Expository Writing: The Craft of Sharing Information
Mar 02, 2023 – Understanding Publishing
Expository writing is a fundamental part of how we learn and make sense of the world. Learn all about it in this post. Read more →
How to Make Money by Writing Books: 8 Tips for Success
Aug 30, 2022 – Understanding Publishing
If you want to be an author who makes a living from books, here are eight tips to help you make money as a writer. Read more →
What is an Imprint? A Division of a Larger Publisher
Jun 28, 2022 – Understanding Publishing
We’ve asked three Reedsy editors with experience working for ‘Big 5’ publishers, and compiled everything you need to know about imprints in this post. Read more →
How to Research Your Market: An Author's Guide [Checklist]
May 11, 2022 – Understanding Publishing
Ensure your book finds its readership even before you write a single word of it. Download our market research checklist for authors Read more →
15 Books on Publishing to Give You the Inside Scoop
Nov 15, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
Hoping to demystify the publishing process, or understand the intricacies of the publishing industry? Here are 15 essential books on publishing! Read more →
How to Self-Publish Hardcover Books with KDP
Oct 27, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
If you're a self-published author looking to sell hardcover copies of your book on Amazon, check out our guide to hardcover printing with Kindle Direct Publishing. 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 →
What is Kindle Vella? And Should You Join as an Author?
Apr 21, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
Kindle Vella is Amazon’s foray into the “serialization market,” competing with Wattpad or Radish for a younger readership. So how is it different? Read more →
Reedsy's Guide to Sustainable Publishing
Apr 19, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
If you're an eco-conscious author looking to publish responsibly, we've got you covered with our guide to sustainable book publishing. Read more →
Happy April Fool's Day
Apr 01, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
Sorry! This may or may not have been a joke... Read more →
Copy Editing vs Proofreading: What’s the Difference and Which Do You Need?
Mar 24, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
Two types of editors, both alike in dignity. Find out the differences between a copy editor and a proofreader. Read more →
The 4 Best Kindle Calculators for Authors
Feb 11, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
Four free, web-based Kindle calculators that will provide you with the data you need to make informed decisions — levelling out the road to KDP publication. Read more →
How Long is a Short Story or Novella? (Updated for 2023)
Jan 13, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
Find out how long a novella, novelette, and short story are supposed to be. Read more →
How to Publish a Book in 2023: 10 Steps to Success
Jan 12, 2021 – Understanding Publishing
Learn how to publish a book in 10 steps. From picking a publishing path to marketing your book, here's what you need to succeed in 2023. Read more →
The Ultimate List of Book Genres: 35 Popular Genres, Explained
Dec 29, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Among these 35 popular book genres, there's bound to be one that fits your book like a glove — so let's find it! Read more →
How Much Do Authors Make? The Truth About Money in Publishing
Dec 29, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Want to know how much authors make from their books? Find out more about royalties and advances in this guide. Read more →
60 Gifts for Writers That Your Creative Friends Will Love
Dec 01, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Left your shopping to the last minute? Quick, pop on here and get something great gifts for writers in your life. Read more →
How to Get a Book Deal in 2023: 6 Steps to Success
Oct 12, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Want to know how to get a book deal? We've worked with hundreds of first-time authors, and we're here to break down the process for you. Read more →
Professional Editor: Is Your Book Ready for an Editor?
Sep 21, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Working with a professional editor at the right time can transform your book for the better. Here's Reedsy's suggested editing timeline. Read more →
How to Submit a Manuscript to a Publisher In 5 Simple Steps
Sep 01, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Ready to reach out to literary agents and publishers? Learn how to submit a manuscript in 5 steps from Reedsy editor Scott Pack. Read more →
How to Publish a Cookbook in 6 Easy-As-Pie Steps
Aug 19, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Want to know how to publish a cookbook? Our 6-step guide is here to take you from amateur home cook to published master of the culinary arts. Read more →
Draft2Digital Review: Read This BEFORE You Publish
Aug 05, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Before you publish, be sure to check out some Draft2Digital reviews, including this one from the team at Reedsy. Read more →
What is an Indie Author? All Your Questions Answered
Jun 26, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Is there a difference between an indie author and a self-published author? In this post, we look closer at the recent phenomenon of independent publishing. Read more →
Writing a Non-Fiction Query Letter (+ Sample Query Letter)
Jun 02, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Learn how to write a non-fiction query letter that gets agents and editors excited. Includes a real example that got a book sold. Read more →
What is Line Editing and How Can It Help Your Book?
May 22, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Line editing polishes your language and perfects your style line-by-line. Learn more here, including examples of line editing and how to do it yourself! Read more →
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