Jane Friedman on Digital Publishing

5 Key Takeaways for Authors From Digital Book World
Posted by Jane Friedman
For those of you who don’t know who Jane Friedman is:

As the former publisher and editorial director of Writer’s Digest, Jane Friedman is an industry authority on commercial, literary, and emerging forms of publishing.

She has spoken at more than 200 writing events since 2001, and is known within the publishing industry as an innovator, cited by sources such as Publishers Weekly, GalleyCat, PBS, and Mr. Media.

She has been a speaker at BookExpo America, an adviser to Digital Book World, and recently served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, to review 2011 grants in literature.

Jane currently serves as a visiting professor of e-media at the University of Cincinnati, and is a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest.

Since 2008, she’s offered advice for writers at her award-winning blog, There Are No Rules, which receives 55,000 visits every month. She is the author of The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations (April 1, 2011), as well as the Beginning Writer’s Answer Book (Writer’s Digest, 2006).”

Jane Friedman posted the following on her blog.

“Last week, on the heels of the Writer’s Digest Conference, more than 1,000 publishing professionals gathered for Digital Book World to discuss the challenges of transitioning a very traditional business into the digital age.

While I didn’t attend the show this year (had to teach!), I’ve read a considerable number of live blogs and write-ups. Here are a few takeaways that I found especially important for writers & authors.”  Click on the link below to read Jane’s takeaways:



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    The item that most impressed me was that traditional publishers have to make more of an effort at marketing than they are doing now to compete with ebooks.

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