Understanding Publishing

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Writing a Non-Fiction Query Letter (+ Sample Query Letter)

Jun 02, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Learn how to write a non-fiction query letter that gets agents and editors excited. Includes a real example that got a book sold. Read more →

What is Line Editing and How Can It Help Your Book?

May 22, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Line editing polishes your language and perfects your style line-by-line. Learn more here, including examples of line editing and how to do it yourself! Read more →

How to Publish (and Sell) on Apple Books in 2023

May 21, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

A complete step-by-step guide to Apple Books publishing, plus some marketing tips on how to sell more copies on the platform. Read more →

Novlr Review: The Best Writing Software for You?

May 20, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Novlr is a novel-writing app "by writers, for writers." But what does it actually offer, and who will get the most out of Novlr? Find out here! Read more →

How to Publish on Google Play Books in 2023

May 06, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Learn how to publish on Google Play Books in seven simple steps! Includes tips from the Google Play team themselves and bestselling Play authors. Read more →

Lulu Publishing Review: READ THIS Before You Use Them!

Apr 30, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Lulu Press helps self-publishing authors print and distribute their books, but are they really worth the cost? Learn all about Lulu publishing here. Read more →

How To Copyright A Book: A Definitive Guide

Apr 13, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Want to learn how to copyright a book? This essential guide includes an explainer video, a free infographic, and tips from practicing attorneys. Read more →

How to Get a Book Published: Your Guide to Success in 2023

Apr 13, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

What's the best way to get your book published? In this post, we take a deep look at the best way to land a book deal. Read more →

Hemingway App Review: Read This Before Using It!

Mar 13, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Ever wondered if the Hemingway App would work for you? Read our review to find out exactly what this app is all about. Read more →

What is Hybrid Publishing? Expectations vs Reality

Mar 03, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

What is hybrid publishing, and how exactly is it different to vanity publishing? Find out everything you need to know here. Read more →

How to Translate Your Book in 6 Simple Steps

Feb 19, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Learn step-by-step how to translate your book. Find out which markets to enter, how to find book translators, and what goes into translating books. Read more →

CreateSpace is DEAD. Here's what you need to know.

Feb 06, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

CreateSpace, a print-on-demand service for self-published authors, recently merged with Amazon’s KDP Print. Here's what you need to know. Read more →

What is a Small Press? (And Should Authors Use Them?)

Feb 04, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

What exactly is a small press? We'll get into the pros and cons of working with one, and what you can expect when you ink a small press book deal. Read more →

What is Proofreading? Beginner's Guide to an Essential Edit

Jan 31, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

What is proofreading all about? In this post, find out what this task specifically involves and when writers can do it themselves. Read more →

What is Indie Publishing? And How to Get Started in 2023

Jan 10, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Have you ever wondered whether you should call yourself an indie publisher of a self-publisher? Learn about the difference, and how to get started, today. Read more →

Copy editing services... from actual copy editors!

Dec 19, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

Get free access to the thorough profiles of 500+ of the industry's best copy editors — and the power to pick your own professional. Read more →

Ghostwriting Services... Find The Right Ghost For You

Nov 28, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

Reedsy's professionals offer the best and most reliable ghostwriting services for authors — with over 100 ghostwriters to choose from. Read more →

Editing services... from actual book editors

Nov 15, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

Reedsy's professionals offer the best and most reliable editing services for writer and authors — with over 2,000 editors to choose from. Read more →

What is Upmarket Fiction? The Inside Publishing Scoop

Oct 21, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

Discover what makes Upmarket Fiction such a coveted niche of the publishing market. Read more →

Reedsy’s Recommended Writer’s Resources for 2023

Aug 16, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

A roundup of the most useful resources for writers on the Reedsy blog and beyond, for both aspiring and established authors. Read more →

BookBaby Review: Read This First

Jul 23, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

Find out whether BookBaby is the right choice for you self-publishing authors in 2023. Read more →

Amazon Publishing: What Is It Like to Get Signed By Them?

Jul 16, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

This post dives into the workings of Amazon Publishing, giving you a sneak peek of what it’s like to work with them from two indie authors signed by APub. Read more →

How Many Words in a Novel? (Updated for 2023)

Jun 27, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing

Does word count really matter? To put it simply: YES! Read our guide to learn what your word count should be and our editors' tips for sticking to it. Read more →

Sensitivity Readers: Who Are They and Should Authors Use Them?

Jun 25, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

Tips for finding and working with beta readers and sensitivity readers who provide invaluable reader-feedback before your manuscript hits the presses! Read more →

What is a Beta Reader? How to Find and Work With an Author’s Best Friend

Jun 25, 2019 – Understanding Publishing

Wondering what beta readers do? Find out how they work and where to find them in this straightforward guide. Read more →

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