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.
September 7, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft -
Get great tips and practical exercises for writing dialogue from top editors and world-famous writers.
August 31, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft -
Has there ever been a better time to be writing fantasy? Where once it was a fringe genre, now fantasy is everywhere in pop culture, from Harry Potter to the memes surrounding Jon Snow. There’s also never been a more exciting time to write fantasy. The genre is changing daily, as authors such as Neil ... read more »
August 30, 2017 - Book Marketing, From our Authors -
This August, Simon Woodward published his fifth book, Dead Weapons. During the writing process, Simon faced a struggle familiar to many writers: should he follow his creative instincts or tailor his novel to enhance its marketability? In this article, Simon talks about the act Faulkner’s coined “killing your darlings,” and discerning the difference between making ... read more »
August 25, 2017 - From our Authors -
Imogen Clark lives in Yorkshire, England with her husband and children. She also writes books for young teenage girls under the pen name Lucinda Fox. In this article, Imogen talks about how establishing a real sense of setting in her novel improved her story, and even benefitted her marketing strategy.
August 24, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
So what do a Martian, a BDSM-obsessed CEO, a Harvard professor suffering from Alzheimer’s, and a subterranean city have in common? If you guessed that they’re all characters from originally self-published books, you’d be... correct. Today, these titles and characters are famous worldwide, and their authors are some of the most successful in the world. ... read more »
August 21, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft -
Even the most fast-paced, action-driven novels need compelling characters to keep readers engaged. Of course, readers will never “get to know” a character if the author doesn’t have a thorough understanding of who they are and what is driving them first. To this end, we’re about to get real close and personal with a few ... read more »
August 17, 2017 - From our Authors -
Dan Burns is the author of A Fine Line and Recalled to Life. He is also an award-winning writer for the screen and stage. In this article, Dan talks about overcoming the “where do I start?” question that plagues many writers at the onset of their career. His advice for overcoming that doubt? Start small, ... read more »