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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, […]

Is It Writers Finding Readers – or – Readers Finding Writers?


If I answered my own question from the title up there, I’d have to say it’s some of both (and, the timing of which comes when is mostly incalculable)… I’ve found yet another way for writers to go looking for readers (or, go put themselves in positions where readers can find them); but, first, I’ll […]

For All Writers & Publishers (Curious Readers Also Welcome)


No re-blog today… I found a recent article by Jane Friedman… In case you’re new to this blog, here’s a bit of Jane’s Bio: “Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing […]