Choosing Between Traditional and Indie Publishing

Create If Writing interviews Jane Friedman

Those who regularly follow my blog are familiar with guest contributor Kirsten Oliphant. This week, I was a guest on her Create If Writing podcast, discussing traditional and independent publishing. Our 45-minute conversation is wide ranging and touches on:

  • Should you go with indie publishing or traditional publishing?
  • What writers need to have in place in terms of platform (either way you plan to publish, you need a visibility that will translate into book sales)
  • How and when authors should blog, and what they should blog about
  • My tips for managing different types of work throughout the week
  • Current publishing trends for both traditional and self-publishing authors

Go listen to the full interview. My thanks to Kirsten for having me on the show!

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Posted in Publishing Industry, Self-Publishing.

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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