Jane Friedman

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The Business of Being An Author

Format: Blog Post

Writing Is An Art But Publishing Is A Business. Jane Friedman lays out the territory of how authors must juggle time and money, creativity and commerce to succeed. Includes a sneak peek of Jane’s forthcoming book, The Business of Being A Writer


Jane Friedman has more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors. From 2001–2010 she worked at Writer’s Digest, where she ultimately became publisher and editorial director of the $10-million multimedia brand.

Jane specializes in educating writers about the publishing industry (without drama or hype) to help them make the best long-term decisions for their careers. Since 2001, she has spoken at hundreds of writing conferences around the world, and is known for thought-provoking talks on the future of authorship. She recently delivered keynotes at The Muse & The Marketplace, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and PubSmart.

She teaches digital media and publishing at the University of Virginia and is working on a Great Courses lecture series on writing for publication.


Twitter: @janefriedman

Facebook: jane.friedman


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