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"The importance of hiring a cover design professional": An interview with Rachel Lawston

February 23, 2015 - Book Design - 2 Comments

Rachel Lawston Designs

The range of freelancer talent available for independent authors today is astonishing. Designer Rachel Lawston, who we interview today, is a perfect example of that. After working in-house for Penguin Random House, she is now freelance and works both for big publishers (HarperCollins) and indie authors. But is it really worth it, for an independent ... read more »


Saying "no" to the world’s biggest publisher — An interview with Harry Bingham

February 18, 2015 - Understanding Publishing - 1 Comment

For many first-time authors, indie publishing is rapidly becoming a natural decision when it comes to publishing their first book. But what happens when an experienced author who has published thirteen books with four traditional publishing houses decides to go it alone? Harry Bingham is one such author. Harry was first published by HarperCollins back ... read more »


"You can’t market a book that you’re not 100% proud of" — An Interview with ex-S&S editor Kiele Raymond

February 6, 2015 - Understanding Publishing - Leave your thoughts

Kiele Raymond

As the Reedsy marketplace keeps growing and welcoming exceptional designers and editors, we wanted to interview one of our early “stars”, as her story is one that many East Coast editors can refer to. After five years honing her editorial skills at Simon & Schuster and contributing to multiple New York Times bestsellers, Kiele Raymond ... read more »


What Makes an Author Bundle Successful?

January 28, 2015 - Book Marketing - 1 Comment

Author Bundle Women Writing Women

It’s no secret that we at Reedsy like to explore the power of communities and what they bring to authors and publishing professionals (maybe because we’re building one ourselves!). I firmly believe that authors grow stronger when they unite and work together, a prospect that–like indie publishing itself–only gets easier with new and better technologies. ... read more »


Insecure Writers, Here's Your Support Group! — An Interview with Alex J. Cavanaugh

January 26, 2015 - Perfecting your Craft - 1 Comment

Reedsy Lighthouse

Author communities, groups, forums, alliances and collectives are developing and proliferating at enormous speed as writers seem to be both excited by the new publishing world and worried it’s gotten too big and competitive to navigate on their own. Some groups focus on the writing, and have their members critique and hone each other’s writing ... read more »


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