Self-Publishing: Is It the Most Important Conversation for Traditional Publishers?

Frankfurt CONTEC


This week, I’m at Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, participating in a future-of-publishing experiment called Sprint Beyond the Book. Click here to read more and participate.

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:

Stay tuned to Twitter (either my account or VQR’s) for timely updates from my work at Frankfurt.

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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

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. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (March 2018).

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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Lexa Cain

I hope you’re having a great time in Germany. Don’t work too hard. 🙂