Monday, April 26, 2010

Nook Update

So a lot of people had issues with the Nook, stating that it took too long to turn a page etc. Well they've sped up the page turns and added games all via an over-the-air wi-fi update.

Apparently in-store customers can sample a book for up to an hour (nice way to get you hooked no?)

This update will automatically download in a wi-fi hotspot or manually from the Nook update site.

If you're still on the fence about the Nook, your issues may have been resolved with this update. For more check out the Publishers Weekly article here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Agents & Requests--It's Only Polite

I was reading an interesting post by Elana Roth, an agent at Caren Johnson Literary. When a writer receives an offer of representation normally they should let any agents with a partial or full know--just to be polite and also to see if they receive anymore offers. We've been trained by agent blogs all over the blog-o-sphere to do this. But Elana believes that we should even notify those agents who only have our queries who have not responded, especially if we sent them out about two, three, or four weeks before. Seems she tweeted this and it caused a bit of a ruckus. Anyone have a take on this?

Here's the article.