Jane Friedman

Track 1: Today's Key Publishing Paths

What's New, What's Old and What's Right for You? Over the last decade, the publishing industry has undergone tremendous evolution due to the growth of online retail and digital books, as well as the power of any author to publish and distribute their work at the click of a button. But which path is right for you and your book—and how do you sift through the increasing number of new publishers and services that promise innovation and revolution? Jane discusses everything you need to know about how publishing operates today, in plain English, to help you understand the pros and cons of every major publishing path available—including New York publishing, mid-size and small presses, micro-presses, hybrids, and more.

Jane Friedman is a full-time writer and editor with 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. She is the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. 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 JaneFriedman.com.