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?
An optimized amazon book description is a critical part of turning potential readers into fans. In this post, we’ve condensed the process — for both fiction and non-fiction authors — into three steps. Head inside to find out what they are.
Learn how to write an author bio that tells readers: who you are, what you write, why readers should trust you, and how you stand out from other writers. This definitive guide includes tips from top professional marketers and an author bio template for your easy reference.
You may have heard snippets about the ghostwriters behind celebrity memoirs and political autobiographies. But there's so much more to it than that! In this article, we're tackling the question, "but seriously, what is ghostwriting?" by telling you about the many different types of ghostwriters and how much they cost.
In this definitive post, we look at book cover design: why it's important to work with a professional, what you can do to create the best cover possible, and — if all else fails — how you can make one yourself.
Ghostwriters. You might read ‘em, but you don’t see ‘em — and you often don’t even know that they’re right there. So just who are these shadowy figures lurking beyond our reach? Sure, we know that they’re authors who are paid to write under someone else’s name. But that’s often not enough to satisfy our ... read more »
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: 08/15/2018 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 »