Announcing the best writing books of 2018

Need a little help with your holiday shopping? Treat the wordsmiths in your life to one (or all) of our favorite writerly books of the year.

The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

We’re kicking off our list with a gift all writers would love to find in their stocking: Jane Friedman’s latest book, The Business of Being a Writer. Craft handbooks abound, but few books break down the nitty-gritty details of making an actual living as a wordsmith. Friedman – a columnist at Publishers Weekly and respected blogger at the wildly popular JaneFriedman.com – is here to demystify the business portion of the publishing industry, providing the expert insight writers need to succeed on a practical level.

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