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

“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

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 »

United We Stand - Lessons from the Women's Fiction Festival in Matera

Women's Festival

Here’s an excerpt from Ricardo’s guest post for the Alliance of Independent Authors “self-publishing advice” blog. You can read the full article here. Unity and connection between authors has been widely discussed over the past few weeks. This is mainly the result of the much too commented Amazon vs Hachette dispute, which is rekindling the opposition ... read more »