Jane Friedman


Jane Friedman has more than 15 years of experience in the book and magazine publishing industry, with expertise in digital media. Her insights into the future of authorship and publishing have been featured on NPR, PBS, and Publishers Weekly, and she has served as a grant panelist in literature for the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Creative Work Fund in San Francisco.

As the former publisher of Writer's Digest, Jane specializes in educating authors about the publishing industry and how to build successful careers during a time of rapid change. She has spoken at hundreds of writing conferences and industry events, including BookExpo America, Frankfurt Book Fair, SXW, and The Muse and The Marketplace.

Jane holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of Evansville and an MA in English from Xavier University. Her blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com has won multiple awards and enjoys more than 100,000 visitors every month. Find out more at JaneFriedman.com.

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Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
PUBLISHING 101 is your comprehensive guide to getting published, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. You'll learn how to evaluate the commercial potential for your work; find and approach editors and agents; prepare query letters and book proposals; market and promote your work effectively; and determine if the self-publishing path is right for you.

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