Have you ever been in the following situations?
- At a writing conference, someone asks, “Should I be tweeting?”
- You attend a writing class where someone suggests Instagram is where all the young people are, thus authors should be using it.
- On a message board, a new writer asks, “Should I start a Facebook author page?”
In response to such questions, you’ll often find a lot of conflicting advice. Over at Writer Unboxed, here’s my post explaining why there’s so much disagreement on social media use.
Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has nearly 25 years of experience in the media & publishing industry. 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 professor with The Great Courses (How to Publish Your Book), she is the author of The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), which received a starred review from Library Journal.
Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as Digital Book World and Frankfurt Book Fair, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.