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Local Author Day: Jane Friedman

Today's Key Book Publishing Paths: Traditional, Self, & More

2021-04-30 18:30:00 2021-04-30 19:30:00 America/New_York Local Author Day: Jane Friedman Virtual Princeton Public Library

Friday, April 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-30 18:30:00 2021-04-30 19:30:00 America/New_York Local Author Day: Jane Friedman Publishing specialist Jane Friedman offers guidance on various publishing pathways, including how to evaluate which path and companies are right for you. The presentation will include audience Q&A. Virtual Princeton Public Library

Publishing specialist Jane Friedman offers guidance on various publishing pathways, including how to evaluate which path and companies are right for you. The presentation will include audience Q&A.

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 an increasing number of options has led to increasing confusion among writers. Which path is going to work best for you? In this session, Friedman helps you understand the pros and cons of every major publishing path available. She'll cover New York traditional publishing and what projects are well-suited to being represented by literary agents; the capabilities of smaller, independent publishers; how to evaluate small presses, micro-presses, and digital-only presses; what "hybrid" publishing is (or thinks it is) and how to evaluate such companies; and all forms of self-publishing and e-publishing practiced today. By the end of the session, you'll be able to distinguish among the primary forms of book publishing today and what will best suit your next project.

Jane Friedman is a full-time freelancer and has 20 years experience in the publishing industry. She is the author of "The Business of Being a Writer" and co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, which was named 2020 Media Outlet of the Year by Digital Book World.

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AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Writing Groups | Workshops | Poetry | Literary | Lectures & Presentations |

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