News_tower-2c585d63ccdefb3865256bccb6dba77b

Welcome to the News Room

Keep up to speed with the publishing world.
Have a browse of our news articles about the latest developments in the book publishing industry, handy hints on publishing your own book and updates from the CompletelyNovel team.

Books and publishing news

  • 10 free tools for online book marketing by Sarah Juckes

    10 free tools for online book marketing by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2015-08-18

    Book marketing needn’t carry a hefty price tag. There are plenty of free ways to promote your book – and plenty of free tools to help you, too. We’ve scoured the web for ten of our favourite online marketing tools – all absolutely free to use.

    1 comment - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • Lord of the book covers Competition - open for entries by Sarah Juckes

    Lord of the book covers Competition - open for entries by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2015-08-06

    Do you have an awesome book cover? Are you an independent author who wants their book to get more recognition? Then we have just the competition for you!

    2 comments - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • 6 Things That Will Change The Way You Think About Books by Jessica Barrah

    6 Things That Will Change The Way You Think About Books by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2015-08-05

    These days there are a myriad of ways to read. On your phone. On your Kindle. On your tablet or laptop. In this age of multi-tasking, you can listen to the latest audiobook whilst cooking, or going for a run. You can borrow eBooks from libraries, and return them without actually setting foot outside your front room. And yet… we still love printed books. It’s what CompletelyNovel does best. We’ve gathered together six things that will make you think about your interaction with books – both printed and digital – in a new way.

    1 comment - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • How to win a short story competition  by Sarah Juckes

    How to win a short story competition by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2015-08-05

    Winning a short story competition is great for your writing CV. But what makes a prize-winning short story? Is it the form, the language, or the topic? We’ve spoken to the judges of some of the leading writing competitions to find out. So grab a pencil and start making some notes!

    0 comments - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • CompletelyNovel and the bloody long walk by Anna Lewis

    CompletelyNovel and the bloody long walk by Anna Lewis

    published on 2015-07-30

    As an online publishing company, we spend most of our time working at computers and reading books. Deciding to participate in an event described as “the ultimate physical and mental challenge” was, well, a bit outside our comfort zone to say the least. The Oxfam Trailwalker involves a team of 4 people walking 100km in less than 30 hours. Our team consisted of Sarah, Jess, Jon and me (Anna) – with Oli heading up the support crew. The route starts just north of Portsmouth, snakes across the South Downs (which also include a lot of Ups) and finishes in Brighton. Here’s what the team thought of the walk:

    1 comment - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • 6 things to include on the back of your book cover by Sarah Juckes

    6 things to include on the back of your book cover by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2015-07-23

    You’ve no doubt read a few articles on the importance of a good front cover for your book (if not, check this out). A front cover will often be the first thing a reader will see when they stumble across your book – and possibly the only thing you’ve needed so far, if you’ve published only an eBook. Print books however, also require a spine and a back cover, and they are one of the most often overlooked aspects of self-published books – and one of the most important. You back cover is your space to convince the browsing reader to buy your book.

    3 comments - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • How to brief a book cover designer - for authors by Sarah Juckes

    How to brief a book cover designer - for authors by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2015-07-23

    Thinking of working with a professional book cover designer on your book? We spoke to business coach Alison Jones to get her advice on what authors can do to ensure their eye-catching cover ideas make it onto the final draft. Although Alison works primarily with business authors, there are some really great tips here for authors writing in all genres.

    0 comments - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • Top 10 Hilarious Book Dedications  by Jessica Barrah

    Top 10 Hilarious Book Dedications by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2015-07-21

    Books are usually dedicated to the people that helped you survive the book writing process – family, friends, writing groups, editors…even pets. But sometimes dedications can be used to settle scores, prove a point, or just to get a laugh. Here are 10 of the best we’ve found.

    0 comments - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • Summer Accessories for Book Lovers by Jessica Barrah

    Summer Accessories for Book Lovers by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2015-07-09

    Summer is finally here! CompletelyNovel loves print books and so we love book-related things just as much. Here’s our top 12 literary nic-nacs and must-haves for donning on your holiday and adorning on that book-themed picnic we know you have been planning. Have we missed any? Let us know!

    1 comment - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

  • One Big Book Launch - one month on by Sarah Juckes

    One Big Book Launch - one month on by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2015-07-03

    Can you believe that it’s already been a whole month since One Big Book Launch 2015? Time flies when you’re busy promoting your books, and that’s exactly what each of the ten One Big Book Launch winners have been doing since they launched their books together on June 3rd. We caught up with a few of them this week to see how they’ve been getting on and what they made of One Big Book Launch 2015.

    0 comments - Purple_reply-b952777b796f36a4614c8b18aa52cf69 Write a comment

Follow us

CN on Facebook

CN on Twitter

CN on Google Plus