.

The five best questions to ask if interviewing a writer.

How to make yourself an easy author to work with. (I know, I know…)

On book publishing and socialism.

Literary Quote of the Week:

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
-Winston Churchill

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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