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Michael Hyatt interview

Today, Michael Hyatt is featuring a 12-minute interview with me on his blog. We talk about the following:

  • How important is an author’s “platform” to their success in the publishing world?
  • Do you think there is still a role for traditional publishers in the future?
  • What are the best practices of really successful writers?
  • What is the role of consistency in writing and publishing?
  • What do writers sometimes do to sabotage their careers?

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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 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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Harleena Singh

Congrats Jane, this sure is great, just heard all of it! Thanks for sharing!

Snalbor
Snalbor

Jane Friedman’s active blog is now at  https://janefriedman.com/ Her Writer’s Digest blog is no longer active. It’s a great blog for all writers and aspiring writers! You can see from this interview she knows her stuff. 

Snalbor
Snalbor

Jane Friedman’s active blog is now at  https://janefriedman.com/ Her Writer’s Digest blog is no longer active. It’s a great blog for all writers and aspiring writers! You can see from this interview she knows her stuff. 

Irving Podolsky

Hello again Jane, Watching your interview was encouraging, even consoling. I’ve read everywhere that it  takes time to build an audience for an internet voice, but it was especially reassuring to hear it from you. I’m seven weeks into my blog, and beyond Google Analytics data, it’s difficult to determine just what my readers are thinking if they don’t leave comments. I ask for feedback but not much comes back. Still, I’m getting hits, and from people I don’t know! THAT was the happy surprise. However, the open forum I hoped to build is reluctant to blossom. Yes, I know,… Read more »

Diana Dart
Diana Dart

Excellent interview with genuinely helpful info. Thanks for your time, Jane. And your wisdom 🙂

Joey O'Connor

This was a great interview Jane (a great name…my mom is a ‘Jane’). I appreciate your comments and insights. Especially about consistency…okay, now off to writing!

Thank you!