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published on 2013-09-25
This month, we focused on giving advice about book cover design, and we’d like to recognise the time and effort that was put into creating the covers on CompletelyNovel.com by launching a competition to choose the CompletelyNovel Book Cover of the Month.
published on 2013-09-25
A good way to get inspiration when designing a book cover is to take a look at existing covers – you can visit a bookstore, go online, or ask friends, writers, and those in your reading groups. Pay special attention to covers that have received notable praise in your relevant genre. To get you started, the CompletelyNovel team have selected their favourite book covers and stated why each one works for them.
published on 2013-09-10
As part of the CompletelyNovel eBook month, we asked Diana Horner from eBook conversion and distribution specialists, eBook Partnership, for her advice on preparing your manuscript for eBook publishing. Here’s what she said!
published on 2014-09-16
On 5th September Anna Lewis, co-founder of CompletelyNovel.com, joined a panel of publishing entrepreneurs at the London School of Economics to talk about ‘How to become an entrepreneur in publishing’. Read her report of the event, hosted by the Society of Young Publishers.
published on 2013-11-15
The last decade has seen an increase in programmes to help writers plot, write and read their books – but there are also plenty of non-writing tools that writers can use to help them create their masterpieces. As a company who loves using technology to make things simpler, CompletelyNovel uses digital tools every day to streamline their tasks. Here are our top ten tools to help writers write.
published on 2014-01-17
It’s Christmas! And a time to put your feet up, gorge on mince pies and generally relax, right? Wrong! Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for bookselling, and a really good time to be engaging with people, and letting them know about your book. Here are our top 8 things authors can do on social media over Christmas, so you can sit with a mince pie, and still capitalise on those festive book sales.
published on 2013-12-05
It’s social media month! To celebrate this and the launch of the new edition of Jon Reed’s ‘Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing’, we’re running a 7 day book giveaway starting on Friday 6th December.
published on 2014-01-07
On December 31st 2013, the CN website experienced some downtime. Although we managed to restore the website, there might be some data loss since 1st September 2013. Here is a full list of information and questions about the issue. Remember – we’re here to help any time!
published on 2013-08-29
We’ve made a few improvements to Author Portfolios in CompletelyNovel. These changes are designed to make it easier for our self-publishing authors to edit the books you create, see what stage you’re at and make sure you don’t forget anything. Here’s a run-down of the changes.
published on 2013-08-13
At CompletelyNovel we believe in the positive power of collaboration, and as a result we seek to collaborate with fantastic organisations to bring our members the best opportunities available. It is with this in mind that we are proud to announce a little collaboration with the wonderful people at Litro Magazine. Read below to find out more about Litro and the fantastic special offer that they are providing for CompletelyNovel users who want to join up!