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2018 Bombeck workshop faculty
Jane Friedman

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, she maintains an award-winning blog for writers at In 2017, in partnership with The Authors Guild, she helped produce The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing and presented an educational 4series for Guild members, The Digital Age Author. She has delivered keynotes and presentations at hundreds of events around the world, including the San Francisco Writers Conference, The Muse & The Marketplace, BookExpo America, Frankfurt Book Fair and Digital Book World. She’s also served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund, and has held positions as a professor of writing, media and publishing at the University of Cincinnati and University of Virginia. Jane’s newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, March 2018).


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