Having trouble reading this email? View this email in your browser.
Jane Friedman's Electric Speed newsletter
Welcome to the newest installment of Electric Speed, my personal newsletter where I share digital tools and resources for authors. I am not paid to recommend or advertise any tools or services; in rare cases when I do receive compensation, it is clearly disclosed. Have feedback? Send me an email.

A big list of free online courses for writers

Over at The Digital Reader you can find an extensive round-up of free courses. It includes some of my all-time favorites, such as Dave Chesson's Amazon Adverts for Books, Iain Rob Wright's Self-Publishing Mastery, and The Free Email Course by Kirsten Oliphant. Browse them all.

Find short (or long) books on any subject

ShortBooks helps you search for books based on length—identifying the quickest reads on the market when time is of the essence. Pretty neat. Conversely, you can use the same tool to find the longest reads (although such books will be tagged with a red warning, "too long"). I'm hoping the site improves its search and allows you to sort by length and customer rating.

110 type ornaments to use in your book

I'm one of those typography nerds who digs into Zapf Dingbats when I'm looking to have some fun. If you're similar, or love ornaments in book design, then check out Joel Friedlander's free chart. It'll help you find all the ornaments that reside in the free font sets you likely have on your computer—plus popular paid fonts, too.

Just for fun: Bongo Cat

Yes, really. With thanks to LL Barkat at Tweetspeak Poetry.

Bongo Cat

I'm celebrating the 3-year anniversary of The Hot Sheet (my other newsletter)

Three years ago, in a move that reflected a triumph of hope over experience, I launched a paid subscription publication, The Hot Sheet, in partnership with journalist Porter Anderson. Nearly 100 issues later, we're still going strong with our wonkish, business-oriented publication. It's not for everyone, but if you're interested in a drama-free, analytical eye on the publishing industry (delivered every 2 weeks via email), it's worth a look. We've got a special running in honor of our anniversary; use code 3YR through Sunday for 30% off. Also, everyone automatically gets a free trial to see if it's useful to them—great for the commitment averse. Learn more. 

Most popular blog post this month
Marketing Advice Roundup: Best of Last Year

Have an excellent weekend!
Jane's signature
Jane's Daily Instagram Photo Diary
Jane's Facebook Group for Writers

The business education every writer needs

The Business of Being a Writer

Library Journal starred review: “Friedman’s 20-plus years in the industry ... combine to create an invaluable compendium of practical advice with encouragement for aspiring and seasoned writers alike.”

Publishers Weekly: “A comprehensive and eminently readable guide that should be on every writer’s desk. ... Destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers.”

Start reading now at Amazon.

Where Jane Is Speaking Next

Copyright © 2018 Jane Friedman, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp