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The HMH Hold Is Not For Children

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STATUS: Happy Turkey Day! I’m out for the rest of the week so back to blogging on Dec. 1.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? GETTING BETTER by The Beatles
(Seriously, this is what is playing currently at the moment…)

As to yesterday’s news….

This morning, I did get a chance to talk to an Editorial Director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s.

She mentioned that the hold did not apply to the children’s division and that she had acquired something just yesterday.

So a little good news on that subject.

As for the hold in the adult realm and how long it will last, I have not uncovered any new information beyond the rumors flying around. If I do discover info from a reliable source, I’ll pass along.

Have a great holiday and see you back here on Monday.

10 Responses

  1. ink and beans said:

    Well, I certainly feel less rushed to finish revising my manuscript any time soon. Yay?

    I thought Barack said something during the debates about subsidizing novelists and other artists in times of recession? No? Could have sworn…

  2. Rebekah said:

    So maybe it’s not such a bad thing that my not-children’s book won’t be ready for a few months… I can cut back on the caffeine now.

  3. Nancy D'Inzillo said:

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be waiting on the update. Reading all the publishing news lately (Publisher’s Weekly, Shelf Awareness, etc.) keeps getting more depressing with even the big publishers taking huge hits.