Online (Google+) Hangout—Jane Friedman on Authors, Readers, and Publishing

  • November 6, 2012 · 12:00 PM

Jane Friedman has more than a decade of hands-on experience in using new media and technology to engage and grow both online and offline communities. She is the web editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review, has a blog on writing and publishing that every author should read, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest.

Jane speaks widely on writing, publishing, and the future of media, and her recent presentation at LitFlow in Berlin, "Do Publishers Need to Offer More Value to Authors," prompted me to bring her to BABS for a lunchtime hangout!

If You Want to Join the Video Chat:

1. Read some of Jane's recent articles, and find out what she has to say about writing, self-publishing, or publishing in general.

2. Be prepared with a question or two to ask, related to her area of expertise.

3. Follow the directions below to join the Google Hangout.

If You Just Want to Watch Our Talk with Jane Friedman:

1. The live stream will be embedded right here on this page! So if you're free at noon on Nov. 6, pull up this page in your browser and watch the video live.

2. Watch the video here anytime after the event, it will be on this page permanently!

How the Google+ Hangout series works: Once you RSVP for this BABS event, head over to Google+ and connect with me (Anne Hill) there. I will add you to the circle of BABS members who automatically get invited to the hangout. Up to 7 members can join us in the live video feed.

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  • Gilbert M.

    My publisher (Harper Davis) has a big event scheduled at Book Passage in Corte Madera starting at 1:00 this Saturday. Every author involved has sent out invites, but we have very few RSVPs. How do you judge numbers in advance for book launches, readings etc.?

    November 6, 2012

    • Gilbert M.

      This was for my first novel The Marvelous Journals of Miss Virginia Pettingill about a short, bespectacled, girl's seventh grade year in[masked]

      November 15, 2012

    • Birgitte R.

      That time period is very special for me. I come from the Czech Republic... 1921 was just 3 years after my country, then Czechoslovakia, was formed with a brand new constitution that one of my ancestors co-wrote. A country full of promise, only to be run over by two political storms it would never quite recover from. I assume your story takes place here in the US?

      November 15, 2012

  • Ruth S.

    After we got off the Google Hangout, I remembered something about Facebook that might counter that Facebook post promotion horror. My friend, Karen Clark, posted this on her My Business Presence FB page, and I thought I would share it here. "Facebook is testing a new "Pages Feed" that according to Facebook will show 'ALL" updates from Pages we've Liked in one news feed so we don't have to check each Page's feed individually in the left sidebar of our Home page. Obviously this is very good news for Page owners, assuming we can get enough fans to take the time to check a separate feed to make sure they don't miss any of our posts when viewing their standard news feed. I doubt most of you have the "Pages Feed" link in the sidebar on your home page yet, but in the meantime, if you're so inclined, you can bookmark this page; https://www.facebook.com/pages/feed and use it to view the updates from every page you've liked." Thoughts, anyone?

    November 6, 2012

    • Anne H.

      I've heard this too, and my hunch is just to hang in there as Facebook tinkers with its algorithms. This may in fact be something that sticks, or it may not last very long at all. Similarly, Facebook may adjust its feed results or institute something new entirely.

      November 15, 2012

  • Ruth S.

    Nice job, as usual!

    November 6, 2012

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