Reedsy Discovery

Discover and showcase the best new indie books

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#1 Product of the DayMarch 04, 2019

Get early access to fresh indie books and help decide on the bestselling stories of tomorrow.

We are on the hunt for undiscovered stories that deserve exposure. Our reviewers curate submissions and share the best titles with you each week.

Reviews
  • Ahmed Shoukry
    Ahmed ShoukryA. Professor - Cairo University
    Pros: 

    Excellent reviewing service for indie authors.

    Cons: 

    Should have a feature to add old books and not just pre-launch Price should be lower, maybe 25$

    I am a big fan for Reedsy, I have used their service and edited and published 3 books in around a year. When they sent an email about their new service Reedsy Discovery, I submitted my latest book "Anchor System Thinking". Within days the book received an in depth review. I would love it if they add the feature to add all my published books, not just my latest. Independent authors would love this service, I also suggest to lower the price to 25$ and maybe add higher packages with more reviews and not just one. Also adding Audiobooks would be a killer service.

    Ahmed Shoukry has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    This is so cool!! Fresh books from all the reedsy authors and more! This company is on a fast track to dominating the literary world.

    Cons: 

    It's early days, looking forward to seeing how many authors go on to submit their books.

    It allows for people to make a name for themselves reviewing books and can show you what book is best suited to your tastes. Amazing addition to the platform.

    Alex Kennedy has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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Emmanuel Nataf
Emmanuel NatafMakerHiring@emmanuelnataf · CEO at Reedsy
Hey PH! Emmanuel from Reedsy here! 👋 There’s a world of stories out there (over a million books self-published every year), and Amazon’s automatic recommendation emails are not doing a great job at suggesting them. Traditional media like The NYTimes or The Guardian couldn’t care less about self-published books. We think that really sucks. Today we’re launching Discovery to solve just that, and help authors reach their target market (the same way Product Hunt helps startups find their early adopters). We were a team of 5 to work on this first version and would love to get your feedback 🙏 Emmanuel
Damián Hernández
Damián Hernández@thedamianhdez · Sr. Designer at @Expa
@emmanuelnataf As an avid reader for this kind of passion books, thank you!
Emmanuel Nataf
Emmanuel NatafMakerHiring@emmanuelnataf · CEO at Reedsy
@thedamianhdez Thanks Damián!
Will Dages
Will Dages@willdages · Head of Product for Findaway Voices
This is awesome! I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview with a full walkthrough from @ricardofayet and wow is this polished, thoughtful, and a great experience for both authors and reviewers. Killer work on this Reedsy! No doubt this is going to make a big impact for self-published authors.
Ricardo Fayet
Ricardo FayetMakerHiring@ricardofayet · Co-founder, Reedsy
@willdages Thank you, Will! Hope we can incorporate audiobooks into the mix of Reedsy Discovery soon :)
Katherine Rothman
Katherine Rothman@londonkat · I like cooking, books, and dancing
This looks great! Will you allow books that have already launched onto Discovery too?
Emmanuel Nataf
Emmanuel NatafMakerHiring@emmanuelnataf · CEO at Reedsy
@londonkat Hi Katherine! We're being flexible with that at the moment 😊 But it won't always be the case!
Rachel Zaouche
Rachel Zaouche@rachel_zaouche · Writer
Seems like a fabulous product. How are the reviewers selected?
Emmanuel Nataf
Emmanuel NatafMakerHiring@emmanuelnataf · CEO at Reedsy
@rachel_zaouche Hi Rachel! Reviewers apply and our team manually reviews applications. We look at: previous experience reviewing books, quality of the reviews published on their own blog, following on Goodreads and other social platforms.
Stacy Ennis
Stacy Ennis@stacy_ennis
I've been in the publishing industry for more than a decade, and Reedsy is truly innovating in this space. I can't wait to see how this impacts self-published authors.
Emmanuel Nataf
Emmanuel NatafMakerHiring@emmanuelnataf · CEO at Reedsy
@stacy_ennis Thanks Stacy! 🙏