September 1, 2016 - Book Marketing -
Last updated: 2017/12/07 “No man is an island,” as the old poem goes. In much the same way, you don’t get to become a successful writer without some help along the way. When you're marketing your book, companies like Reedsy can certainly give you access to experienced freelance marketers – but in time you must also learn ... read more »
August 30, 2016 - Book Design -
Last updated: 07/12/2017 As you put the finishing touches on your book and prepare it for publication, you’ll quickly come across the need for front matter and back matter. These terms may seem confusing at first, but they’re simply the first and last sections of your book; the bits that make it an official book, ... read more »
August 30, 2016 - Book Marketing -
In this Reedsy Live session, book marketer Michael Doane takes viewers through the basics of creating a successful author website — one that can effective capture visitors and convert email addresses into an all-important mailing list. Adhering to the old writer's maxim of "show, don't tell," Michael critiques pre-submitted examples to demonstrate the good and the bad of author websites.
August 25, 2016 - Understanding Publishing -
Paul Lucas is a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit where he has been representing authors since 2011. He recently spoke to Reedsy about the breakout stars of the self-publishing world and what indie authors can do to stand out from the crowd.
August 23, 2016 - From our Authors -
Andy Emery writes fast-paced thrillers set in 19th Century London. Lucas Gedge, the protagonist of Blood Tribute, had to wait till Andy turned 50 before he could go out into the world. In this guest post, Andy reveals what finally made him take the leap and self-publish his debut novel.
August 16, 2016 - Perfecting your Craft -
'Worldbuilding' is a term you’ll hear from a lot of writers – especially when you’re talking about the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. Great authors can create a living, breathing environment for their stories, invite readers into another world and make us homesick for a place we’ve never been.
August 10, 2016 - Understanding Publishing -
Last updated: 07/12/2017 Scott Pack is Associate Editor at Unbound, the world's first crowdfunding publisher. He is also co-founder of Abandoned Bookshop, an ebook imprint that publishes neglected and forgotten classics. On Reedsy he offers editorial services including developmental and structural edits, editorial reviews, critiques of query letters and submission packages as well as author mentoring. In ... read more »
August 9, 2016 - Book Design -
All successful independent authors have found a way to build a loyal readership who raves about their books. If you're about to self-publish your first book, this course will go over all the basics.
August 4, 2016 - Book Marketing -
Don’t you feel like your book could be a massive hit, if only the right people knew about it? If there were only some way of finding your target audience, you'd be able to reach out and get your novel into their hands or e-readers. This post will lay out a method to help you ... read more »
August 1, 2016 - From our Authors -
Having previously published many children's books, Malaika Rose Stanley is no stranger to publishing. Yet with Loose Connections, she attempted something completely different from her usual style of writing. Read on to know what it was like for her to self-publish her book and go on a familiar yet new adventure. Loose Connections is my first ... read more »