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Ready to submit a book proposal? This post is here to help with the main components of submitting to publishers: deciding whether you need a literary agent, how to find the right publishers for you, and what to do if your proposal is rejected.
Last updated: 04/12/2018 Have you got a nonfiction book idea and dream of securing a million-dollar deal — all before writing the book itself? Well, you can. We’ve got two words for that: book proposal. In the nonfiction world, publishers will ask an author to submit this vital document (and not the entire book). But ... read more »
Becoming a published author is a fantasy shared by almost all writers when they’re sat at their computer, contemplating the flashing cursor. To catch a glimpse of your book in the hands of someone reading on the subway is a powerful dream — one that does come true for many people each year. And as ... read more »
Becoming an independent author is almost like being in a circus act: between having to take care of the writing, design, distribution, and marketing of a single book, you have to keep a lot of plates spinning (or a lot of balls in the air). If you forget just one part of any of these ... read more »
Caitlin Jans is the founding editor of Authors Publish, a poet, and a novelist. Her writing can be found in literary journals and anthologies, including The Conium Review, The Moth, The Labletter, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and The Adroit Journal. You can follow her on Facebook. In this post, she reveals what goes into finding an ... read more »
Katy Weitz is an acclaimed UK ghostwriter who has worked for some of the biggest names in publishing including Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Penguin Random House. She has had several bestselling titles and reached the coveted No. 1 spot in The Sunday Times’ non-fiction Bestseller List with her ghosted memoir Sins of ... read more »
At Reedsy, our goal has always been to help authors through every stage of the publishing process, from the actual writing down to the marketing and promotion. However, if there's one thing our marketplace can't do, it's the actual publishing of the book. By that, I mean pressing the button that puts your book up ... read more »
Picture this: you’ve just self-published a book and are gaining some traction in your publicity rounds. Then, out of the blue, a journalist asks you for a headshot, bio, and sell sheet. Don’t panic. By the time you're done with this post, you'll be ready to compile an all-purpose key to book publicity: your author ... read more »
So you’ve been blogging about your favorite recipes? Maybe you have always loved cooking, and mentally amend the dishes you eat when you go to restaurants? Perhaps you’ve been racking up quite a following on Instagram with your “how to make” videos. If any of these describe you, there’s a good chance you’ve also thought ... read more »