A Freelancer's Brief Guide to the Reedsy Publishing Marketplace
Hello there, awesome freelancer! 👋
Thanks so much for taking the time to explore Reedsy and all that we have to offer! This blog post will hopefully answer all the burning questions 🔥 you may have before starting to complete your profile.
What is Reedsy?
Reedsy is a marketplace connecting authors and publishers with the industry’s best publishing professionals to provide editorial, design, and marketing services. We’re growing daily, but we currently count over 300,000 authors and 2,000 professionals who have experience working with the top publishing houses.
How does it work?
Once you submit your profile for review, our team will assess whether it meets the criteria for acceptance to our marketplace. If we accept it, your profile will go live and become visible to our author and publisher community. Clients will then be able to send you requests for projects based on the services and genres you indicate in your profile (note that these must match your work experience and portfolio). You can accept, decline, or discuss any project, giving you control of your own schedule. You’re also free to set your own rates and negotiate them directly with each client.
Is there a cost to having my profile on the marketplace?
It’s free to be listed on our marketplace and use our resources (have you checked out the rest of our freelancer blog?). So how does Reedsy make money? We take a 10% collaboration fee that is applied to projects on the marketplace. You can read more about that here.
What is the selection process like?
To read about our selection process and criteria, please visit this page. We have to review quite a few profiles every day, so it may take us a little bit to get to yours. If you don’t hear back from us in a week after submitting your profile for review, please feel free to email us to ask about your standing.
What if I’m full-time at a publishing company? Can I still join?
Absolutely! You don’t just have to be a freelancer to join. We have quite a few full-time professionals on our marketplace, since they control their working calendar and can take on projects that fit their availability. Just make sure that you don’t have a clause in your current employment contract that could prevent you from offering freelance services on the side.
Say no more... I’m in! Where do I sign up?
You can create your profile here. There are lots of helpful blog posts on our site to get your profile ready for review, but feel free to check this one out to see all the necessary information (or reach out to one of us!).
If you still have questions, feel free to shoot them over to firstname.lastname@example.org
The team is looking forward to reviewing your profile 😊
Creatives Community Team @ Reedsy