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How Making My Book Available in Print Landed It In "The Guardian"

Jan 17, 2019 – From our Authors

Think print is dead? Think again. Author Katja Meier's book has received critical acclaim and is being made into a movie. Which couldn't have happened without print. Read more β†’


"How I Got my Indie Novel Into the Country's Largest Brick-and-Mortar Chain" β€” By Carol Cooper

Oct 26, 2018 – From our Authors, Book Marketing

Learn how UK indie author Carol Cooper managed to place her self-published novel into the UK's biggest brick-and-mortar chain: WH Smith. Read more β†’


5 Secrets to a Successful Collaboration with a Designer

Oct 26, 2018 – From our Authors

Kathy Strahs shares the five top reasons why her recent collab with a designer went above and beyond her expectations in getting her book just right. Read more β†’


5 Publishing Lessons I Learned Working With a Professional Marketer

Sep 04, 2018 – From our Authors

Novelist Fabrice Stephan shares the five most important lessons he learned about publishing by working with a professional marketer. Read more β†’


How My Editor Helped Me Understand Historical Fiction

Aug 14, 2018 – From our Authors

Dan Cross struggled between balancing fact and fiction while writing his latest historical fiction. Until his editor stepped in and gave him this advice. Read more β†’


Why I Chose CreateSpace to Print My Paperback

Jul 04, 2018 – From our Authors

Yvonne Feltman talks about using CreateSpace to print her latest book. If you’re comparing the different POD services out there, this might help you choose! Read more β†’


Four Things I Learned While Writing Crime Fiction

May 30, 2018 – From our Authors

Reedsy author Zack Klika talks about the four biggest pieces of advice he learned about writing crime fiction by working with professional editors. Read more β†’


9 Things I Learned From Rewriting My First Children's Book Series

Mar 07, 2018 – From our Authors

Author Heather B. Moon discusses the nine important lessons she learned from rewriting her first series of children's books with the help of a professional developmental editor.Β  Read more β†’


What It's Like to Co-Write One Book With Ten Authors

Feb 21, 2018 – From our Authors

Climate activist and writer Tanja Bisgaard shares what is like to co-write a book with many authors. Read more β†’


How Professional Design Helped Me Through the Wild West of Indie Publishing

Feb 01, 2018 – From our Authors

Find out how Adam Bender took his western novel to the next level with a professional cover design. Read more β†’


Reedsy Helped Me Start My Own Indie Publishing Company

Jan 17, 2018 – From our Authors

Christina Enquist shares her experience assembling the team of professionals that helped launch her debut novel. Read more β†’


Why Diversity in the Comic Book World Matters To Me

Nov 28, 2017 – From our Authors

Author Latravious Calloway talks about how important it is for literature to do a better job of representing overlooked narratives. Read more β†’


Why I'm Writing a Trilogy β€” and Maybe You Should, Too

Nov 08, 2017 – From our Authors

Author Kara Timmins talks about the power of three when it comes to storytelling β€” and offers tips for telling a cohesive, dynamic story in three parts. Read more β†’


How I Established My Romance Novel's Subgenres

Oct 27, 2017 – From our Authors

Romance writer Barbara James breaks down her latest novel's subgenres, and explains the characteristics and importance of each one. Read more β†’


If You Can't Find the Stories You Want to Read, Write Them Yourself

Oct 11, 2017 – From our Authors

When agents suggested her book might be "market-unfriendly," Shaz Kahng decided to self-publish to retain control over her book's feminist themes. Read more β†’


How Blending the Past and Present Allowed Me to Ask: "What If?"

Oct 05, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft, From our Authors

Writing a novel that mixes history and speculation allowed Finian Black the freedom to ask "what if?" and to bring legends of the past into present-day. Read more β†’


How I Wrote My Novel by Building a Community

Sep 14, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft, From our Authors, Book Marketing

Giuseppe Porcaro talks about the number of interactive events he's hosted that helped him during the writing process and built a community around his novel. Read more β†’


How to Kill Your Darlings

Aug 30, 2017 – From our Authors, Book Marketing

Simon Woodward talks about a struggle familiar to many writers: should you follow your creative instincts or emphasize your novel's marketability above all? Read more β†’


Why Setting Your Story Matters

Aug 25, 2017 – From our Authors

Novelist Imogen Clark talks about how establishing a clear setting in her novel improved her story and benefited her marketing strategy. Read more β†’


My Building-Block Approach to Writing a Novel

Aug 17, 2017 – From our Authors

Many debut authors get stuck wondering how to start their novel. Novelist Dan Burns says the trick is to start small, and see where your story takes you. Read more β†’


How One Word Transformed a Hollywood Screenwriter's Career

Aug 09, 2017 – From our Authors

Writer of "The Land Before Time," Stu Krieger talks about foraying into the world of self-publishing, and how one word has been instrumental to his success. Read more β†’


Winning the World’s Largest Online Writing Contest – A Reedsy Success Story

Jul 12, 2017 – From our Authors, Understanding Publishing

The Wattys is a yearly writing competition by Wattpad. Author RhΓ³n, one of the 2015 winners, shares his story on how he first gained fame on Wattpad. Read more β†’


My Experience Scoring a Kindle Scout Book Deal

Jul 11, 2017 – From our Authors

Keith Yocum shares his not-so-secret recipe for landing a Kindle Scout book deal: a professionally designed cover and polished manuscript. Read more β†’


The Lightbulb Moment: Turning an Idea Into a Novel

Jun 29, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft, From our Authors

Novelist Mt.T. Ellis talks about how the plot of her debut thriller came to hear in a dream β€” and how authors can go about turning story ideas into novels. Read more β†’


18 Pieces of Publishing Advice From Our Authors

Jun 02, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft, From our Authors

We're featuring the 18 best pieces of advice we've received from our authors about writing, design, editing, marketing, and self-publishing in general. Read more β†’


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