26 Questions on Writing & Publishing: My Answers on Reddit

Reddit AMA

Last Friday, I had the honor of spending a day with the Reddit writing community, where I participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything). I answered such questions as:

  • Is self-epublishing being overblown?
  • Where can you find freelance editing and copyediting jobs?
  • What are some good conferences to meet agents in person?
  • How has agenting changed in the last decade?
  • Which publishers are responding in innovative ways to the digital revolution?
  • What are my favorite resources for authors?

And much, much more. Click here to read the complete Q&A. You don’t have to be a Reddit community member to read.

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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 publisher of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors, and was named Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World in 2019.

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. Her book for creative writers, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), received a starred review from Library Journal.

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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Jim Hamlett

Just now getting around to reading your Reddit AMA. Great stuff, Jane! (as usual)

Teresa Robeson

Excellent interview, Jane! I feel like we should be asking you things like why the sun appears yellow when it’s actually white. 😉 Is there anything you don’t know? Definitely sharing that one with my critique groups.

Jane Friedman

LOL! Let’s draw the line at scientific explanations. 😉


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