My Latest Thoughts on Marketing for Writers

Social Media Just for Writers

My latest interview, with advice for writers on websites, blogging, social media, and marketing, is now live over at Social Media Just for Writers. Frances Caballo asked me wide-ranging questions such as:

  • What are the elements of a successful website and blog?
  • How important is blogging for a writer’s success?
  • Should writers participate in online forums?

And there’s much more. Click here to read the full interview.

Posted in Marketing & Promotion.
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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Claude Nougat
Jane, I tried to post a comment on Frances’ site but somehow it disappeared! Just in case it never reappears again, I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the interview, very informative. For me, it was particularly encouraging to hear you say that there is a lag between blogging success and book sales…I started blogging in 2009, two years before I finally self-published (after many failed attempts to get an agent!), and for a long time saw no connection whatever between my sales and my blog. Now it’s beginning to happen, more and more people are signing up for… Read more »