My Advice to Young Publishing Professionals

Publishing Trendsetter

I’m delighted to be a recent interviewee at Publishing Trendsetter, where I discuss what I’ve learned about building a personal brand and publishing career.

Here’s a snippet of what I say:

Remember that you’re the one who tells the story about your life and career—particularly at your own website—so tell it in a way that attracts the right opportunities to you. The goal is to have a cohesive message surrounding your name and the kind of work you do or want to do.

Click here to read the full interview.

And recently this blog was featured over at Publishers Weekly as Six Great Blogs for Indie Authors—a great round-up for just about any author, not just indies.

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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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Lexa Cain

Great article, Jane. I read it and commented. Thanks for the tips. 🙂

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Dara Beevas

This really spoke to me Jane. Beautiful advice. Don’t know if I qualify as “young” anymore but it definitely resonated with me.

Sue @ Kid Lit Reviews

Very nice. I read this at Publishing Trendsetter and loved it. I like the advice about managing as a manager and not friends – well that is paraphrased as you said you can’t be friends with past friends and peers once you become the manager. I think that would be difficult, especially if the past friendship was long or close. What about managing a relative?