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 nearly 25 years of experience in the media & publishing industry. 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 professor with The Great Courses (How to Publish Your Book), she is the author of The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), which received a starred review from Library Journal.
Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as Digital Book World and Frankfurt Book Fair, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.