Understanding publishing is now easy thanks to industry insights from experts on our blog. Reedsy explores the rapidly changing face of publishing in the digital age. Get answers to frequently asked questions like —Is self-publishing better than traditional publishing?
One of the questions we get asked most often at Reedsy is “What’s the cost of self-publishing my book? How much should I budget for editing and cover design?” Since our launch at the end of 2014, we’ve been able to collect a lot of data about the book publishing industry – data that answers ... read more »
If you're familiar with the traditional publishing landscape, you'll know that it's really hard to land a book deal without an agent, and it's impossible to get an agent without sending dozens of query letters… There are, however, a few ways to get to know agents before you submit to them. One is to go to ... read more »
Maria Sosnowski has been a freelance indexer for over ten years. In this article, she explains that hiring an indexer to create a professional index is something that many authors neglect: they either don’t think about an index at all, or they decide that the book doesn’t really need an index. This is a mistake that ... read more »
Fiction editors get something of an undeserved reputation in popular culture. On film or TV, authors are never saying, “Gosh, I love my editor: he really saved my book,” or, “I’m asking my editor to be my maid of honor!” Instead, it’s always, “God, my damn editor wants to butcher my masterpiece, the hack!” In ... read more »
At Reedsy HQ this week, we’re taking a big step towards our goal of making it easier for authors to get their books into the hands of readers. With the announcement of our partnership with Blurb, you now have the option to seamlessly print and distribute the books you produce with the Reedsy Book Editor.
How do you copyright a book? Follow the steps in this guide to be prepared, just in case this nightmarish scenario occurs: a year down the road, you pick up another novel and notice the dialogue sounds familiar. And upon further inspection, you realize that everything in this book is a dead ringer for your ... read more »
Last year we spoke with author Natalie Barelli about striking a big item off her bucket list: writing and publishing her debut novel, Until I Met Her. Less than twelve months later, Natalie has been signed by Amazon's thriller imprint Thomas & Mercer, and her novel is undergoing a re-release. In this article, she talks the ... read more »
In this article, we take a closer look at professional book cover design. In revealing how various Reedsy designers approach each project, we’ll uncover the actual cost of getting a professional book cover design and show you how to get the best value for money.