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 choices for their careers. Through my books, reporting and classes, I hope to offer you a signal amidst the noise.

Jane Friedman

For all creatives

My free newsletter, Electric Speed, focuses on digital media tools and resources for creative professionals. It’s been around since 2009 and more than 36,000 people subscribe.

For professionals

My paid newsletter, The Hot Sheet, was established in 2015. It offers business intelligence for professional authors and was awarded Media Outlet of the Year in 2020.

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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