Keeping up to the minute on the changes and happenings in the publishing industry can no doubt be a full-time job. Using online tools to help you work smarter, and not harder, has become a commerce unto itself with all the latest applications and software gadgets. One valuable publishing website that I would love to share with you came to me from a trusted source, Joel Kneedler, at Alive Communications who tipped me off to Publishers Marketplace, so I can’t take credit for this ingenious resource but wanted to make you aware of it all the same. Publishers Marketplace keeps a pulse on everything publishing related including publishing news and deals cut that day, almost to the minute, along with their Twitter feed #plnws. The ability to keeping tabs on this site are invaluable, not to mention the job leads and insider news you’ll find. In addition to that, your company can post information about what its strengths are in the industry for promotion and new business. There is a nominal fee to become a member and receive the newsletter and this can be changed on a month-to-month basis.