What the Industry Is Talking About: Best Takeaways for Authors From Digital Book World

Digital Book World 2017 - photo by Porter Anderson

Digital Book World 2017, photo by Porter Anderson

Since 2010, Digital Book World has convened in New York City for two full days of programming focused on the concerns of traditional trade publishing. I’ve spoken at the event twice, and this year was invited to help program a third day for authors, in collaboration with journalist Porter Anderson.

My industry newsletter for authors, The Hot Sheet, released a special (and free) issue last week with our original reporting from the show. Here are the stories featured:

Read the entire issue for free.

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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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