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September 24, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Episode 44: Jane Friedman and the business of writing

In this week's episode, we talk to Jane Friedman, an expert in the publishing industry who has written with much insight, candor and calm about the business of writing and publishing. In her spare time, Jane writes creative nonfiction, which has been included in the anthologies Every Father's Daughter and Drinking Diaries.

Jane describes herself as sitting at the intersection of several communities, giving her a 360-degree view of the changes now shaping writing and publishing. She sees herself as serving as a bridge between these communities. She was so knowledgeable about the publishing industry and about writing, and we loved talking to her about:

  • her tips for which writing-related activities can help to make the most impact in building your persona as a writer, even if you have limited time,
  • why you might make more from your readers than your publisher,
  • why she's optimistic about the potential for writers to make money,
  • tips for understanding marketing yourself as a writer, and
  • the research about writing and money that she wishes someone would do.

You can find Jane at her website, her subscription newsletter Hot Sheet (with Porter Anderson), Facebook, Twitterand YouTube (other social media links are on her website). Her latest book is The Business of Being A Writer.

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Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá

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