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 (@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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