What Should Authors & Publishers Expect in 2015?

Digital Book World

In January, I’m moderating a panel at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, which focuses on information and ideas about the digital publishing landscape.

In advance, I’ve answered five questions about digital publishing to help attendees make the most out of the three-day event, and lay the groundwork for conversations that will take place at the conference and continue afterward. Those questions include:

  1. What’s been the most newsworthy event for authors in 2014?
  2. What big change am I anticipating in 2015?
  3. What’s the most important thing publishers need to accomplish in 2015?
  4. Will Amazon’s dominance in the ebook market increase?
  5. Who’s flying under the radar and may break out in 2015?

What Authors Want Survey

Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest are again partnering on a study to understand what authors are doing and what they want. They will present the results at the conference. Click here to take the survey.


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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors.

In addition to being a columnist for Publishers Weekly, Jane is a professor with The Great Courses, which released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (March 2018).

Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as BookExpo America, Digital Book World, and the AWP Conference, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.

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Angela Ackerman

Is the link to your 5 questions down? I can’t seem to connect. I’ll try back later, but just so you know to double check it, Jane. 🙂 Thanks for this!

Thad McIlroy

Hi Jane, You don’t include Canadian provinces in the end selection. Also, I found the survey confusing AND, I’m afraid, exhausting. Still, I think it’s very important for writers to participate and I tweeted my emthusiasm.


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