Understanding publishing

Understanding publishing is now easy thanks to insights from experts on our blog. This section of Reedsy's blog explores the rapidly changing face of publishing in the digital age.

5 Ways to Save on Your Self-Publishing Budget

Apr 28, 2023 – Understanding Publishing

If you want to self-publish a book without breaking the bank, here are 5 tips to ensure you still get the best result possible. Read more →

30 Great Book Dedication Examples to Inspire Your Own

Apr 05, 2023 – Understanding Publishing

A list of 30 of the best book dedications in the business, that'll have you crying, laughing, and crying laughing. Read more →

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 →

Additional Reviews: Query Critique December 2024

Dec 11, 2022 – Understanding Publishing

Additional critiques from Reedsy's December 2024 query letter session. 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 2024)

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 2024: 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 2024. 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 2024: 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 →

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