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With NaNoWriMo around the corner, many authors are gearing up to weave worlds, characters, and stories into novels with their words. But… how many words does a novel make? And when it comes to creating art, just how important is it to stick to the rules — such as standard word counts?
Most first-time authors want to find a literary agent as soon as they put the finishing touches on their debut masterpiece. Now that your book, after all, is finally finished, it deserves to be read — starting with that all-important agent who could be the key to your success in the literary world. But before ... read more »
In the software industry, programmers release “beta” versions of new programs that they get a select group of users to test. This way, any kinks can be worked out before it becomes available to the public. When it comes to publishing, the concept is the same, except the product being tested is a book, and ... read more »
For any writer, the world of professional editing can be very intimidating — especially when trying to figure out what kinds of editors you need and how to find good ones for your project. Indeed, there are so many types of editing out there, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin! But this process doesn’t ... read more »
A starving writer stands in front of a mailbox, clutching a hefty brown envelope addressed to a publishing company. They say a prayer, push their manuscript in, and begin the long wait for a reply that could make or break their career. It's a romantic image, but most major publishers don't actually accept "unsolicited manuscripts" ... 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 »