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Episode 8 – Jane Friedman on the Future of Digital Publishing

A tireless proponent of publishing innovation, Jane Friedman has helped countless authors move boldly into the digital future. Now she’s ready to tackle what comes next.


Jane is the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Her newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press); Publishers Weekly said that it is “destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers.” Also, in collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing.

In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com; her expertise has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, PBS, CBS, the National Press Club and many other outlets.


Jane’s website: https://www.janefriedman.com
Jane’s outstanding newsletter (co-created w/journalist and publishing expert Porter Anderson): https://hotsheetpub.com/

Publishing influencers recommended by Jane:

Thad McElroy – Future of Publishing https://thefutureofpublishing.com/
Mike Shatzkin – https://www.idealog.com/blog/
Pete McCarthy – https://twitter.com/petermccarthy
Joanna Penn – https://www.thecreativepenn.com/

Jane’s favorite Disruptor:

Alain de Botton – https://www.alaindebotton.com/

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