Welcome to CompletelyNovel – the friendly online community specialising in print-on-demand self-publishing and advice for authors.
CompletelyNovel started as an idea in February 2008, inspired by a writer who was looking to get published. The writer wanted a place she could go to prove that her book had legs, but she found that books were often expensive to publish and promote.
So, the CompletelyNovel team looked into ways around this, such as using an online community and print-on-demand system to lower costs and make publishing easier. They based the website on other successful online services that operate a monthly subscription rather than large upfront costs. It was, and still is, a completely novel approach to publishing.
Since then, the idea has grown into the publishing community that you see today. The best thing is, we are always looking for ways to expand and grow. It’s an exciting time for CompletelyNovel and we can’t wait to share this with our authors!
If you’re an author: The publishing hub offers an advanced book production and distribution facility. It consists of professional tools to publish, distribute and sell your books in paperback, eBook and streamed formats. You will also find useful advice, questions and debates from professionals and the community about how best to publish your book. Take our Which Plan is For Me? Quiz to see how you can get started.
If you’re looking for a good read: The readers’ cafe is the place to discover great books and join interesting conversations. There are thousands of books which can be read online and plenty of helpful and knowledgeable people to discuss and share experiences with. You will also have the chance to meet authors and review, read and buy books.
If you’re looking for advice and tips: The publishing advice centre offers an extensive range of free tips on publishing, preparing your book and marketing it. We regularly take this advice on the road at festivals and events, and contains up-to-date information that is designed to be useful for self-published authors.
If you want to keep up-to-date with the latest news: The news room brings together the latest news from the world of books as well as our blog and guest articles. You can sign up to our newsletter and we’ll send you a round-up of everything you need to know, every two weeks. We’ll also let you know about special offers and competitions available to CompletelyNovel members.