by Charles Burk
Recently, Jane Friedman, current web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, and former publisher of Writer’s Digest, did an AMA on reddit. She provides some great insights to a number of questions about the publishing industry. If you’re interested in big publishers, small publishers, e-publishing, self-publishing, agents, or even just the writing process itself, you should definitely check it out.
Among the highlights is her list of favorite author resources:
• Here’s my Amazon list of favorite guides on getting published
• Here I made a list of the best free resources for market listings (lists of agents & publishers)
• Here’s my Twitter list of favorite follows for writers
• The Top 10 Blogs for Writers is always a solid list (which I’m on), as well as the Writer’s Digest 101 best websites for writers
• SFWA Beware is still one of the best-of-all-time writer resource sites
• For my money, your best education on the publishing industry might be $240/year you spend subscribing to Publishers Marketplace.