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Jane Friedman has spent more than 15 years in the publishing industry as an editor, publisher, and professor. She is also the co-founder and editor of Scratch magazine, a digital publication about the intersection of writing and money, and she teaches digital publishing and media at the University of Virginia.

From 1998–2010, Jane worked at F+W Media, where she ultimately became the publisher of Writer’s Digest, a $10-million multimedia brand where she was responsible for the business strategy and financial performance of a team of twenty, which covered editorial, design, advertising, and online media operations.

She has spoken on writing, publishing, and the future of media at more than 200 events since 2001, including South by Southwest, t...more


Scratch Q4 2014: Self-Help


The Fall2014 issue of Scratch(my magazine for writers) is now available. Inside, you’ll find a feature interview with New York Times bestselling author Austin Kleon, offering insights on how to balance your artistic lifestyle with marketing and self-promotion. Here’swhat he says about being an author as his full-time job:


It’s weird because I’ve written about how you shouldn’t be afraid to tak...

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“Marketing is not what lures a writer to this pursuit. Marketing is the adversary that arrives smuggled inside the Trojan Horse of one’s creative impulse.”
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message 14: by James

James Minter Hi Jane,thanks for adding me as a friend,I enjoy the Writer's Digest magazine


message 13: by Douglas

Douglas Wickard Thanks for friending me, Jane... looking forward to checking out your list! Can always use them in this new age of social media marketing!!!
Cheers and Happy Valentine's Day!
Douglas


message 12: by Sara

Sara Thank you for the friendship, Jane! Your Twitter links are excellent.


message 11: by Shelley

Shelley Jerige Dearest Jane,
How I admire your command of the sentence. You savour them. All the volumes and volumes of work you have had to do to be able to write like fresh cream and the first dandelion in a jelly jar. And now this challenge to expand the writing life into the ether. I'm both grateful and humbled to be your friend. Perhaps we'll meet some day in the physical world. I'd like that.


message 10: by Shirley

Shirley Thank you for adding me. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.


message 9: by Jodi

Jodi Q Hill Thanks for the add, Jane :)


message 8: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure


Margaret Langstaff Well, hey, hullo, and hi, Jane. Check my profile. We're a match, sort of. I am truthfully not very good at keeping up with all of this. I spend most of my time writing stories and books, but I do the best I can. Thanks for being my friend.


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Jonas Saul Thank you for the add, Jane.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Daryl Sedore

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Steve Jane, you gave me the link (okay, I remember thanking you for that *smiling*) and I'm only just thanking you for being my first friend on here. Sincerely, thank you -x- It was a lovely & thoughtful gesture -x-


message 4: by Mike

Mike Jane, Thanks for the add. Look forward to see what the experts are reading, and getting a few modern pointers. I'm still way out-of-date.


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Jane,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as on Facebook!


message 2: by Rahma

Rahma Krambo Thanks for the add. I also follow your blog and updates on Writer's Digest and Facebook.


Lakisha Jane, thank you so much for the add. I enjoy the Writer's Digest magazine and emails I get from it too.


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