An optimized amazon book description is a critical part of turning potential readers into fans. In this post, we’ve condensed the process — for both fiction and non-fiction authors — into three steps. Head inside to find out what they are.
Last updated: 04/19/2018 Most writers don’t begin the novel-writing process knowing exactly how to start a story. That comes later, once the narrative arc has taken clearer form. It’s also because the opening lines of a novel carry a lot of responsibility with them. They act as an invitation for someone who’s glanced at the ... read more »
Picture an intrepid reader in the bookstore. They’re skimming the shelves when their eye is caught by a brilliantly imagined front cover. They pick the book up. Check. The spine is bold and inviting. Check. Then they flip to the back of the book cover — and it’s a boring solid background with no text. ... read more »
Learn how to write an author bio that tells readers: who you are, what you write, why readers should trust you, and how you stand out from other writers. This definitive guide includes tips from top professional marketers and an author bio template for your easy reference.
In this step-by-guide to formatting a book, we’re going to give you tips for producing a professional-looking final product, and explain how our very own free book formatter — the Reedsy Book Editor — can make the job simple for you.
Think that you’re ready to publish your book? Think again. Before you publish a book, it’s not enough to make sure that the content of your book is good — you need to ensure that it looks good on the page for potential readers. Imagine your gut reaction to a room that’s sloppy and cluttered, ... read more »
You may have heard snippets about the ghostwriters behind celebrity memoirs and political autobiographies. But there's so much more to it than that! In this article, we're tackling the question, "but seriously, what is ghostwriting?" by telling you about the many different types of ghostwriters and how much they cost.
Since the birth of Reedsy, we've had the chance to work with thousands of authors, helping them get their books out there in the most professional possible form — and to sell them. For many authors, selling a book is even harder than writing it. But whether you're self- or traditionally published, learning to market ... read more »
When we talk about book cover design, we often talk about the color palette, typography and use of images. What we rarely mention are the dimensions of the cover. After all, it’s usually determined by the book’s trim size. That, or it’s seemingly inconsequential, as most new independent authors rely on ebook sales anyhow, where ... read more »