At AWP 2018 in Tampa, I’ll be speaking on two panels:
S163. Literary Innovation: Staying Solvent and Relevant in a Changing Publishing Landscape
Room 20 & 21, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Changes in funding and technology present challenges for many literary journal and independent book publishers. Particularly in light of possible reductions in support of the arts, innovative business models may be the key to survival. In this panel, editors with experience at a variety of small and mid-sized publications discuss the outlook for publishers, and strategies they’ve explored to ensure continued solvency and cultural relevance.
F125. There’s Waldo!: Marketing a First Book, Sponsored by CLMP
Room 12, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Marketing an author’s first book presents particular challenges. Hear industry experts and a successful emerging writer share strategies on creating author platforms utilizing both new digital tools and tried-and-true approaches, as well as tips for writers and publishers on how they can best work together to make a new book known.
You can also find me at Bookfair Booth 547 (The Hot Sheet), where you can pick up free information on how to find literary agents, write query letters, and understand publishing contracts.
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 of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review.
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 and is the author of The Business of Being a Writer.