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2024 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman has spent nearly 25 years working in the book publishing industry with a focus on author education and trend reporting. In 2023, Digital Book World named her Publishing Commentator of the Year.

Friedman is the editor of The Hot Sheet, a publishing industry newsletter that Digital Book World named 2020 Media Outlet of the Year. Her latest book, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), received a starred review from Library Journal.

In addition to serving on grant panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund, she works with organizations such as the Authors Guild to bring transparency to the business of publishing.

She has delivered keynote talks at the Writer’s Digest annual conference, the Stockholm Writers Festival, the San Miguel Writers Conference, The Muse & The Marketplace, the Frankfurt Book Fair and Digital Book World.