New to Reedsy: Author Website Services

Hi! It’s Matt from the Product Team at Reedsy. We’re pleased to announce the launch of author website design services on the Reedsy Marketplace. Some of the finest author website designers and waiting to collaborate with you to improve your web presence, or even build your site from scratch. Authors in 2017 simply can’t do without a website. And for independent authors, that goes double! If you want people to learn more about your current and upcoming books, where do you send them? If you need to build a mailing list, how do you do that? If readers, fans, or... View Article

ShoreIndie Webinar: How to Refine your Novel’s Blurb and Opening Pages

A free webinar for authors: Saturday, May 20th | 12pm EST (New York) | 9am PST (Los Angeles) | 5pm BST (London). Register below!   Register for the webinar! The blurb and the opening lines of a novel act as an invitation for the reader to keep reading. Just like your cover, they need to hook the right readers in and clearly identify your novel’s genre. But there is more to a blurb than just a good hook. How you word your blurb, along with the categories and keywords you choose, are the main factors that’ll get Amazon’s algorithms to “place”... View Article

A gift to our romance authors!

A new romance book template… that’s made for you Earlier in the year, we sent out an April Fool’s email suggesting that we were turning Reedsy into a dating service for lovelorn authors. From the kind replies we received, it became clear that more than a few of you have a soft spot for romance… If you’re one of the 10% of Reedsians currently writing romance, we’ve prepared a little surprise: a belated Valentine’s gift, you could call it. Typeset your love story for free, with our new romance export template for the Reedsy Book Editor!   I hope you’ll enjoy... View Article

Launching the Reedsy Live Chats

As our Reedsy authors and regular blog readers know, one of our main missions at Reedsy is to provide as much education as possible in the form of free content. Writing a book and publishing it are two very different — but equally formidable — challenges, and both have steep learning curves. The great thing about Reedsy is that we have hundreds of extremely experienced professionals who specialize in all areas of the publishing process, from writing the book, to editing, designing, formatting and marketing it. Of course, you can hire them through our marketplace, but to go one step... View Article

Today, Reedsy changes the way millions of authors will create books

Reedsy Book Editor writing tool header

We are incredibly proud. After months of work, we are releasing the first version of the Reedsy Book Editor, a writing tool that will transform the way millions of authors create their books. It took thousands of hours, and countless iterations on design and code to create what we believe will disrupt the process of writing and producing books. Okay we’ve said enough. Now, showtime. The simplest yet most innovative way to create books The first thing we wanted to do was to create a great environment to write in. We didn’t want to replicate Microsoft Word’s awful interface and... View Article

Operation: Thriller, a Free Writing Competition

Thriller Writing Competition

A month or so ago, we had a nice chat with Monica Landers, the CEO of Authors.me, a cool startup looking to facilitate the submissions and acquisitions process for authors, agents, and publishers alike. We’ve been wanting to run a writing competition for a quite a bit, and Authors.me provided the perfect platform for us and our judges to handle the submissions and go through them. So we decided to finally do it and launch our first writing contest, Operation: Thriller, together with them. How to enter the writing competition The contest is open to all US and UK authors,... View Article

How Does Reedsy Select its Publishing Professionals?

Reedsy Professionals

“How do you select the editors and designers featured on your marketplace?” This is one of the questions we get most often at Reedsy, probably because we can’t help bragging (loudly and often) about the quality of our publishing professionals. The curation of our marketplace is what makes us a truly incomparable player in the industry. Over 10,000 publishing professionals (editors, designers, illustrators, publicists, marketers and translators) have applied to be featured on our site. Currently, only 350 have been accepted. Reviewing thousands of profiles So how do people apply, exactly? It’s pretty simple: professionals only need to sign up... View Article