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