Jane chatting with Kay Steinke at LitFlow

Do Publishers Need to Offer More Value to Authors?

Last month, I gave a 15-minute presentation in Berlin, Germany, called The Future of the Author-Publisher Relationship, as part of
Digital Literary Magazines

5 Literary Journals Born of the Digital Age

Today's guest post is by lit addict, movie junkie, writer Emily Wenstrom. A new generation of literary journals is taking
Plympton: serialized fiction for digital readers

Plympton: A New Effort to Produce Successful Serial Fiction

In the past year, I've run two posts specifically related to serial fiction—a guest post by Roz Morris and a
Memoir by Meni's Style and A S O !

Why Is There a Surge in Memoir? Is It a Good Thing?

Today's guest post is by Shirley Hershey Showalter, who has been blogging about memoir for four years and is writing a memoir
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Copyright Is Not a Verb

Today's guest post is by copyright lawyer Brad Frazer. He has written two other posts for this site: Trademark Is Not
Rejection

Tips for Dealing With Rejection + Other Success Strategies

Earlier this week, I was the featured interviewee over at Andrea Hurst's Authornomics series. I answer questions such as: What's
Author Solutions and Pearson

Is the Author Solutions Acquisition a Good Thing for Authors?

Yesterday, news broke that Pearson (parent company of Penguin) had acquired Author Solutions for $116 million. Read the basics here.
Video: Changes in Publishing & Self-Publishing

Video: Changes in Publishing & Self-Publishing

Some of you may have heard about the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a new organization supporting self-published authors. I'm
Jane Friedman at 2012 National Magazine Awards

Does Quality Always Win?

I had the very good fortune of attending this year's National Magazine Awards in New York City. Even though I'm
3 Best Sites to Stretch Thinking

3 Websites to Stretch Your Thinking

I've always believed in sharing the resources I use to stay current and fresh in my thinking about writing and
The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations

The Future of Publishing: 14 Variations (Now Free!)

Last year, on April 1, I released an e-book, The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations. It was mostly an April Fool's
Paper.li Jane Friedman interview

My Views on Publishing Today

I was flattered when Paper.li reached out to me for a Q&A as part of their community interview series. They've
Success In Writing, Publishing And Marketing With Jane Friedman

Your Efforts Snowball Over Time

Last week, I spoke with Joanna Penn about trends in the publishing industry, e-books and self-publishing, and online marketing (and
© The fantastic Tom Gauld

Why Isn’t Literary Fiction Getting More Attention?

Today's guest post is from April Line, a freelance writer and writing teacher. Read her previous guest post for this
Are You Worried Your Ideas or Work Will Be Stolen?

Are You Worried Your Ideas or Work Will Be Stolen?

I recently received the following question from working writer Shannon Traphagen: I have been fervently working on my novel (I