Writers Need More Copywriting Training

Writer Unboxed

Today I’m the featured contributor at Writer Unboxed, where I talk about copywriting:

The No. 1 Overlooked Skill for Every Author

I’m not quite ready to admit that headline is hyperbole—I’d rather say it’s brilliant copywriting.

When it comes down to it, every writer—if they want to earn a living from their craft—must learn how to sling words persuasively, whether for a query letter, book jacket copy, or a grant. Click through to read my take, plus find best resources for improving your copywriting skills.

Posted in Marketing & Promotion.

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 co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors.

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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