I report on the book publishing industry and educate authors

I’ve been working in book publishing since the mid-1990s, but my views are not from the 1990s. Amidst rapid change in the industry, writers need clear and honest guidance to make the best decisions for their careers. Through my books, reporting and classes, I hope to offer you a signal amidst the noise.

Jane Friedman

For all creators

My free newsletter, Electric Speed, focuses on digital media tools and resources for creative professionals. It’s been around since 2009 and more than 25,000 people subscribe.

For professional authors

My paid newsletter, The Hot Sheet, was established in 2015. It offers publishing industry insights for authors and was awarded Media Outlet of the Year in 2020 by Digital Book World.

For emerging writers

Published by The University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer is for early-career writers who want to better understand the industry and earn a living from their work.


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