Upcoming Events (Free and Paid) With Jane—Plus Other Opportunities

Where Jane Speaks, Consults, Teaches

It’s nearly spring, and that means conference season is about to go into full swing! Here’s a list of upcoming online & offline events I’m involved in, as well as some other interesting opportunities.

Free Webinars & Hangouts

  • New Publishing Models for Authors (March 18, 2015 at 1 p.m. ET): I’m offering this live teleseminar in partnership with the ASJA. It’s free for ASJA members; non-members pay $19. Even if you can’t attend the live event, you’ll still get access to the recording.
  • Let’s Make Your Story Idea Not Suck! (March 24, 2015 at 3 p.m. ET): This is a free online event hosted by Linda Formichelli and Carol Tice. It will teach you how to craft salable article ideas and get more assignments. Perfect for freelancers.
  • Learn Scrivener Fast (March 26, 2015 at 4p ET): This live webinar is presented by Scrivener expert Joseph Michael. You’ll learn how to get started with this powerful composition and layout software.
  • The Basics of How to Get Your Book Published (April 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET): This is a free one-hour live session by me on how to get your book published. Even if you can’t attend the live event, all registrants get access to the recording for free.
  • Content Marketing 101 (April 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. ET): In partnership with Indie Recon, I’m offering a free one-hour Google Hangout on how to be smarter and more strategic with your most important asset—your content.

My Upcoming Online Classes

  • Create an Author Website in 24 Hours or Less (March 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. ET): This 2-hour live tutorial helps you get a WordPress-based site up and running without any previous tech knowledge required. Even if you can’t attend live, you’ll get access to the recording for a full year. Registration is $89.
  • MBA for Writers (April 20–May 25, 2015): This is my new 6-week online course for writers seeking to become more confident and knowledgeable about being an author in today’s ever-changing industry. Tuition is $199 if you register before April 1. Scholarships are available to full-time writing students.

Offline Events

  • Finding the Right Reader for Your Book (March 21, 2015): At the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Peter McCarthy and I will discuss data-driven analysis and marketing strategies for authors and publishers. Free to the public!
  • Basics of DIY E-Book Publishing (March 22, 2015): In partnership with WriterHouse in Charlottesville, I’m offering this half-day intensive workshop on how to get started in digital publishing as an independent author. Registration is $77 for non-members.

Check out this list of more events where I’m speaking this year—I might be coming to your city!

New Offering: Poets & Writers Career Package

I’m now offering online presence critiques and reports as part of a larger marketing package available exclusively from Tweetspeak Poetry. These reports include:

  •  an audit of your existing assets, with specific short-term and long-term campaign suggestions to improve discoverability and reach to audience
  • if website and/or email analytics are available, how they inform your best next steps to leverage existing audiences and reach new ones

The report is delivered in visual slide format (minimum of 20 slides) outlining suggestions and strategies. Find out more about the entire package.

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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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