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Q & A with Jane Friedman - Insights from an Industry Expert

October 17, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Here’s your opportunity to ask leading publishing industry expert Jane Friedman your questions about writing and getting your book published.

Jane’s lectures and workshops include topics like preparing a strong non-fiction book proposal, writing a query letter that gets manuscript request, building an author platform, blogging meaningfully, starting and maintaining a newsletter, and author marketing.

She also understands the current state of the publishing industry and can answer questions about whether to self-publish, publish traditionally or use a hybrid method. And she can provide insights on researching agents as well as publishers -- from large, mid-size, independent publishers, micro presses, digital only presses – to find the one that’s right for you.

Check out her website for foundational insights on all this and more, then bring your follow-up questions to MWA’s exclusive Q&A.

About Jane: Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media (Writers’ Digest) and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2019, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World.

Jane's newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press); Publishers Weekly said that it is "destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers." Also, in collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing. In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at; her expertise has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, PBS, CBS, the National Press Club and many other outlets.

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