July 21, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
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 »
July 6, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
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 »
June 7, 2017 - Reedsy News, Understanding Publishing -
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.
May 24, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
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 »
May 19, 2017 - From our Authors, Understanding Publishing -
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 »
March 2, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
What's the difference between writing a blog and a book? Two veteran ghostwriters explain why more bloggers should become authors — and how they can do it best.
February 9, 2017 - Book Design, Understanding Publishing -
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.
January 24, 2017 - Understanding Publishing -
Laurie Garrison, Ph.D. is the director of Women Writers School, a blog and course provider that works mainly with female authors. She has recently self-published a manifesto for her business, Women Writers in the Twenty-First Century. Previously, she was a university lecturer, an internationally renown critic of Victorian literature and the author of the book, Science, Sexuality ... read more »