The Economics of Writing & Publishing in the Digital Age

Manjula Martin & Jane Friedman

On the right: Manjula Martin & Jane Friedman

This past week, I was interviewed along with my Scratch business partner, Manjula Martin, about the economic realities of writing and publishing during a very transformational time for the industry.

The interview was for an episode of an hour-long podcast by BoingBoing, The New Disruptors, hosted by Glenn Fleishman. I’ve pasted a few show notes below, to give you an idea of the wide-ranging territory we cover. Click here to find out more and listen.

Things mentioned in the episode:

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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

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. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (March 2018).

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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Greg Strandberg

Why can’t I just read?

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I subscribed to Scratch but I’m not receiving the magazine. Where should I be looking to read it? Or listen? Will I receive notification when a new one is out?

Amanda June Hagarty

Hey I recognize that lime green lanyard! So many great people were at AWP, I didn’t hardly get to see a tenth of them. Thanks for the post. I am putting this on my “reading” list for next week.

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