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Sunday, October 27 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Becoming a Digital Author: Insight and advice about publishing an independent e-book

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There’s a lot of excitement about the possibility publishing your work as an e-book, but what exactly does that mean? What the are benefits and risks, and how do you go about becoming your own publisher? Is it a good idea? What should you know before you take the plunge? Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer’s Digest, in conversation with JAWS board member Sarah Pollock. Jane will discuss how to make the smartest, most cost-efficient decisions for your author career. She will provide insight into critical trends every author should be aware of, plus 10 questions an author should ask of every service she encounters. Her comments will include:
• How to make your book available on Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and most reading devices in use today
• The technical skill required and how/when to use a professional to help you convert your work into different formats
• 3 essential factors that impact your e-book sales
• A list of trusted resources to help you, including sources for finding professional help (editorial, design, production, etc.).

Moderators
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Sarah Pollock

professor, Mills College
Sarah Pollock directs the undergraduate journalism program at Mills College, a women’s college in Oakland, Calif., where she is also a professor in the graduate program in creative writing. An independent journalist, she has been senior editor at Mother Jones and editor in chief... Read More →

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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman is the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, which has won numerous National Magazine Awards for journalism and creative writing, and teaches digital publishing at the University of Virginia. Before joining VQR, Jane was the publisher of Writer’s Digest and... Read More →


Sunday October 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Salon 1 and 2

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