How to Waste Your Time on Social Media

Nobility of Time

by Sepehr Ehsani

Last week, I discussed how you can waste your time trying to get published.

You can also waste your time on social media, which I discussed over at Writer Unboxed on Friday, in case you missed it. Here’s a small snippet:

No amount of expert marketing can make a poor or mediocre product sell—or gain visibility—like a great one. If what you have doesn’t meet the standards of your readers, you’ll be struggling each and every day to spread word of mouth because people don’t truly believe in your work.

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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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