Tips for Dealing With Rejection + Other Success Strategies


Earlier this week, I was the featured interviewee over at Andrea Hurst’s Authornomics series. I answer questions such as:

  • What’s the most important thing a writer should focus on to grow their career?
  • What are some tips for dealing with rejection?
  • How can self-publishing authors be successful in an ever-changing environment?

Click here to read the full Q&A.

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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.

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Thanks for such a wonderful post; no doubt rejection is a tradition in the book industry and unless a writer is dedicated, it is easy to just give up. After so many rejections, I remember being told once by a publisher that unless my name is well known, traditional publishing is impossible. I did not allow that to disturb my determination so, I decided that my first work of fiction will not be self-published no matter what; few months later, I was offered a contract by a traditional publisher. My work is now at the last face of editing and… Read more »

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