The Publishing Industry in 2020: What Writers Need to Know

The Publishing Industry in 2020: What Writers Need to Know

Instructor: Jane Friedman
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Location: Zoom
Cost: $30 nonmembers, $20 members

Right now, like every other area of the economy, the book publishing industry is undergoing both strain and reinvention. Nobody will go unaffected—not authors, editors, agents, or booksellers. Jane will discuss the big-picture changes now unfolding, the questions it raises for writers, and what to expect in the short term and long term.

This program will be split between Jane's presentation and a Q&A session. You can send a question with your registration to or you can submit your question in the chat box during the live event.

*If you would benefit from taking a workshop, but are suffering financial burden due to current circumstances, please email**

*We will send you the Zoom invitation for this class within three days of registration*



Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2019, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World.

Jane's newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press); Publishers Weekly said that it is "destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers." Also, in collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing.

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