Jane Friedman

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The Future of Publishing: 7 Things an Author MUST Know and Do

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Publishing professor Jane Friedman knows the changes that are coming down the publishing track and in this session guides authors in how to make the most of them for best success.


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


Hotsheet giveaway for Indie Author FringeJane Friedman is offering a one-year annual subscription to the Hot Sheet.

The Hot Sheet is the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors delivered to you directly via email every other Wednesday. It’s reported and written by Jane Friedman and Porter Anderson.

The Hot Sheet saves you time by delivering the most important publishing news relevant to authors—reporting and analyzing only the specific developments you need to know.

With an every-other-week schedule, we’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain importance or meaning for your long-term decision making. Thus, we hope to provide distance and nuance on complex issues.

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