Building a Growth Mindset: How Online Platforms Help Authors Build Global Audiences
Audience: All Levels
What would happen to your production and promotion if you moved from writing prose for yourself to writing posts for others? This session, chaired by Jane Friedman, author of the influential Hot Sheet newsletter, and bringing together Wattpad authors Tamara Lush and Loridee de Villa, alongside Wattpad’s Head of Content and Creator Development, Nick Uskoski, explores how platforms like Wattpad help writers to build community and reach new readers, followers and fans. Discover firsthand how talented indie authors harness the power of digital platforms to cultivate thriving global fan communities.
Jane Friedman has 25 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, a paid newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for Writer’s Digest and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2023, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World; her newsletter was awarded Media Outlet of the Year in 2020.
Session: Fun and Easy Reader Research Tools Audience: All Levels Learn about free and paid tools to help you better understand your target readership as well as how to find influencers. These tools can help you stop the frustrating guesswork…