Jane Friedman

The Pressure to Release More, More, More Titles

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In my author consultations, I’m hearing more often about the pressures that writers feel to produce more product more quickly, in order to keep up with the competition and stay front-of-mind with readers.

Sometimes authors think there’s a secret to producing more that they don’t know yet.

There isn’t one.

Whenever you produce titles fast, you’re making trade-offs. This is the topic of my latest column at Publishers Weekly, where I recall one of the first business principles I learned: “Fast, cheap, and good—pick two.”

Read the entire column.