Saying "no" to the world’s biggest publisher — An interview with Harry Bingham

February 18, 2015 - Understanding Publishing - 1 Comment

For many first-time authors, indie publishing is rapidly becoming a natural decision when it comes to publishing their first book. But what happens when an experienced author who has published thirteen books with four traditional publishing houses decides to go it alone? Harry Bingham is one such author. Harry was first published by HarperCollins back ... read more »


"You can’t market a book that you’re not 100% proud of" — An Interview with ex-S&S editor Kiele Raymond

February 6, 2015 - Understanding Publishing - Leave your thoughts

Kiele Raymond

As the Reedsy marketplace keeps growing and welcoming exceptional designers and editors, we wanted to interview one of our early “stars”, as her story is one that many East Coast editors can refer to. After five years honing her editorial skills at Simon & Schuster and contributing to multiple New York Times bestsellers, Kiele Raymond ... read more »


Growing Stronger Together -- An interview with Author Collective Triskele Books

December 19, 2014 - Book Marketing, Understanding Publishing - Leave your thoughts

Author Collective Triskele Books

Looking at groups like the Alliance of Independent Authors really makes me pause for thought. 10 years ago, people might have said that being an author was a solitary profession. Now, it might very well be one of the most social ones, especially if you’re an ‘indie.’ And I believe this is what everyone loves about ... read more »


"Start Local With Your Books" - An Interview With Hattie Edmonds

December 17, 2014 - Book Marketing, Understanding Publishing - Leave your thoughts

“Start local”. This is more than simple sound advice, it’s almost sort of a philosophy. While we were previously writing on the Reedsy blog about how internet was obliterating territorial rights and boundaries, these obviously still exist to a certain extent. “Starting local” simply is a matter of acknowledging this fact The ability to meet ... read more »


Kickstarter for Indie Authors - Talking to Maris Kreizman of Kickstarter Publishing

December 12, 2014 - Book Marketing, Understanding Publishing - 2 Comments

Funded with Kickstarter

Just like digital publishing, crowdfunding is something that makes being an indie creative totally feasible. Kickstarter is basically synonymous with crowdfunding, and the first place anyone should look when they’re getting ready to raise. Kickstarter has a whole section of their site dedicated to publishing projects. This is both an awesome way of supporting the community ... read more »


The Dangers of NaNoWriMo

November 26, 2014 - Understanding Publishing - 1 Comment

NaNoWriMo Bad Books Good Writers

This is the last week of one of the year’s most frenetic months for writers: National Novel Writing Month. Since its foundation in 1999, the now-universally-abbreviated NaNoWriMo has established itself as the best opportunity for aspiring writers to stop being just that. At the last New Generation Self-Publishing Summit (sponsored by Reedsy), Porter Anderson said ... read more »