Yesterday, I attended CONTEC, a one-day publishing industry conference, focused on the intersection of content and technology. I wrote a blog post at VQR about the key takeaway, which centered on self-publishing. Click here to read the post.
Two free white papers were referenced during the event, of interest to authors:
- Global eBook Report
- A white paper on author-publisher relations, which speaks fairly directly to the threat traditional publishers face if they get cut out of the process by authors, agents, or others.
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.