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.

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 →

What is a Chapbook? (And Should You Publish One?)

Nov 12, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Read our comprehensive guide to find out what a chapbook is, whether it’s the right step for you, and how you might go about making your own. 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 →

How to Self-Publish a Children’s Book in 7 Magical Steps

Sep 28, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

Can’t wait to share your children's book with the world? Use our 7-step guide on how to publish a children's book to help you get there. 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 →

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