Publishing Guides

A trusted place to learn how to successfully publish your book

Reedsy Logo

Intro to Point of View

Not sure which point of view to use? This guide from Reedsy explains the benefits of each POV using examples from books.

NaNoWriMo: A Writer's Guide

Is NaNoWriMo the biggest creative challenge of the year, or a waste of 30 days? Find out for yourself — with tips to help you succeed!

Publishing Children's Books

If you've written a picture book, a kid's chapter book, or a Middle-Grade novel, what's the best way to get it published?

What is the Theme of a Story?

Learn what a literary theme is and how you can identify it. Includes a quiz so you can test yourself!

Intro to BookBub

From BookBub Featured Deals to self-serve ads and new release notifications, our exhaustive guide will teach you all you need to know about BookBub!

How to Write a Query Letter

Learn how to write a query letter that will get an agent to request your manuscript. Includes an exclusive infographic checklist.

Intro to Amazon KDP

A look at Amazon's KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) platform with a focus on how it revolutionized publishing — and why some authors might choose to avoid it.

Dialogue: A Writer's Guide

Dialogue is one of the essential components of strong writing — so we want to help you get it exactly right. We’ve put together this list of rules that will have you writing sparkling conversation in no time!

Nonfiction: A Writer's Guide

Whether you're writing or reading, you can find the nonfiction genre for you among these 24 types of nonfiction.

Ebooks: A Writer's Guide

Get stuck into the (digital) pages of ebooks and discover their most common formats — as well as 4 great reasons to publish them.

Story Structure Basics

All about story structure: this post covers three plotting blueprints you can use to bring your own novel idea to fruition.

Memoirs: A Writer's Guide

What is a memoir? And why is it not an autobiography? Have all your questions answered on this whistle-stop tour of memoirs past and present.

Short Stories: A Writer's Guide

Reedsy’s comprehensive guide to all things short story-related! In this series how to write, submit, and publish your short story.

Creative Writing 101

What is creative writing? Read this post to find out how it's defined, what forms it takes, and how you can tell if a piece of writing is 'creative' or not.

Conflict: Internal vs External

A look at the two broad categories into which all types of literary conflict belong - internal conflict and external conflict - and how they can drive a story forward.