October 19, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
Calling something “commercial” can sound like an insult in some circles, as if it’s a trifling entertainment not worthy of the term “literature.” In other circles, the term “literary” results in a half-stifled yawn, and is considered pretentious. A question you might ask when you’re writing is, "Can a book be both literary and commercial?” ... read more »
October 18, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft -
Stop us if you’ve experienced this before: the clock strikes 8pm and you realize that you really need to pick up your drycleaning. But you’re right in the middle of your book! Well, you’ll put the book down when you get to the end of this chapter, you reason. 30 minutes afterward, you can’t resist ... read more »
October 16, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft -
In the run-up to NaNoWriMo before, we asked veteran authors and editors for their single greatest piece of advice for writers about to embark on a 30-day writing binge. Here they are...
October 11, 2017 - From our Authors -
Shaz Kahng has worked as a research scientist, a global consulting partner, a builder of e-businesses, a brand strategist, and has led teams in several male-dominated industries. When she noticed that strong female business leaders were missing from both her career and modern fiction, she decided to fill the gap. In this article, she talks ... read more »
October 5, 2017 - From our Authors, Perfecting your Craft -
Along with being an author, Finian Black is a doctor who served in the British Army. He lives in Winchester, which is chock-full of medieval reminders of the time and story inspiration. In this article, he talks about how playing with myths and legends — stories steeped in history but often in little solid facts ... read more »
October 3, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft -
The English word, "fantasy," sprang from Old French's phantasie, or "vision, imagination." But you wouldn't be entirely remiss if you'd thought that it came from the word, "fantastic." When you consider all the fantastic things in our world and our imaginations, it's no wonder there are so many different subgenres in fantasy—and dedicated readers of each subgenre. ... read more »
September 25, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing -
With NaNoWriMo around the corner, many authors are gearing up to weave worlds, characters, and stories into novels with their words. But… how many words does a novel make? And when it comes to creating art, just how important is it to stick to the rules — such as standard word counts?
September 21, 2017 - Book Design -
Most self-published authors already understand the importance of great cover design. It’s their primary sales tool, the face of their project, and the thing that can elevate them to a professional standard in the eyes of readers. But, if authors know this, why do so many still create their own book covers? Most often, it ... read more »
September 20, 2017 - Reedsy News -
If you're a freelance book professional looking to join the Reedsy Marketplace, here are our top tips. With a well-written profile, you will improve your chances of being selected to the network and attracting great new clients.
September 14, 2017 - Book Marketing, From our Authors, Perfecting your Craft -
Giuseppe Porcaro is the author of DISCO SOUR: an existential odyssey of a heartsick politician trying to save a war-torn, post-austerity Europe from algorithmic autocracy. In this article, he talks about the collaboration behind his latest novel, which was inspired in large part by interactive events he organized during the writing process.