My Latest Writings & Ideas—Elsewhere

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This past week, I’ve been a guest at a range of sites. Here’s where you can find my latest musings on the future of publishing and more.

Stop Looking for Innovation on the Newsstand

In this piece for the Bo Sacks newsletter, I question why we’re using newsstand as a measuring stick for the health of the magazine industry—or as a way to determine value.

The Netflix of Ebooks

I’m proud to be an occasional co-host, with Glenn Fleishman, of The Periodicalist, a new podcast on the future of publishing. The first episode is all about ebook subscription services (e.g., Oyster). I expressed more of a pessimistic view than I actually have (we got on a roll), but regardless, the business model is problematic.

3 Insights That Lead to Successful Publishing Careers

This is an inspirational post, drawn from my observations of all types of writers and creative people. Read it at Writer Unboxed.

Social Media for Writers: Blogging

Over at Allison Tait’s site, I’m interviewed on 101 advice for bloggers.

Posted in Publishing Industry.

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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