Welcome to the Reedsy Blog

A trusted place to learn how to successfully publish your book

Reedsy Logo

The 13 Best Fantasy Map Generators, Tools, and Resources

Sep 22, 2021 – Book Design

Whether you fancy a randomly generated fantasy map as your muse, or designing a map from scratch, there's sure to be something here for you. Read more →


What is a Foil Character and What Role Do They Play? (With Examples)

Sep 01, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What is a foil character and what do they add to a story? Here, we go through their main functions with examples from film and literature. Read more →


Rising Action: Where the Story Really Happens (With Examples)

Sep 01, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Ever wondered what goes on behind the core of every story? Here we will give you an in-depth tour of the beating engine at the heart of all your favorite tales: rising action. Read more →


Book Printing Services: Which One Is Right for You?

Aug 16, 2021 – Understanding Publishing

Find the book printing service that best suits your needs with Reedsy's guide to offset, volume, and on demand printing. Read more →


Amazon Editorial Reviews: An Indie Author’s Secret Weapon

Aug 11, 2021 – Book Marketing

In this post, we’ll explain why Amazon editorial reviews are such a big deal, how to get them in time for your launch, and how to display them for the biggest impact. Read more →


Audiobooks: Your Guide to the Fastest Growing Format

Aug 03, 2021 – Understanding Publishing

This post will provide a brief introduction to the audiobook format, and explain why authors and readers are catching the audiobook bug. Read more →


An Ode to Independent Bookshops: Lessons from the Road

Jun 28, 2021 – Book Marketing

How can independent bookstores and self-published authors support each other? Hear about a Reedsy author's book tour. Read more →


Book Templates: An Author’s Best Friend or Secret Saboteur?

Jun 11, 2021 – Book Design

Discover five of the best book template resources that indie authors can use — and learn why using them isn't always the greatest idea. Read more →


ProWritingAid: Grammarly for Serious Writers? (+ Discount Code)

Jun 11, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What does ProWritingAid offer and how does it compare to Grammarly? Find out in this comprehensive review and get 20% off a subscription. Read more →


Internal vs External Conflict: How Conflict Drives a Story

Jun 07, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

A look at the two broad categories into which all types of literary conflict belong - internal conflict and external conflict - and how they can drive a story forward. Read more →


Subscribe to our newsletter!

1 million debut and bestselling authors have made Reedsy their home to learn more about book publishing, marketing tips and all things reedsy.com.

Reedsy is more than just a blog

Become a member of our community today to gain access to:

Connect with the industry's best editors, designers, marketers and ghostwriters.

Learn more

Show me other things available to members!

Typeset your manuscript to beautifully formatted PDF and EPUB files in seconds.

Learn more

Weekly live publishing seminars with a professional from the Reedsy community.

Learn more