Earlier this year, I began writing monthly for the IngramSpark blog, which is focused on the concerns of self-publishing authors and small presses. (As some of you may know, I recommend IngramSpark for authors who want to distribute and sell print books.)
Here’s a quick list of what you’ll find:
- 4 Often Overlooked Details That Help Your Book Look Professionally Published
- Compelling Back Cover Copy: Not Too Little and Not Too Much
- The Right Time to Make Your E-Book Free
- Advance Review Copies: How They’re Used and Why to Create Them
- Are Book Awards Worthwhile for Indie Authors?
- 5 Tips for Approaching Influencers About Your Book
Are there specific topics you’d like to see me discuss in future columns? Let me know in the comments.
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.