Do You Love Your Publisher? An Author Survey

Do You Love Your Publisher

[This survey is now closed.]

Are you a traditionally published author? Then please keep reading.

In partnership with Harry Bingham of Jericho Writers in the UK, we’re launching a survey of traditionally published authors, regardless of whether or not they have also self-published.

Our goal is to see how traditionally published authors are feeling about the choices now available. We aim to be unbiased; we’re not looking for strongly positive or strongly negative responses. As much as possible, we want to get responses from those who have recently worked with traditional publishers, and derive a truthful impression of what authors think.

Your participation will be completely anonymous. We’ll collect responses for four weeks, then close the survey and release the results.

Please help spread the word in the communities where you’re active—whether that’s a private message board, Facebook group, Twitter, or elsewhere. The more experiences we can survey, the stronger and more accurate picture we’ll have.

We’re also using a Twitter hashtag to help everyone follow along with the results and spread the word to authors: #authorsay.

Thank you for participating!

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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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