December 14, 2017 - Book Marketing, Perfecting your Craft -
Three publishing experts show you how to write a blurb for a novel and optimize it for Amazon. Includes advice on keywords and tips for testing your blurb.
November 30, 2017 - Book Design -
Glance at the nearest bookshelf. Have you noticed that books come in all shapes and sizes? Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t because publishers are out to obliterate the perfect symmetry of our bookshelves. The truth is that book sizes vary based on each individual book — and publishers determine these sizes based on economic, ... read more »
November 28, 2017 - From our Authors -
Latravious Calloway is a self-taught artist and writer with a passion for graphic novels and anime. In this article, he talks about how a driving force behind his graphic novel, Evian Rising, was to feature underrepresented heroes of the comic book world: women of color.
November 23, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
At Reedsy, our goal has always been to help authors through every stage of the publishing process, from the actual writing down to the marketing and promotion. However, if there's one thing our marketplace can't do, it's the actual publishing of the book. By that, I mean pressing the button that puts your book up ... read more »
November 17, 2017 - Book Design, Understanding Publishing -
Discover the differences between the three most popular book file formats on the planet — and learn which ones are best for you.
November 16, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
Picture this: you’ve just self-published a book and are gaining some traction in your publicity rounds. Then, out of the blue, a journalist asks you for a headshot, bio, and sell sheet. Don’t panic. By the time you're done with this post, you'll be ready to compile an all-purpose key to book publicity: your author ... read more »
November 9, 2017 - Book Design, Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing -
So you’ve been blogging about your favorite recipes? Maybe you have always loved cooking, and mentally amend the dishes you eat when you go to restaurants? Perhaps you’ve been racking up quite a following on Instagram with your “how to make” videos. If any of these describe you, there’s a good chance you’ve also thought ... read more »
November 8, 2017 - From our Authors -
After graduating with a degree in Biological Anthropology, Kara Timmins is now bringing her keen interest in evolutionary processes and natural systems into the fantasy genre with her first major release, Eloy's Discovery — book one in a trilogy. In this article, she talks about the power of three when it comes to storytelling, and ... read more »
November 2, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
A starving writer stands in front of a mailbox clutching a hefty, brown envelope addressed to a publishing company. They say a prayer, push their manuscript in and begin the long wait for a reply that could make or break their career. It's a romantic image, but most major publishers don't actually accept 'unsolicited manuscripts' ... read more »
October 27, 2017 - From our Authors -
Barbara James lives in New York, and is an avid romance reader and a former academic writer. In this article, she breaks down her latest romance novel's subgenres — sweet, contemporary, new adult — and explains the characteristics and importance of each one.