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It’s International Jane Friedman Day !


 Well, actually, it’s not really “International” Jane Friedman Day—just a day on this blog when I’ll share 6 articles by Jane that have accumulated in my Bookmarks. :-) If you use my handy Top-Tags Widget (down a bit in the left side-bar) and click on her name, you’ll find this post (’cause I’ve tagged it…) […]

E-Book Publishing ~ An Update from Jane Friedman


This is the 45th post on this blog dealing with the ideas and opinions of Jane Friedman; and, yes, it’s not my normal Thursday Re-blog :-) Jane, on her About Page, says this: “I earn my living as an entrepreneur and freelancer; my goal is to be truly independent of any obligation to an employer, […]

Bay Area Bloggers Hangout with Jane Friedman ~ Refreshingly Original !


There are many things about the shake-up frenzy in publishing that are becoming absolutely boring. One example is these dueling articles (read at your own risk…): Why Book Publishers Hate Authors Why Publishers Hate Authors: A Response to an Article that Doesn’t Deserve a Response Then there’s Jane Friedman. And, the Bay Area Bloggers Society. […]

Advice for Authors from Jane Friedman


If you use our Top Tags widget (in the side-bar), Writing Advice & Writing Tips will give you a total of 39 posts to read. Many of those posts are cautionary—be sure you think for yourself, no matter who’s giving the advice—let yourself break rules if the words you write feel right—if you’re just beginning, […]

O.K., If You *Really* Have to, Go Ahead; Write a Book and Publish It . . .


Six years ago, when I’d finished my novel and went through what I’d resolved as the best way to publish (for me…), I was pretty freely telling everyone to write and publish—immediately, if not sooner… Those six years have seen me do a massive amount of research into the reading, writing, and publishing Scenes—all so […]