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How to Self-Publish a Graphic Novel

Jan 25, 2016 – Perfecting your Craft, From our Authors, Understanding Publishing

Self-publishing a graphic novel can be new territory even for veterans in the business. This is because graphic novels are as much a work of art as a written piece. We got in touch with Ben Galley to tell us about his experiences in this field. Read more →


Getting Your Book Coverage in the National Press

Jan 21, 2016 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

This is a guest post by Douglas Wight, freelance journalist, author, publisher and book serialization specialist. He explains how authors can get book coverage in the national press… and get paid for it! Book Coverage: Making A Splash How many “likes”, how many “followers”, how’s your “discoverab... Read more →


Agent-Assisted Publishing: Interviewing Robert Caskie from IPSO Books

Oct 20, 2015 – Understanding Publishing

We started Reedsy around a year ago, thinking mostly about independent authors and hoping to give them, through our marketplace, access to a range of talent that has so far been exclusive to traditional publishing companies. Along the way, however, many different players have come to know about ... Read more →


Learning from a world-class designer and typographer, Erik Spiekermann

Jun 11, 2015 – Understanding Publishing, Book Design

Today, our CEO Emmanuel has the amazing opportunity to interview Erik Spiekermann. Erik is a world-famous art historian, typographer, designer and author who says he is “suffering from typomania: a sickness that is incurable but not lethal.” Erik is the designer behind many global brands and pub... Read more →


Is It Worth Partnering With A Book Marketer?

Apr 13, 2015 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

Since starting Reedsy, I’ve heard time and again that “what authors need most help with is marketing.” But that’s akin to saying startups like us primarily need help with fundraising; to me, it’s a startup founder’s job to raise funds when the company needs them, just as it’s a writer’s task to s... Read more →


5 Digital Publishing Questions for Seth Godin

Feb 25, 2015 – Understanding Publishing

Today we interview Seth Godin, American author, entrepreneur, marketer and public speaker. The amazing thing about Seth is that he uses all these skills for his publishing efforts. And some of his ideas for (digital) publishing are so great that we were bound to interview him. Let’s talk about th... Read more →


A Refreshing Teen Author Success Story — Interviewing Anna Caltabiano

Jan 16, 2015 – Understanding Publishing

While the good folks of the “publishing industry” are discussing trends, numbers, and predictions over at the DBW conference, we thought we would give the readers of the Reedsy blog a sneak peek of what the future could actually hold. Today, we interview Anna Caltabiano, a rising teen author who... Read more →


Authorpreneurs and VC Publishers

Aug 05, 2014 – Understanding Publishing

The Wannabes I was listening to Joanna Penn talk at an Apple event in Covent Garden a few days ago, and I was surprised that the sentence she repeated the most was: “Writing is hard! It’s extremely hard. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.” I immediately drew a parallel to starting a co... Read more →


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