May 12, 2015 - Book Design -
After all, big part of the what makes self-publishing so attractive is that authors retain all creative freedom over their work. This means it is up to you, and you only, to choose your cover designer and brief them properly.
As in any other creative business relationship, the briefing process is the most important part of the collaboration. A good brief will save you and your book designer both time and money.
May 7, 2015 - Book Marketing -
Mike Belsito carefully planned his book launch and had his book, “Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us”, rise to the top of Product Hunt and Amazon.
He got some of the most influential people in his genre to spread the word about his launch — he didn’t know them personally before — and built a solid street team while writing the book that helped him take advantage of Amazon’s algorithms!
May 5, 2015 - Book Design -
The thumbnail size of books on Amazon has prompted many authors to think twice before heavily investing in a professional cover design (where quotes can range from $400 to $2000).
This tendency to cut corners on design has given birth to another possibility in the past few years: pre-made book layout and cover design templates. Is it better to hire a professional book designer, or can you DIY using book design templates? We ran a quick survey among independent authors!
April 30, 2015 - Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing -
Hard work is one of the many things that authors and startups have in common. We know we should expect it, and always think ourselves ready to embrace it, but the truth is that we’re constantly looking for a shortcut. With countless get-rich-quick schemes, myths, or even documented success-stories out there, it is easy to ... read more »
April 28, 2015 - Book Design -
Self-publishing is often about pushing the boundaries, and this is what today’s interview is all about. The Perfect Capital by Karen Healey Wallace isn’t just any self-published book, it is one whose design is ingrained into its very being, both through the story it tells and through its sophisticated layout and typography. The Perfect Capital ... read more »
April 24, 2015 - Reedsy News -
In today’s competitive publishing landscape, ensuring that you have the most cohesive and effective online presence is a crucial challenge towards establishing an author brand. This is what the Reedsy profiles are for: we allow you to integrate all the information about your writing and your books in one single, customizable website. Here’s how to ... read more »
April 13, 2015 - Book Marketing, Understanding Publishing -
Since starting Reedsy, I’ve heard time and again that “what authors need most help with is marketing.” But that’s akin to saying startups like us primarily need help with fundraising; to me, it’s a startup founder’s job to raise funds when the company needs them, just as it’s a writer’s task to sell his or ... read more »
April 11, 2015 - Book Design -
“The perfect cover is seductive, mysterious, puzzling.” At Reedsy, we have the chance to work with exceptionally talented and creative people. Whether they express themselves in words or images, they are always striving for their creative output to reach a level of perfection that each of them defines and idealizes in a different way. Today, ... read more »
April 8, 2015 - Book Marketing -
As you know, we are big believers in authors looking outside the publishing world for marketing inspiration, and what better world than the startup one to find “growth-hacking” ideas? After interviewing startup mentor and venture capitalist Sean Wise last week on what he and Brad Feld are doing to promote their new book, we thought ... read more »
April 2, 2015 - Reedsy News -
A few months ago, we gave editors and designers the tools to create a beautiful profile on Reedsy. Today, we’re proud to be unveiling author profiles! Log in to your Reedsy account here and get started on yours now for free! Marketing matters - grow your followers and build up a mailing list Your readers ... read more »